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what a life! February 12, 2008

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I’m currently at my good friend, B’s property in King Valley, part of beautiful north east Victoria, totally surrounded by rolling hills and nestled bang smack in wine country. Up the road, some even a stones throw away are great wineries such as Brown Bros, Gapsted, Pizzini, Rose Hill Estate, Koombahla and the list goes on and on. I am sure we will be doing the rounds in the 9 days I am here.  B & R are totally horse mad and have 30 or so magnificent mares and stallions, some of who I met upclose and personal today.  After a lazy sleep in this morning, I spent the rest of the day exploring and taking photos, eating good food and enjoying good company.  After a perfect blue skied day we were treated to an improptu thunderstorm this evening just as the sun set. Doesn’t get much better than this! I’m truly in heaven.

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Canvas update February 10, 2008

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Still in progress is my canvas “HOME”. Nearly finished but I am in country Victoria for 2 weeks to visit with friends so I will have to add the last touches when I get back, totally have run out of time!  Just love the Tim Holtz distress crackle paints..mmmmmm! This was my first play with them and I was super impressed.  I bought about 7 colours but have quickly realised that I will have to collect the rest as they are just too yummy!!

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Home Canvases January 29, 2008

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I have noticed since moving 6 months ago that the same contents that was eclectically squished in our previous tiny home is spread out in our larger current house. There is definately greater wall space available too so I thought that I would start some canvases to fill the gaps here and there.


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I’m working on 2 canvases, the one on the left hand side above is painted with acrylics and has a dressmakers pattern adhered between layers (using Golden gel matte medium). I was just having a play positioning the “home” letters and need to add some more paint before anything.


MIA Photos January 23, 2008

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I was most happy today when I found a lost memory stick which was housing all my photos from our trip to Melbourne last year. Yah!!  Apart from lots of blog reading and some ordering of art supplies online, the last couple of days haven’t afforded any hands on art, fingers crossed for tomorrow.  I gathered some amazing pieces of driftwood at one of our local beaches early last week and I can feel a project coming on!  For now, here are a few of my favourite snaps that I retrieved from the memory stick today! (all taken in Melbourne, Victoria.)

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Ducky Day January 21, 2008

Filed under: photography,Uncategorized — misslainey @ 12:10 pm


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On one of the days last week my sister Helen and niece Clare were visiting, we drove to Eyres Park to feed the ducks. The seagulls were out in force and the girls took turns chasing them away while the other one fed the very eager (and oh so friendly!!) motley crew of ducks. I was clicking away getting photos all the while.  I’m no duck expert but have eyesight good enough to pick out at least 4 different varieties of our feathered friends.  My favourite was the little guy who features LH in the top photo.  He was very endearing and I was sure that at any moment he was going to open his beak and talk, he was so super cute and perfect- he didn’t seem real! I’ve knicknamed him BILL!


New Find! January 19, 2008

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Yep, it’s been a while and there has been various legitimate reasons why I haven’t been blogging but I’m not going to bore you with details. I’ve missed it so here we are again…

I had a real urge to visit our local tip shop the other day in the middle of taking my sister and niece sightseeing around Albany.  Apologising as I passed our destination turnoff, I followed the creative pull and was in the carpark a few minutes later.  It didn’t take long to do a quick full lap of the stuff for sale, just about everything was nothing I was interested in APART from this drop dead gorgeous red chair, which I proudly walked away with for just $1.50!  Got to tell you that it just made my day…


Photo Magnet Card June 29, 2007

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My good friend Lisa just celebrated her birthday and I wanted to give her something really special in the card department. These photos I took a few days ago at Emu Point.  I then adorned with rubons, printed acetate and staples.  A quick flip over and a couple of flat magnets top and bottom, all you need to do it write your greeting then attach the two pieces. A lasting card that will hopefully make her smile when she sees it!