Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hi all,

I have had such a wonderful time spending these past few days being creative.

Today I painted from 7.30am until6.30 pm with a 1 hour break.
(I had lunch at 2.30:)

Exhausting but fantastic at the same time.

It is so incredible to have the time to completely immerse myself in being creative....... without stopping.
Not having to be a mother.
Not even having to stop for lunch.

To spend the whole day totally and selfishly surrounded by paint.

It reminds me of my youthful days when I would wake up and spend the whole day in bed reading a much loved, hard to put down book.

I have so much to show but am going to have to save it for my next eyes are closing as I type:)

I am away until next early Jan so I hope everyone has a very happy and safe festive season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

10 days

Hi all,

I have just arrived back from Perth where I dropped my daughter off to her grandparents. She is spending 10 days with them, and I have 10 days by myself to be creative. Such an alien feeling!!!!
Then I will join them for Christmas:)

So stay tuned and I will blog my process over the next 10 days:)

How exciting!!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fire.Dancing.Painting.And sewing.

Hi all,

I know it has been a while...but between seeing flames on the hill from our window....being evacuated from home for 5 days and..............
life has been a bit crazy!!!!!!!!!!

It makes you realise though, what is important in life.
Loved ones and love!!!!
First, obviously, on my list is Starzia.
When I saw flames on the hill I thought if you can see flames then they are too close!! My priority is keeping my baby safe regardless if I am over reacting or not!!
And it ended up that we weren't.:(

All I packed besides the 2 of us was my photo albums, my computer and a change of clothes. Life definitely becomes immediately simpler and material possessions mean nothing.
I am just happy and grateful that we are safe.

I am also in awe of our amazing community and those around us. There is so much to be grateful for.

On the subject of gratitude..........I am so grateful for my gorgeous and talented daughter Starzia.
For the past 2 days we have been at her dance concerts!!!!
She performed on Sat and Sun afternoon and I must say that I am in awe of my daughter.
The feeling of love and pride and overwhelming happiness at seeing my confident little girl up on stage having the time of her life. Just amazing!!!!!
Here are some snaps. Not brilliant on my behalf :( but anyway........

Posing before we go. Front.......
and back!!!!! Cheeky little monkey......she just can't help herself:)

Then the first dino dance....serious business!!!

Then their gorgeous bikini dance.
And finally....kicking up a storm....

Now I am not usually one for making Whooo hoo noises at shows!!! But today I couldn't help myself!!!!!!!! I whooooo hooed like crazy!!!!!!

An amazing performance, an amazing teacher, an amazing little girl.:)

To continue on the subject of Starzia............. she decided she wanted to make Christmas cards for her teachers and she said that she wanted to print some using printing foam. "Like in the Art classes you run mummy!"
"Ok." I said ...and there was no stopping her. She knew exactly what to do and how she wanted to do it!!

So here is her Mother and daughter Christmas card.......

and her Christmas Tree Christmas card!!!!

As for me............................
I have a hard time keeping up with my extremely talented 4 year old!!!!
But I have managed to do some paintings of my own.....lots inspired of course by my precious muse!!!!!!!

I loved doing this one and enjoy working with the patterns created by the spray paint:)

And this one is a collection of pieces about my little girl starting to grow up...all too quickly:)

I have been playing with this image a bit lately. I just love the innocence of it!!!

Then I did this Angel face and included butterflies.

I have also enjoyed working with lots of colour of my latest tree. So I got inspired to do a mini mini canvas of a colourful owl. Or maybe I was inspired by my own toowit-too-hooing!!!!:)

And yes I have even squeezed in a bit of is my latest apron top. Very festive....and doesn't Starzia look gorgeous in red?:)

So from fire to dancing to painting to sewing.......the thought that I am going to leave you with is "Love those precious to you with all your heart and love what you do each and every day."

Skye and Starz