Wednesday, April 28, 2010

House Bound!

After arriving hom from Ballarat, I had to go and have surgery on my foot. I had this horrible cyst, called a 'ganglion'. I named it Rottnest, as it was a similar shape and size. My surgeon had never seen one soooo big before.

Going in for day surgery, I arrive home a few days later. I had really poor oxygen levels and they wouldn't let me leave. My source of entertainment, was the old Italian lady in the room with me. It amazed me how good her english could be for one doctor and then for another, she could barely speak english. This amused me immensely, as I found it a game to pick which doctors she liked and disliked.

I have never heard such an interesting array of noises come out of one person. If the snoring wasn't bad enough, I was unaware of how loud, often and continuously, one can fart in their sleep. If only I had a recording device with me. She was a lovely lady and in very poor health, but she did provide me with some much needed smiles.

So now I sit at home, with my foot resting upon 3 pillows. Pain killers are wonderful inventions, unless your 20kg, 3 year old child, jumps on your foot. I think I taught him a new word or two.

I am bored, unmotivated and wait paitently for Ellen to come on at midday! Oh joy!

Pictures From Ballarat

Ballarat was fabulous! These are some collective images of work that was in the final exhibition. I can't credit individual photos as I am not sure who's work everything is.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bound for Ballarat

Tomorrow I am spending Easter Sunday, travelling to Melbourne and then through to Ballarat. It's fibre forum time again (must be school holidays) and this time I will be attending Dorothy Caldwell from Canada. I am told she is amazing and she has travelled to Australia many times teaching. The workshop is called, Mark Making : A Book. Your guess is as good as mine!

It shall be nice to be just me, not a mum, wife, friend in need or neighbour trying to escape the clutches of a talk-a-holic......yes there is a story in there somewhere.

I am happy to report that Tango (weiro #4) has safely made about 3 weeks now......and his new buddy Peppy, is coming up for two weeks. I think we have this situation sorted now. Will take a pic of my boys when I come home......I hope they will still be here!

Have a wonderful Easter and may the bunny be generous.....if he isn't, I hear rabbit stew is good!!