Friday, 28 October 2011

Some blue.

The sky was having a bit of a time making up its mind whether to be blue or grey today.
I made a new business card just for fun. Playing with a couple of new texts. Nothing amazing just to inform. Getting the hang of the new CS5. Gosh.
A bowl of yogurt, berries and my own home grown banana. Followed by a cup of British tea and I was off to the nursing home. I had my back pack on as I was going on my electric scooter. Well I was until I got into the garage and saw the pot ! Hmmmm How was I going to get that on with me. There was not a way. I had to go in the car.
You see today we were decorating the hats for the ladies for the Tuesday celebrations of Melbourne Cup Day. It is a big horse race here. They say it is the race that stops a nation. Now Bert. He is a gentleman. They do not wear flowery hats . This was a great opportunity for him to finish off the mosaic plant pot for me. He loves mosaicing.  He was most happy to tile away while we made hats.
The ladies chose what they wanted and off I went with the glue gun and a bit of help. Yes I burnt myself. Oh I didn't say it was a HOT glue gun did I. hahahaaa so much fun. Owwwwey.
Here are some of their hats.

Not bad for old hats and supplies they had in the cupboard. Remember there is no money for craft so it is tight. I am looking forward to Chrissy. I love the idea of getting to use some of the things I have been saving for a rainy day.
What do you think ? I am thinking millenary course next. Hahaha just to add an other feather in my "hat"

Monday, 24 October 2011


I am looking at a blog from a person in the Stephanie Levy course. The owner of the blog is Rae Padulo from Mudstar Ceramics in NJ USA. She has looked at objects around her and interpreted them into her clay. Objects like hydrangeas, and blueberries. Two of my favourite things. I am in ore of her eye, her work and her talent.
I am so inspired to look with different eyes at the things in my mind and all around me with eyes that have been quite asleep for a while. Thank-you Rae.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Ideas for Chrissy.

Do you need some help with special gifts or cards. Try this site for starters.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Give Away.

My amazing friend is having a give away of a great new art magazine. No catches other than go to the mags blog and say hi.
Please go to Liza's page and have a look. You will be happy you did.

Friday, 7 October 2011


Got to sneak some time in with my e-course this morning.
Since Si and I decided to pretend we are living with daylight saving and get up at 5 am we have slept in till 6.30 hahahaa.
Spent a lovely morning painting cut out wooden butterflies with my friends at the Nursing Home. They lots track of their time. One of my dreams. Had three people today. They were so engrossed  in their work I got to paint a couple too. We didnt finish. More to do next week.
Stopped off at the market. I was brave and got plain yoghurt ! I am on a berry and yogurt for morning tea thingy now. I think Liza from down south had a bit to do with that. You should see her art if you think her food looks good. Bumped into a new friend. Stopped off at the art shop and got a pen that Liza had been telling me about. Dont know when or where I will use it. But with this new course it will come in handy I am sure.
I actually got some paint on some paper late in the afternoon yesterday and finished off the leafs of the journal prototype. Now for the covers.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


I still have a Twitter account. After all these years.!/HelenANaylor
How amazing.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


We had a great weekend. Did some gardening and went to an 80th Birthday party. I decided to be brave and make an omlette to eat for me. I have not eatern them and other forms of eggs since my brother, one Sunday, cracked and egg, he linked to practice doing them one handedly. I think he should have been a chef ! A chick, dead of cousre, came out. Yuky or what ? I could only do pancakes from them on in. Over 25 years ago. Now we have three great girls in our garden laying eggs for us I had to do some-thing with them.

What are you doing. We can smell our eggs ? You better not be eating them !
Every-thing ready in my bowels.
Cooking away. Oh my goodness I did it !
There it is on one of my own plates. It was so yummy too.

The party on Saturday night was great fun. A little cold. Caught up with lots of people. Here we are with the guest of honour. 80 and just bought himself a Pit Special aerobatic plane. We can only hope.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The 36.

I was looking for blogs by woman animators in the hope of finding an e-course like this one and the last one when I came over this. Just click and go read it. You will have to slow yourself down from reading this account. Dont look at any-thing else on the blog until you read this account of the bus trip. It is so amazing.
The 36.
Incase the link does not work here is the url, type it in and go.
When you are done and only when you have read it then look at the blog.
Prepared to be amazed.


I am sitting at my desk again. Not with the same joyous abandonment that I experienced on my last list. This morning had a hick up. However with a bit a readjustment (gave in) I found my way here to read todays class notes. A few days ago notes, to tell the truth. Time zones and weekends, well you know how it goes. I started reading Stephanie's words. It seems she was talking to me. Then I got to a part that said

Sorry I went to gym thinking I will copy paste the words and do the link to her course when I get back. I am back but I cant find it. It was really good to. I will find it one day, so until then you shall all just have to wonder what pearl of wisdom shone in my eyes. Making be think the below ..........

Which made me think oh I bet there will be women out there with blogs about their animation and they will be inspiring and may-be do e-courses too. So I googled and got mislead to what I thought was a woman's blog but it was a Brit male. Ian Lumsden's blog.
Here I found a video posted on his site

«Plato» - Léonard Cohen (EnsAD 2010) by ensadanim
In Ian's words.
The fabulously named Léonard Cohen and his equally fabulously entitled creation, Plato. Here a figure struggles to get the shape just right. Time and again the object is discarded until, as an apple falling from a tree - or was that another Eureka moment and a different Brit or Greek - a solution is found.
Hmmmm makes you think ............
The character is drawing and drawing never happy with what to us looks like a nice square when he gets what he wants. So keep trying every-one no matter what it is, keep on at it. As Stephanie said 
"Give yourself a chance, many chances, as long as it takes." 

Off to gym will continue soon.