Saturday, November 07, 2015

Catch up....

Pretty  excited excited with this, first flower on the new rain lillies, ive got these different sized pots that look wonderful in this small area, ive tucked lobelias around them randomly that can be protected and access to moisture beneath thise pots and allows me to grow a few things that need extra care. Nearby dwarf sunflowers, fingers crossed they will flower as well, the teddy bears or themarons didnt survive the slugs and snails, If I can ,next year Ill plant earlier,.

 Yes Ive posted before but I love this spot and of course the yellow addition is worth showing

And finallly slowly slowly these are coming together, happier now with them even the Willy Wagtail has grown , the yellow wattle shimmers though not obvious here. Ill be framing them next week. Im already planning two more...
Intended for gifts with things not healthy this year Ive chosen to do gifting in a special way ,I hope the recipients enjoy as much as Ive enjoyed creating
Shoulder is gradually improving with  two steps forward and one step back, trying to stay away from the heavy meds too to keep a clear head, the last few months have been stressul and down right devestating  and sheer pretrifying . Having to go to the city for a operation and look after myself scary but one step and at a  time,I made it, but its with a hollow feeling that I think having my other half with me would have been reassuring yet not to be. The map we had worked and reworked for our lives is disingrating , our whole life has been one uphill battle but we thought the light was within reach 6 years ago but somehow we must have drawn that short straw again, my health is something I determined not to let fail as well so theres a chance to even that road up again. Everyday i try to find something to hang onto ,to find some sort of joy whether it watching and listening to  the baby singing honey eater who is behaving himself and not chasing his parents away from the saftey of the big bottle brush,they trounce him if he does, a new flower or a brief interlude with a pencil or brush. Im not used to being idle ,and theres only so much TV  one can watch, the excitement tonight the Starwars Trilogy, Ill say the only good thing is Ive lost weight. I am well aware of those in much worse situation to this and I wish the world would be a nicer and healthier place to live, that friends stick together, that we can find solace in company of beautiful souls of who are far and few between.
 Another photo to end my waffling self pitying post, the last load of wool sent off by Dad, I was fortunate that a local back home saw them and sent them to me

Friday, October 23, 2015

A bit of fun

Not a good one and im not finished but heres what i did before,posed near my beloved trees where the baby bird is residing
 The willy on a fence
Had trim this one back to get it cracking, fert as well, havnt got much to be happy about at moment but these sweet things bring a smile to any sad person
 And the last of the fiery bottlebrush.... just gorgeous

The flowers are so thick

Friday, October 16, 2015

Just a little something

I went to Deeva Muirs workshop ,my effort.... Quandongs , this Im not sure is finished but has a home already,WinsorNewton watercolors,some were part of their Australian bush edition released last year?
Deeva had a wonderful display of her work and the Sturt Peas were fabulous,Im going to see if I can get a pic of more of her work if Im allowed to have camera, I think she was born in Thailand? speaks sevaral languages,and started life as an artist in calligraphy,doing her fellow students home work writing the koran and other muslin books,different in each country from what i could gelan,she was lovely to talk too but I felt was a little shy, she ispart of a very successful aborigine art group at Leonora  I did this workshop as I was bored and although couldnt use my arm much I participated as well I could, I did tell her I had some experience with watercolors but she seemed amused at end of class as she leaned over and asked quietly have you worked in this medium before? well yes... I did the class as I needed so much to be among people who were like me,it was a breath of fresh air, conversation was brilliant,met a couple beautiful people including Faye who in her 70s was slowing down in her ceramics and looking at some thing else in the art field, I loved her work,not finshed but beautiful depite her protests,now I want to see her work 
And another new flower from my messy garden, was sold to me as a butterfly hippie but alas it isnt,beautiful anyway

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Still toodling along

so frustrating being one armed let alone being right dominant lol when right is in sling, another week at the most so forgive my  typings,lol
 so miss my arts and craft
 hubby is barely able to keep up with basic work here, he did sweep andf pick up this morning , a blessing, Im not OCD, well dont think i am but i hate mess ,when im tired i can ignore it but when i have no choice ,oh dear it irks me, cant hang wshing, flat to wash is after all this time boring ,though i do look forward to the Block, but i can carefully water my seedlings, will have color this Christmas which will be good as most of boys are going fishing at this stage so it will be a lonely day,  i live for my sons , will have to make sure i keep busy. If we were closer to family back home we could do a day trip....
 despite Dr telling me after surgery pain is horrible, i had virtually none,covered very well by morphine and a truely nasty block given prior surgery knock out, worked a treat if i can frget curling toes and chewed left arm, sleeping in a sling and a hareem of pillows helps..
keeping up with my exercises and am noticing a return of arm,one week from surgery almost no pain in stationary position with a tugging sensation at end of current range that becomes painfull if pushed, the odd ache i get im coverig with paracetamol codeine, targin and surgon prescribed double dose of celexib, not sure about that one as GP woulnt lift my dose before, saying one a day is full dose, see surgeon this week so he can tell me if im on target, early appointment means i will have some to myself and the aweful stress im under at moment should help. Found a wonderful litttle coffee shop ill make sure to visit, i love Perth and after this i cant see me being able to get down for a while. If i get my student card i can go down from here for $80 return on train, Toodyay may be a go next year for a retreat too, i may go anyway if i can share room
anyway on my bush trip today
the shire was working on the local dam, apparently the last flood damaged the back of overflow, dont think it did  much but it remains to be seen if they finish the area as recreational are, looks ugly at moment

Thursday, October 08, 2015

op over and done

and the waiting game begins to see if it worked, fellow student came to my resue even though still high or should i say doped by morphine
Im being good and am keeping up exercises though a bit iffy tonight, The pain meds should help. it meaning surgery was straightforward and nothing surprising according to surgeon ,but no guarantee frozen shoulder wont happen
 i do feel trapped however, boys and elder male have no idea of housework, sweep into pile and leave, water plants with hose full on and make mess....will not complian, idea is to get back to functioning person and not stress
Thanks Glenda for morning tea....
poor left shoulder ...please hold together

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Finshed bits

I framed them yay!
 Sort of happy, theres sooo much pastel on this ,boughta huge pad of pastel paper and want to do a larger one,got the image ready just need to start
And this is just what I was aiming for, one of an edition that two went east to be displayed in a small private gallery
While I was at it got this oil done too

A scary week coming up ,finally stuff is moving re my shoulder,lovely physio is doing a great job,just need the good Dr Booth to do his thing

Monday, September 28, 2015

Spring is here

hello world on this bright sunny day
these emu bushes have had a brilliant year,only ever saw a few flowers in previous years but look at this years efforts

 gorgeous billy buttons suspended on almost invisible stalks

 Climbing native lilly

local orchid,insect lipped orchid,apparently theres alot here,will be venturing out to see if i can find some more in next week or so

there go,a bit of colors for today