Well it is just a glorious day here! Last night we had heavy skies and the threat of autumnal rain but nothing eventuated beyond a few large splatters. These shots show the dramatic deep colour of the sky at dusk - the first one is looking away from the sunset (out the back - using a flash as it was getting dark) - you can see the rain splatters on our old wooden table and the darker one is out the front looking towards the setting sun. I love that sort of very atmospheric light!
This morning the sun is shining and the skies are very blue - a perfect morning for a cooked breakfast (cooked by Joseph which made it even better!) eaten outside in the crisp air and early morning sun amongst the pot plants. After breakfast I went for a walk around our local once-a-month "Trash N' Treasure" markets. I am feeling such a sense of abundance that I thought I'd show some photos of my breakfast view around the yard!
I came a way with a few "treasures" all bought very cheaply - a sweet old typewriter ribbon tin (to add to my old tin collection), a hardcover "Australian Country Style" book, a small bag of recycled necklace beads and bits, a couple of incredibly bright (and new) checked European pillow cases and some great fabric pieces - purple felt, deep green stretchy velvet, a big piece of lovely floral tapestry type fabric and some long pieces of a heavy cream textured fabric that will be terrific as the backing for a fabric "inspiration" banner that I am making as part of a CreativeChix exchange. Such bliss - I am so easily satisfied!
And to include some arty stuff - here are a couple of pages from my CreativeChix art journal which I finished off yesterday. The prompts for this month were to do a page using doodling or drawing and a page using a homemade "tool". I had a lot of fun with the doodle but I don't think it was such a great idea to add white gesso smears before I doodled - it looked good when it was just a background (like clouds in the sky) but it sort of just looks messy with the doodling on top of it! The bottom one uses a tree stencil that I cut recently (using scissors as I don't have a stencil burner/cutter). I doodled on this one too but tried to keep the page much simpler. Both backgrounds are dome with Radiant Pearl paints - they blend so beautifully - I have an ongoing love affair happening with them!