Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Creative Space

This week is all about refilling the well. After a bit of a reading hiatus due in no small part to raising two small children, I have suddenly rediscovered the joy, and lets face it plain addiction of reading. I have of course been reading little bits and pieces, short stories (thanks Cate Kennedy) and the like, but there is nothing like sinking your teeth into a good juicy bit of fiction. One that drags you away from the mundane, and lets you convince yourself that it is OK not to do the dishes just now, or that 1/2 an hour before school pickup isn't enough time to do anything else but read. So needless to say this new found addiction is probably going to play havoc in my already overwhelmingly messy house.

This year is also supposed to be one full of writing for me. I enrolled myself in a year long writing course in a bid to get myself motivated to finish a novel that I started writing before the kids came along. Of course, I feel too guilty to dedicate my little free time to it, so it is happening very slowly and homework will be happening well into the night, the night before, something which I am quite a master at.

On quite a different note, how lucky was I to find this lovely stash of fabric and sheets at the local op shop. The whole lot costing a whopping $4. I love the purple daisy fabric. My little girl is going to be very well dressed next spring!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

special places

There are some places that speak to me softly, fill my stomach with funny little butterflies, make me feel warm and comfortable like home, and fill me with inspiration. This is one of those places. I feel so connected when I am here, so content, even if it is only for fleeting moments. Looking at these photos makes me remember that there is beauty and inspiration all around. Now I just need time to indulge the creative urge.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

This is my lovely family. My little girl, my bigger boy and my biggest boy on a sunny morning, on my parents farm at Easter. The farm where I grew up and always thought I would live forever. I think a part of me will always live there forever.

There is something I love about the bright blurry overexposure of this photo. How the light invites my family into the garden like they are some kind of garden fairies. The leaves of the windflowers kind of disappear into each other, dancing in the sunshine, melting in the sunshine. And the greeny greenness of it all.

Lucky me to have this at my finger tips.

Have a lovely weekend.