Sunday, 30 November 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 48 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.

Day 327:  Lovely lilies.

Day 328:  Dogs love sticks.

Day 329:  Tis the season for Xmas beetles.

Day 330:  Mess in the sewing room.

Day 331:  Moping around on the lounge with a headache when the news came on … tends to put everything into perspective.

Day 332:  Rest In Peace Phillip Hughes.

Day 333:  My boys.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 47 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.

Day 320:  Let sleeping dogs lie.

Day 321:  Him and his shadow.

Day 322:  Buster's in disgrace … he rolled in cat poo … AGAIN!!

Day 323:  Pick a quilt … any quilt.

Day 324:  What to do on stinking hot afternoon?  Why recreate the Mona Lisa, of course.

Day 325:  Master 17 doesn't want me to take his photo … he's scared I'll put it on my blog … and mention that he was going out on a DATE … oops!!

Day 326:  Elvis is in the building.

Friday, 21 November 2014

A Love Poem ...

When your heart fills with love and the strongest emotion,
And you feel the warm glow of your utter devotion.
Your heart is so full … it could burst from your chest,
You love only one … and to hell with the rest.

You want to cry out from the rooftops so high,
"I'm in love … so in love" … it's the truth I can't lie.
My whole life on earth has only one purpose,
To love and to cherish … I can't remain wordless.

Cause as I sit here … in your loving embrace,
It's time that I told the whole human race.
It may be taboo … and it may be forbidden,
In all likelihood … I should keep it well hidden.

But I'm here today … to declare it with pride,
Right now is the moment … that I will confide.
That it may be perverse … but I'm here on a missioner,
To declare my devotion for my dear air conditioner.

By Me

CORRECTION:  Actually feels like 45.9

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 46 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.

Day 313:  Flowers on the Lilli Pilli.

Day 314:  Champion climbers.

Day 315:  Old, abandoned house.

Day 316:  Flowers on the Gaura.

Day 317:  White butterfly.

Day 318:  You could say it was a little warm today … and that's in the shade!!

Day 319:  Master 14 enjoys a captive female audience.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Hooey, hogwash and mumbo jumbo ...

If you could see inside my head you would likely be amazed at the sheer quantity of utter nonsense that can be found in there at any given time.

In fact it's imperative for my mental health that the safety gauge to my balderdash filled brain be released a little … every so often ... to relieve the levels of inane gibberish.

But beware …  the end result of such actions may result in the following.

Larry has a very bad day.

Look at poor Larry … he's in quite a stew.
He wants to paste papers  … but he's run out of glue.

He'd try to write words … that'd be easy you'd think,
But then when he tried … well he'd run out of ink!

So he thought he'd make lunch … he'd feel better once fed,
But when he went to the kitchen … he was all out of bread.

He went to the pantry … for a tin of baked beans.
And though nobody eats them … there were none to be seen.

He thought he'd go out for a breath of fresh air,
And pick up some glue and some bread while out there.

But when he got in to his prized vintage Bentley,
He found that the fuel tank was entirely empty.

He'd have to walk now … to the shops … what a strain,
And he'd not gone a mile … when it started to rain!

Poor Larry was having a terrible day!
Not one single thing was going his way!

And friend … let me tell you … if this happens to you,
There really is only one thing you can do.

Just shrug your shoulders … and give a shake of your head,
Then turn right around … and go straight home to bed!

The End!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 45 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2014.

Day 306:  Candlelight.

Day 307:  Best ice cream in the world … EVER!

Day 308:  Melbourne Cup Day … can you pick a winner … cause I certainly can't!!

Day 309:  A rather outstanding two tone sunset.

Day 310:  This boy and his constant companion.

Day 311:  She's a beauty!

Day 312:  Homemade Honey Jumbles.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Inside my sketchbook … issue 11 ...

It's safe to say that drawing … painting … art in general is a bit of a passion of mine.

In fact it's safe to say it's been a lifelong passion of mine.

Now this isn't a grandiose statement … I've actually got the photographic proof to back it up!

Here I am at two years of age.

And again.

And again … there's a definite pattern emerging here.

Of course I did have some other interests at two … like hijacking other people's birthday candles.

So it's clear to see that even as a small child nothing made me more happy than a pencil and a clean piece of paper … and nothing's changed.

Here's the latest additions to my sketchbook … all done at the cost of my housework of course!

I've been tinkering with my watercolours.

I've dallied with my pastels.

And I threw in an acrylic on canvas … just for the fun of it!!

Is it any wonder that the floors are filthy and I can never find the time to update this blog??