Sunday, April 26, 2015

Long Weekend

yay three days to myself ,still two boys here but so peacefull,if I have of turned alarm off last night a perfect sleep in too,I never sleep
in... 5.20 this morning it went off bugger,
anyway Im nearly finished last assignment for this unit,three more graphite drawings which i will revisit and over do with colour wash and a couple 100 words entries at BB on Curtins site and im done
 while making room to work yesterday I had a brief moment on the floor with this,look its much better now

it is soft white paper too but when I edit the frame comes up too pale.I love fast instantaneous drawings
Went out here last week,its part of my current work, Lake Refroy,WA

Monday, April 20, 2015

Its getting cooler

Fast... I have a wool jumper on in the morning now,though off by 11,a hot shower when I get home and Pjs...
Shoulders are not good today but Im under pressure to keep my side of grounds in good order,so today I was using garden shovel to cut the saltbush weeds from ground and raked into piles,I cant lift my right arm freely but hope that will settle when I rest from heavy work. The Thai ointment given to me by a work friend has helped butI fear its going to take more than rest and cold packs,Dr is suggesting further treatment,Im on a waiting game. I have to give up idea of the Back to Back Comp at Toodyay though I hadnt heard from organsiers anyway. I thinking if I can taking leave to go home for a couplae weeks then back to work and see how I go,its so darned debiliating,Ive lost any zest for life,I go to bed early and lay there watching TV,no knitting or sewing just in limbo. Same with uni work though I have a long weekend coming up so I may get the first drawings done,havent been game to see if marks are back for last one..
on another note check out these beautiful roses I had on bushes last Sunday

 And the long awaited orange geranium has shown it can perform..

and my two friends arrived to say hello
And look at these Peruvian Lillies,def going back to get some for me..

Monday, April 13, 2015

On this lovely Autumn day

I find my self at  a lost,I cant simply fly into the garden and clean it up, I did my shoulders a mischief during the week,im back four months though i have freedom of movement theres sharp pains like the tendons are scraping,it was a combo of knitting cotton and DK socks,different projects lol,I had someone ask me to knit three washcloths in navy in return for some handmade soap,no probs I can do that ,hmm knitting cotton is not a wise thing when carpel s are being bad and tendons etc are in for teh roll,then DK Luxury on 3.5 mm needles,hmm well of course work and raking an acre in misty rain that also made the debris a bit heavier... stupid me,
here is offending cloth

on the good side i can now knit slowly and gently continental style "ah la Catherine style"
the white shawl is ten ply and great for that lol,
I have made head way with this shawl too. Fine lace weight,very light on hands but manipulating the right hand fingers is causing pain still at top of shoulder, Ill be down to Docs this week as Boss wants a letter stating clearance for work,......

I cant get my drawings to rotate for this page either so I will take more when I can,I rather like two of them and may look for a cheap this ,it was originally $40 and I picked it up for $10,just perfect for this wonderful mono print from our print swap last Christmas by Roy Fong,I love it,its vibrant, its orange and stands out sooo much
 aha,I tricked it,I copied pics from PPP ,I dearly hope this first one gets me over the pass point with assignment
this one here was a fast charcoal pencil one,I loved doing this one so much , the start simplicity in this black and white would look good framed I think

Oh I must card up some grey alpaca soon too...see how my mind flits around?
And very happy with the recent rain,its saved my gardens at work

and a red hot poker flower spike

so excited,baby hot pokers

and waiting impatiently for flowers on the Sturt pea