Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Illustration Friday - Haunt

So it's been a while, but the theme of "Haunt" seemed perfect to bring back Cat and her two silly dog friends. They're so silly they make me laugh!

In other news ... you've all heard about the excitement of Tuesday. Tuesday being the one day a week the mail plane comes. Well, last Tuesday was extra extra exciting because a special parcel arrived from my IF friend Roberto at Oat. Now I have my very own Roberto original!! Love it!! If you haven't see his work, go check it out now!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Illustration Friday - Water

 I'm late!! But with the crazy week I've had I thought I should end it with a bit of fun! 

I left The Husband, still hospital bound in Adelaide on Monday to return home to the desert with the two little boys. Travelling with a friend, two flights later we landed at Ayres Rock and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon by the pool drinking cocktails.

Tuesday morning we woke up, did the big shop and headed for long 4WD ride home through the desert. An hour down the road just as I was closing my eyes for a snooze (no I wasn't driving!), they popped back open to the hard breaking of the car and black smoke coming out of the bonnet. Children and bottles of water were thrown out of the car. Within minutes we had the fire out but now we were stuck 3 hours from home with no mobile access and no satellite phone. We had a long wait!

We always have to call in when we start off on the journey but with small kids who get car sick and like to stop for a run around, I knew they would give us extra time before they started worrying about us. I estimated we had at least a six hour wait. 

Eight hours later, just as it was getting dark, fire lit, eating cornflakes for dinner and discussing sleeping in the car with the kids came! I thought I would cry, it wasn't till that moment I realised how scared I had been!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Spanish Indian Jungle

Going out to lunch with your mum and her friends isn't always the funnest thing in the world, especially when you order pizza and it comes with funny green leaves all over it. But when pen and paper come out and you discover that Mum's friend likes to draw just like you and your mum, a game of picture tag saves the day! 

By Jonah (age 5), his mum (me!) and her great friend Robyn Finlay.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Illustration Friday - Mirror

Synonyms: affect, caricature, copy, counterfeit, ditto, do like, do, echo, emulate, go
like, imitate, impersonate, make like, mirror, mock, parody, parrot, take off, travesty
Okay so this is a bit of a stretch for this weeks theme of "mirror" but it was a lovely moment in my week in the big city travelling between the mother-in-laws and the hospital bound husband. When you don't live in the city there are several things that are particularly exciting when you do go to town and for a five year old one of those is Hungry Jacks. And so in this fun little moment huddled around a table in Hungry Jacks with three pens and a circular pad of paper out of the kids meal pack, Jonah and I did this silly drawing of "The Penguin Superheroes" or as Jonah says it should say, "The Super Penguins"!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Illustration Friday - Book

I've been a bit distracted this week but for me the theme of "book" worked hand in hand with the theme a couple of weeks ago "imagination". This one though I'm not as happy with...but being 11.30 pm on Thursday night...I have to post!