Almost Monday – Geewillinkinwinkings!

A Monday with a Difference – Labour Day

Here in Western Australia, Monday this week is a holiday – Labour Day.

In Australia Labour Day is to celebrate the Australian labour movement and the achievement of the 8 hour working day.

Eight Hour Day Banner, Melbourne, 1856

Eight Hour Day Banner, Melbourne, 1856 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think many people will not give the reason a thought and will just enjoy a paid day off.  Ironically, for many full-time workers it’s now normal to work more than 8 hours a day (for 8 hours pay) – but I’m getting too serious!   It’s nearly Monday – time to lighten up!

Highlights of my week?

Fruits of My Labour

Yay!  After hundreds of hours, designing, painting, experimenting, getting to know Photoshop, FastStone, Publisher, our printer and EBAY, I’ve taken a small step into online marketing with these cards:

Wildflowers of Balligar

Wildflowers of Balligar

I painted these watercolours from wildflowers in our garden.  I decided to highlight the flowers by isolating them as if they were preserved in a stained glass window with dynamic lead lighting to give the feel of the breeze or the tangle of the bush.

The prints are on fine art paper and all other paper is made from post consumer waste paper.  I do hope you take a look at the flowers of my labour.

Paper Paper Everywhere And Not a Tree To Spare!

I had great fun trying out my gift of a paper making kit.  The time, effort and mess was rewarded with some beautiful (in my eyes) pieces of unique paper but maybe not as good as this.

Handmade paper panel

Handmade paper panel (Photo credit: Boby Dimitrov)

The process brought home to me how much we take the various papers for granted and how wasteful we tend to be – sorry, getting too serious again.  The experience also brought into my life  interesting  web sites related to paper making including Inspiration Earth and SyndicateMizzou.

Potheads – Not what you might think!

This is a delightful, uplifting, short video from artist Kim Jaegar – Potheads.  Thanks to Sandy for sharing with me.

I hope you can find a few highlights in your past week too and in today.


2 thoughts on “Almost Monday – Geewillinkinwinkings!

  1. Greg Campbell

    Having seen these cards develop through a long process or design, painting, manafacture and production; I am in awe of the effort and thought that has gone into making such beautiful objects. Looking forward to more 🙂


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