Saturday, 24 September 2011

Nanga Bay

Ok I've been 'off the air' again.  I always think to myself that I never do anything interesting, but when I look back through my blog, I seem to be away quite a lot.  Off camping or having a 'girl's weekend' somewhere.
(Should be more of it too!)

Last weekend we went to Nanga Bay for a couple of days, just to get away from the hustle and bustle of our country town (!) for a break.  Nanga Bay is the most peaceful, gentle and serene place.  I loved breathing in the healing atmosphere.  We kayaked for hours, had a lot of fun, met a couple of interesting people, got bitten by about a million mozzies, drank a 'tad' of alcohol and came home rested............and itchy.

Looking from our camp to the beach.  We had our own private track where we walked down to the beach each afternoon to see the dugongs that came into the same spot each day.

Track to our camp from the beach.

Sunset on the first night.

Crystal clear water, and we had it all to ourselves.

Me and my peanut toes....just to prove I was there!

Speck in distance = husband on kayak.

Sunset day two.

Still not a soul in sight.  Magic.

You can't see it very well here but this little bloke was bright green.

The wildflowers putting on an amazing show for us.

The last sunset...and the best.  The calm before the storm I think!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Nearly time for a new journal.

My little 'freebie' journal (free with a packet of pencils) is nearing it's end.  It has a very cool suede cover, which became incredibly grubby within about a week, so I tried to camouflage the dirt with a stencil and some glimmermist, and promised myself I'd keep it clean.  Not easy.  But I kind of like that it looks as though it's been around a while now.

I began making another journal today.  It's one of Mary Ann Moss's 'Full Tilt Boogie' journals and I've been cutting, glueing and sorting papers nearly all afternoon.  Love it.  I'm just making an everyday journal, but I can't help fiddling and procrastinating about which papers to use.  I love 'making art' so much that I just never want it to end. Like chocolate really........and holidays.

Just getting into it.

Time to choose a cover and thread.
Don't know why this shot is so grainy and rough..........bit like the old books I guess.

Now for the fun part.  (And I get to sit down, that's always good).

This is as far as I got this afternoon.  Pretty cool huh?
Have to stop now and get some of my jobs done, you know the real stuff, like get the washing off the line, cook dinner, get ready for work tomorrow and go feed next door's dog.

Sunday, 4 September 2011