Monthly Archives: June 2009

Rain, rain, rain

It’s taken me a while to put these up. I took these on a failed adventure to the Everleigh Markets with my housemates — failed because we got there just as the markets shut. How I wish I’d had my gumboots on!

I’ve been motivated this week. I’ve had two nights at home writing, and wished I was doing it the other three nights. I’ve also been noticing the (sometimes) very interesting people around me as I train and walk it to work, and have taken down little notes, which hopefully will be the start of… well, something.

Hard to believe it’s only just over a week until this month’s project is due. I swear it was only January yesterday.

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too, too nice…


I wish I went to this university and knew these guys. What a lovely idea πŸ™‚

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image via sarah.louise11

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I’ve been quiet

I’m not entirely sure why. My busy period has been over for about a week now, but I guess I’ve needed some time to be still. I had two days off work this week and am only tonight venturing out for an evening.

I feel like i’m rebuilding my energy stores though. I’ve got some ideas bubbling away in my brain, ready to be written about once I feel motivated (hopefully soon!).

Oh, and the rain has continued on and off, much to the annoyance of almost everyone I know. But it’s certainly had me smiling!

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A little bit late…

Excuse us for being late to add A Simple Tune’s submission to the links on the side, I was a bit late in seeing she had contributed, but I’m glad to she did, it is such a lovely sounding song! She is the first one to simbit a sound submission! You can check it out here but head over to her blog as well to read about her ideas πŸ™‚

It’s so fun to have more people playing along, with different mediums being explored!

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I have a dream….

I have a dream of running away to some little village in France or Greece or Spain and being a crazy passionate artist…

I’ve just been watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona and all but packing my bags and paints and heading off for here…



1. BjarteFronsdal
2. Santi MB
3. xeroinsanity
4. shirl581

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Can’t get motivated…


It is so cold today, I have lots to do but I just can’t bring myself to leave the warmth of my house for the freezing concrete that is my workshop. Yesterday there was condensation on my tools!!

I’ve been so productive lately, but today I just cannot…get….moving………..

Bring back summer…

image from Chad_UK

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Is popcorn bad for you?….

This has nothing to do with anything…. except I’m munching on down on a fresh bowl of popcorn, and it’s so good. How bad is it for you? I mean… it’s corn… its a vegetable… it’s basically GOOD for me…right?

Yum Yum!

image from jmacphoto.com

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Monthly project: Jumping in Puddles

Yes. I know. I haven’t posted my response to the last project yet. I promise I’m not being lazy, I’ve just been incredibly busy.

This week is the last week of semester; it also happens to be a week at work when we’re one person down and it’s my role to pick up the slack (which is fine, it’s just bad timing!). I will say this: if you’re thinking of studying while working full time, I urge you to reconsider! It’s insane. But then I do have a habit of biting off more than I can chew…

Anyway, my point is (I’ve also always been good at waffling on and getting distracted from my main point) that I do have an idea, it’s just still in my head. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it on paper in the next couple of weeks.

My other point is this: this month’s project is Jumping In Puddles.

It’s been raining quite a bit on and off in Sydney in the last few weeks, so I’ve spent a lot of time avoiding puddles because I’m wearing the wrong shoes, when I really just want to jump in them. I love rain. And I love puddles!

Perhaps serendipitously, it started pouring and pouring when I was out to dinner with a friend last night. King Street in Newtown, which is where we were eating, is a watershed, that is, a ridge or crest dividing two drainage areas, so when it rains there are often small rivers running down the street. As you can see from the photo above, this was definitely the case last night!

I desperately wanted to jump in that huge flowing puddle but, again, I was wearing the wrong shoes. If only gumboots weren’t so cumbersome! I’d carry them around just in case.

So responses to this month’s project will be due on Monday 6 July.

Looking forward to seeing them!

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Staying on task….

I have a problem sometimes with keeping myself on task and not getting distracted. Now that I’m working at home two days a week can sometimes be a problem, but I’ve figured out a secret. Of course I have the usual tricks and suggestions such as setting my alarm and working for one hour then breaking, coffee, or reward based systems, but my newest and most successful idea to date is this:


Dirty old cons. Well, any shoes for that matter, although I find those with laces seem to work the best, that way I can’t accidently slip them off under my workbench. I find that if I get up in the morning, get dressed and put my shoes straight on then I feel in much more of a working mood, as oppose to long weekend lazing around mood, and there is that extra little thing between getting back into bed or snuggling up in front of the TV.

What weird and wonderful things do other people have to keep them on task?

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Awesome :)


Yay! We’ve never received any awards here before and I thought what the hell? I shall give it a go! We received the Awe-summmm award from Yvonne at Safe Space, and Kerry from Awaken…. I highly recommend heading over to their blogs to check them out because I always find something relevant and uplifting to read and they always brighten my day just that little bit πŸ™‚

So… I have to list 7 awesome things about myself… I don’t know if I have SEVEN but I will see how I go:

1. I am caring. I care a lot about the important people in my life, and I would do anything I could to help those people that I love.
2. I am good at reading maps, and knowing where I am going. I have a GREAT sense of direction.
3. I can make beautiful things that people always are suprised by and appreciate.
4. I am a hardworker.
5. I pride myself on my work, and always work to a high standard, even though this may mean sometimes things take me a bit longer than others, I would rather do a GREAT job than a quick job.
6. I am thoughtful. I am considerate of what those around me need.
7. Oh no close… one more…. ummmm…. I am a great girlfriend, and an EXCELLENT cuddler πŸ™‚

I’m going to cheat a bit and whoever reads this and wants to play along go for it… it was actually kind of fun and challenging trying to think of things about myself… but I will leave you with some great places I like to visit:

Of course Awaken and Safe Space, as well as:

Ben Zen
Mr Sketchy
Truth Be Told and
My Charlie Girl for great drawings and musings…

rememo
You are Remarkable and
So she tells you for nice pictures and words…

Letters I’d wish I’d written
and
Pacing the Panic Room just because… and there are so many more but that will have to do for now as I have work to be done!! πŸ™‚

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