Sunday 29 March 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 13 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 81:  Hubby's team won the Grand Final … he took a wicket (above) … he took the winning catch … and he's been unbearable every since!!

Day 82:  X marks the spot.

Day 83:  Looking for a likeness.

Day 84:  Ditto!

Day 85:  It's a special breed of flower that only comes out at night ;0)

Day 86:  Ladybird, Ladybird … fly away home.

Day 87:  Plans are afoot … watch this space!

Sunday 22 March 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 12 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 74:  Master 14 had to create an earthquake proof building … and you know I can't help but "help" with a project like that.

Day 75:  Master 17 gets nostalgic and reacquaints himself with an old friend.

Day 76:  Getting taller.

Day 77:  I see the light.

Day 78:  Master 14 is doing ceramics this year … pinch pot #1.

Day 79:  Buster's been to the groomer … and he's not impressed.

Day 80:  In the dark.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Better late than never ...

No one can ever accuse me of being bang on trend … in fact I'm generally a little late to the party … that's if I ever arrive at all.

I didn't own a computer until long after EVERYONE owned a computer.

I stuck with my dumb phone for years after everyone else had a smart phone.

I thought One Direction was a road sign until just recently.

I still haven't a clue about this thing they call Twitter.

But every now and then I discover something … that everyone else already knows about.

Yesterday I was at the shops with Master 17 when he insisted on popping this thing into the trolley.

Everyone in Australia had one of these in their homes in the late nineties … it was the faddiest of fads … and I refused to entertain the idea of having one for even a moment.

Until yesterday, when number one Son slipped it into the trolley and insisted "I must get it … besides it's only $4".  It was actually $4.50 but I won't split hairs.

"What a load of junk … do you think I've got money to waste on such crap … I can't believe you insisted on getting this … do you think I walked 152 miles to school in the snow just so you could have one of these … blah, blah blah"

And then I put it on my head.

My head massager and I are spending a quiet day at home together today.  I might put on some romantic music … I've heard there's a new fangled thing around called a CD.

Sunday 15 March 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 11 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 67:  Bloomin' lovely.

Day 68:  The green grass of home.

Day 69:  Leafy canopy.

Day 70:  Last light.

Day 71:  Gone to seed.

Day 72:  After week upon week of hot, humid weather, I just can't tell you how good this was … rain glorious rain.

Day 73:  Perfect way to finish up this nature laden week of snaps.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Inside my sketchbook … issue 12 ...

I'm feeling a little shell shocked … are you? …  I'm actually publishing an "Inside my sketchbook" post.

My first since last year … in fact my first since NOVEMBER last year.

Very bad blogging form indeed!

I can't even use the excuse that I hadn't done any sketching because these little scribbles have been sitting in said sketchbook for ages and ages.

Anyhoo, better late than never … right … right!?

But back to the subject of sketching.  Sometimes I get the urge to draw, my fingers are itching to create something … but my brain can't get with the program and I'm left without an iota of inspiration for a subject.

Now what's a girl to do in a situation like this?  I ask you … what??

Well you could give it some intelligent thought and delve into your memories and emotions and come up with some arty inspiration … or you could do what I did … and type "what should I draw?" into Google.

Anyway, Google suggested that copying other people's masterpieces was great practise … and since that way someone else has already come up with the idea I felt like it suited me just fine.

So that's what I did.

Here's a few doodles you may … or may not find familiar.

Till next time … whenever that may be!!

Sunday 8 March 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 10 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 60:  Our first Autumn storm leaving it's mark on the window … yep AUTUMN ALREADY!

Day 61:  Had a little time on my hands … so I whipped up this cushion … like you do!

Day 62:  There's a Wise Old (or possibly young) Owl on the arbour … what a hoot!!

Day 63:  Onion weed in the garden … Not happy Jan!

Day 64:  Ummm … no … can't say I have!

Day 65:  What a tangled web we weave …

Day 66:  This boy ... in the sunset.

Sunday 1 March 2015

A picture's worth 1000 words … week 9 ...

A photo a day … every day … in 2015.

Day 53:  Growing up fast.

Day 54:  Buster goes for a walk … AKA Blur on the end of a lead.

Day 55:  Lover's tiff??

Day 56:  "No I'm not still in bed … I'm up … almost"

Day 57:  That's one way to take care of the filing.

Day 58:  Yep … you found me.

Day 59:  Flower or firework??  You decide!