Sunday, May 31, 2009

The kitchen bench

A small collection of some of the things that belong in our kitchen, and some that visit from time to time.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pretty as a picture

Today I spent the best part of the afternoon washing walls and moving pictures. This frenzy was not brought on by Spring or pregnancy but by the prospect of spending more time around the house as the winter chill sets in. The first picture in this set is a beautiful paper cut titled Blue by the artist and very lovely Umbrellabella. The piece now hangs in my bedroom and it is a real treat to rest my eyes upon the gentle curves of the cut paper which often make me think of waves lapping at the shore. The third piece is a portion of something I painted a while ago. Painting this one was fun as it required squeezing out sticky enamel paint through a syringe. I tend to develop a bit of cringe towards my paintings and they often end up in the back room or shed, but this one has proved to be a survivor and is now a keeper.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The night Max wore his wolf suit..... the other night we were looking up animated versions of our favourite stories - there was an old lady who swallowed a fly (found a great version by Cyndi Lauper), the hungry little Caterpillar among others. We came across this trailer treasure of the Spike Jonze directed Where the Wild Things Are movie. Can't wait for this one to come out. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Favourite five

1. Planning a winters veggie patch
2. a sweet reflection
3. a tiny carrot found amongst a bunch of giants
4. Chai with orange blossom honey5. fresh sage leaves

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Daniel Boyd Kudjla/Gangalu peoples Treasure Island 2005. Image from here. Something on Daniel Boyd from here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The square window

What window will we look through today....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day

This morning the sun shone through the window, making golden all of the lovely honey and straw shades in my daughters hair. A simple chocolate cake was baked. Sweet offerings were gratefully received. Beautiful pictures were painted in a sunny spot in the yard and I was once again reminded of the importance of slowing down and enjoying what you most love and enjoy. * Happy Mother's Day! x

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday - early May

Food, warmth and comfort