Monday, 16 July 2012

I completely stuffed up my last attempt at Julie would say, "So simple a child could do it".  Call me what you like, I don't CARE///////////////////////////////!   Just help me out of this mess.  Everytime I go to Add a Photograph, for instance, I end up getting someone elses photo, or puting it in the last Blog.  I am going mad.
First I wanted to show my latest knitting prowess and they turned up all upside down and could seem to be able to rotate took me hours of frustration, with repeats where I didn't want them and such, and then I lost the did that happen:?  I can't even prevent myself from doing all that again because I don't know what's going wrong..  It must be me.  I work on a computer five days a week,  yet I don't seem to have as much trouble there.  I guess it has to do with using the internet.

I'LL TRY I will add a photo of my finished painting of the Little Kingfisher, then I will try to add the red beret that I finally finished, with the help of Julie and the internet, which showed how to the most incredibly loose cast off.  I will leave it at that for one episode.  Then, if that works out all right, I will attempt to do the same on my Ravelry sign in as Shmozzle, adding the scarf that I knitted Adam for his up and coming birthday.  It has curled, so I will have to edge part of it and then iron it.

Aright, here goes.....Add Photo....NOPE, that's not it.   That is the photo of the bird I painted with the real leaves sitting on top of the painting to see how they will look when painted. 
I'll try again......

Well at least that is the picture of the woman who now has and is wearing the red beret that I knitted  for her.  So now you can see my office where I work with Eve wearing my knitting. 
Now I will try one last time to grab the completed art work of the Little Kingfisher.......

YAY and YIPPEEEE!  I've done it........OMG!!!!  Success at last.  .  So tell me, do you think the leaves look better behind the branch in front or do they look better over the top?  Because I can alter that . I couldn't make up my mind when I was painting it.

I was very touched when I saw how my dear sister, Julie, had lovingly taken photos of my home whilst she was here and posted them to the Blog, very touched indeed.  The life one lives becomes more apparent through the eye of the lens and when taken  by someone else.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Over the weekend I had a very productive and creative time with the influence of my much motivated sister, Julie.  We sat together on the couch with our knitting and she helped me to rectify a repeated mystake in a red beret I was knitting, while I continued with a scarf for our brother.  We also painted birds on her last day before she left for Canberra.
Julie also got me onto a fabulous knitting site called Ravelry, of which she also enrolled me as a member.  You can look it up on Google.  I am downloading pictures for this post and on first attempt on my own.....I am not very good at these operations...bare with me.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Tallulah's dinner & face painting

Tallulah, Gwen and Allan all came over for dinner and we decided to do some face painting with the face paints that I bought Tallulah for her birthday.

Cassie painted a sun and some love hearts on Tallulah's face.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Herman Pekel Workshop

On my recent holiday I was privileged enough to enjoy the teaching of Herman. I particularly enjoyed his French street scenes, such as is shown here.

I had so much fun, especially staying with Grace, Susan, Ruth and Doug. Herman was entertaining as well.  I also visited my sister and family in Canberra and really relaxed. I had a great time with Julie and my nieces there. I went to the National Art Gallery and started up some knitting while I was there.

Here is one of my paintings...