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New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi and oooh I now am the owner of a pair of demi-pointe shoes (photo to follow). I am SO happy I went for the consultation yesterday. I was there for about 2 hours, tried on I don't know how many pairs of pointe shoes (it's amazing how refined the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Tuesday morning and today is a special day for me. I'm going to chat to a woman about being fitted for pointe shoes. ''WHAT, ARE YOU MAD'' I may hear many of you scream. ''Quite possibly'', is my reply, giggle! Now please don't think I'm going to go... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I took this photo this morning, I just couldn't resist such a glorious colour combination - it's Rose ''Charles de Mills'' sown by a bird a few years ago and a rich yellow evening primrose that fades to apricot. This morning I had an appointment with the nurse at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, here is an audio blog.. ermmmm I'm not sure I make much sense as my brain wasn't terribly well connected to my mouth, giggle! Audio blog 22 Nov 2015 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Saturday pm and I'm just about to enjoy a much-needed cup of tea! I spent time from mid-morning weeding and composting the smallish garden directly in front of the house. I have some herbaceous clematis, one hybrid clematis and a couple of roses as main features in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
....this.... I took this photo this morning while I was waiting for the others to arrive at the ballet studio. I always get there early, partly so I can just sit there and absorb the dance studio atmosphere. It's a very peaceful place to be and has a special aura... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there. I've had a very busy day so far - so much for trying to do things slowly. I got very frustrated yesterday pm, labeling plants in the hot sun and wind. I got there in the end but I was exhausted! I have to do the labeling by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a lovely Tuesday afternoon - I say lovely because it's not blowing a gusty gale the way it was yesterday. We have blue sky and sunshine but the temp is much cooler than yesterday, thank heavens! I'm trying really hard to be busy slowly today. I had to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a warm and windy Tuesday morning. It's not horribly windy, just the odd gust comes through now and then. Needless to say it will be drying up any moisture we had over the past few days and there isn't much in the forecast, agggghhh! I can't tell you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Monday afternoon and I'm sitting in my studio with a much-needed cup of tea, taking a break. I definitely don't have my usual amount of energy but hey Philippa, that's not surprising! Mild case of shingles or not it still is taking a lot out of me.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Sunday morning and I'm sitting in my studio working on 20 small gift tags for a local client. They are going to be displayed on bonsai plants so they are fairly simple and ''rustic'' but I'm really enjoying doing them! This morning my thoughts are very much with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on Saturday afternoon! I'm trying to take things a bit more slowly than usual because I'm meant to be resting.. ermmm NOT POSSIBLE! I've done a little bit of pricking out and have heaps more to do but I'm doing one or two punnets of seedlings and then stopping... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
... a slight dose of Shingles would you believe! Actually I would believe it after everything that's been happening lately. My seedlings have kept me frantically busy for the past three months, running hither and thither most days either pricking out, sowing seeds or labelling and delivering plants. Top that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I'm rushing around like a mad thing today so I've done a quick audio file for you. I promise I won't make this too regular! DO let me know if you'd rather I stuck to the written word! Smiles.. Blog Audio 11 November 15 Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, well my audio blog bit worked which is a bit of a thrill - for me anyway - giggle! I am tempted to do another one right now but I won't put you through that twice in two days! I'll do another one soon though. I haven't worked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's cloudy here this morning which makes me happy! This may sound strange but I LOVE cloudy days because I can work in the tunnel house, farmshed etc without getting hot in the sun, yay!! I'm busy pricking out oodles of seedlings today and I realised this morning I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Sunday morning. I've just finished recording my radio show and am about to sow some seeds. I managed to get some weeding done in my totally overgrown perennial garden yesterday. Truckloads more to do but at least it's a start. I'll be doing some more after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I can't believe it's Saturday afternoon already! Yesterday just flew by - I had to leave for ballet at 9am, then came home via the farm shop for our vegetables, had lunch, watered the tunnel house and left again to go and visit a dear friend, Lyn, who broke... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's Thursday afternoon and I've just finished lunch after spending the morning taking two lots of plants down to Bay Landscapes. It takes me quite a while to refresh my displays and get them looking just right. Eeeeeek we had a rogue frost last night. Luckily John told me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Wednesday morning and yesterday was a COMPLETELY crazy day. I was busy from morning until around 9.45pm so I didn't get a chance to blog. I did animal tasks yesterday morning including trying to take care of dear Matilda. She was still valiantly trying to get better... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a BEAUTIFUL Monday morning. It is a gorgeous Spring day here today - chilly in the morning with quite a heavy dew and now it is warming up (oh bother!!). I am about to set sail and sow oodles of courgette, pumpkin, cucumber and other summer vegie seeds.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Sunday morning and I have good news... after some intensive care yesterday (me feeding her with liquid chook food through a syringe), Matilda has rallied and is now in a duck pen on the lawn wandering around slowly and eating. I'm so happy! I've been observing Sebastian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, just when I thought this week couldn't get any more traumatic for my soft heart, Matilda our lovely elderly english game hen (at least 8 if not older) is in heart failure as I'm typing this. I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, yay it's Thursday and I've taken one lot of my plants down to Bay Landscapes with another 12 trays to go down there this pm! I spent all yesterday getting the plants into trays, taking them to the farm shed to label, the doing the paperwork and more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, oh my goodness I have finished Pete's Christmas gift tags and they are all packed up and ready for me to send today on the way to ballet practise! Yeehah!! I need to work on two more lots for next year (Valentine's Day and Mother's Day) but I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Art for Heart's Sake