At long last my darling new grandson has arrived the whole 8 lb 10 oz of him, his name's Wil or William. I received the call from my daughter at 7.30 Saturday morning letting me know her contractions were four minutes apart, she was still at home, I suggested that maybe seeing as it was her third she might be wise to get to the hospital. In typical Aussie fashion she said 'she'll be right Mum'. I decided I'd better get a move on as I live an hour and a half from her. I arrived at 10.00am and she gave birth at 11.18am, by 11.45am she was up having a shower and unpacking baby clothes. Amazing resilience.
He's been in this world a whole hour.
The other day I dropped in to see my friend artist Patsy Worledge. Patsy never ceases to amaze me with her art. Here she was painting this huge canvas using the side of her house as an easel. Her work is fabulous, so colourful with so much character and charm. She has an exhibition coming up in February next year, so I'll post the details closer to the time.
Two more of her wonderful canvases, these are both the same size as the one above.
My dear husband put my new jewellery desk together for me while I was away. It's a wonderful space, somewhere for everything.
Some of my jewellery pieces waiting to be turned into necklaces.
I was so excited I spent yesterday soldering
I've also been experimenting with Ice Resin. I took the base of a silver teaspoon, lay a strip of orange sari ribbon in it, then a very tiny light globe all encased in a copper frame. I slowly poured in the resin and added balls of silver solder to the resin outside of the frame. I now have to drill a hole in the shortened handle and finish it of with a wire loop for adding to a necklace.