Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
here I have a play it forward random acts of kindness (RAK) going, if you care to look I will choose the first 5 people to comment on that post and ask for their name and address and then at some time through the year I will send a small piece of either art work in either fabric or paint. I would love to have 5 people to send to through the year. All you have to do is play it forward, eg say that you will also do this, cant be too hard, just something small and fun and put it up on your blog. It is much cooler here today but I am a little on edge as I keep hearing planes and helicopters in the distance, I hope no idiot has started a fire, they are still trying to contain the ones we already have alight. It has been a terrible week with such heat, at one stage I really wasnt sure I was coping all that well. today I almost, almost! need a jumper. We live in a difficult part of the world at times. I am still having problems loading photos from picasa, it was ok for a couple of days but is now not working and loading from my other picture source is not easy and I am having to re learn how to do it. Hope this one comes up.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
So I sat under the fan and did a bit of sketching practice.
the weather is awful, hot and humid, thundery, lightening strikes caused lots of fires and there is one far enough but only just from us.
we havent been quite as hot as Adelaide but certainly hot enough.
Rather like the rooster head, then I practiced people and tried to put them in a street scape.
Too hot to get the paints out. All this is pencil.
I did manage some ironing, early but now, everything will get fed late tonight.
Monday, January 13, 2014
I havent been able to load pictures to my blog from picasa for several days, so at last I am back, not that this is a great post!
It is getting very hot here nearly 40C today and getting hotter over the next few days, we hope for no power outages and no fires.
Yesterday I went to a Welsh youngstock show about an hour and a half away, the day was warming up, the judges were a bit slow and we had 7 ponies there, we did well, 10 champions and 4 supremes in 2 rings but I was tired and so decided to leave early.
As my notes say, if you can read them (double click to enlarge) the car ran out of power and I pulled to the side of the road and called the RAA, and I sat there for a good half hour, and sketched the grasses on the side of the road.
An hour later I was, thank goodness on my way again, he thought it was the alternator, I wasnt out of petrol but low so he put more petrol in the tank and with the instructions, if those red lights come on again, stop and ring the RAA again, thank heaven whatever he had done had fixed the problem and I got home, tired, worried and with a head ache.
John was fishing so no help, the girls all at the show and not answering phones, so no help, I dont very often have break downs but my dear old car is just that, getting a bit older, so today she is in being looked at.
I am so grateful to the RAA guy, he did a great job and I was so glad I decided to leave early and that I had found a bit of shade by the road side and even a bit of a breeze.