Wednesday, July 6, 2011

my but its cold outside

not such a long time since my last visit; tis 4.30am and sleep eludes me, consequently here I am having some therapy. Took off up to Launceston for the weekend, just to enjoy the northern scenery and visit some lovely friends; of course took some snaps along the way, so enjoy, especially the beautiful swan's nest on Lake Dulverton at Oatlands.......oh its VERY cold outside, just ventured outside the back door to grab another log for the fire....toasty now

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


well, a strange title after such a long break in in general seems to have taken over one way or the other, and getting on with living, loving and learning are foremost on my prioity list, which seemed to get little long so some things had to wait; must admit tho I have missed posting great here a a few horizons for a re-starter
Oh; ALL of my brooches have found good homes and have died a natural death.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

deck the halls

well, I endeavoured to put some images up this morning, to no avail, but then it is the silly season and I think almost everyone was on the net, but this time success!!!
Firstly the beautiful nest, a work of art in its own rightwith a beautiful wooden egg sitting perfectly in it.
Christmas Eve Pia and I cooked up a storm.....we love this time together as it is rare, and relish the results, especially the tasting which was sensational....sweet treats, cheeses, breads, pate, ham with the most divine glaze, and much more. The day was shared with friends and family alike, and of course we ate and drank a little too much, then who didn't?

Boxing day was spent with good friend Paul and his family at Conningham, once again divine tastings and wonderful company.
After a day or so resting and recouperating we took off up to Brady's lake to visit family and of course Pia took along her trusty camera and captured images of the most beautiful lupins amass along the roadside, and of course there were the wonderful "character" was a glorious day.
Lawrie has spent the day carving more of his chess pieces from the many Hebel blocks we still have; he is quite amazing with his vision and ability to carve as he sees in his minds eye. These will sit upon a VERY large chess board in the garden.

I will post more images in the coming days, as there are far too many not to share with you.
Happy 2011......suzi

Monday, October 18, 2010

long time no post

well, it seems like an age since I have accessed and updated anything happening in this part of the world, but stuff has been happening and I have been having some breathing space and a few reality checks.....
The winter has been a long one and the need to keep the home fires burning has been on top of the days doings; I have been having a well needed de-clutter in my play room and in my wardrobe - feels much lighter and brighter all around.
Lawrie spent some time up at Brady's Lake during that very cold week we had mid September and of course took some fabulous photos; a lovely collage of those above, as is a little play duo below, this wonderful cracked pathway on the right took my fancy quite a long time ago, and it just sat so sympathetically beside one of my play paper pieces............then there are a couple of general brooch and card pics, just to keep it all up to date......tho their lack of uniqueness and presentation may not appeal to everyone!!!!!!!!!
I like to use all things recycled and it seems such a shame that we overlook the most humble notions and discard them.
Am keen to get back to playing with paper and have a few things sketched to follow up on.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

news, winter, and other stuff

well, long time no post.....but lots of things have been happening and I needed to get a few of my ducks in a row, consequently I have taken leave from my involvement in the EastSide"Makers"Market....Robyn, Jude, Felicity and Lauren will keep on keeping on and take it from strength to strength.
It was sad to receive notification of the folding of handmadehobart due to public liability issues, but then the market, the barn market and EastSide I'm sure will take up the challenge .

Lawrie and I continue to be amazed every time we read the fantastic blog of "mphtravels" - Pia, my daughter and her husband Mark took off on a VERY belated honeymoon to the US on April 7, purchased a vehicle in Los Angeles and have driven some 26,000kms exploring the amazing countryside. I take my hat off to them as its been a real eye opener for a lot of people who never thought they would get there.......AND they are due to fly back to Australia on July 7; how exciting is it going to be to get the background to it all, even though the skype sessions have been great. All being well they're moving to Melbourne and of course I CAN'T WAIT.....somewhat easier to visit from this little island.

just a light hearted visual, I was outside exploring early one morning last week - yes in the cold, and the images I captured of the starkness and stillness were just beautiful - to me anyway, so thought I would share a beautiful image with you.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

these are a few of my favourite things.......

I've had a good few days playing mostly - spent Friday upstairs in my playroom trying some new brooches using some of my own photographic images - quite good results really, just need to refine a couple of things and get the right finish.
Saturday had a fun night catching up with lots of old friends from a past life - a reunion with old workmates from WIN television (formerly TVT6), I worked there as a film editor for quite a few years; not quite a time warp, but can assure you most of us looked at the names attached to us before we could put 2 and 2 together and catching up on the last very many years.
Lots happening for the next EastSide"Makers"Market on Sunday June 6 with some lovely new makers coming to light.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a link to think upon

just to try out this exercise; I seem to have been attached to the computer all day with ever frustrating things happening, so I just want to see if this will work for me; no harm in trying I suppose