Monday, December 21, 2009

Greetings to all Family and friends

Just four days to go to christmas and I still have lots of shopping to do. My purse is very stressed and will take a while to recover. I'm used to a cold Christmas with frost and perhaps some snow, dark nights by the fire  and children singing carols at the front door. We've been in sunny Australia now for eighteen years and it still doesn't feel like Christmas in the heat. Mind I don't complain about the holiday in the days after Christmas day. This year we will be sat on Mt Martha beach watching our little grandson playing in the sand. He has come from a very chilly London to spend the holiday with us.

The little bird is an Australian fairy wren.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Illustration Friday "Crunchy Spider"

My entry for this week's subject "Crunchy" is a digital illustration completed earlier this year. Thought I would show the original photo which gave inspiration.It was taken on a great holiday in Normandy France. The village was called  Le Mont-Saint-Michel and is well worth a visit.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Day of Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer and it's warming up on the peninsula. I went for a stroll round the garden looking for our resident of the past few years, Leslie the blue tongue Lizard. We haven't seen him this year so he may have packed his bags and moved to a more salubrious habitat, unless he's been eaten by a fox. I came across a younger lizard lazing in the sun, he had a short stumpy tail so must have had a fight at some stage. He was lazing on the grass in the sun so I dashed in the house to get the camera. By the time I returned he had retreated into a very thorny bush. I'll keep looking and hopefully capture a pic of him.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thankyou for the drawings

I received some drawings in the post, from my little grandson, who is living in London. He's only one year old and already shows interest in using lots of colour. I miss him very much and am sending a picture of Mr Wiggly to him. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Art Show at the Continental hotel Sorrento

Had to drop a painting off for the new show early on monday. Sorrento was looking it's best and surprisingly busy for the start of the week. It must have been the heatwave that brought people into the sunshine.It was a shame I was unable to have a walk on the beach.
 The painting I'm exhibiting is called "Fragile, the Rivergums of the Murray." It's from a series of works highlighting concerns about the environment. The murray river area has been suffering from the drought and irrigation issues over the past few years.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bushranger Bay

It's 28 degrees today, not bad for spring. A good day for sitting on the beach even though the temperature of the sea is still very icy. Maybe next week it will warm up.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

It's a beautiful day today,the sun is shining and all the birds are busy in the garden. The chicks are growing and learning how to cope with the big bad world.