Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another goodbye...

Hey Gemma, you were a good dog. I don't think we realised how much you loved us until the end. Thank you for all your tireless, often rejected, smelly, licky, hairy love. I found a photo of you from 2003, you don't look sick, or old or tired.

What I will remember is how much you loved Ollie. How much you loved Apollo Bay. How you ran into stormy sea water to fetch a log because Tob threw it for you and told you to get it. How much you loved to go for walks. The fun times at Digman Reserve in the twilight. How you loved chasing birds. How much you loved Chester, and then TC and shared your house with them. And how much you cared for us all in your quiet way. Thank you so much for waiting until we were ready.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nice things twisted...

Mum has these lovely old books from when she was a child that we loved all over again when we were kids. Books that come from a time when the fact that they were 'in colour' was worth mentioning on the front of the book. Even now when I look at them I love them, but then I think of a different caption for the image and I ruin it. I'm sure you've seen those vintage pictures with new and mostly rude/cheeky captions on cards, fridge magnets, notepads etc. Glitch has one about Sally rippin it up in the playground that makes me laugh every time.

The problem is, I'm terrible at them. The things I think of make me giggle, but they lack the finesse and brevity of a truly masterful caption. For example the original innocent caption:

My alternative caption: John didn't care that a learner must always be accompanied by a fully licensed driver.

Not funny. But sadly, I made myself giggle.

Original image and caption:

My caption: OK, so I can't think of one but I know it would have to have something about planting marijuana...

Maybe I should stick with saying how lovely these are as illustrations, and leave the devious thinking to someone else. What do YOU think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Afternoon time filler

I have been wishing I was at home for the last hour and a half. I've been busy entertaining myself, dreaming I was home making something with fabric and scissors and sewing.

So I entertained myself drawing Kitsune below. I wonder why triangles are trending at the moment - I quite like them, but a shape in fashion?*shrug*

"Kitsune gazed at the stars and pondered. The many thoughts in her mind swirled and flowed free and indistinct, half formed shapes. She felt like she was dreaming, and yet, never more awake than now. A voice in the great song of creation simply by existing, not even making a sound."

"It was beautiful."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've got a feeling...

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...that the world needs a big dose of love, strategically developed compassion and a whole heap more being nice to each other.

This cleverly put together heart, and the huge amount of bad news on The Age website this week, and the horrible lady on the train yesterday who I wish I had had the guts to challenge, inspired this sad-for-us-all delia, and in turn this post.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Creative Space

I feel like if my blog was a wallet, metaphorically speaking, there would be a moth fly out of it when you checked it. Two weekends ago now, my back went and these last two weeks have seen me visiting the chiro a lot, and resting, waiting for the pain killers to kick in, and only crafting a tiny, tiny amount. I've been feeling quite sad looking at my kitchen table with the makings of a dress half sewn together and not able to face sitting down and picking it back up again after sitting, standing, walking, lying on the carpet in the board room giving a colleague a mega fright (true story) and sitting again at work for as long as I can stand to.

'Treasures in heaven' for my parents who have been so kind to me, driving me in to work, and home again. Weeks like this really make me feel like I should be my own boss - I'm quite motivated to go to work it seems... and actually, this morning walking in to work I had a nice little day dream about owning a store full of lovely things and wrapping them up for people. I have no idea how to run a business, so at this point it was a nice pipe-(day)-dream before sitting down at my desk to get on with real life.

Here's a quick glance at what I've been crafting. I really need to finish it quick I'm thinking as I've already had another idea. Also, I need to get much faster at this stitching thing if I'm going to see my ideas on a wall.

Yes, it says 'hell' it's going to say 'hell yeah!' when it's finished.

Can you cross stitch on the train? I'm thinking I will try.