Caught up…

…in a book! I have just finished another book for the 50/50, and I read it all in 2 days (far from my all time record, but pretty good with two boys to play with in between turns of the pages!). 1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – […]

Exam wallet

My dear sister is preparing to sit her first uni exam, and I wanted to give her a little something to say “good luck”. When she mentioned she was allowed to take a limited number of notes in with her, inspiration struck, and after a busy day in the studio on Friday, I came up with the “exam wallet”. A4 […]

The upside of Grumpy Baby No Nap

is that while the little rotter is laying peacefully in my arms & refusing to sleep, I can get some reading done! The Friday edition of the 50/50:   1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife […]

WIP Wednesday

With the gentle patter of rain on the roof, and a bleak, cloud-filled sky filling my window, I’m yearning for nothing greater than a cup of tea, some snuggly stories, and a moment or five to get messy, with a toddler at my feet. On the agenda for today, a little painting that I started yesterday just needs the finishing […]

Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Ok, well, maybe just paper & scissors. And glue. Pens, pencils, a button or three. A couple of child-free hours.  And then, triumphant, I emerge from the studio, bearing a pair of cards – one, MIL’s belated mother’s day card, the other, FIL’s birthday card.   MIL’s card – a bit more 3D chippy action. It’s a bit simpler than […]

Super Saturday

What a great day. Lots of creative stuff. Lots of fun with my boys. Lots of smiles as I watched my boys with their daddy. Lots of lazy weekend happiness.   Naptime Friday, I did a little bit of tidying, with the intention of getting the whole studio spotless. Then I came across some fabric that the toddler picked last […]

Autumn blooms

There is a rare & delicate flower, I have found, that dares only bloom when it’s true beauty may be appreciated. When most others tremble at the though of a frost, and their petals wither & fall. When a small boy reach for glue, paper, scissors. And of course, the ever-handy egg carton!   So much fun we had to […]

As autumn draws to a close

and the trees turn delightful shades of vivid yellow, burnt orange & deep crimson, I wanted to take a moment to capture the colours that have appeared quite late in the season, thanks to quite mild days thus far. But as winter sneaks up, as crisp mornings warn of the bleaker season bearing down on us, the trees have submitted […]

Not completely unproductive.

As stated in my last post, the last few weeks have been somewhat bereft of the fun, messy, creative stuff that recharges my batteries & helps me disconnect from the world. Life got in the way. And I’m cool with that. Life with two tiny children can be unpredictable, and strangely enough, it’s not all about me.   But I […]

Yes, sir, I do have a note from my mother…

Well, not really, but, dearest blog, will you forgive me for being absent for far too long? Creatively, life has been pretty flat lately, not from lack of project, nor of mojo,  but with various goings-on conspiring to keep me out of my disgustingly-untidy studio. However, on Saturday, with the realisation that the next day was mothers day, and that my […]