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Rabbit hunting?

Bob's nearly broken foot

Bob fell down a rabbit hole just outside the door of the Winnebago this morning and has a nearly broken ankle.
The doctor said he may yet have to have it plastered. We are waiting for a few days to see if the current treatment works.
Poor Bob!

Bob's nearly broken foot
Bob’s nearly broken foot

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We found a little bit of paradise

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Our new home at beautiful Cudgegong Waters

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1. Looking up at the side verandah

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2. View from the side verandah across to Lake Windemere

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3. Looking down on the house from the road

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We haven’t left Rylstone behind

Golf course view - Rylstone 2012

We keep returning to Rylstone (the last place we lived) so we can go to our doctor.

In a recent visit, I painted a small picture in acrylics on gessoed acrylic paper of the view overlooking the golf course beside the caravan park.

Golf course view - Rylstone 2012
Golf course view – Rylstone 2012

 

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Spread from my journal

Journal spread Gresford

We have decided to add Gresford campground to our list of favourites, because we like the peaceful surroundings there.

This is the spread in the journal showing some of the scenery as we travelled there and some pictures of the campground at Gresford.

Journal spread Gresford
Journal spread Gresford

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An exotic beauty

She’s from my imagination, but at least she’s believable!

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It’s so good to be cuddled

Dad's girls having a morning cuddle

In the morning, the girls come up for a cuddle.

Dad's girls having a morning cuddle
Dad’s girls having a morning cuddle

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The next stage was wishing for ourselves

Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread

Using a photo of me as a child of 2 or 3, I had to write all the things I would wish for that tiny girl, and make a spread about that.

Here’s my effort:

Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread
Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread

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Working on healing from my Dad’s behaviour

art-heart-healing spread

One course is called art heart and healing and is so lovely to do. Tam is sweet and gentle.

My starter page was to write all the tough things about the past year. Then paint over them, and write on that a positive thought about the year.

We learned to draw our self, or what could be our self, and I’m so happy with the result:

art-heart-healing spread
art heart healing spread

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Solution for the sticky pages

Journal page of the Murray River region

All I needed to do was insert some baking paper between the pages until they are absolutely dry.

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Not happy with a technique for pages

Journal page of the Murray River region

I painted some pages in the altered book (my travel journal) with white acrylic. Placed wax paper between, and did some more.

The pages stuck to the wax paper, I think it was too thick.

The result was a thick and thin and broken paper finish. I collaged over it but am still not happy with how that looks.

Lesson learned!

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Riverina area and greater Murray region

Journal page of the Murray River region

Travelling in the Winnebago around the Riverina saw us wondering at the size of the grain paddocks. Miles and miles of golden grain fields, set against a backdrop of dark green treeline, and the biggest azure blue sky.

We came across three wedge tailed eagles enjoying the fruits of their kill a baby lamb — in a paddock full of ewes and lambs. Natural selection, I suppose.

The pretty town of Barellan (home of Evonne Goolagong, our famous tennis player) was a delight, as was Condoblin.

Here’s a collage page in my journal of some of our latest days:

Journal page of the Murray River region

I used a stencil I had of an eagle to add the story about the three eagles, and I’m going to add detail with feathers and markings once I get an image to go by.