Hello friends from a very soggy Brisbane today. It's poured all night and I for one enjoyed snuggling down listening to the rain on the roof. I put wild birdseed out each morning for the Pale-headed Rosellas that visit me each day. This morning a pair of hooligans aka Rainbow Lorikeets who also drop by were waiting on the railing for me.....looking like a couple of drowned, limp feather dusters.....they hopped right up the other end whilst I placed the seed out and once they were sure I was inside the door they enjoyed a hearty breakfast. Hence the poor photo. I do love them....they are such clowns.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
I was very spoilt by my family.....my Daughter took me to High Tea on the Saturday at a local cafe which is situated in the old caretakers cottage of our historic Butter Factory.
It was lovely.....pretty teacups and teapots to admire and use.
There was lovely art and memorabilia around the walls and this piece of needlework by the owners Mum caught my eye.
My son and Daughter in law had me over for a delicious roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings Mother's Day evening.....so lovely! My Granddaughter baked cupcakes as well so I almost rolled home.
I just love what was on my card's envelope....cleverness by Miss C. Apparently the "Ns" took some thinking about because there was two! Lol!
Speaking of cleverness a friend has bought a small loom and I got a little gift.....a beautifully handwoven bookmark...so pretty!
Owl and Hare....
And Gossip in the Garden....
All the Dresdens are done.
Working on the skinny long block of teacups in the evening now.
Well I best get on. I will leave you with a collection of my Mum's lovely porcelain painting, gifted to me over the years.....depictions of a lot of favourite things!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx
Oops! P.S. thank you to all those who have left lovely comments that I have been unable to reply to because of your settings.....I appreciate them all xx
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Hello friends. It is a perfect Autumn day here in my little pocket of the subtropics.
After I complete this block tonight I should be able to show Gossip in the Garden with Fiona some love!
I am really enjoying both these projects and it's extra nice stitching it and sharing with friends.
Art wise I decided to try and keep perservering with Pastel pencils...I am a bit of a "non mucky" person....hence the graphite and coloured pencil choice. Anyway persevere I did and managed a somewhat reasonable portrait of my Granddog affectionately known as the "D-man" Being a hyperactive Staffy he is notoriously difficult to photograph but we referenced him the best we could.
His family was pleased....I knew that I was a control freak but using pastels underlined it for me lol!
Back in my pencil comfort zone, my new project is for a Kiwi friend who recently went home to NZ for an arduous mountain trek....and saw many cheeky Kea birds....they are extremely clever birds. Their cleverness gets them into strife.....dismantling bits and pieces on communication towers....opening anything they put their clever brains to! So my friend fancies a Graphite rendering of said bird in hiking boots to commemorate their wonderful achievement. Progress so far.....
That is about it from me. I really should rouse myself but it is so very nice just sitting enjoying the sunshine, I might just linger a little while longer....enjoy your day.