Saturday, 21 October 2017

PERFECT MORNING


EVERYTHING'S STILL, the birds are singing and it's a clear blue sky, looks set for a lovely weekend. we're doing an eco-dyeing workshop


BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS

ILLUSTRATORS Gabrielle Wang, Elise Hurst, Jude Rossell, Ann James, Felicity Marshall and Kerry Argent arrived yesterday for a long weekend of art and fun, doing whatever we like basically.

THURSDAY NIGHT SKY

WITH A BIT OF RAIN on the way, the sky literally glowed and lit up everything for about 10 minutes, almost throbbing with colour, no cloud





Thursday, 19 October 2017

A HANDSOME RESIDENT

THE WHISTLING KITE -  on the fallen trees at the bottom of my riverbank


PRINTS

GOING THROUGH THE PLAN DRAWERS - i came across these prints from years ago

one of a series of etchings done in a workshop with raymond arnold

auntie myra, auntie edna and their little brother, my father

sunny

my father, from an old family group photo


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

KIDDLIES

MARA and CAL - growing daily.    i can't wait to see them again, hopefully not 
too long  
:0(







A NEW VISITOR

THIS LITTLE FELLA was enjoying the sun this morning, he must have been about 18'' long. i haven't seen one before

Sunday, 15 October 2017

GRAHAM

FINALLY!!   i got some pics of graham clarke -  I need an indigenous man and daughter for an illustration and graham's just proved elusive.  but i grabbed him at the post office by chance and got some shots on the footpath  - he he :0)








walking home up the laneway



CRIKEY!

NOISY WEEKEND

 THESE PELICANS are keeping their cool despite the roar of revving speedboat engines and speeding waterskiers - it's as bad as the grand prix.  :0(  one weekend only thank goodness


Monday, 9 October 2017

SPRING

IRISES EVERYWHERE - i'm in heaven.  and spectacular sunsets the last couple of days.














Friday, 6 October 2017

FULL MOON TONIGHT

CLEAR SKIES up here most nights mean the full moon is almost always visible.  hopefully tonight it will be - last night's waxing gibbous was gorgeous

found this monoprint in the drawer, must get it framed

this is the poster i did for the CBCA the year after i won picture book of
the year - it's  always the winner who does the next year's book week poster.
it's in the Lu Rees archive in Canberra and they just sent me this pic - it's
been part of an exhibition they've just held. nice to see it again


Thursday, 5 October 2017

LAST NIGHT


A BEAUTIFUL EVENING on the river, lovely warm days and golden twilights






Wednesday, 4 October 2017

GARDENING

I'M COMPLETELY BUSHED - whoops, bad pun.  i've been out in the gardening doing masses of weeding, trimming, my gardening pants are ripped from a tussle with a bougainvillea, lots more to do but i'm determined to have everything looking great for the illustrators weekend.
my favorite tree on the golf course - simply huge

I'm also replacing flywire on a window and a door.   my poor airbnb visitor from prague said mozzies were getting in the holes in his flywire door,  tiny holes they were but the door needs a tart up so it's going to get one :0)

MY IRISES are all starting to come out after the first one for the season was vandalised and scattered by a marauding cockie.