Monday, May 24, 2010

feathering the nest

inspired by the blue bowl looking at everything in different ways and finding little 'paintings' everywhere.

Friday, May 21, 2010

memory lane

earlier this week i attempted to replicate one of my favourite photos in acrylic on canvas (attempted being the operative word - the result was disastrous, to my eyes anyway). nonetheless, i've fallen in love with this image all over again.

it was taken at a point when i was bedridden and spending lots of time looking up at a little shelf on the wall. i was so drawn in by the beauty and colours of the petals and blossoms floating in a blue bowl sitting on that shelf that i had to preserve it on film (yes, a long time ago, before the advent of digital). all these years later it still brings me the same sense of wonder and pleasure to gaze into its
vivid colours and abstract forms.

Monday, May 17, 2010

banana bread and bliss

soaking up the simple pleasures today.

house to myself and luxuriating in the space and quiet. baking to the sounds of tracey chapman (taking me back my wonderful days at the community aid abroad one world shop), and the smell of extra strong coffee. my favourite tea - liqorice egyptian spice by yogitea - brewing in my 'new' vintage teapot freshly arrived on the doorstep this morning. plus gorgeous overcast weather and a warm heated room to retreat to (with a very happy cat waiting for me on the bed)... what more could a girl ask for?

(love the little sayings that come on the tea tags - although these ones stretch my german translation skills beyond hope)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

guessing games

anyone know what this is?

(might just be a prize in it for the first person to get it right...if i can think of something to make)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

who knows what today is?

(anyone who's been near my facebook page this week should be in no doubt!)