Tuesday, August 28, 2007
L is for lemons ... which I drew last week. Also one of my favourite foods/flavours.
L is for Limelight - one of my favourite quilts. This is a wholecloth using a coloured trapunto technique.
And of course (thanks Brenda - you know I'm a bit vague when snowed under) L is for my lovely friend Lisa, who is getting ready for her second solo exhibition this week. Make sure you check it out if you are in Sydney.
And L is for Lunar eclipse - which we have been watching tonight - an awesome display.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
J is for Joshua - our nephew and god-son. Josh is just nine months older than Adam, and the two of them were inseparable friends when they were little. He's very athletic and intelligent, a great kid. Unfortunately he lives several hours drive away in Tamworth, so we don't get to see as much of him as we'd like.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
H is for Hockey - everyone in my family but me plays field hockey. Pictured below (sorry about the blurry shot - she wouldn't stay still) is Emma suited up in her goalie gear, ready to play. Her team qualified for the semi-finals on Saturday - everybody wish her luck, won't you?
Sunday, August 12, 2007
F is for food - I have a constant love/hate relationship with it. I love to cook (when I have time) and I definitely loooooove to eat, but the side effects are all too obvious (as anyone who has viewed me from behind recently could attest).
F is for family - my first focus and motivation, constant source of support, love and fun.
F is for friends - I am blessed with wonderful friends (you know who you are).
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
C is for Cara, shown here with Adam & Emma earlier this year. My first neice, first time I got to be an aunty. She is also the reason I became a mum - until she came along, I had decided that I didn't want to have children. She was a delightful baby and toddler, and inspired me to want my own family. Cara will be 18 later this year, and has grown into an amazing young woman who we all adore. I hope to get to spend more time with her if she comes to Wollongong University next year - she wants to be a teacher (and will be a fabulous one).
C is for Creativity, and living a creative life. I'm constantly working at it.
Monday, August 06, 2007
B is for Bonnie - my old faithful poodle. She is nearly 12 years old now, getting a bit crotchetty in her old age. But still a good dog through and through.
B is for Buddha - I'm not a Buddhist (nor anything else really), but I find the imagery (and many of the philosophies) of eastern faiths so appealing. This is a photo I took at the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple when we visited for the Chinese New Year Celebrations earlier this year.
B is also for Busy - as anyone who has visited this blog before knows, Busy is my middle name.
B is for Balance too - something I'm constantly seeking in my life, but beginning to suspect will continue to be elusive.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
A is for Adam - my first-born child, gorgeous goofball, creative, clever & constant source of amusement and amazement.
A is for Art (of course) - any of you who know me will recognise art as my passion. I just love it - it feeds my soul, gladdens my heart, captures my imagination. Today was another painting day for the Tullimbah Painting School (see my earlier post). The weather was not so friendly today, it was blowing an absolute gale. Below is my morning's effort. After three hours of painting, we all troup inside to enjoy lunch in the restaurant. The paintings are hung on the walls and we vote on our favourites. I was thrilled that the group awarded me second place!
This is my favourite - another portrait of Kim, a lovely clear-skinned student. I am so thrilled to be able to get a likeness, something I doubted I'd ever be able to do.
I've finished two of these relief sculptures now - so much fun!!