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Monday, September 27, 2010

Wednesday wisdom...

When you get to the end of your rope, tie and knot and hang on.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

First letter fonts from Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische

I love letterpress

Hello everyone,
How was your weekend? Was'nt the sunshine fabulous?
I mowed the lawns on Saturday and Sunday which was exhausting but it looks great now. It's also needed to help keep the snakes away from the house.
This lovely book, The Little Book of Letterpress, is on my Christmas wishlist. Letterpress is an old art that has found popularity again and is my favourite form of stationery. Give me any letterpress item as a gift and I'm happy! Cheerio for now. C ♥

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday wisdom...

"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies" Roderick Thorp

I found this quote in the latest Notebook magazine which I think is one of the best magazines out there. It has such a great variety of articles and I find it very inspiring. This months issue has an article on feeling free to fail ... Not perfect? Who cares! As Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work". Is'nt that a great attitude?!

The sun still refuses to shine here which means that when it finally does I will appreciate it even more. And can you imagine how much everything is going to just grow like mad too!

I hope everything is well with you and your best friend.
C ♥

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fields of canola

Hello everyone,
The canola around here is well and truly flowering. When the sun is shining the fields are fluorescent! We have paddocks of them on the south and west side of our house and their smell is quite strong. I have been painting the cornice with top coat today. Little by little I am getting there. I am a little low on inspiration today .... do you have those days? Everything just seems a little harder to do than usual. But tomorrow is a new day and a good sleep does wonders!
Cheerio for now. C ♥

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday wisdom...

I love quotes! I have decided to post a quote every Wednesday. It may be a silly one or a funny one or a lovely one. It could be from someone famous or someone anonymous. Either way, I hope it will make you stop and think for a minute about how wonderful and amazing the world is!
This week's quote is from "A Box of Birds" by Affirmations. The illustration is by Kate Knapp at Twigseeds. I love Kate's drawings!
I hope you all have a great day. C ♥

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday ....

Hello lovely people,
Don't you just love Sunday's? Even though I am only working part-time at the moment I still think Sunday's are special. It's a day where I know I can do nothing and not feel bad about it! Not that I ever end up doing nothing. Today I have done two loads of washing and mowed our mega lawn, plus a few other bits and pieces. I just went outside to finish raking the lawn clippings and took a few photos for the blog. This flower is from the Aeonium succulent.

Having a lovely day today made up for my disappointing time at the market yesterday. I did not sell one thing! It was obviously just not my day or maybe the wrong type of market for my work. Lots of people stopped and looked and made lovely comments but no sales. I have applied for the Sugar & Spice Children's Market which I think is better suited to my type of artwork. Oh well, we live and learn don't we. At least my super sister Julie sold lots of her biscuits, yay! :)

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. C ♥

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Market day - room set

Oh dear it's market day on Saturday and I'm racking my brain trying to make sure I have everything organised for the trip. It's 100km away so if I forget anything I can't dash home to get it!
Just behind my table I am going to set up this little room setting to give customer's some inspiration....well I hope so anyway! I have to print my business cards, make one more artwork and copy one more print and then I'm ready. Yay! Here's hoping it's a great day.
C ♥

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Oh there are such lovely things out in the big wide world, so many talented people....I come across new and amazing wonders every day! This print from the Etsy store JooJoo is just so lovely I had to share it with you....hope you like it :)
Today I volunteered at the Information Centre from 1-4pm. Before and after that I painted! The work on this room feels like Homer's Iliad. Epic! I can't wait to show the finished piece.
Hope all is well in your part of the world. C ♥

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sheep work

Hello! I notice I have a couple of new followers which is so exciting for me. I did a little happy dance when I saw that! It's so nice to know someone is reading my blurb :) We drenched the lambs and ewes yesterday. Well the BigFella did most of the work, I just filled the race, counted them out, occasionally helped get a grass seed out of their eyes and stood around trying to look useful! Little Dog had to be chained up because he just wanted to chase and play with them.

The forecast is for another big dose of rain here over the weekend....maybe 2 inches or so. Wow it's amazing all this rain. The swamps are still overflowing from the last deluge. I have convinced the BigFella it's a perfect time to do some painting. The lounge room just needs one more wall undercoated and then it's ready for the top coat, yippee!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. C ♥