Our little girls are here!

February 6, 2016

How lucky are we?
Kerstie and Adam brought our little girls for a weekend visit.
Chloe and I did a quick visit to the local thrift stores and bought a ton of art and craft supplies for some ridiculously small amount of money…

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And we sat down with Binky, Bunny and Ziggy to have some fun.

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And we traced and coloured…

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…wrote secret messages…

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And made a wonderful and huge mess on the dining room table.

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Then we got some toys from the toy chest and three fun purses, and we packed the purses full of all the toys we needed.

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Purple is a favourite colour right now.


And then the farm animals had to be corralled…

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…and hair had to be brushed…

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…then all the news had to be shared.

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And, after all the books were read…

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…we had a little rest.

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The crafts can stay on the table for next time…

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…and Chloe and I have the most magnificent and magical dream catchers over our beds keeping us safe tonight.


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A day to always remember

I know, I know, here I go again with the tumbleweeds. Honestly, if you know how much I have to say every day, you might actually be happy for a little quiet from me…lol. But I have to tell you about my day yesterday.…

February 3, 2016
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Drawing challenge: Shinrin Yoku

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s drawing challenge: Shirin Yoku. I was thinking that I actually do a lot of forest bathing, and the forest I love more than anything are birch and aspen forests. I absolutely revel in the golden autumnal birches…

January 29, 2016
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Announcing a new Drawing Challenge: Shinrin Yoku

Hi everybody, Here is the theme for next weekend’s drawing challenge: Shinrin Yoku Inspired by Chloe’s imminent adventure in Japan, Shinrin Yoku, translated as Forest Bathing, is something she expects to be doing a lot of. How about we look into it ourselves. Let’s…

January 26, 2016
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Beachy love

For the most part it’s been a lovely weekend here on the Wet West Coast. A little treat of sunshine between the rains called us out to one of our favourite beaches, Whytecliff. Some days this beach is pretty empty. Not today though. Loads…

January 24, 2016
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Drawing challenge: reef

Hi guys, I’m so happy Katrin called this week’s drawing challenge: reef. Come with me in the blue light of the morning to see if we might catch a little of the magic of the reef. Tiptoe into the dining room. There’s the magic…

January 23, 2016
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Catching up on the past two days of art

Well, I’ve been really enjoying this first week of my Reflections art journaling course and, since I separated my beautiful (and huge) journal into 14 pages, I’m meant to paint a page per day for this two week course. Ideally. All things being equal.…

January 22, 2016
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A hike between the rains

Round here you have to pick your time. Either pick your time or get used to hiking in the rain. That’s what it’s like when you live under a mountain. I’ve often wondered if it might be a better idea to move further South…

January 20, 2016
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Taking some time for art each day

I’m prioritising taking an hour, (or two if I can spare it), for a little fun art each day. Not work related art, just fun art, just for me. I’m working my way thru the journaling your story course, and it’s helping me think…

January 19, 2016
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Starting something new

Hi everyone, I’m starting something new today. I’ve said this before but I’m pretty excited because the course I signed up for is starting tomorrow. I’ve never taken a live, on-line course before and so am curious to see what this experience will feel…

January 18, 2016