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Take a neighbourhood walk again

Walks around the local neighbourhood can make us feel so much at home as we wander at leisure and see and smell the array of gardens so lovingly tended.
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Walks around the neighbourhood

We are tending to take more notice on our one hour of exercise a day structure in Melbourne for now.

I keep finding treasure in the many gardens and such adorable little and biggish homes I pass. Homes that must be filled with a vast array of stories that could fill a book. I think these little homes and gardens are exuding warmth, cosy and love in buckets; I feel it as I pass by.

I’ve picked flowers (trying to be discreet) from these blooming gardens and have started the process of pressing them in many old books.

What joy I am making with my miniature artworks and pressed flowers that eventually will be selected so methodically with my tiny tweezers to frame with this little series of local home studies. You may recognize your beautiful home over this series.

I will let you know when these are in my shop for a piece of history you may collect. x

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Coffee In

I found myself having good coffee in a Footscray cafe whilst waiting for a family member at the Tattoo shop.

Trying to work smarter at sketching when out and about in my little journal and left the coffee I spilled on the page as all a part of it.

The man on the stool kept getting up and then down expressively chatting with his mate. I found this tricky and nearly felt brave enough to ask him to stay put for five but nah I didn’t as I actually was enjoying listening to their convo, think they were muso’s which was interesting to me.

I was overlooking yummy cakes in the sliding glass cabinet at the window looking out onto the street. The looseness of the ink appeals to me but think I prefer a pencil and some colour.

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Early Friday’s

I do love my early Friday’s when I only work a half day. I’d mostly dash home, whip up a quick lunch for my home schoolers; but more often stop at my favourite Pattisiere and grab some homemade pies and a cake each for the boys and I. It’s time for school to go back next Tuesday but I will miss being with them on my half Friday’s.

I should do the housework then but will be happy to sit and draw at my little table that looks out to my little deck.