My sister came up today and helped me rip off the old rusted roof from the Potter’s shed and replace with new colorbond sheets. It was a big job jemmying out the old rusted nails and power drilling in the new roofing screws while balancing on the wobbly ladder! But girl power prevailed and 6 … More Half a new roof.
Last night I came home from work to find the house filled with flowers from our garden. The Writer had been putting down the mulch all day and celebrated by filling almost every vase we have with casual bunches of blooms. It looked so lovely after a slog of a day! When we travel The … More Travel collections
This is my first venture into the world of aviation art and it was a lot of fun. The hardest part was getting the lettering right – I must have done it a dozen times! I’m really happy with the painting overall and especially like the little spots of light on shining on the propellor … More Aviation art
My kids get a good laugh ( I even laugh at myself) at how excited I am when I reach another small You Tube milestone. It took such a long time to reach the first 100 subscribers and I was counting up to the big 100 for days ( maybe even weeks!) then just 2 months … More 500 subscribers on You Tube!!
I had a birthday this week and amongst my presents was a very generous gift voucher to my favourite art shop from the youngest son. He had a look and couldn’t decide what I would like best so left me to choose. I love a gift voucher to this shop as it means I can buy … More Derwent Artbars – trying out my birthday present.
After a very frustrating morning dealing with a courier over a UK delivery gone wrong I threw myself into finishing yesterdays painting …. and here it is. I ‘m pleased with the distant boat as it gives some perspective and I like the hint of white against all that blue and green. But I’m not sure if … More What tomorrow brought.
Sometimes I need a bit of a kick in the pants to shake me up and get me a bit braver when it comes to using colour. When I think I’m getting a bit too safe I like to break out the acrylic inks and use them as an underpainting. I’ve been pretty liberal in … More Acrylic inks – dare to be brave!
You know how it is ..you pop out for a few minutes to pick up some milk, next thing you know 3 hours have passed ! I was at a friends 50th birthday BBQ today and my memory took the opportunity to slip out for a wander and just forgot to come back! I was … More My memory popped out for a walk…not sure it’s coming back!
Had a clear weekend so gessoed up a canvas and did my second painting in the Sardinia series. Capo Testa is a wonderful area on the north-west coast of Sardinia. There’s a maze of walking tracks amongst the huge boulders and so many wildflowers it’s like a series of rock gardens. There’s the mild scent of curry … More Capo Testa Sardinia- the next painting
Last week I took the plunge and told my boss I’m going to retire at the end of this year. I was planning to hang on a bit longer but something happened. I took my Mum to see the Soweto Gospel Choir perform and as the lights dimmed and these smiling, singing, dancing, joyous people began … More On retirement and the Soweto Gospel Choir