Friday, 28 October 2011

I Can't Stop

Bubble Coral
Bubble Coral
Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 cm
Red Coral II
Red Coral
Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 cm
Reef II
Reef II
Acrylic on Canvas
30.5 x 40.5 cm
This last week has been filled with so much inspiration. I have been painting non-stop. They are quite different to what I normally paint. The colours are brighter, the shapes are more organic, I am having fun! I don't have time to use my 'real' camera to take the pics (sorry for the poor quality, they were all taken on my iPhone). My brain is exploding with ideas and I can't get them out fast enough. Back to it now....

The last one is a work in progress, lots of details to add.
Work In Progress
Acrylic on Canvas
45 x 45 cm

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Giant Sandcastles!

Last Saturday we wandered down our hill, to the beach, with the boys.
cuttlefish skeletons
There were hundreds of cuttlefish skeletons all along the high tide mark, we collected a few for the pic.
It's that time of year again when they are dredging the entrance to the lagoon so the ocean can flow in, some serious sand builds up pretty quick, so they have to bring in heavy machinery to get rid of it (my Aunty Diana has some more pics on her blog). The sand then gets deposited just down the coast about half a kilometre onto our beach. Sometimes they don't flatten the piles of sand right away, so the kids had a blast for a few hours playing in it. It's a bit gross and dirty for me, but N got in there with the kids.
Giant sandcastle
Climbing up
top of the sandcastle
Jumping down
mid air
rough sea
Their clothes will be stained with orange dirt/sand until the end of time! It was fun for me to take the pics, I don't like dirty sand!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Whale breaching Whale Breaching These two were having a grand old time playing together just off the shore in front of our place today. We watched them for so long. They were so calming, it was like slow motion. They made me smile while I'm feeling so ill (An ear and throat infection - I'm calling it Fijian Fish Flu).

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Happy Birthday Honey

Daddy's b'day cake
Happy Birthday to my lovely husband "N" today. I know we don't always agree on things, but we do both agree that Mud Cake is super yum!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Ten (or 22) on Ten

This month's 10 on 10 are from our Fiji trip, we arrived home late last night.

I have taken over 2000 photos while we've been away and wanted to share a few of them, instead of the usual 10 in one day. (I am a little tired of taking photos for a few days.)

We've been away for the last 2 weeks, doing all the wonderful things you do on a tropical island in the middle of the South Pacific. I hope you enjoy! By the way, there are more than 10 pics, I hope you don't get bored....
Flying in to Nadi
Port Denerau Fiji
Port Denerau Marina
A Beautiful Day
The beach in front of our Bure on Malolo Island
Hanging Out
Remi hanging out in the hammock
Yummy dessert
The boys waiting to go on the dolphin safari
Malolo District School Fiji
Malolo District School children
Lazy Fiji Day
Every afternoon
Playing in the Sand
Playing on the beach
On the dock
The fish below the jetty
Snorkeling Luca
So much snorkeling
Luca jumping off the pontoon
Fun Time Remi
Remi's turn now
The beautiful coral just off our beach
Clown Fish and Coral
Hello Nemo and Marlin!
Tropical Fish
The fish under the jetty
Malolo District School
Malolo School (right next to the ocean)
A surprise pic, who's watching who here?
Shell and Coral collection
A collection from the beach
Malolo Jetty
Malolo Jetty
Under the sea
Beautiful fishies
Going home
Going home.

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