An early morning walk at the off-leash beach with my new dog. Unlike a weekend afternoon, when the beach is bustling, at dawn it's just us, the sand and the sky. A few other souls wander through: early birds and dogs with energy to burn. Sprinting greyhound, chasing terrier, herding kelpie. Seaweed to sniff and [...]
Here is today's doodle of kitchen vessels, which my son calls an 'armada'.
My 9-year-old daughter and I recently went lane-crawling in Melbourne's CBD, looking at street art. She took many of these shots in and around Hosier Lane. The best bit was watching all the people enthusiastically checking out the graffiti. We'd just come from the Ian Potter Gallery across the road at Fed Square, and I [...]
Back in Oz. Last night I did a page in my sketchbook on highlights of my UK trip. (You might need to click on the picture to read the text.)
Blogging on my phone on the fast train from Edinburgh to London. The view from the window: rainclouds looming over rapeseed fields. I'm leaving Edinburgh after five days, which feels way too soon - I was just starting to get my bearings and discover all the good things to see. (Admittedly I spent a fair [...]
Hanging out in Christ Church College, Oxford, where many of the Hogwarts scenes were filmed for the Harry Potter films. Waiting for the scholars to finish lunch so I can visit Hogwarts Hall. Go Gryffindor! (Actually I'm probably more of a Ravenclaw girl...)
Fun times during my first five days in London: - At Westminster Abbey, a blue hedgehog sculpture on the tomb of a woman who died in 1596. Why a hedgehog? Why blue? Don't know. Loved it. - Music, music everywhere. Alone in the crypt of St Bride's in Fleet Street (stumbled across when I took [...]
I'm in the UK on holiday - my first visit and traveling solo, which is an indescribable luxury. I've been here for six days and already my head is full to bursting with new ideas and images and experiences. This morning, en route from London to Oxford, I bought a small notebook and pen so [...]
In the car park out the back of a local Chinese grocer's: compressed blocks of old fruit boxes. I find them strangely appealing. Kind of a "princess-and-the-pea living rough" vibe.
I'm not much of a shopper-for-leisure (nurseries don't count, right?), but when on holiday I do like a good market and op shop trawl. I've just come back from Tasmania with a bit of a haul, and I've noticed a theme - I keep buying things with flowery, leafy designs. Come to think of it, [...]