Showing posts with label water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water. Show all posts

Friday, 14 November 2008


Hey it's raining here! That' a big deal for us. Last night on TV they said Melbourne folk are going to be rationed to 150 litres of water per day because of our current drought. Which is fine by me if big water guzzling companies also have the same restrictions placed on them. I am so excited by today's rain that I ate breakfast sitting outside under cover watching it come down on the garden. It smells so good too.

Do you think the design above might work well on a tea towel?

Must sees this weekend include illustrator Kat McLeod's exhibition on at Lamington Drive Gallery in Fitzroy. She's called it '
The Tiniest Spark'. I'm sure this show will be huge as her work has been all over the media recently. Yay for her!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

more thyme please

More garden talk.... my excuse is that everything is growing madly from the warm weather despite the lack of rain. We're back to using the bucket in the shower to water the garden. If you're unfamiliar with this little routine (most Australians know it well), one stands in the shower with a bucket between one's legs to catch the run off water. Then it is hauled from the bathroom to whichever part of the garden is looking the most dry. This is all fine if your lower back to doesn't get niggly from time to time like mine does. We just need some rain. Please.

Most of us need more time/thyme. Our herb patch is doing well. Note the thyme and oregano in the pic above. These herbs don't mind the dry weather so much. Tomato seedlings have just gone in too in keeping with the Melbourne vegie garden tradition of planting them around Cup Day now that the soil is nice and warm.

You'd be forgiven for thinking this is a garden blog. It's not. I just think gardening is good for the soul and compliments doodling around in a sketch book.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

The ocean is an amazingly beautiful thing. No wonder artists of all kinds are inspired by it and are drawn to it constantly. It's so alive and vital and fresh. These wonderful rocks (the shapes amazed me) sit on the beautiful Whisky Bay at Wilson's Prom National Park in south-western Victoria, Australia. Otherwise known as the most southern point on the east coast of mainland Australia. It's a breathtakingly beautiful place with divine, pristine beaches and gorgeous wildlife (we spotted emus, wombats, gallahs and many kangaroos). I hope I can work out a way to incororate these lovely, smooth shapes into a print of some sort.