Saturday, 18 June 2011

Painting madly...

The Warringah Art Exhibition is on again in a few weeks. I am painting madly to get this painting done. The kids have been keeping me away from the brushes lately, but I managed to steal 2 days in a row, both drawing and painting to get things moving. Time to get back to it....

Butterflies WIP

Butterflies WIP

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


I have just sent off my photos for the Arthouse Co-op Project, A Million Little Pictures. 

I signed up a few months ago and misplaced my disposable camera a couple of times. I didn't know what to expect when using the disposable camera, I haven't used one in years. It seems that the only good photos that can be taken have to be in the middle of a bright sunny day. Any photos that I took outside that time, or indoors were awful. I've put a few in below so you can see the difference in the pics. 

I like the one taken on the car yesterday morning in the rain the best, the last shot on the camera. The clouds below are ok as well, it's the first shot on the camera. I kind of "lost it" in between. I guess I'll know better for next time.

AMLP clouds

AMLP farm

AMLP farm

AMLP farm

AMLP farm

AMLP beach

AMLP beach

AMLP beach

AMLP beach

AMLP driving

AMLP breakfast

AMLP dinner

AMLP lunch

AMLP breakfast
I love using my digital camera, so easy to delete failed pics!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Ten on Ten (in Sydney): Photo Project

I was blog surfing this morning and came across this great idea by Rebekah from A Bit of Sunshine. I am always taking photos throughout the day of little snippets of our life, and thought it was a good idea to join in and show 10 of them here once a month on the 10th. Mine is a little last minute thrown together considering I only found this project today. I promise they will be better next month.

Rebekah says:
"The project has since grown to be a fun and interactive way for blogger's from all around the globe to document a snap shot of their lives, once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding much life and beauty among the ordinary things of our day! To participate simply visit the blog on the tenth of the month and add your blog to the linky party so that all can check out your day!" Go to her blog to add a button to your side bar too, and support the project!

I'm going for a bit of a vintage feel (they are a little low res, sorry). Here goes:

The morning sun in my boys room, lovely on a cold Winter's day.

The flowers in the dining room this morning.

From the minute he wakes up, Luca is building Lego.

What's for breakfast? Vegemite toast!

The view from our balcony, a bit grey today.

Always picking up these guys from under my feet.

Started 2 new paintings today.

Found this in the back yard.

So many toys!

From the bathroom window.
ten on ten button small

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Gorgeous daisy cupcakes made by my lovely friend Gina.

birthday flowers
Beautiful flowers from a few of the mums from Luca's school - Thanks again Guys!
Twenty one today, twenty one t... oops, got a little carried away. Not really twenty one, more like 31++++++++. It's been a lazy day so far, playing with the kids, reading, eating yummy cupcakes, hearing the kids (awesome) rendition of Happy Birthday To You Mum (it makes me giggle).

Just what I wanted though, a lazy day at home, I feel like we haven't stopped for weeks. Back into it again tomorrow with 2 kids birthday parties. Then some more house guests on Monday. Lucky we did stop today, I really needed to re-energize.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2011
Last Saturday night, we ventured into the city to see the annual Vivid light show. I missed it last year, Nick and Luca went with out us because it was too cold for little Remi. This year we all went. There were thousands of people that had the same idea. We loved it all. It was beautiful all along the foreshore, lots of smiley happy people enjoying the lovely atmosphere with us. It finishes on Sunday 5th June. If you are in or near the city, you can't, and shouldn't, miss it!

Vivid Sydney 2011
Luca hanging out on a light chair.

Vivid Sydney 2011
Luca near the Sydney Opera House

Vivid Sydney 2011
The MCA splashed with paint (lights), an awesome interactive display.

Vivid Sydney 2011
Me, taken by Luca

Vivid Sydney 2011
Opera House (taken with my phone)

Vivid Sydney 2011
A car.

Vivid Sydney 2011

Vivid Sydney 2011
Customs House lit up with one design...

Vivid Sydney 2011
Customs House lit up with another design...

Vivid Sydney 2011
...and another.