Thursday, January 29, 2009

Australian wildlife

I've spent the last couple of weeks on summer holiday activities with the family and thought I'd share some of the photos with you all.

We went to Taronga Zoo (on what has become our annual visit) to find a wonderful new sealife area now as well as everything else and to meet the 'babies' born since our last visit. In particular we wanted to see Manifa, the 11 week old baby pigmy hippo, so so cute at only about 18 inches long. Seemingly she'd been unable to stand properly at birth and her mother gradually abandoned her, leaving her to be 'hand reared' at the zoo until strong enough to hopefully go back to her mother.

I managed to embarass my daughter again by walking around with tissue paper taking rubbings etc - not cool I believe, but they inspired me to get back to creating my texture pieces in white - more next week, promise.

We had a week in Tasmania just past, and couldn't leave without visiting the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary. But boy do those little teeth look sharp, up close! The poor things were looking very hot in the warm weather that week.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Life

Got distracted from my work (easily done with me) by a parcel in the post from the UK this week - an anniversary present from my other half. He let me open it a bit early, OK a few months early, in case "I didn't like it" he said, and he had to rethink - as if!!
Inside was one of Jan Beaney's wonderful wall hangings from her Australian series!

"New Life"

I think it was part of her exhibition at the Ally Pally in Oct with Jean Littlejohn, in case any of you recognise it.

I sat for ages just relishing being able to handle it up close. Needless to say I am still on a high!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

Happy New Year to everyone!

Didn't go into the city to see the fireworks this year but the show was still amazing on the TV, plus I could stagger off to bed without the 3 hour trudge home in the crowds. Heck, I sound old!
But I can't help thinking that $2million could be put to a better use.... think of the stash I could buy!!

Hope everyone is rejuvenated and inspired to get back to those modules....