Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dawdling along

Its Sunday night and although I had wanted to write a post earlier I got busy chasing art supplies and gathering research ie. artist that use tones,now its almost the end of the weekend,wow did that go fast..
Had to buy yet another washing machine, Haia this time as it s a big sucker within what i was willing to spend and hopefully here in the house tomorrow night,not too much washing but some will be essential tomorrow get the gist, Im back to work right through school holidays due to harrassment and other stuff I just couldnt take that time off...
Going to the physio twice a week now and hopefully there ll be an improvement more than now anyway,I couldnt use my right arm for more than a few minutes driving into town yesterday,it hurst and aches and generally a nasty unco operative limb,raking for 5 hours on Friday may have done a bit of damage...with both arms now like this I have been told that a more tha %30 disability ? doubt it and Im not doing compo again after the fiasco of last time so will trundel along and see how I go.Hopefully new assistant will be great to work with.
This year Im aiming of getting more cuttings and seedlings going ,Sturt Peas and sunflowers etc,boss has asked or new garden areas to be developed,how they are going to water them ? Id had to turn back water on the whole grounds due to high tape they can keep it...
I saw this on Tangled yarns page  in Noro Taiyo Sock, in Col S 45,its not available now but boy I want it so bad,the colors are beautiful,I did find a shop still carrying that colorway so will decide later this week if i like it enough to pay $50 for two balls. Hubbys going fishing next week for more cost than that...hint hint..
Son 1 has moved closer to work,son 3 was going to but took one look at the tiny room in the old run down house and decided it was easier to stay at home and pay the fuel,its actually cheaper for him though I have to admit i was also thinking of having to cook and wash for two les,some nights Im preparing up to 12 meals as normal dinner then crib next day. Off to get some shut eye,so tired I feel nauseous. Though it could have been that Cienna I drank too
NO pics,Ive been so busy and when not too tired so hang in Ill be back

Monday, April 07, 2014

Back Yay!!!!

Ok no not a holiday,I just stopped doing one lot of fun things to concentrate on another favorite thing,Submission one posted off electronically today,I was up til 11.30 last night finalizing stuff and then got home from work to do more til I thought thats it,it has to go!!
heres a couple of exercises,remember exercises not works of art

I didnt think these were interesting enough for the criteria and did up a couple more,the main one is this

and the rest were line based works or exercises,I wish I hadnt left it til last weekend to do these,a few extra days would have been nice,I do hope I covered enough,I was aiming for HD though D would be good.
Spinning I havent done anymore on that top but will do a bit tomorrow night before i get back into the last assignment
I fell in the hole and bought a ball of Noro Taiyo lace weight for another scarf,its so pretty,orange yellow white lime purple,Col 1  I got mine from the lovely shop Tangled Yarn  I have to make a few small project for upcoming birthdays and special gifts,I enjoy giving things and to make someone feel special for that makes it even better,i stopped for a while as people were or see,ed a little shy. However now i tell them i have to work my way through a giant stash and what better way than to make stuff to give to special mates.Now they appreciate it.
Another nasty week last week at work,being accused wrongly of abusing a co worker has left me looking over my shoulder and wondering if i should even stay there,I know its just sour grapes as they didnt get what they wanted but the lack of support from immediate management is horrible,plus being told to seek legal advice and Union help,its certainly given my self confidence a big hit,even staying out of the way and little contact didnt help. The upside I get along ok with Big Boss but I certainly dont want to ruin that little nice thing by asking him for help.
With that positive note no mater how small Im off!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Oh a Taste of Autumn

It came in yesterday with light rain,thank heavens Hubby didnt race out and remove the washing,I would have killed him,this was brief rain that is here and gone but invariably Im left with a huge pile of clothes on the bed that HE wont help put away,with study hitting the all time high I cant afford the time,normally I go out and get each persons washing off and put it in their rooms so it becomes their problem,all the precious stuff like my work clothes,undies seeing i haven't got new ones yet ,any good ones left are like gold,speaking of gold so are my youngest sons school socks,they are especially bought for his school being a private one they are anul about colors etc....he has 5 pairs one for each day so I dont have to wash during week just saturday morning so ironing is done Sunday
Anyhow as I was sayng the cooler weather has moved in faster than I expected though nice after mid 30s last week,Im already missing the comfy shorts and tees,must go winter clothes shopping soon,high budget this time as I had to take out a loan last week to help son get going again,he has another job,starts on Tuesday so I may only have to pay back half the loan yet,its a good practice run so I know I can do it again later when i want to buy my new bike or at the moment a new bedroom set,our house is deteriorating fast,Im the only one to clean and really after a full day at work and study all weekend I do get tried of cleaning up after everyone,,
Its clear skies and windy today and Im sort of comfortable in jeans and tee, with thongs.
Im about to make better or destroy another piece of work for unit, this I did Friday night..
the idea behind this is the unseen worker but it supposed to be a shapes with meaning so i hope it s ok
the next one Im pushing further

Basically its all about silhouette so here Ive got back ground textures and am debating whether to over wash with gouche the figure (pretty awful it is lol Im not that fat) or the background but seeing Ive already done a white out figure thought the back ground this time I have managed some spinning but no picks yet and all projects are still UFOs,there's too many lol,I will have a pair of bamboo sock by weeks end though.
Ok still going,not happy I cant seem to get in the right direction so heres where Im at now

Still have to do an A1 yet but thinking of my hands as the portrait,Im using the use of right one after the left give me issues before,Ill be lucky to draw and knit in a few years ago I think that would be a out of square one for submission
the one I really like is this

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beautiful Sunday

This weekend was supposed to be a long one for me,the Friday was my RDO but a phone call from the Department certainly ruined any chance that I would enjoy it or even settle for study,you see after participating in the interview panel I was told by my boss that I would most likely have to provide feedback for the applicants,I think she meant only the unsuccessful ones,anyhow she said they wouldn't give my number out,she would call me herself and give the number to ring as long as it was on that same day, no information forthcoming I presumed no feedback needed ,but ,,,,Friday morning at 8.30, I got one from the employment division asking why I hadnt given any,well bugger me.I went down to work and had an impromptu meeting with boss who reveiled that the Principal himself had given them the information after a complaint,so much for privacy.It was bad enough on investigation to find out that the wife (who complained on behalf of the complainant) also had my email information as well.I refused to be his referee , his application was fabricated and the other referees were undesirable characters.his performance had been dismal and his attitude horrible, I wont go on but this last week I have run myself into the ground trying to keep up with the extra work,Im taking Brufen every morning and sometimes twice to keep the pain in my arms at bay,plus had to run one son to catch the mine bus at 4am (120km round trip,then pick him up at 6.45pm,another 120ks) then Friday I had a third trip on one day to pick another son up from his school function, 360 kms all up,during which I nearly had a front on collision with an idiot driving without lights at late dusk,I was over taking another suspiciously eratic driver so I was in the wrong had an accident happened. Im still recovering from the stress and exhaustion and the last three days were supposed to be my study days.
Anyway this is one of my efforts Friday,still working on outline,I printed off a texture work from a previous unit and draw over that as the tutor had reminded us that we should use texture backgrounds at all times where we can,my VD is cluttered with whole pages of exercises and fun attempts of finding the just right arrangement

Below,my gorgeous oldest and youngest,the older boys are protective especially the oldest and they alwasy come to see him when he off to a special event like this year ten social.I must say the dress allowed for the girls left a lot to be desired however,super short dresses with equally high wedge heels,they tottered everywhere from what i saw at pick up time.We parents werent allowed by instruction to hang around but a cople of mothers managed to squeeze their way in to take pics,they know my son and I was disappointed they didnt think to grab at least one of him with class year i ll do things differently.No Im not whinging lol but when I prowled the Facebook pics to see if they had captured my Benjie in amongst the crowd I was a little hurt, fortunately he didnt give a toss so thats all that matters

Yes Im the little one now
Ok its silhouette time,if I can a couple done now Ill be ahead this week,tomorrow I have to tame my garden a little,the house will remain yuck til next weekend
Lets see what I can do with this

Friday, March 07, 2014

Drawing and such work

Im trying bravely to settle down to work in new unit,Ive done the gaze training
just drawing between the dots but over the hour worth i did did I pay for it next day with aching arms and stiff joints
Its quite fun really and the more I layered one piece the more appealing the result,i may do something for an actual work like this in neutrals
The latest Big Pink is flowering well but its foilage is not so healthy,the Big red was fed a sprinkle of NPK blue a couple weeks and and went boom in growth,I was thinking itd put everything into green but its leveled off into a gorgeous bunch of flowers sprouting all over
Im going to Bunnings again next week and aim on picking up Mums Favourite in White, like this one but in white,it looks pretty close to the Big series
heres the pink this morning,very vibrant
Posted off the load of prints,hope they get there in time,Im looking forward to seeing what others have done

I did a couple extra and my treat this weekend will be playing further with them after I get a bit of work done on current unit
Its quite hot today and a real shock,39 degrees....
Edited to add,I want to try this..
Looks divine

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Im printing today,Ive already done my cover page for VAR25 the new unit,as soon as I get the prints done Ill start the drawing exercises,pics to follow   ,I ll be playing with these with some ideas I have,also want to start planning on a print for the Kalgoorlie Art Prize this year

 This is cover of Unit VD,all my works which are for my own enjoyment rather than for marks,its all experimental exercises etc,standing correctly and other important drawing elements,I have no idea about art research yet

Friday, February 28, 2014

Oh Finally

Well Ive been offline for a little while,my hard drive was dying and hubby in his expertise decided to back up to another old drive,he tells me it was a new one just been laying around,no cover etc,well it worked..somewhat,now all my file are all over the joint,but I have them and the pics so good so far,restoring the newer hard drive that was a spare for a security system proved more fiddly,he done this plenty of times before but little time means mistakes and waiting waiting waiting on my half,I could have done it under his guidance but he gets cranky pants so easier to let him. Anyway he had to find Office and all the bits to reload and my!!!! haven't I done well to stay calm.... Uni has started,but I managed to grab the guide in between brief interluds n the net so Ive got it,the other half Ill print tomorrow but I ll be busy this week end filling VD and experimenting,Im so tired and a little stressed with boys antics and one son,the broken vertebrae one is heading to a concert,I wont rest til hes back,with the one punch idiots around petrified he ll be knocked over,6 weeks til he may be able to go back to work. Money stress as we have to support him shortly as his savings run out, next one supporting him as he works under his name ( tradie at last) in his new business and next one has to be run into town,65ks each moring at 4.15 am to meet the mine bus and then run in to pick him up at 6.30 pm,only four days a week but by Friday Im buggered. There was an accident last weekend as Hubby took him in,a young bloke krissed as a picket went to sleep at the wheel and another bloke run into him,it could have been our son as he drives himself some mornings, hes saving for own car ute whatever so borrows Hubbys Jinimy,pretty good there, Hubby needs the exercise lol
Have had camera out,very slack but heres an old one....