Monday, February 21, 2011

Getting ready for fishing/camping trip

Thought I had better get some pics up finally LOL.......... grabbed a few of the guys getting ready to go on their fishing camping trip today.  They are heading to the beach for 4 days or so, hope they catch some fish, the weather is perfect here and very hot.  Unfortunately I have to head back to work tomorrow so Pete will take some pics at the beach.

Dan and Danielle
Pete and Danielle     
Dog and her friend LOL

Discussing the fishing strategy I think LOL LOL

Sunday, February 6, 2011

More outside work done today

Phew more outside work done today only 2 weeks till hubbies son and his partner come for a  holiday YIPEEE cant wait, but we are doing a wee tidy up which is long overdue around here.  This old house needs a lot more done to it but we do it in small chunks as we can. - It  had been pretty neglected for many years and was rented out so its an ongoing mission .    Here is the work done today..............  not fantastic but for now it will be ok.....this area is where we will put the deck and the french doors out -  in the below pic where the double window is (dining room) - french doors there ....but cant afford to do the deck as yet - I have the french doors though in the shed ready to go....but this will tidy it up a bit for now, sorry plants are a bit yuk but don't have any soil to repot them for now just placed them to tidy up a bit  in the interim until we can get a trailer load of mix to repot some of the plants we have floating around the place.
and yep I know got to repaint the bloody windows outside again..........that can wait until the craft studio is painted then onto the repaint touch ups of the windows  - have a heap of before pics to put up one day once the Craft Studio is finished on the outside.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finally a wee bit of creating LOL

Since Christmas break and over the break we have really been spending most of our free time on the house and doing things outside so not a lot of creative things happening around here.   We have done a lot of tidy up around the back of the house and I am nearly ready to paint the craft studio on the outside as it really looks so sad now, but a good paint job will make a difference.  I have been taking a lot of before photos etc and will show a screed of before and afters once we are finished.    

BUT in the meantime I had Craft group today so took a canvas with me that I had drawn up a pic on and had a go at painting and shading with pencils........ I am going to do a few of them to hang up in my bathroom - very cost effective LOL........ meaning free really so it works for me.....  so here are some pics of what I did today, not finished but about half way there, lots of shading etc still to do.

EDIT:  eek just wanted to say this is not my original artwork, well it is as far as actually drawing it and painting etc but I got the idea from some pics I saw on the net a while ago, unfortunately I cant find where I got them now.......... just wanted to clarify that......

Penciled in and first lot of colour on

Bit of shading starting to happen and starting to paint the dress
Dress painted and starting to get some shading
Where I finished today still heaps to do but starting to shape up