Art Studio and Life #61

Art Studio and Life #61

Hello lovely family and friends My eldest just turned 20! He is feeling old because he is no longer a teenager. But he is also feeling surprised that now that he is officially an adult, he still doesn’t know the answers to everything. I think he missed that bus,...
Art Studio and Life #60

Art Studio and Life #60

Hello lovely family and friends I have arrived here at my blog page late and tired, but triumphant. For a while there I thought I wouldn’t be writing a blog at all this week because I have been wrestling with that joy and delight of the sole traders’ life: the Annual...
Art Studio and Life #59

Art Studio and Life #59

Hello lovely family and friends I had a eureka moment recently when we were away on holiday. One evening, our delightful hostess said to us “Dinner is going to be late tonight, because I haven’t been feeling very sensible today.   ‘Wow! Me neither,’ I thought,...
Art Studio and Life #58

Art Studio and Life #58

Hello lovely family and friends I had a great question from Sarah last week– ‘when did unrequited love stories turn into romantic love stories? When did it change from wanting to hop into bed with someone else’s wife, to actually wanting your own wife? I’m not sure....
Art Studio and Life #57

Art Studio and Life #57

Hello lovely family and friends Even though it is not Valentine’s day, I’m pondering about romance after reading the legendary (non-Jedi) master C.S. Lewis’ book on medieval love poetry, The Allegory of Love. He, of all the people I have read, has made it clear to me...
Art Studio and Life #56

Art Studio and Life #56

Hello lovely family and friends This first meme is on honour of my eldest who has been doing a joint uni project. It’s a clear and beautiful day here in Wellington, but it’s also perishingly cold. I type for a bit, and then tuck my hands under my blanket to...
Art Studio and Life #55

Art Studio and Life #55

Hello lovely family and friends Did any of you notice the misspelled meme two blogs back? Eeeesh! (Zimbabwean for “oh my goodness, that’s terrible.” (I never know where to put the full stop – inside or outside of the colon thingy “?”, or outside the bracket? Beats me…...
Art Studio and Life #54

Art Studio and Life #54

Hello lovely family and friends We have travelled to Havelock North to stay with a darling friend, combining Anzac Day with a day off to have a long weekend. We went to a moving service in the town square to remember all those who died in the World Wars. The trumpeter...
Art Studio and Life #54

Art Studio and Life #54

Hello lovely family and friends We have recently experienced daylight savings, since it is now officially autumn “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. The whole concept still does seem odd to me, daylight savings that is, not autumn. The PTB (powers that be) made...
Art Studio and Life #53

Art Studio and Life #53

Hello lovely family and friends I have come across a new piece of Kiwi slang – smoko. Smoko apparently means morning or afternoon tea break. (Not that any tea is involved either.) Smoko now involves coffee and something to eat, perhaps while you do the crossword or...