My kids rep cricket day was a hot one in Melbourne 34 degrees C.

I always have my sketch gear with me at long cricket days. I figure I get to watch but when I’ve had enough I’ll just sketch. These blokes had no idea they featured in my sketchbook ha!

It was 34 degrees in Melbourne and the game was out in a suburb called Werribee. The field was big, flat with no trees of course. Along way from home. Our team got wiped out so not through to the finals.

Aaaaaahhhhh another hot summer of cricket.

Merry Christmas from me and Homer (studio boy)

Another year has passed and it has been hard, albeit creative too and filled with loads of love from my doggy Homer by my side in the studio.

My beautiful Mum passed just before last Christmas and I guess we (our family) will find it a bit tough each year at this time. They say it gets easier with time, but now it feels more permanent each time I go to grab the phone to call her.

Thanks so much from my arty heart for all of your follows, support and encouragement in my artistic journey. Knowing there are those out in this space who read, acknowledge and show interest makes this creative life all that bit more relevant.

We are heading into a hot summer in Oz this Christmas and I live in a bush fire prone bushy haven; so always mindful of this amongst the Gum trees.

If you have snow for your Christmas, love that white fluffy powder while you think of us sweltering through our BBQ’s on Christmas day.

Yay for Summer and our beautiful beaches over these holidays and watching Homer stalk little native froggy’s in our backyard pool.

Can’t wait to paint on the beach in the sun under a Tea tree.

Merry Christmas, stay safe.