A Beautiful but Deadly Visitor

I was going through my photo’s and came across these from about a year ago. This “little” guy (3+ metres) came for a leisurely stroll through our backyard. Little did we know that he had deadly intentions.

After checking out the lower deck and the dog beds, he slithered up the side driveway and then up one of our massive trees. Watching him climb was fascinating. He gracefully slid up the tree holding on with just the last metre of his tail. The rest of him just moved upwards. What strength they must have in their bodies.

The reason for his tree climb – the family of possums that lived up there. We didn’t see the snake again – but we did find 2 baby possums dead on the ground over the next couple of days. He must have gone up there and taken the mother leaving the babies to perish. Very sad – but that is Mother Nature at work….

I wonder how big he is now and if he will pay us another visit before hibernating this winter????

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2015 – Postcard Swap

After finishing an online course with Jane Davenport & Teesha Moore (Mermaid Circus) a group of 12 of us from Australia and USA, continued on with a journal swap. We realised as we got to the end of the year long swap that we didn’t want it to end so have embarked on another journey by way of a postcard swap. Each month we have a different theme and seeing how everyone interprets their theme is inspiring. As is watching how everyone’s style is evolving and growing. It is very easy to see that we all have our own style and now I can identify who has done which piece before I even look at the name. I love this group of ladies.

This is my January postcard. The theme was “Turquoise”


Supplies used:    Derwent Inktense pencils, Dylusions ink, Gelatos, Masking Fluid, Prismacolor pencils, Acrylic paints

The theme for February was either “Words” or “Go Wild” – I combined them both. I used a page from an old book for the background and then went wild with doodling and colour in the form of an elephant. I loved the end result.

Words & Go Wild

Supplies used:   Adirondak Daubers, Peerless Paints, Sharpie, Inktense Blocks, Page from old dictionary

New photo’s uploaded

I was doing a bit of a clean out of my photo files and came across some of the beautiful family of deer that came to visit us during our 2012/2013 holiday to USA. It was the last night at our cabin on the frozen lake at Moosehead, Maine. I just happened to be looking out the front window when down the driveway walk a family of about 5 deer. So I grabbed my camera and quietly headed outside. They were so trusting and came up very close – not trusting enough to be hand fed but close enough. You can see the photo’s on my Photo Gallery page.

Whatever Makes you Happy….

This page was created for a journal swap. The theme for this particular journal was “Whatever Makes you Happy”. Well my turn in the journal occurred when I was addicted to Zentangling…. I just couldn’t stop for a few weeks there and this is what happened.


Whatever Makes You Happy

I took inspiration from a distant memory of something similar I had seen surfing the internet a while back.

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I haven’t posted in a while….

Well I have been very busy…. sorry…… Life just gets in the way sometimes. I just thought I would post some of the things I have been working on lately. They are all part of a journal swap I am part of. Sad to say but I haven’t had time for anything else.

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Each journal has its own theme so these are all done to fit in with each one.

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