Saturday, January 24, 2015

Just keep smiling

Its going to be an anus horibilus...
on the other side I added to the Hydrangeas and with my new matt cutter recut a commercial one to fit within the frame nicely,can you see what I did with the painting?
I am very happy with this,I ll try to do a collection of say ten through the year, the Scarborough lilly is next I think, after the current essay of course
The best thing that even after the traumatic start to the holidays I finished that essay and I got a beautiful unexpected "d" for it... D meaning distinction... the current one is halfway ,2300 words,Ill be struggling but I hope I ll be back at it by Lunch tomorrow and the words will flow,listening to music helps though I get sore ears..still not sure if I will go through to do the masters,there will possibly a demand for art teachers by the time I finish but if I could get ahead to take time off work to complete those two years full time I ll be ready to go.two years to go my son will be doing year 12 exams just as  Im finishing the last unit.
Still havent done those teatowels lol, maybe tomorrow..they need to be stitched then washed to hopefully full the weave...
Oh before I forget this the Holden Ute water colour,also reframed so more of painting is seen
Takes me home,someone wanted to buy it but I wont be parting with this one
havent done any spinning for a week or two,the last lot of alpaca is just divine,need to do more as I have the pattern in mind,it will be awesome too
Am halfway through another Multinomah too,Green,not sure who will get it but its a special one too.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year to be

The weathers been so much better than last year summer, the hot weather is yet to come but during the Christmas holidays 13, it was 47 for about three days, I was alone at work and end up suffering heat exhaustion, it was horrible , even though I stayed in the shade for the worst the sheer pressure of the heat was out there. So far weve got to nearly 42 I think.

On the home front, much nicer stuff, I managed this...
Bendigo 4 ply cotton, buttercup and parchment two tea towels with a fair size square that was a mistake, however I learnt I could cut and rewarp loom if I have plenty of yarn
Acrylic Blue Hydrangeas
Water colour, Blue Hydrageas 2
Windsor and Newton watercolour desert colours, LakeLefroy from a photo I took a couple years ago. Old fence line.
Liquid Graphite, Grassboys at Warrumbungles 2013
I dont know what I might tackle this weekend but may warp loom in between writing my very last essay for uni, despite the situation prior Christmas and their attempt to unnerve me I managed to get a Distinction for first essay in this unit. The essay is about nature and  Australia's identity in which I refer to at least four public and private garden around Australia. Ive chosen my Grandfathers homestead for one, and Sir Samuel McCaughey (he had owned grandfathers place previously) for another, this will be a good one for me being a professional gardener and a love of plants gardening and history of course