Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Place & Yours

Playing along again this week with Pip from meet me at mike's. The theme... bedside. I thought about not playing this week as my bedside is embarrassingly uninspiring. Then I saw it this morning, with the contents of my knitting bag stacked on the window sill above my bed, it was at least a little crafty looking. I'd love for this to be a show and tell blog of all the cool stuff I make. Reckon I need to pick up the pace... I have been finishing stuff though. I'll get around to photographing and posting soon. Head over to meet me at mikes's to see who else is playing.


Sunday, October 25, 2009


A little up close, but...

This is one of the photos I took this week as part of my assignment for the 'Bones of a Poet' e-course. It's as brave as I could be for a self portrait. I'm never sure what to describe my eye colour as. What would you say?

Sunday Quote

"Love is giving without remembering.
Receiving without forgetting"
- Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love

the above image is from the Bones of a Poet group pool for this week, and is one of my favourites. So lovely.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the shelf

I am playing along with meet me a mikes 'My Place & Yours'. This is my first play along, and the theme this week, On the Shelf.

Here is part of our wedding present from my parents.

They are by Fremantle ceramics artist Fleur Schell. DH and I actually had a tussle over this, I wanted something meaningful, something we would pass on to our children, he thought we should ask for something practical, like a dishwasher. I'm glad I won, I think he is too.

[don't look too closely, I have to dust]

All the houses I've visited and really loved have been artist's homes. I think they have a lovely feel, and I think part of that must be all the art they have in them. I started buying art quite late, but now I love it. I don't have a lot, but I would like to own a piece by all of the artists that I know personally. Fleur is the Mr's cousin.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Spoilt Rotten

So, I turned 33 the other day. And all the people I love, indulged me in my book obsession. This is just the start of it. My parents bought be a couple of sewing books plus Wary Meyers' Tossed & Found. A couple of dear friends found a book combining my green bent and parenthood, and my darling Husband and a good chunk of the rest of my friends combined their powers to get me 600 US spankers to blow on Amazon!! I think I might just be the happiest girl on the planet.

Now, I just have one small issue of limited book storage in a one bedroom flat... however, I shan't let that trifling matter concern me. Any favourite book suggestions out there?


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The beautiful old Coach House in Laverton, sadly in neglect. The clouds were magical on the flight up here, like stationary ocean waves.


Monday, October 5, 2009


We had a great weekend looking at wildflowers around Moora, and then we topped it all off by camping at the beach. I would just like to point out my loud hiking boots that I picked up at the op-shop for $6. When I first showed them to DH, I got the vibe he was hoping I wouldn't wear them in public (but I think they rock!).

I also thought the hex paving at the wildflower farm was pretty cool. I am currently trying to figure out how I can make my everyday life have that carefree feeling that goes with camping. I think part of it is spending a lot of time out doors. Its good for the soul.


I'm a winner!

woohoo! What a great way to start a Monday morning. To find that you have won your very first blog give away :)

We got home tired and dirty last night from a weekend of camping and while I let DH have the first shower I checked the number 1 blog in my reader...SouleMamma, and left comment approx 859. She really has a lot of readers over there, and for good reason, you should check out her sweet blog if you haven't already.

I am pretty excited, because it is Bones of a Poet ~ Yes! a photography/journalling course by Madelyn Mulvaney of Persisting Stars, and I have been wanting to improve my photography since starting this blog.

Above is the image I chose from Madelyn's Etsy Shop as part of the giveaway. Isn't it cool? It is perfect for me. Ever since I did a school assignment on John Lennon when I was a kid and read about John walking into Yoko's exhibition and reading the word 'yes' its always stuck with me. Plus we totally have a thing going with scrabble at the moment.

I can feel it, this is going to be a great week.