Getting organised

I treasure things, little quirky things, small things that I find on my walks, special gifts from people who know what makes me smile. Then there are the things that might be useful one day. A third group of Things In My Life are things that I never really know what to do with. So…

Blogs and copyright

I am after some information. Can you help me? I am wondering about copyright for blog material. Let me give you a little background. I keep the blog and website for the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project. I am administrator and almost sole contributor, but I do it on behalf of the group. We are now…

Oh beeswax!

Yep, it’s me here, under this fashionable looking theme. It was time for a change ~ no tinkering around the edges, a full knock down and rebuild! You are still very welcome visitors, come in the backdoor, make yourself at home, and we can sit and have a natter. I would love to know what…

The Two Ronnies

Last night, while dodging the saturated media coverage of a certain wedding, I came across (okay, YouTube suggested….YouTube, you know me too well!) these clips of vintage Two Ronnies skits. Just in case you are not Of A Certain Age, like me, or grew up in an area that didn’t religiously watch The Two Ronnies…

Sewing on paper

Lately I seem to have blogged about non-arty things, although I have been talking about what I have been up to in my newsletter. (If you would like to have my art news delivered to your inbox each fortnight, simply sign up here.) Originally I added “….an update” to the title of this post, thinking…

Dads

Originally posted on Anne Lawson Art:
I was going to write about my painting of Cullen discolor, but Dads have been on my mind over the last few days. I know of 4 women whose Dads have died over the last few weeks. It is so sad to lose those special people, men who have had…

A postscript to yesterday’s post

While I was in the Library I picked up a card that had the popular books of 1968. I meant to add it to yesterday’s post, about my Library’s 50th birthday, but forgot. You might find it interesting. But before I do, I just want to give a shoutout for my newsletter which I am…

My Library turns 50

Writing about books seems to be on my mind at the moment. I was inspired to write this post after reading Tierney’s from Tierney Creates. She posted about the stack of books she had just borrowed from her public library, and how wonderful libraries are. As she says: “So libraries are good places all over…

Ursula Le Guin and the Wizard of Earthsea

When I heard of Ursula Le Guin’s death last year I decided to reread her stories. I picked up an omnibus edition Earthsea, the first four books in this series ~ A wizard of Earthsea (1969), The tombs of Atuan (1971), The farthest shore (1972) and Tehanu (1990). Unfortunately it doesn’t include the last in the series…

18 in 18 update

I like my challenges for my 18 in 18. (Not sure what I am talking about? Check it out here.)  They are encouraging me to think outside my usual box, which is what I was hoping they would do. So, how am I going since I checked in last? Write 18 letters: I have sent two…

A post where I am surrounded by boxes!

I have been quite absent from here the last few weeks. I have been so busy that I have taken today and yesterday off from everything, doing just what I want to do to catch up with myself. It is birthday season for me, so there have been lunches and dinners and catch-ups. There has…

The Exhibition is Open!

Some of you have been following the progress of Beckler’s Botanical Bounty for years, from the first visits to the outback town of Menindee, through my paintings of the plants I found there, to working on things for the Exhibition of our work at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. For those of you who are…