Still not keen to enter the studio.... mmm
I still need to NOT create
in fact I think NOT creating is a very creative thing for me right now.
I am thinking about designs for costumes, pots, jewellery and sculptures
but I am still a long way from being ready to create.
The garden and my house hold environment
are my top priority at the moment.
I am letting my imagination ferment for a bit, brew into a tasty beverage.
I don't think I will be back in the studio seriously making again until 2013.
I am loving watching these beautiful hens and chicks.
This little snugly one popped out this morning.
The mum proudly showed it to me
and then gently rolled the rest of her eggs under her chest.
So here (above) are our co-parenting mums with their 4 chicks today...
still sitting on another 4 - 5 eggs
The older chicks are doing well
though they are a little nervous of the other mother hens
who peck them when they get the chance .
Altogether we now have 9 chicks and I am sure there will be more.
The garden is a joy at the moment
Orchids are flowering
and the strap cactus
I have been potting up some of the orchids into my
broken and discarded pit fired pots. Just perfect for orchids.
I have decided to line my baskets with news paper
instead of expensive ready made liners.
I think they will look OK once the plants get going.
The birds have stolen all the coconut fibre
so I had to do something!
We have a LOT of news paper at our house.
One of my husbands great joys is to read 2 papers a day
and he doesn't throw them out until they have been read!!
Yes, after a busy day at work
he still manages to absorb all that news paper info.
He always tells me about exhibitions and various art news
that I may have missed - BRILLIANT :)
Not just a pretty face,
there is not much that man can't tell you about
As you can imagine, he is the best person to take to a trivia night. ;D
The papers do become a bit of a concern.
Particularly as they become high rise towers.
So in the name of recycling
I like to use them in what ever way that I can ;)
(when he lets me ;~O )
A bit of exciting news this week!
Here is the link to a big new gorgeous art book
that has just been published by Thames and Hudson
which has my Tea Party in it.
* a little hoppy dance and a bow with a flourish*
I haven't seen it yet but hope to soon :)
Off to the Mud Colony now :)