25 February 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that we are at last up and running with a shiny new laptop and modem! I've really missed my keyboard ....

I had to resort to plastic bags for fun places to hang out!

Being without her beloved computer has meant that 'She' hasn't been very friendly either . She even yelled at me and then wouldn't speak to me for a whole day!! What's that all about? You may well ask, though I believe it had something to do with me testing my teeth on one of the new modem wires and chewing right through - I mean, what's another day without internet access? So I hid in this bag waiting to swipe her ankles MOL!

Ok, enough of our computer woes - I'm handing this back to Mum again to tell you about all the lovely things that have been dropping into her mail box over the last couple of weeks.

First off - my travelling book arrived safely back home! This photo shows all eight pages (best to click it to enlarge) and what a treat it was to finally see all the lovely work my Arty SoulSisters have made for me - thanks so much girls, I'll treasure all the colourful paintings, textiles, collages and folded paper you've created for my colour and shape-themed book!! Now just got to work out how I'm going to bind the whole thing together with my cover and first page.

I was totally surprised by this wonderful stitched textile which arrived from Dolores Sedore in Canada - this was a piece from the art exchange I took part in before Xmas! If you're reading this Dolores, I'm sending you a BIG thank you - I truly appreciate how much work went into its making. Unfortunately, I don't know where your blog is - does anyone else out there know?

Also from the same art exchange came these adorable pieces from Paola Zakimi - all the way from Argentina! I think they've been on their travels for a long while (posted before Xmas!) but they eventually made it here safe and sound. Aren't they super? Thanks Paola!

Next up is this lovely little painting from Silke - we agreed a private exchange a while back and she sent me this pretty lady with the most gorgeous green eyes - thanks so much Silke, it was fun to exchange with you!

Finally, a delightful Egret postcard from Suki from our Global Greetings Mail Art group - please hop over to visit our blog to read more about it and all the other great cards that are being exchanged - there's lots going on over there. Thanks Suki!

And last, but not least, many thanks to all of you who left such supportive comments during my enforced blogging absence! I've missed you all !

16 February 2010

We are not amused!

Originally uploaded by carolinesoer
Indeed - we are not amused!! Our laptop and the internet were struck by lightening last week and we are still not back to normal here. What's a cat to do without a warm keyboard? Anyway, Mum just wanted to send a BIG thankyou to all who have left her such super comments on her last two posts and to let you all know that we'll be back commenting and posting just as soon as it is possible! Thanks, Tia x

8 February 2010

Illustration Friday - Muddy

'Muddy' - watercolour

Getting muddy - that's what happy little piggies do best!

I painted this quickly this morning and enjoyed sloshing the paint around a bit after last week's more precise painting. Here's a link to another 'muddy' which I posted some months ago for IF Wallow.

5 February 2010

Illustration Friday

Appleblossom and Bees - watercolour

click to enlarge

Just scraping in here with 'Focused' with a few hours of Friday left before the new word is posted! A botanical watercolour painting this time which has had me focused for several days. I've been using a magnifying glass to create this and definitely need to rest my eyes for a while!


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