Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I was tagged by the effervescent and talented Aimslee over at Paper Paisleys some time back and naughty me just hadn't got around to doing it. This is the result:

Way back when I was Joey Scout Leader our State Branch issued a challenge to take a photo of your section eating at an unusual place. We decided to eat popcorn on top of the bunyip cave - a local tourist attraction where I live. The children had to climb onto the top of the "cave" and then I took the photo. Guess what - we won the competition! Probably not the safest venue for the activity, in hindsight, but the kids had a great time and that's what is important, haha.

Here are the rules for this tag:

1. Go to the photo folder in your computer.
2. Go to the seventh folder of photos.
3. Go to the seventh picture.
4. Put the picture on your blog along with a description of it.
5. Invite seven friends to join the challenge.

I am not actually going to invite 7 friends, you are probably all tired of me tagging you - so I'll just leave it that if you really want to participate, go ahead. What photos do you have lurking on your hard drive?

Some sketches

I know it has been a while since I shared anything with you, that is because I haven't really done much. Yes, I know I participated in 3 courses, but I can't say that I have done anything with them yet! Maybe I should make May my "Make art every day month or else"! Here are a few sketches I did do in April, and I would like to paint them at some stage - wish me luck. Thank goodness so many of my blogger friends are so inspirational and they update their blogs more regularly than mine! Oh, and I have some paintings I need to do for my Pay it Forward participants too - can't wait to do those.

Surprise in the mail

I can't believe it has been over a month since my last blog entry - so sorry - have I been slack or what!!

Yesterday a lovely surprise arrived in the mail from the USA. Upon opening I discovered this gorgeous little cardboard shrine and a packet of ephemera. These were sent by the lovely and talented Carol over at Swallowcliffs Blogspot as part of her 29 gifts project. Carol made up 29 parcels containing pieces of art she had made, wrote about it on her blog and asked those that might be interested in receiving a parcel to indicate their interest by commenting on that blog post. From all the names of people that expressed interest, 29 names were drawn to randomly receive a package. How cool is that and how generous. I'm thinking about participating in it myself, but I have to create some artworks first and they'd have to be fairly light because postage from Australia to the States is horrendously expensive. If you want to find out more about the 29 gifts project go to 29 gifts. Thanks again Carol for your generosity.