The tall young man who just went through pain and swelling of face to get rid of wisdom teeth, once had just one tooth. Memories are so precious. 19 years of loving and the memory forgets the details of yesteryear. Grateful for photos that remind and tell us again of good things already past.
Sitting in the reception area waiting for wisdom teeth extractions. How much fun is that?! He turns to me and says “I love you, Mum.” “Thanks for doing this with me”. And my mummy-heart just melted right there all over that tall lanky son who is already a man. Grateful for this opportunity to do […]
Well, actually, it was a diamond rather than a pearl. But it definitely had a great price to me and I was identifying with that woman in Matthew 13 who was distraught and hunting high and low for her pearl. Those kids of ours had all joined together to give me a beautiful pair of diamond […]
Happy with the eyes where the soul shows through, it’s time to fill in some of the facial features… Move through to the body… Then once his basic form is complete, the deepest darks and consequent tones must be evaluated and filled in. This painting was done using Permanent Indian Ink as a wash like […]
‘Brilliant’ is the only word to describe it! A weekend using friend’s holiday home at Papamoa Beach with all five kids joining us. Perfect blue skies Laughing and telling stories Food, shopping… and great surf! Watching all the kids out further in the water enjoying each other’s company, my Darling Dearest and I exchanged that happy parental […]
“The eyes are the most important thing”‘ they say. So that is where I decided to start. Could I capture the look in his eyes? My friend, Jessica Saxton, had caught the moment perfectly with her lens. She’s a brilliant young journalist who gets to travel to all sorts of places and capture the moments […]
The sheer exuberance of a bird taking a bath is enough to have me smiling for days as I remember that moment. little yellow feathers fluffed in anticipation, eagerly awaiting the event. He nestles down into the clear coolness and wriggles his chest even deeper. Wings flapping upwards for balance Water flying everywhere with total abandonment. […]
Dreams are a beautiful thing. Hidden away in our hearts they call to us… motivate us to greater heights. and i am grateful for this. Although I wanted my dream I have to admit to being secretly pleased that it was just a dream and not reality…it wasn’t yet time. All those years that I […]