Category Archives: Musings

Thoughts and musings

The joy of beetroot!!

Have you noticed that when peeling and cutting beetroot the colour leeches out and stains the chopping board, your fingers, kitchen hand towels and any cloths you might use to wipe down the work surface?  I am regularly scrubbing my … Continue reading

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Acosta’s ‘Crayons’ mural recalls Sandy Hook

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  Photo: Gamma Gallery This 6′ × 24′ graffiti mural is the work of Gamma Acosta, Longmont, Colo. “Crayons” is his statement about the Sandy Hook school massacre, done a day later. It’s gone now, boards and…

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Improving my photography

I’ve never been great at photography and now that I need to do so much it seems like the time to improve.  My quest started several weeks ago during my visit to Cockatoo Island.  I’m finding that my new interest … Continue reading

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My winter garden

Out and about in the garden earlier this afternoon, during a brief sunny period, I was struck by how many plants were in flower, and particularly how many of them have red flowers.  Left – flowering Aloe Vera By now … Continue reading

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A few days away – And A Chorus Line.

Last weekend my husband and I (plus  staff) were trading at the Home Buyer & Investment Property Expo in Sydney.  This is the first time we’ve been there and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The photo quality is low because … Continue reading

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Sports Round-up

I’m just coming down to earth after a brilliant 2 weeks sporting extravaganza in our house. Firstly there was the French tennis grand-slam.  Two weeks of stamina, strength, fierce determination and then heartbreak for those who lost in each round. … Continue reading

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Regeneration Exhibition – supplimentary

It occurred to me that those of you reading my blog and not being lucky enough to live in beautiful Australia may not have fully appreciated my comments about the Banksia wall hanging because you may not be familiar with … Continue reading

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Taking care of your husband

Whilst out and about yesterday I was amused to see this sign outside our local Pub. As it was only 10am I thought it a bit early to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!! However, I took on board the … Continue reading

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An Autumn Evening

The last few days here in Sydney, Australia, have been delightful.  From the bright warm days to the cool early-dark evenings, as I look around I see the beautiful vibrant colours of Autumn. As I wander the bush trails in … Continue reading

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The joy of dogs

This week has been a week of terrible torrential rain and dark days with a sprinkling of sun shining through the grey clouds now and again.  Never mind that, my dogs still wanted their daily trek along the bush trails … Continue reading

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Project 5 – The death of a nail brush ……. or two !!!

The last few days have been spent painting and printing with different media.  Yesterday I played with my oil based Shiva sticks.  Beautiful colours, wonderful effects and good results.  However, when I came to clean up that was another matter … Continue reading

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Snakes & geckos

I was very disconcerted to go out for a couple of hours during the day and return to find a shed snake skin in my carport which hadn’t been there earlier.  A pretty bold fellow to be wandering about in the … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter

Last night I went to see the brilliant Steve Balbi perform with Danielle Spencer (Russell Crowe’s wife) at The Vanguard in Newtown, an Arty suburb of Sydney.  Fantastic venue, wonderful music, great food and very intimate with only 130 people. Walking towards … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Fabrics

In the introduction to project 2 there is a section entitled Fabrics where the idea of experimenting on different fabric backgrounds is mentioned and dyeing our own is suggested.  I looked through the fabrics I have dyed over the last couple … Continue reading

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Democracy

Demosocracy (or democracy), frequently defined as ‘individual greed, moderated by an efficient but not too zealous government’. Arthur C. Clarke, 3001 The Final Odyssey. Harper Collins Publishers, UK 1997. Soft cover. Page 228.

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More on hands

Many years ago having qualified as an ITEC Aestheticienne Internationale I found that I was more interested in the human form, particularly the science and construction of our bodies, as opposed to the practise of beauty therapy.  I’m sketching a series of hand drawings, … Continue reading

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