Friday, May 31, 2013

Brave new world - take two

So yes, we got our new computer, all went beautifully for a week and then the internet died. Not completely, but intermittently so you couldn't actually do we got our new modem installed and now I'm back in the 21st century!!!

In the meantime, here's a little 5x7" painting I did which was inspired by a walk at the botanical gardens a couple of weeks ago.

Today I've been using the same subject for a lino cut which is half chiseled, sitting on the verandah table.

Just a quick post before the kids get home from school and take over the controls!!
Best wishes!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

new cards

Hi there, here are some shots of my new cards as promised.

I've added these to my etsy shop, if you'd like to take a look. Just a brief post as we're in the middle of watching a thrilling episode of Dr Who!!
best wishes to all!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cup of tea prints

Hi, it's great to be back online with my new computer, which is about a hundred times faster than the old dinosaur!! (My kids think they're in heaven).

Last week I spent a lovely morning chiseling a couple of new lino-cuts for cards. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy linocutting, it's quite meditative and relaxing. I've printed up a bunch on different coloured papers, and now I"m, slowly in spare moments, handcolouring with pencil.  Some just have a highlight of colour, some I get a bit more carried away with!! I'll show you some finished cards soon.

If you're in Darwin - next Saturday is the Italian Festival, it's being held on the lawns outside Parliament House. I don't know if I've been asleep or if this is the first one?! I haven't been to it before, but will be singing at this one. A group from the Darwin Chorale are joining a group of Italian ladies to sing some Italian songs - O Sole Mio and Quando quando, are ones you might know. We'll be onstage around 6.30, there'll be lots of other entertainment through the afternoon and evening and I'm sure there'll be wonderful food!!

Happy Mother's Day, and have a great week.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Excuses, excuses...

My computer has died, really this time I don't think even my amazing partner will be able to resurrect it!! Hopefully I'll get my courage up and go shopping for a laptop this weekend (I admit I'm pretty terrified about all things technological!!) So I'll be back when all of that is up and running.
Best wishes, have a great May Day.