Thursday, November 29, 2012

hello there

hello there - just popping in to say I haven't run away! just very frantic getting organised for the double whammy market weekend. see you soon....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

busy week

this past week has been another busy one. up early each morning getting some stitching and orders done before heading off to the day job. trying to stay focussed on one thing at a time {sometimes a little hard when your mind is racing!}. these journals were a custom order for a lovely customer and will be winging their way to Japan, Finland and Norway as Xmas gifts for my customer's pen pals. how lovely to think they will be used in other parts of the world. 
and of course the double whammy market weekend is creeping much to do yet!
have a lovely weekend everyone

Monday, November 12, 2012

weekend moments

my photography weekend has been and gone. it was SO much fun! we started taking photos around Ulmarra on Friday afternoon, were up before dawn on Saturday and off taking photos in the fog around Tucabia, down to Cowper on Saturday afternoon for photos of the old house near my place, lunch and a walk around Brushgrove a little later, up before dawn again on Sunday morning taking more photos of the old house, a chat about photography with Toni, and then some last minute photos after lunch on Sunday before we all headed home feeling very tired. whew! what a great weekend. 
I got to meet some lovely people who have a passion for photography and apart from taking lots and lots and lots of photos we got to talk and talk about all things photography and share our ideas and knowledge. Thanks Toni - our lovely leader! - and Karen, Jan, Gwen, Michael, Jeff and Mark, for such a great time. hope to do it all again soon.

this was a favourite spot for photos and the locals (moo, moo) like to join in and see what was in everyone's bags.....!!!
 early morning shots

Thursday, November 8, 2012

photography weekend

tomorrow after the day job is finished I'm heading off on a weekend adventure....a photography adventure. I'm going to be clicking away all weekend with some other passionate photographers I've yet to meet (except for one lovely lady I know who sticks needles in me....wondering? my acupuncturist!) we are having an escape, although I'm only escaping a little way from my home as luckily for me it's all happening around my place!
 we'll be taking photos of sheds....
and whatever our heart desires....
the weekend escape is being led by Toni Fuller {find Toni here} who is an award winning photographer from Coffs Harbour. Toni used to have a studio in Grafton but has been in Coffs for some time now
I'm so looking forward to spending the weekend concentrating on one of my passions and hopefully getting some great photos

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

food for thought

this past week I spent two days at the mind & it's potential conference in Sydney. there were some wonderful speakers many of whom are leading neuroscientists, brain surgeons, psychologists, child development researchers, scholars, authors, buddhists, pioneers in creative thinking, journalists, coaches and entrepreneurs. the subjects touched on by the speakers were thought provoking and inspiring. much food for thought. all very positive, very practical and many practices that would be easy to incorporate into busy lives and would provide enormous benefits. a great couple of days spent regenerating, gathering information and ideas and finding a new way forward.
over the next few weeks I'd like to touch on some of the thoughts and ideas I heard at the conference, and share them with you.....stayed tuned.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


some recent instagram photos from around our home
do you use a particular program or website to share your instagram photos? if so, I'd love to hear what you use and how much you like it. I'm pretty sure that what I'm doing is the hard way! I'd really like to hear your thoughts in the comments section....Ta!