Sunday, September 13, 2009

My day in pictures ...

I'm too exhausted to tell the story - all I'm going to say is - it was fun! :)

I LOVE living in Africa! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I completed my painting today. This one is much bigger than the others that I've done so far. My inspiration for this one came from a local South African artist, Glendine. I'm so in love with her work and hope that one day I can be half as good as her. I also worked a little bit more on this one as I wasn't satisfied with the clouds and the hills. Now it looks more like the way I had it in my head.
Tomorrow is "back to school" for me. So I guess I won't be able to blog as often as I would like but I will try not to become a stranger.
Sleep tight! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

I feel so rich!

Phew! I'm so exhauseted (in the best possible way!) after this weekend! I don't even know where to begin to describe the weekend I had. I met so many amzing people. On Saturday evening we went to Leon's aunt's 60th birthday party and I met a whole bunch of his family that I've never met before. They are all such interesting and wonderful people! Don't know why he has kept them from me for so long!

On Sunday Leon's sister, her husband and her husband's sister's family came to visit us. We had such a ball! We went shopping, ate wonderful food and chatted up a storm!

I really feel like a rich woman today for having met (and now have them in my life) such amazing people!

Here's a couple of pics from yesterday:
Opening a bottle of bubbly to celebrate life!
This is such a SPECIAL lady! Love you Cile!
Leon - always the clown! :)
Blowing kisses ...

On Friday I went to the doctor and got the "clean bill of health". I really feel great and plan to start spinning one of these days.

Tomorrow is my last day at home. I will return to work on Wednesday. Not really looking forward to it, but still very greatful to have a good job in these times.

As you can see - no new blog banner up yet. Just didn't have time to finish it. Today I want to finish a couple of unfinished projects and relax a little - while I still can!

Tomorrow will be my last day time art class. Looking forward to that and will hopefully finish my painting. In answer to Mel's question about selling my paintings - the first couple really do fell like my babies and I don't think I'll part with them. I already had a request from one of my colleagues though to buy one of my paintings, so I painted something similar for her.

As time allows, I will sell commision paintings. This way I gain experience and confidence and at least get some return for my class fees and art supplies. So - if you have a request - let me now and we'll make a plan!

Hope all of you have a great day and a super happy week! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spring feeling! :)

Let me just start off by explaining. This time I had a legitimate excuse for not blogging! I reached my 2gig downloading limit and could browse no more! This has never happened before, so at first I thought there was something wrong with our internet connection. I didn’t worry about it too much and kept myself busy with other things. When Leon enquired eventually – we were told that we’ve reached our limit.

Well – I continued to keep myself busy with scrapping and painting and visiting friends and “stuff”. I missed all my blogging friends terribly and couldn’t wait for the 1st of September to come. Yesterday came and went so fast and once again – I didn’t blog!

My recovery time is almost over now. I have to be back at work next Wednesday (9 September). Not looking forward to that. I really became so spoilt at home – doing just what I want when I want to for as long as I want to!

At least I’m mobile again – at last! I didn’t miss not being able to drive so much but now that I can drive again, I just love to get out of the house every now and again. I started art class again last week and this week I’m going twice

I finished my second painting. Totally different from my first one - and different painting technique. Here it is: I also did another one at home – all by myself. It’s similar to the first one I painted. : Started a new painting yesterday and hope to get it done by tomorrow. This time it’s much bigger than the ones I’ve done so far. Must say – I feel a bit intimidated by that big white space that I have to fill but I keep asking myself – what’s the worse thing that can happen?

Hey – it’s officially Spring on my side of the world!!!! And for a change it actually feels like Spring! The weather is absolutely wonderful!!! Just look at the beautiful blossoms on our apricot tree!I love Spring!!!

It’s been a year since a last changed my blog banner!!!! Can’t believe it’s been so long but it’s totally time for a new one, so my new one will be up by the end of the week.

Now I’m off to say hi to all the girls!