I'm still in vacation mode with Aaron on school holidays for yet another week so I do apologise for being AWOL of late. It's been so nice not having to follow a set routine. Surprisingly, I haven't been doing much in the way of art but I have been doing a lot of reading. I've also been doing some house rearranging which has prompted a lot of ideas for future painting tasks involving furniture and fabric.
I recently read Dean Koontz's latest novel - 77 Shadow Street - and it started me on a reading marathon. I'm now re-reading some of his older novels. Dean Koontz novels are a weakness of mine. I just can't resist them. My current read by him is Dark Rivers of the Heart.
YIKES! I almost forgot about my self-portrait for this week! It was fairly late in the afternoon when I remembered so I quickly snapped the shot below. I love lying on my bed to read...it's so comfy! That white blob of fur at the base of the bed is Cody, my dog. He loves my bed too.
|Week 2 - 52 Weeks of ME 2012 project|
We have attracted a family of butcher birds AND a family of magpies over the holidays. Aaron started feeding them back in December and then I kinda joined in. Now, they come right up to the window, or under the front entrance, to demand their food each day.
There is another member of this butcher bird family but it wasn't in the shot. They seem to take turns at sitting on the fence on guard duty while the others eat. The plan is to feed them until their babies are a bit older.
The bird in the shade is a young magpie. It's parents are nearby.
We experienced a terrible heatwave this past week. It was SO hot and humid! I sure wish we had air-con. Yesterday brought some rain, and again today, so things have cooled down a little thank goodness. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?