Tuesday, August 9, 2011

on my mind

tramp-steamer adventures
tom waits
china in the snow
the ever-present presence of ibises on our street corner
growing kang kong
crows, crow women
robin hobb
the fleas
compromise vs balance
... and chocolate; I think I need chocolate.

In other news,
 this is the lovely Lady Luck... who is residing in my loungeroom until I decide whether I want to let her go...
 ..and I've been relishing the process of lino-printing fabric lately...

...and lastly, a chicken for nat!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


'The idea hovered and shimmered delicately, like a soap bubble, and she dared not even look at it directly in case it burst. But she was familiar with the way of ideas, and she let it shimmer, looking away, thinking about something else.'
Northern Lights, Philip Pullman

P.S. In other news, we have chickens!   Welcome to Cinderella, Fancy Nancy, Mrs Feather and Licorice; friendly, clucky little creatures that they are...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

adventures in blogland...

It feels strange to be setting out on a new venture, into the world of cyberspace, whilst sitting on my back verandah in my around-the-house clothes, with the quiet sounds of dry season unfolding around me... but, in lieu of actually being able to sling a backpack on at this moment and squint towards the horizon, it's pretty good. At least, there's plenty of coffee brewing here.
So, here's some photos of bits and pieces I've been making lately....
More thoughts down the track....