Thursday, December 23, 2010

if you squint your eyes it looks like it's snowing...


More houses...   these are starting to remind me a little of maps, maybe it is the colours I am using, or possibly some of the little characteristics I am using are reminding me of the details on a  map, like the white half circles represent waves and the graphite ones are rocks... maybe I need a key at the side like on a map? Hmmmmm...

I thought I would share a few things that are happening in my world over the last few days before Christmas...


We don't have snow here, not even in the winter time... but we do have this tree (not sure what it is called).  it is covered in blossoms at the moment and when the wind blows the petals all float down and if you squint your eyes it looks like it's snowing... it really does.

This is my favourite tree decoration, a friend gave me a set of five of them , they are each holding something different around their necks and they all have small nails for hair (which are quite hard to see in this picture).   They also have arms that swing back and forth and one day a friend of Hannah's came over and thought that our angels were carrying rifles as one of their arms were sticking right out (it really did look like a rifle... she must have thought we were quite odd).

It was so warm the other night I decided to have fruit salad for tea... water melon, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, paw paw and nectarine... mmmm I heart fruit salad for tea.


So thats what has been going on around here... I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families and will look forward to sharing 2011 with you.   I am not so good with words, but I would also like to say thanks, now that isn't just the ordinary thanks, as in thanks for the salt type thanks, it is the thanks that says I wouldn't be where I am today without your support type thanks... that silent kind of thanks that goes beyond words.


Thanks... xxx

7 comments:

DRQuinn said...

I remember you showed me that squinting at sparrows on the lawn made them look like rats hopping about. You could do a piece that changes when you squint at it!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

yum, ♥ fruit salad too! What's paw paw? Wishing you a Happy Christmas Katherine! Looking forward to 2011 and seeing more of your lovely creations!
Much Love,
jenny

softearthart said...

What a joy it is to know you Katherine, a really sweet person, love and light. Marie

Louise said...

I love this painting, I love the writing and the texture, looks like I could touch it... If I squint hard enough I might find myself in Paris...or in a boat, looking up at those houses... a dingy, an orr and long red hair. :)

Lovely to know you K, and looking forward to meeting you in 2011.

Oh, and Jenny, a pawpaw is a papaya.

Sleepandhersisters said...

The paw paw is more like a mango... it tastes a bit different to a papaya.

Pam said...

I am loving your new houses Katherine! The textures, script and beautiful soft colours, all gorgeous!
Fruit Salad looks yummy too!

Kamana said...

i love your art work! i love to mess about with paints and pretend i can be creative, but even my kids can do better than me. i would love to learn... some day!

and i miss new zealand! lived there for over 6 years and am dying to go back!