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Hatepe

A day free of classes is a wonderful excuse to find a new place to walk and explore. Nylah is always keen. We’ve been in our new house for just over 2 months now so today we decided to go south…well, Nylah didn’t decide. She’s the dog and happily goes where ever I choose. Over […]

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The Best Job ever!

It’s true. I REALLY do have the best job EVER!!!!! That’s if you can call it a job, cause most of the time I find it just pure pleasure, and today was no exception. We had decided a couple of days before that we were going to do it, so we jumped out of bed […]

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Sun-Filled Days of Summer

In between the storms rolling through you have to make the most of every sunny day. This week has been no exception. So, the dogs and I spent the afternoon at the beach on Lake Taupo, while the storm brewed further south. The wind was excellent at whipping up some waves that were pretty impressive […]

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New Toys

New toys in the art studio are SOOO exciting! And this trip to the art store saw me bringing home a set of Winsor and Newton watercolour markers. Hamilton is a town around the river and so there always seems to be a bridge waiting to be drawn. As you can see the markers are […]

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Coming Up Roses

I’ve fallen off the bandwagon just a tad with my grateful drawings… not that you don’t already know that 😛 I’ve still been making my daily lists of things I am grateful for but haven’t been putting the time into the drawing side…could claim too many other things but we all have a choice every […]

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Intimacies With Another

Though it wasn’t as rough as on the day the Wahine went down, nor the last time we had crossed between the North and South Islands of our beautiful New Zealand, it was still far from calm. I tried so hard to keep it together…looking out the window, taking my jacket off to stay cooler, […]

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Painting Moments

All lined up waiting in your queue for the boarding call…what to do? Sketch! Cars all sitting nicely still in rows while I look at perspective and ratios. Little water jars sitting serenely on the dashboard awaiting my brush. No hurry. “Keep it loose”, she had said. I try. My darling dearest with eyes closed […]

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Acquiesced to My Request

I love the dictionary meaning of this word… ACQUIESCE: (simple definition) to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing (intransitive verb) to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively …and that is exactly what my darling dearest did when we arrived in Wellington with an hour to spare. He kindly […]

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Whanganui Detours

The Desert Rd was closed due to all that wonderful snow that had been sent at my request. So, around the western side of the mountains we went enjoying places we had picnicked at during the Summer months now all covered in freezing white.We drove past trees packed with fresh snow driven against one side. […]

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Avalanche

Clever daughter had been giving me photography lessons. “Sit on the rocks and use your knees as a tripod,” she had been telling me. “You get great movement shots of the water.” It had seemed such a long way down to the ground after all our sitting in the car that I declined the offer for […]

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