Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Where is everybody?

Boo!  Here I am again - but exactly where is here?  I'll give you some clues:

A lovely seaside town, with a street boasting buildings from the Middle Ages

A row of shops and houses that makes me want to break out my fabric stash and make a patchwork quilt seafront

Last, but not least, a 67 feet high statue called Verity

She left my son pondering why a pregnant lady stood guard over the harbour, whilst I marvelled at the amazing musculature on display - I've always had a fascination for anatomy and the way these machines we call our body are made and move.  On returning home I Googled Verity before I knew that was her name and discovered she is an artwork by Damien Hirst - immediately I knew she would be a controversial seaside pier addition as he does like to push the envelope.  On reading further it does seem he has divided opinion amongst the viewing public, but I like her.  Though I don't know why ... a Google search for Verity will give you many images to choose from and will reveal where my travels have ended :)   (A word of warning, if looking inside the human body at muscle structure and a developing foetus doesn't fascinate, but rather repulses you, perhaps don't look at the images.  But we are all built of the same stuff ... it's up to you!)

It's good to be home, I'm thinking more new adventures beckon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Not so Everyday in May ;)

Been away for a bit.  Work is pants.  This weekend was the anniversary of my dad passing away last year.  So it's all been rather odd and emotional.  But I'm still here!  This week at my social inclusion group (that title seems really trite and I'm not sure if I like it, I will have to brainstorm a new name) we made pom-poms.  Or rather tried to.  I was sure everyone would be fed up after they needed 'rescuing', but they want to have another go next week!  Must admit we did have a lot of fun, and though not many pom-poms saw the light of day we did have a lot of laughs.  And laughter's definitely the best medicine when you've been feeling 'odd and emotional' :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Everyday in May - day 19

The past two days have been pretty pants ...

but sometimes all you need to do is look heavenwards to feel there's beauty in the world too :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Every day in May - day 17

No pictures today.  Just a wee ramble through the world that is in my brain.  Work was okay, not thrilling but I have a little list of happy things - I received my new strings for my ukulele so no longer have an excuse not to learn how to play it; Starburst jelly babies were half price at Coles; for the first time ever my chooks did not squawk in panic when I put them to bed for the night; somebody else cooked tea and washed up for me tonight; I still have my Dr Who Lego to build as pointed out to me by my number 3 (I think his building fingers are getting itchy).  All's well with the world :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Everyday in May - day 16

Today I made these with the ladies at the group I facilitate - they're called 'God's Eyes' and they are addictive!  There are lots of tutorials online that show you how to make them, or you may have been one of the lucky ones who made them at school.  I see lots of possibilities for these little beauties :)

3 lolly sticks - took some working out 
The reverse side looks just as interesting

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Every day in May - 3 days in one!

Day 13

Did you know the WA Police Pipe Band are 50 years old?  Neither did I, but it was one of the facts I learned when they visited our number 3's school.  I adore bagpipe music, it sends a chill down my spine (in a good way).  It was good to see another side to the police - the leader was a Scotsman called Stuart, very fitting I thought and he had a great sense of humour - much to the childrens' delight he took great pleasure in ordering the teachers about :)

Day 14

Thrifting always without fail cheers me up.  Treasure this week included a cross-stitch kit, a sparkley top and some awesome orange silky fabric, all for the princely sum of $3.  For this I get to embroider a dragon, make a sequinned cushion for a fraction of the price of one I've seen in the shops and line a handbag or two.  Spot the item I didn't get at the thrift shop - a clue, it's not the sandstone!

Day 15

We're renovating the kitchen, so I had to say goodbye to my funky tiles :(  I took photos of each one -  sad I know - but now I can do all sorts of arty things with the images.  We did manage to save 2 whole tiles, which was amazing as the tile adhesive seemed to symbiotically join to the wall at a molecular level (no lie! sounds good too) so the majority smashed as they were being removed.  These are destined for mosaics.

Lots of fun had this weekend :)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Every day in May - day 12

When I feel a little down or stressed, these girls really cheer me up.

The lighter coloured hens are the ones I raised from eggs :)  Princess Leia and Angel (aka 'the blondes' when they run around squawking for no apparent reason).  Watching them do their stuff really does relax me.

And the dog loves it too xx