Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In Loving memory of Coco

Unfortunatly we had to make a decision yesterday to put to rest one of our beautiful dogs Coco. He has been ageing for quite some time, but over the weekend he went down hill far too fast. We are so saddened, but happy that he wont suffer anymore. Thank you Coco for the last 14 years of joy, protection, happiness, laughter and companionship to us. We miss you..

Friday, February 06, 2009

Coastal adventures

We spent most of this week down at wonderful Warrnambool. Just the 3 of us, relaxing, sight seeing, meeting great friends and having the best adventures possible.

Here is Imogen over looking Lady Bay, where it was just a little bit too cold to swim in, luckly there was a fabulous hotel pool where we stayed and spent most of one afternoon in. We travelled the long way there via the 12 Apostles where it was very sea misty but stunning all the same. I was suprised at how many tourists were there though.

I also got to meet a long time internet buddy the lovely Peta and her lovely husband Norman. We spent a lovely evening over dinner and good wine. It felt like we had known each other a lifetime. Barry even got to ride in Norman's treasured chevy, which he loved.. Thank you Peta and Norman for great time, I do hope we can meet up again before we move mid year. And thank you Peta for the lovely blog award too.. Your spoiling me you know.
Anyway we had a fabulous trip, horse riding along the beach and sand dunes was surely the best adventure. Imogen controlled her horse like a pro considering she had only ever gone on pony rides before, and those sand dunes were hard going and yes I have a sore behind, found out that I still do have stomach muscles Ouch!! and back muscles that I didnt know I had.
Love Sarah

***HOT HOT HOT*** Aussie Dares

I used an old book. Burnt a big hole using a butane torch and concentrated the flame just in the centre of the paper pages to make if you like a niche.. I inserted an old tin type photo of a young girl, a few dried jasmine flowers and used Utee that had been cooked for approx 10 hours until it went an amber colour. I poured the melted Utee in until it was all covered. Then I embellished the book with aged brass mesh, a few parts from an old type writer and dictionary paper quote.

I love the look of all these burn pages all stacked upon another.

Aged fine copper mesh was used here on the left, it almost looks as if its still on fire with its coppery hues.

Jump on over to Aussie Dares to see more wonderful artwork created by the girls.

Love Sarah