Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day In - and - Out

Had a wonderful day yesterday - had Bevlea and Lucy over for the day. Did some (a LOT) of etching, had lunch (it's a 'kodak moment' - I actually cooked) - home made sausage rolls with salad - etched some more - then we tootled off up the 'hills' to Miss Marples to have some Devonshire Tea - seeing as Bevlea and Lucy had never been before. We cruised some stores in Sassafras then headed off to Olinda briefly. Great company, perfect weather and the pace was relaxed.
Below are some pics of our day (with three etching samples). Sadly, Bev doesn't feature in any of them - as she was the one with the iPhone camera taking the pictures! Mind you ... looking at the Miss Marples picture one could think ... *oh never mind* ... *snigger* (lol)



Monday, April 5, 2010

Lily - Update

Just thought I'd share (ie: Show & Tell - more like ... lol) a couple of pics of my delightful granddaughter Lily ... seeing as the only other pic I've posted on her was when she was less than a day old. Lily is now 10 1/2 months.

The photos were taken on Easter Sunday ... the poor little thing was not at her 'PB' (Personal Best) ... she had a sore throat. But she managed the day without to much 'upset'.
Lily has fair hair, fair skin and blue eyes. I have people (those out in public) who 'look at her - look at me - look at her - look at me' ... I just say - she has the gorgeous looks from her parents but the brains from her Nanna (ie: me!) ... *grin*.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OUR Australian Tutors - CSR 2010

Well ... I'm finally almost over my hay fever!!! I hadn't had it all spring nor summer - but it got me good in Autumn ... go figure?! Needless to say ... my 'applause' to our Australian tutors at Creative Soul Retreat 2010 has been slow in recognition ... apologies. I will 'cheat' a little though - I am going to copy/paste (below) what I wrote to the CSR Yahoo Group ... for those who are not members. I'm still not at my 'mental peak' (which is poor at the best of times - re: an aging mind) - hence the 'copy/paste'.
"I just want to thank our truly amazing tutors. What talent we had - both international and home grown. ... ... ... As for our Australian tutors ... we (Australia as a whole) are so fortunate to have such brilliant artists ... which come 'second to none'! Ro Bruhn, Jen Crossley, Kelsey O'Mullane and Judy Wilkenfeld ... we were/are fortunate to have had you as our Australian representatives ... you did/do us so proud! Thank you for sharing yourselves with us!"

Below are pics of OUR talented Australian artists. Please make time to visit their Blogs ... if you haven't already. (Inspirational!).
L to R: Jenny Crossley (Laurie Mika - one of our US tutors) and Ro Bruhn.
L to R: Judy Wilkenfeld and Kesley O'Mullane.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oh MY!!!! It's Been a (LONG) While!

I knew it had been a while since I last posted ... but 'shoooooot' ... I didn't realise it's been that long (June 6th, 2009!) ... OH MY! Getting late now and I'm ready for bed ... will try an 'catch up' (pen down SOME events on my Blog) over the next week (it being school holidays - *yay*)!

Also suffering with hayfever with a vengeance at the moment - not in the right 'head space' to start. But ... I will post a pic of my new 'kindred spirit' friend, Jan Harris and I (below) - my most wonderful and delightful guest I had stay with me prior to the Creative Soul Retreat. What an amazing person and inspirational tutor!
Also ... below is a pic on our last day before leaving the Retreat ... a picture of the CSR Team with our International Tutors. Left to Right: Jan Harris, Laurie Mika, Bevlea Ross (CSR Boss!), Susan Lenart Kazmer, me (Eva) and Lucy Leatham (CSR Team Member).