Category Archives: Sketches

Let The Sunshine In – #Inktober 2018 Day 1

Let the sunshine in. Brighten up my day.
Let the sunshine in. Blow my blues away.
Let the sunshine in!

(With apologies to Georgie Fame)

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Let The Sunshine In – #Inktober 2018 Day 1

Sadly, three tall Jarrah trees close to our house were felled, for safety reasons, on day one of Inktober 2018.

But now more light streams into our home to chase any blues away.

My self inflicted restrictions for Inktober 2018 are:

  • Black and yellow ink
  • Sunshine reference
  • Related to my day.

The hardest part of Inktober is posting- especially when I feel there is a whopping mismatch between idea and the outcome!




When You Are Not Aware Of The Time Ticking…

When you are not aware of the time ticking, that is always a sign that you are enjoying something. Hannah Ware

I must have enjoyed February – or at least some of it!  It’s been and gone already!

February 2016

February 2016

This collage reminds me of only a few of the things that kept us so busy we’re always wondering where the time went.  It reminds me:

  • I made some progress on my tree portrait.
  • A friend gifted us locally grown figs – yum!
  • I made Olive and Fig Tapenade, Fig and Mango Chutney & Chocolate Fig Olive Oil Cake
  • Our own harvest of cherry tomatoes continued to demand attention.
  • A spinal surgeon gave me news I did not want to hear.
  • We celebrated friends’ birthdays.
  • I crocheted slippers for winter – yes even in 40 degree C heat!!
  • I started writing a recipe book.
  • G’s daughter Kate flew off with a work visa for adventures in Canada.
  • Of Valentine’s Day :)x
  • G & I had new ‘tablets’ for our birthdays – & new challenges!
  • Of taking Ballicart to be serviced ready for our next adventure.
  • I attended an Experimental Drawing course.
  • We looked after Molly, a silky terrier with attitude & health issues, while friends were away.
  • We walk each morning in a beautiful reserve.
  • I found a pack of erasers in my desk so made one into a ‘chop’.
  • I kept a daily journal & made sketches for the majority of the days in the month.
  • I received some lovely gifts including flowers, diamonds and ‘crop circle’ plaques.
  • We had a lovely extended, blended, 3 generational gathering to celebrate our birthdays.
  • The extra day in the year was used to start preparing our place for our house minders while we’re away.  The laundry cupboard has never been so tidy!!

The stuff dreams are made of for me and many methinks.



No New Year Resolutions Broken!

I didn’t make any New Year resolutions so that I wouldn’t break any.  Thought it better for self esteem…

Somehow though resolutions seem to be bubbling up into my consciousness.

I’ve kept a diary since January 1!

As well as I writing I’ve sketched or taken a photo of something representing each day – it’s amazing how much I recall of a day by viewing its image, which prompted me to make a photo collage of my January.  (Maybe I’m still under the influence of Inktober…)

I’m keen to keep doing these things for the whole year so does that mean I have a resolution or three?!

My January 2016

My January 2016



Oh – and I may well post a collage monthly – does that make four?..

At Last! – #Inktober 31

I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to the last day of a month so much!

Happy Halloween! - #Inktober 31

Happy Halloween! – #Inktober 31

A big thank you to friends, family and fellow bloggers who have liked and commented through the month, it was really encouraging – and despite my bemusement as to why I participated in Inktober 2015, I’m glad I did!