Monday, 18 December 2017


THE EVAPORATIVE COOLER IS ON and i'm battening down for two hot ones, 38 and 42 then cooling down to low 30's for my christmas drinks on wednesday, thank goodness.
i'll be drawing or making a print under the vent in the kitchen, it's the cool spot in the house. but right now it's 7am and i'm off for a walk before it heats up.

drawings from yesterday, practising on graham clarke's face and some gorgeous kids from a book called 'children of the desert', a photographic look at aboriginal kids living in nature, probably from the 70's i think.

Saturday, 16 December 2017


A BEAUTIFUL EVENING - sonja and helen came over for a barbie and we sat outside till about 11.  after a hot day it was heavenly to sit out with a breeze and talk by candlelight

sonja's mushrooms skewered onto rosemary
stalks with the leaves left on one end, yum

Friday, 15 December 2017


SUNSETS have been lovely the last few nights - last night was no exception, no wind and not the predicted 33, a lovely day


FINISHED THIS yesterday, i'm enjoyed using oils again

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


43 today - after a great dinner at helen's last night - sonja, martin, and lovely friends of helen's, i drove home to wenty early.   collapsed on the couch and veged out to a few episodes of crazy ex girlfriend - love that show!   then did some more painting on the current spread for 'when the war is over'

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


36 TODAY 43 tomorrow, summer is well and truly here although everything is thick and green after the rain of last week.  i had an early walk to the newsagent, beautifully cool at 8 o'clock.

down at the pool

Monday, 11 December 2017


MY MACS are all updated and happy and home on the river so i'm back on the blog after a week and a bit away and socialising.
Lovely times spent with friends, my book launch, xmas drinks, shopping and generally having down time.   very nice

HAYSTACKS? or giant marshmallows

STAYED AT HELEN AND DON'S  After a day on the road what better than a roast lamb dinner and a game of scrabble with my great nephew finn  :0)   thanks don for a great meal  -  another great meal :0)

details from a
large painting
helen has on

the go

Monday, 4 December 2017


I'M DOWN SOUTH AGAIN   i caught the Edith Head exhibition at bendigo gallery on thursday on the way down to jenny's for a catch up with the crew in torquay


Drove up to Melbourne friday morning to see the court case of Children's Book Council and the sentencing of Gerry Flynn - i was very pleased to be there to see him admitting his theft but the case didn't finish that day and i'm too tired after the weekend to drive back today.  
My book launch was on saturday and i was thrilled to have so many people there, people i really wanted to see. it was a lovely afternoon and after so much rain it was great to get such an attendance. i sold all my books.
my dear editor erica and libby :0)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

AWAKE AT 2.15am

IT'S HOT but the days are dry and still, not bad but i can't sleep tonight. i've just been outside to photograph the moon which was shining straight in my bedroom window.

Yesterday from the riverbank