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Showing posts from May, 2008

Happy Birthday Brenda!!!

It's my Grandmothers birthday today! I hope you have a very happy day Brenda x x x x x x.
We also had our little Zach turned 4 this week, he is so cute. I bought him some new clothes, he looks so handsome in them.

We have finally got an agreement to lease the building for another year which has been such a relief! It is really unsettling when you don't know what is happening with your home! I'm so over the moon my shoulders have started to relax and I have already started spending more money on the building, I have been making curtains to keep the cold winter night air out.

We have 2 artists moving into the studio this week and are still looking for another 2 to move in. It is a great space they have the gallery to use which is a bonus. This building is such a great place to be creative in!!!!

I got another 2 fish last week and have called them Sake and Goldie they are lovely. The first day I got them I couldn't see Sake and I found her stuck on the end of the filter tube…

Our Date Tin

Today I thought I would write about our date nights. Once a week Shaughan and I turn off the TV and go on a date together. We created a date tin full of ideas and we pick the date out and have the week to look forward to doing it. We also have a date book where I right all our dates we have had, one day I want to put together an exhibition on our dates.

Here are a few of the date ideas we have in our tin: Invite 2 people each who have never been to our home for a 3 course meal. Have a naked swim. He has to surprise her with something. Play poker with friends. Go out for dinner somewhere we have never been. Dress up and walk up the main street. Go visiting friends. Take a photo of each other, you get to chose the dress and place. Go to your local pub for a game of pool. Fishing night on the beach. Write wills. She has to pamper him. Watch a hot movie together. Top Chef night, get friends to come over and make their best dishes. Write an article for a publication. Find something which both people have n…

Man the stars were beautiful this morning!

I woke up and let Ralph out this morning and the sky was covered in stars like I had never seen before! It was so beautiful!!!

I had an art agent from the UK come visit yesterday and we had a fantastic day! I got to show her my art and she wants to ship heaps of my paintings over there which is exciting! People have always told me that my work would suit being sold in the UK.
I got to take her around to a few of my friends homes and then we went out to Stellar for dinner. She was really impressed with the talent here in Wanganui! ROCK ON WANGANUI ARTISTS!

The music clip I have chosen for today is the wonderful Darcy Clay singing Jesus I Was Evil.

I spent the day doing research about my family history and have started an online family tree It was really exciting and interesting!
I worked out my Grandad's father or his father Henry SedegwickHarrod was the cousin of William DigbyHarrod, the son of Charles Henry Harrod, the man who started Harrods of London.

Beautiful Morning here today!

I woke up with a spring in my step and have been having a great morning, after 4 coffees, I feel like I have already done a days work.

We went over to Palmy on Saturday night for my Adopted Dad's birthday, I adopted him a few years back. He cooked us a beautiful dinner and I finally got to see his new house he bought a few months ago.
His Grandchildren stayed the night also and in the morning I was naughty and got them to jump all over him at 7:30am hahahaha.
I got my video camera out and Cobain showed me his dance steps while Ashton got creative making his Mum a special Mothers Day card.

Check them out they are soooooo cute!

The New Zealand music clip I have chosen today is 'I see through you' by The Lick, a rocking Wanganui band!

My message for the day was: Use your spiritual gifts to shower the world with Divine Light.

Well well well

Aren't friends the best!!!! I have seen so many of my friends this weekend and I fell really blessed to know such wonderful people.

Being music month this month I have been sending out YouTube clips of NZ musician's to my facebook buddies and it's been so much fun that I thought I should really post some to my blog.

This clip is one of my favourites at the moment and every time I play it I start moving my shoulders and tapping my toes. It is called Father Penguin and it is by The Smiles, a New Plymouth band. The clip is their first attempted at making a music video.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

I will add a music clip every time I write in my blog. Since this is the first blog with a music clip I thought I would give you two :)

This clip is the beautiful Sheba singing PAEKAKARIKI.

New Zealand music ROCKS!!!!

My message for the day was: Be assured that we are always available to assist you, and know that your prayers will never be denied.

Eight Ways to Positively Maintain Energy and Vitality.

I have been reading one of my favourite books 'Tarot the handbook' by Angeles Arrien. I wish I had this book 10 years ago when I started getting into the tarot it is the best book on the tarot, I have read!

I want to share with you what she wrote about the Eight Ways to Positively Maintain Energy and Vitality.

1. The Ace of Wands: Truth - the state of consciousness where we absolutely refuse to abandon who we are and where we stay in the truth of who we are.

2. The Two of Wands: Dominion -allows us to be clear about what would bring peace, balance and dominion into arenas of our lives that would resolve anxiety and strife.

3. The Three of Wands: Virtue - when our mind, heart and action are in alignment, then we are able to be consistent, congruent. If the mind, heart and action are not in alignment this card reminds us to wait and not act.

4. The Four of Wands: Completion - move in new directions from a place of wholeness and completion.

5. The Six of Wands: Victory - the combinati…

Spending the day with Logan

I called around to see my sister today for a coffee and ended up hanging out with my nephew all day.

It was great to get out of the house and have some fun.

I made a little clip of Logan and Ralphie running around the beach it is so cute.

I read a book about making movies yesterday it was so good! I am going to practice heaps at using my camera and finding out what is good and what isn't. My mind has already started thinking of what sort of film I can create.

My message for the day was: You have no worries that you cannot thrust into our loving and awaiting arms, Dear One. Give them all away.

I finally put together a clip........

....of my walk around my art work on display in my home over the Whanganui Open Studio event in March and April 2008.

The event was heaps of fun!!! I got to meet some wicked people and got time to talk to most people that came to visit my studio which was a bonus.

BEWARE: The clip is pretty RAW (I'm a beginner with the video camera).

I have a little booklet I made for the open studios online CLICK HERE to download a copy if you want to know more about my art.

My message for the day was: Each moment spent in prayer is like a coin put into a bank account.

I woke up to the rain this morning

The photo I have popped in here today was 2 photos I took the other day in the cemetery, then I played with them to make one, it's pretty spooky!

I had a pretty stressful day yesterday, and my lovely friend Carolyn sent me this email which was just perfect!

How to avoid stress.

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.
"He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes incre…