Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Photo Shoot

Here's the photos from my photo shoot with Julia. I'm in my studio wearing my painting clothes.

Photography by Julia Thomas

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nothing Much to Report

I have still been working cleaning out the shed. I can't believe its taken so long. There was a lot of junk in there as Bob and I are both hoarders. Bob is worse though hehehe. I haven't done any art for about two weeks I reckon. All I do is household chores, go to gym and back to the shed. Well I suppose it took years to get in that state, so its not going to get cleared up in a flash is it? My fingers are itchy. They need to get covered in paint and gel medium so I feel an art day coming up real soon. I will take a break from the clean-up and just immerse myself in the activity of painting. I haven't even used my new easel yet. I just have a half finished painting sitting on it. It's time I finished it!

Julia said its about time I had a new profile pic so she came over tonight and did a photo shoot with me. I decided to wear my art clothes, complete with paint splotches and do the shoot in my studio. Can't wait to see the pics but it will be awhile as Julia is still editing photos from earlier shoots and needs to finish those before doing mine.

Well its nearly 10.30pm and I'm yawning so its time I went to sleep I reckon, goodnight .....

Friday, August 21, 2009

My New Easel

I have wanted to show you this since Tuesday and never got around to it. Bob not only bought me mobile Internet for my birthday but he also bought me a rather expensive, brand spanking new easel. I have been drooling over this easel for quite some time. Every time I went to the art shop for more supplies I would look longingly in its direction. Anyway let me run through some of its features. Firstly it holds gigantic canvases and is sturdy. It has wheels (with brakes) so it can easily be moved around. The canvas can be raised and lowered with ease.

But the best feature is that it can be laid flat like a work bench while the canvas is still on it. Woo!
Can you all understand how exciting this easel is??? Do you know how easy it will make my work??? Bob had made me a drawing easel years ago but as my work now is all on the large side I had really outgrown it. I also used a tabletop easel but that was hopeless with a large canvas. Bob was naughty spending all that money and we have to tighten the belt even more but how could I tell him off when he makes my dreams come true?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Too Much Pizza and Cake

Its a week later and here we are again for my birthday this time. Too much pizza and cake!!!

ok everyone - model pose

now you see us

now you don't
deep breath ... blow

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spring is In the Air

Yesterday we had our first warm day. A little early for August. The warmth opened the first jasmine flowers and I was greeted with that sweet sweet scent of spring. As it happened I got all the washing done and it dried really quickly. I was so involved with all my household chores I never took the time to take the clothes off the line. And of course Murphy's Law being what it is we had thunder, lightning and rain overnight. Oh well the rain does give the clothes that nice fresh smell. My house is spic and span and it gives me the best feeling that I spent the day getting rid of those ever growing dust bunnies. It gives me that real satisfied feeling :). I still need to attack the gardening. I'm really late pruning my roses and the weeds are smothering everything. The next fine day I will start (maybe) hehehe.

Friday, August 14, 2009

To Do List

Its Friday evening. I love this time of night. Dinner is over and done with and its time to sit back and relax. Tomorrow I plan to do a thorough clean and get our house back in order. Some washing is needed too. The weather is getting warmer so I should get it all dry. I love the smell of fresh washing off the line. There's nothing quite like it. My garden still needs a lot of work but it will have to wait a bit longer. Still haven't finished the shed clean up. Its funny how the list always seems to get longer instead of shorter. No matter how much you do there's always more waiting to be done. Oh well right now I'm going to watch a little of So You Think You Can Dance. No 'to do' list tonight.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Joy of Wireless Internet

Bob gave me an early birthday present. Yep mobile internet. I'm sitting in bed, watching Law and Order and posting on my blog. I love multi-tasking hehehe. Now I can be on the net in my studio, in the garden and in bed YAY!

Below is a family photo taken on Bob's birthday. From left to right is my Mum, daughter Julia, son Troy, granddaughter Zoe, Bob (wearing the birthday cake hat), me in the front and Mark. Zoe's dad. We got pizza for dinner and had birthday cake for dessert. Taking a group shot with the timer on the camera is always such a laugh. Rushing to get in position before the camera clicks. Trying again and again to make sure everybody is in and not pulling too much of a silly face. I don't think we have ever managed the perfect shot but we always laugh and laugh.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Work

I'm really tired. I've been busy for so long without really filling the well. I went to gym this morning and then took cd of images of all my work for the exhibition to the gallery (deadline was today) and then I sat and watched dvd's all afternoon. Just doing nothing, thinking of nothing, sitting and watching mindlessly. I will feel more energetic tomorrow. I just needed some down time. I desperately need to do some household chores. I've got behind and the place is a real mess. I need to dust and vacuum and wash floors. I need to tend to my garden and I need to do some laundry. But as Scarlett O'Hara would say ... I'll think about it tomorrow when I can stand it. After all tomorrow is another day.
Afternoon Tea
mixed media on canvas
60.9x60.9cm (24"x24")
Not Before Dinner
mixed media on canvas
50.8x60.9cm (20"x24")

Brown Onions
mixed media on canvas
91cmx91cm (36"x36")

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back Soon

I'm sorry for the lack of posts. I'm really busy and have to let some things slide to fit other things in. Don't give up on me. I will post a proper post real soon.