Away for few days

This is all I managed to do yesterday. Lamy Safari pen with DeAtramentis Archive Ink in Fabriano Venezia sketchbook. I was hoping to paint in the evening after everyone is in bed, but the youngest, who was sleeping beautifully lately, just wouldn’t fall asleep....

Happy 2015!

First sketch of 2015: Bendigo Christmas Tree. Lamy Safari pen with DeAtramentis Archive Ink and Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour in Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook (14.0 x 21.6 cm) Yesterday was a very normal day for me: my husband went to work, I took the...

Merry Christmas

Unusually we are at home for Christmas instead of traveling somewhere else in the world to visit our widespread extended family. There is no Christmas tree – I doubt a real one would last long in the summer heat and I didn’t want to buy a plastic one....

In the Garden: Tomatoes

I attempted to grow tomatoes few times in London, but they would always succumb to some disease, so I’m very chuffed with my success at growing them here in Australia. The kids got to eat the first two, but there are plenty about to ripen and I’m looking...

Christmas Cards

After looking in the post office and the various stationary shops I finally found exactly the type of Australian-themed Christmas cards I was looking for at the St Paul’s Cathedral Christmas shop. Now I just need to sort through my address book, ask few people...

In the garden: white

White potato creeper Pandorea jasminoides or Bower vine Philadelphus ‘Virginal’ (?) Flowering succulent White rose bush at the front of the house that made me fall in love with the house while looking through the rental listings. Some of the roses have jut a tiny bit...