Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Sometimes it happens,just feels wright,such a pleasure when
You are inspired. " watercolors on paper"
Brush follows effortless,everything in the correct place,colours are fluent,liner is steady.
I have to thank Delwyn from" A hazy moon" because she takes me with her when Walkabout through Forrest on the Sunshine coast.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I learn

The painting above I started when on Holidays in France that was a special time which i shared with a very good friend of mine,I had to think of her and thought about this painting how much I struggled to get it finished,I picked it out the other day and i was sad to see that all of the ink had started running,blotched every where! I remembered that I was compromising on buying good tools because of a low budget,i need a good liner to do all the detailing and I have learned my lesson well, a little bit too late for this one.
This painting i made shortly after finishing the top one ,i had this thing with copper paint great effects and fitted the atmosphere of summer for me,I gave this painting away to good friends in America ,This is the only picture I have of this painting and it is not a very good one,lesson learned always document your work properly,no matter what it is.

In that way I am a bit of a hoarder i safe every little bit of what I make because sometimes you make something and don't think the world of it but,when you see it again after a while it can be just what you need for that one project,I learned not to throw out even if I don't like it at the time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Guard cat Dingo

Just about every day dingo comes and get me to go out in the garden for some play time,we play hide and seek (dont know why but he loves this game) runs after the ball ( me too) and we check every corner if every thing is still in the wright place,we watch the blue Skye but,is he really watching the blue Skye?
or is it the bird there on the top of the roof.I have known Dingo now for four years and I know he pretends to just have a relax flowerpot rest but....
what he really is doing is looking at these birds through the fence,he knows that the neighbor will feed the birds,every day,same place,same time and I know this too so I am alert.

he thinks i dont know that when he pretends too scratch his nails on the tree
or show his photogenic left side of his face
He is really looking at these birds ,I know that they know because it is every day he same story.
He loves our little wild garden so much that he is very protective of his space when innocent people with dogs pass bye he runs to the fence and (of course knowing he is safe behind the fence) protects it with his life! he stamps front legs firm on the soil and hisses and screams so laud the dog dont even want to sniff for a little while.
in particular this one lady with two dogs is afraid of Dingo attacking her dogs ,when she sees dingo she picks the dogs up and I have too laugh every time again!..I have a guard cat Called Dingo you see his name is very well chosen for this little Grey skinny cat,I did not know he was so curages when i found him that one day.
I know him very well and I know I have to watch him when we are in the garden,I guard him like a dog!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Down the stream

Somewhere unknown to me you will float.
But I have made a wish.
Remember to be careful when you find
These flowers from my heart.
artwork by me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Magic is in the Air

There was magic in the air today the Skye was bluer then blue.
Autumn in Australia -I think- you can not get the weather any better then this,you feel like you are on the top of the world!.. I did today.

felt with silk thread and glass beats .
The days are a kind of hot but at night it is comfortable cool and with this cooler season coming closer i feel like KNITTING!
hand spun wools and silk.
Every winter i knit till late at night,spinning I have learned but don't do it as much because there is so much to do and little time! the moment I have several projects going on,painting,tatting,working in the garden and a stripping down paint job!...and soon i will be picking up my shawl I have been knitting since last winter.
I experiment a bit too. hand spun silk/wool with pearls and coral.
The bracelet I wear often. hand spun mohair with felt flower.
Have not been wearing the necklaces yet. hand spun silk with tatted flowers.
For me this season is very inspirational ,the shades at the end of the day inspire me to paint,the blue Sky's make me want to felt and then there are all the other things you want to do,cook a nice meal,go for a walk,play hide and seek with Dingo in the garden,chat with the neighbor and so on lets not forget Blogging and keeping in contact with family and friends...there is just not enough time in the day,it is great when your health is with you so you can do all of these things i am very grateful today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

living with ants

I have been living with ants lately,I share my living space with these funny little creatures,the story started with just 4 living happy on my table nibbling on whatever I left laying around we gotten used to each other and I thought they must be homeless ants looking for a cosy place to live over the winter months and shelter from the rain.
As you know Ants do have large families my friends must have told all of their families members about this spot,my table,my couch,my bed,my food,my floor just about every where I have members of the family living in good harmony and clean they are as well.
But is this now getting out of hand?..when rains have passed will they return home and leave me in peace ?..well you see I do not know what to do as I am not for killing they deserve the world as much as I do
I deleted the footage because it was taken ages too load the page
look they are really nice!
I am sure that many people will just wipe them of the face of the earth and would not think twice about it but I just cant do it! I have to accept and wait till the rains have gone ooh and probably not having sweet things around on the table because just like me they have a sweet tooth!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Submarine sitting

When I was given the opportunity by my dear friend Ali to create felted wool beanbags for her PHD end presentation i was delighted ,not knowing what would be a had of me creating three large Beanbags for the sound installation room.

The presentation was to be in may so i had about three months to do my part and i needed all that time,I was new to felting ,just learning when I took on this big job.
I got a bit injured because of the circular movements I had to make with my hands,after the project i found out there were tools available to make the process of making felt go quicker.

There were pieces of felt everywhere I had rest underneath.

before I started to sew the pieces together.

The making flourished.
a look into the white room.

listening to sounds coming from the parabolic speakers,the whole purpose for the position of the beanbags was so people could listen to underwater sounds coming from the speakers in a relaxed mode.

.my friends exhibition was called :in another light and the theme taken was the movement of kelp or for me: underwater tree's. As kids do playing with the beanbags was fun.In between I did manage to make us costumes to look the part,I am wearing a creation inspired by seaweed,my dear friend Ali is wearing a creation inspired by jelly fish.To have been able to work on something so big has been such a privilege for me ,we had a lot of fun too My doctor friend Ali is very dear to me ...i do not know if I ever will make a beanbag again but never say never,in the meantime Dingo has taken over the beanbag as being his favorite sleeping place (of course).I also could not have done this project without the moral support from my lovely sister.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dear is the casurina to my soul

But not because of its magnificence
Dear is the Casuarina to my soul:
Beneath it we have played; though years may roll,
O sweet companions, loved with love intense,
For your sakes, shall the tree be ever dear!
Blent with your images, it shall arise
In memory, till the hot tears blind mine eyes!
What is that dirge-like murmur that I hear
Like the sea breaking on a shingle-beach?
It is the tree's lament, an eerie speech,
That haply to the unknown land may reach Toru Dutt 1856-1877

Not because of love but because of sound this tree takes me back in time when I slept on deserted beaches.
I was only seventeen when I traveled up to Arnhem land (Arnhem Land, Australia, is Aboriginal homeland at the Australian Top End east of Darwin). our hearts were courage's and young and fear did not exist,I slept everywhere i lay my head never thinking of what might be hiding in our wild bush ,so I never did see any danger,no spiders,snakes,crocs we just cruised along in the jeep and picked out the most beautiful places to stay for a while.
After a while being in nature we lost all interest for materialism i think there were moments I can recall as the happiest time in my life so far,our trip lasted for three months and I have a few nice story's to tell if you want?? artwork by me,pen drawing from a long time ago


The sisterhood award is traveling overseas to Aleksandra on NEW TIMES ARRIVED
You are lovely xxx Mona.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I have a liking towards the colour blue drawing by me
Some things I have
some things I do setting up a new drawing
I just like blue making dolls

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dingo king of the castle

A little story about a handsome cat called Dingo.
One day four years ago after contemplating it for over ten years I decided I was ready to have a cat in my live,and what a good decision that was honestly!..he was curled up at the Rspca and the lady showing me all the kittens said: ooh the Grey one (Dingo) no one wants him he is very vocal, I will have him then thank you he is the one! he came home and he owned the place strait away and ever since he is the king of the castle.
Now i dont mind anything he does I think all is funny ( except bringing in wildlife) but let me tell you he demands us to get up in the middle of the night to let him in and early morning when he is well rested but we are fast asleep demands to be let out with loud calls,ha ha??? ..well Mostly it is my sister who gets up ( every night) she is a light sleeper she does not laugh but she just go's along with it ha ha ???.
He is also very jealous does not want me to talk with people and especially on the phone when he hears me talking on the phone ( I dont know how he knows) he comes running down the hall screaming for help! ha ha ??? I think it is so cute but demands to be stroked and kissed and to be told he is great, I become all nervous on the phone you know it is like having a child on your lab.
when I start talking about My little boy Dingo you will be here till tomorrow and the day after to listen what I have to say about the daily routines of my life with Pinkie ( his nick name).

So I will tell a story or two so now and then about my friend Dingo. click picture to enlarge
I do not believe we are more or less then our fellow four legged friends,what do you think?

Friday, April 3, 2009

flowers for you

Flowers for my blog friends artwork by me
just because
I like you

Thursday, April 2, 2009


The sky was pink from rim to rim with rosy clouds,that send their glow on to the tips of the tree tops and awakened all the birds of the neighbourhood into song.
from: a bush calender April.

There is one good thing about not sleeping well at night,
I get too enjoy different hours of a day.

The morning glimpse of the sun which i see rising with the light of a candle
The morning songs of birds more then I can Imagine living in a city
Dingo purring away with me as his pillow.
I try too see the positive of not having good nights of sleep lately,it will pass I know.

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