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PjPaintings at Salamanca Market March 17, 2018

Happy St Patrick’s Day! It was lively in front of Irish Murphy’s today with green decorations, music and people wearing green hats.

It was a warm, windless, quiet day at the markets.  444 more words


Outback South Australia

A visit to the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia is one of my favourite camping trips; an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of Australia’s haunting and ageless landscape, distinct flora and fauna, bushwalks, ancient rock art and more. 268 more words


Unexpected neighbours...

My eyesight may not be all it once was, but even from a distance, the sheep in the field looked a bit odd. We have found many strange and wonderful things in and around the village of Birchover, but they are usually shaped of wood or stone. 68 more words



A very specific part of an emu’s body has been identified as the thing that allows emus to communicate, and that is a pouch!

While there is not much information on emu communication, everywhere I look, including the post in front of the emu exhibit in the zoo, mentions this specific pouch. 129 more words

Animal Talk

The cutest emu ever

I often find that my best watercolour paintings and watercolour drawings are the ones I do  not expect to be great pieces of art. There is a lot to be said for detachment when painting … I am more likely to play with bright colours, try new techniques, and be more open and loose when I allow myself to enjoy the process and not be fixed on the outcome. 54 more words


PjPaintings at Salamanca Market December 2, 2017

The state of Victoria is getting a lot of rain this weekend, with some areas predicted to get up to 300mm of rain in three days. 752 more words


Crossing the Finish Line

Day 28 & 29

For Day 28 and 29, I used some artistic license and drew a nest on an emu’s head.  In the emus’ world, the nest is made on the ground and consists of mainly grass.  363 more words