Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!! / Happy Cactus Monday!

 Happy Halloween!
and from the archives: Sjimmie in his Halloween outfit from last year.
Happy Cactus Monday!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday !

This Great White Egret will fly to Robin 
and probably arrive next week :)
Make sure you all visit Robin to say Happy Birthday .

Happy Birthday Princess!!!!!
Schöne Geburtstag mein Schwester!
Hope this year will bring you much happiness and love.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sjimmie with an evil smile...........

Just beware of your pumpkins!
You never know what Sjimmie is up to..........................

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Visit to Sweden


Home again after being away one week.
First I flew to Johannesburg and when I returned Friday I flew to Sweden (Gothenburg) with my brother to visit my family.
My uncle has had a tough half year in which he got a stroke and had his leg amputated.
We really feared for his life a while.
I was so happy to see he was doing so much better now. He looked good and his spirits were high again.
I am so happy we made the trip to visit him. We also visited a sweet aunt of mine I haven't seen in 5 years and of course I enjoyed my stay with my dear Swedish sister (cousin) Anna. 

1.  uncle Eskil, aunt Ulla, brother Per and I
2. Anna and I
3. Per Ulla (another aunt) and I
4. Shopping at Haga Nygatan
5. Haga Nygatan
6. Butterflies in Vasaparken (AW)
7. In a tree
8. deer in the park (AW, does this count?)

We had one day of rain and for the rest lovely sunny autumn weather. It was fun to travel together with my brother and to see my family again.
I still have a few days off before I fly next week.
The first (yesterday) I spent relaxing and sleeping as 2 trips in a row is tiring I found out.
The kids have Autumn holiday now so I decided not to continue painting the corridor. I will do that after my next trip. Tomorrow we will visit my Mom and see Johnny English with the family.  I think the boys will love it and think I will too ;)

Have a nice and sunny week ♥

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Toilet / a room with a view

 The decoration of my bathroom is finished.
 There is still a small problem to be fixed but 
 I hope that will be solved soon 
I am happy with the way it turned out
 I have a small window overlooking........ Does anyone know where this is?
A place I would love to visit next year........

 In real the colors are a bit more vibrant but the flash makes them a bit pale.

Here is my abalone painting 
 And here the real ones. The 2 small ones Lori sent me a while ago. She found them on the beach near her.
Can you imagine finding treasures like that so near where you live?!
I am happy to have this treasure in my home.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Animal Wednesday / Another shot........

 May I introduce myself? I am Bassie I arrived yesterday to do what my predecessor didn't succeed at last year.
 I have to make these 2 mature ladies pregnant. A big job for a young boy like me...... but I will do my best.
My new Mom doesn't know where I come from, but she thinks I must be from a situation where I was around people, because I am very tame. 
I arrived yesterday and without any fuss I stepped out of the trailer right into this yard where 2 ladies were welcoming me with grace and curiosity.
My Mom will call me Bassie , named after a terrible clown who always says "Everything is for Bassie"
Being a male I think it is my right to have first choice on everything and the girls will get the leftovers. My Mom doesn't agree, she thinks emancipation hasn't reached the world of the deer yet. Well personally I would like to keep it this way.
The girls have to go on a diet anyhow otherwise I can't make any babies according to the man, who brought me here. So I am just doing them ,more than one favor.
Please keep your fingers crossed the ladies will loose weight so they will ovulate and I will succeed in what Lancelot couldn't accomplish.

Happy Animal Wednesday

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shell finished

Yesterday I finished this shell at my art class.
I am so happy I finally created something again. I loved working on this.
This painting and all my abalone shells will be in my new toilet once it is completely finished.
Today I will fly to Suriname and next week I hope to start painting my toilet which will be a fun job! I will show you pictures next week.

Have a nice day and see you soon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Animal Wednesday / Minoes

 No, I am not drinking. I am falling asleep with some support for my beautiful head.
A little cramped here on my spot at the desk and the water glass was in my way as well, but I made a virtue of necessity.

♥Happy Animal Wednesday♥

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A shell

Finally something else painted than walls.
I started this last Wednesday in my art class.
It is a little painting of a shell which I will hang in my toilet.
I struggled with a landscape for weeks. I know I learn from this but I don't like all my lessons in life ;)
Than I got the idea for this painting for my toilet and this is how far I got in one afternoon.
Amazing how things you do with your heart are so much easier.
Well at least they are more fun. 
Tomorrow afternoon I will continue and make pictures of the progress.

The renovation is nearly finished. After my next trip, which will be to Suriname again I will paint my toilet and corridor and then I will take a few weeks off. I hope to get more time to do art . In 8 weeks my new shed will be delivered and I have to paint it 3 times!!! 
The house is back to normal and clean again. That feels great!
Slowly life get back to normal as well.
Thanks for all your patience I also hope to become a better blogger and blog friend soon.