Saturday, 12 May 2012

Day tripping, sketch, crochet, BIG NEWS and a humanitarian

I hope you're all enjoying a beautiful weekend.
The weather is perfect here!

Last weekend, we took a drive out to our favourite spot - Burgess Park, Lamington near Hillview.

It was such a lovely day....

...and we found the perfect spot when we got there too


it was so relaxing...laying on the picnic blanket under the canopy of this beautiful tree
burgess park 07.05.12


and listening to the steady stream of water below us
burgess park 07.05.12

I would love to camp overnight one time.

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Lately, I've been getting back into my crochet and I'm happy to say that my granny stripe blanket throw is getting some length to it now.
granny stripe throw blanket

FAMILY NEWS! - I will be getting out the knitting needles and some baby wool very soon so I can start knitting up some baby bootees. Michelle has given me the okay to go public with their big news so YES!! I'm going to be a Grandma for the second time come November!!! YAY!!!

Michelle has informed me that she wants lots and lots of bootees this time around because she loved the ones I did for Mikayla.

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I have been a little lax with my sketching of late but, yesterday, I found some time to sit down with my Moleskine journal.  This is a pencil-free sketch using only my Faber-Castell Artist's PITT pens.
Zeb - pencil free sketch
Reference image credited to Harold Hopkinson at PaintMyPhoto.


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A video well worth watching.
In my view, Narayanan Krishnan is an Earth Angel!
He is truly an inspiration to us all.
If the video doesn't work, here is the direct link - A Companion to the Forgotten .


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On the health front - All the swab tests, chest X-ray and blood-work came back clear.  I mentioned to my doctor about the possibility that my chronic cough could be due to the Coversyl blood pressure medication.  Thanks for the heads up Gloria and CindySo, now I am taking a different blood pressure medication and my cough is starting to ease although it may take a good week or so to clear completely.  I had to postpone the angiogram due to the cough but it is now booked for the 31st.  Hopefully, things will progress more quickly from there on.

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Wishing all you Mums out there a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY for Sunday!!!!

~ love, light and peace ~


Friday, 4 May 2012

Flowers, dogs and a sketch!

Yes, I changed back to my previous template.
I am missing the Dynamic Views template terribly but, unfortunately, it is too limiting at this point in time for what I want to achieve with my blog.  Hopefully, Blogger will offer more options sooner than later.

My Bird of Paradise is in bloom!


I spotted another bee so moved in for a macro shot.
I was very close but I wasn't afraid and managed to snap away without being stung.
BOP and the bee


My Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum) is also flowering. YAY!
I LOVE this potted succulent!!
To think that I nearly gave up on it because, for quite a few years, it didn't seem to grow or bloom at all.  Then, a couple of years ago, I re-potted it and, from that point on, it took on a new lease of life.  It thrived AND started flowering!!  It's been growing well ever since.
Adenium obesum - Desert Rose


Here was Cody and Jack catching a spot of sunshine the other morning. 
It's like they know Vitamin D is good for us.
Clever doggies!


I have indeed been sketching a little.

First a rough graphite outline in my large Moleskine sketchbook -
Dog sketch In progress 01 - 21.02.12

Followed by more detail using Pigma Micron pens and it's all finished -
Dog sketch FINISHED 22.02.12
Reference Image is credited to Gwen Card at PaintMyPhoto

That about wraps up another post from little, old me.

I've had a few rough days health-wise...I'm not sure that the antibiotics are agreeing with me. :(


Anywhoo, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

~ Love, light and peace ~
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