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One More Day Till I Turn 33

I'm excited! Being a lover of numbers turning 33 is going to be fantastic! I loved turning 30 and I feel that 33 is going to be an even better year!

Mum took me shopping yesterday for my pressy and we bought 2 fish along with all the rest of the stuff I needed.

I haven't name my fish yet as I'm going to get people who come up for the open studios to suggest names for them. I just checked on them and they are happy as swimming around their new world.
I picked a black fish with a beautiful flowing tail and googly eyes, he is my favourite, and a big strong motley looking one. I have already spent lots of time watching them and am so happy to have finally got them! I felt like a kid, all excited, cause I had to wait a few days before Mum was free to go shopping. Rat my cat has seen them but didn't seem very interested as she just sat on the step and watched them with me, so lets hope she doesn't try and get in there with them.

On Wednesday I went to the opening of the Op…

29, 30th March and 5,6th April my studio will be open.

Only 5 days till the Open Studios event.

Life has been great!

I had Tony, Nick and Sam come over to do a photo shoot with them and we had loads of fun and took heaps of photos. I'm going to miss them loads when they go back to the UK. This photo was just a random image I took when we were walking to the Waimarie.

I have been working on finishing my catalogue for the open studios and I think I may have finished it? I just have to get Shaughan to do a proof read to make sure my spelling and grammar is right. If you want to have a wee look click here.

I finished hanging all the art yesterday and even gave our bedroom a good clean out. I just have to find a piece of carpet and it will be like a new room.

I had a great sleep last night and woke up a full moon lighting up the town it was so peaceful.

This Easter the town has been so quite a nice change from all the noise. It would be so nice if shops closed on Sundays again then people could spend more time with their loved ones, instead of going to work or shopping.

I had a lovely …

The Stranger

I thought I would share this email I just read with you:

A few years after I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mum taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger ..... he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries, and comedies. If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future!

He took my family to the football and cricket. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mum would ge…

Whanganui River Adventure

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The girls, Rere, Maka and Sonya, came and picked me up and we went on a day trip up the Whanganui River. It was the most perfect day they had a picnic packed, Jocie the dog, and a full tank of gas. It's funny cause it felt like I was in the car with Tina, Davina and Ushula all of who are beautiful girls from my past!I had never been up the river and have been looking forward to doing this for ages. It was a great day we stopped at every good look out and took many photos. I finally saw where the Flying Fox was, I can't wait to go and stay there it looks wicked! We called into the church at Jerusalem where Mother Aubert had done so much of her good work and James K Baxter had lived. It was an amazing place and I am looking forward to spending more time there. Then we hit Pipiriki had a swim as you can see in this little video, meet a few of the locals and found a lovely spot in the sun to have our picnic, we had fantails flying around us and a big…

Hello Hello

Life has been great! Shaughan and I have been having heaps of fun and working hard.
I finally finished painting and hanging my collection of art in my toilet. It's pretty mad, I love it!
I thought I had finished my catalogue for the open studios but after walking through my home I found so many more pieces to hang so it's back to getting it sorted, MISSION!
I managed to get all my invites out yesterday for the open studios it is such a great bunch of people in the open studios this year, the town is going to ROCK! Last Saturday was International Woman's Day so we headed down to Majestic Square to watch Maka play a set, it was great, she rocked the town!
It was a beautiful day I bumped into Wendy who had just won a 100km ride on a flash motorbike, how exciting!
I so nice when Wanganui people get together and enjoy our beautiful town and the wonderful people in it!
Mum's 60th birthday was fantastic! There where lots of lovely people there and it was the perfect day to sit ar…

The Tale of Humma and Mush

This is a story with a happy beginning,
of a couple of hearts that needed winning.

One was huge taking lots of space,
and one was old and lacking pace.

Both hearts were kind and giving,
and both thought that nothing was missing!

A fateful day some years ago
changed all of this, as you well know.

The two hearts bumped, and started a flow
of happy times destine to grow.

And in this time, two birds in this bush
became the legend of Humma and Mush.

So which is which, you might ask,
but that’s too easy, this is your task.

We will say this, and this is a clue,
one is a sexy mama and the other uses no shampoo.

They moved into a dirty old club
and made it a home instead of a pub.

They filled it with up with a horse and a rat
(Not really, it’s just a dog and a cat).

They even took the plunge and got wed
and here‘s another hint, Mush wore red.

Now Humma and Mush were King and Queen
and dominated their little town and the whole art scene.

They ruled with passion and pride
(and ruled the noobs that came inside).

The coupl…

Mum's 60th Birthday

Happy Birthday Grandma!CLICK HERE is see a few photos that I took through the day....... We all had a great time.

Welcome March 2008

I have just taken this photo of the beautiful sunrise we just had here in beautiful Wanganui.

The colours are just amazing and it made the house a warm colour. What a way to start March!

I have just had a pretty amazing week!

I could tell you but I will wait to see if some of these things come to fruition.

Just about everything that happened this week were starting of great things to come. Lets just say there could be lots of change in the air for us!

I have had great dreams of travel and freedom this week.

My message for the day is: Forgive yourself Darling Child of God, for your harsh judgments of your reality!

I watched this wonderful DVD last week made by a talented man that I meet last week. It was great and with it being only 1 of 3 copies out there I felt were privileged. I pray that good things will come his way! It was a documentary in NZ and he captured moments of musicians and artists being natural and saying how they feel about issues. These issues were from what art is to death…