Wallace & Gromit

October has meant a couple of fun family outings - always challenging for the kids, but exciting for them too. First we went to Scienceworks for the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, lots of pictures below for that one! Then last weekend we went to Game Masters at ACMI, which 3 of the kids - or perhaps 4 ;) - really loved it. I enjoyed it, too, actually, but perhaps it would have been more fun if Cedar didn't continually run away to hide in the dimly lit video game arcades, and then have a big tantrum! But at least I could take him out and Ben, Sienna and Ash kept looking and playing...

Today I spent the afternoon at the hospital with Cedar (and Sienna along for the ride), as he had smashed his thumb in the car door. They thought it was broken, we had to wait hours for x-ray and attention from the doctor, but then it turns out it is just badly bruised and squished. Clean and wrap it, no problemo.


Calendar scrap challenge

This page is my contribution to the Aussie Scrap Source build a calendar challenge - keep an eye on the blog to see the design team's pages unfolding over the coming weeks :)

I love this photo of Cedar in the bath from last year, and it's a fantastic quote too! I adore quotes, especially to accompany pictures.

A new exhibition

Last week I had the pleasure of setting up a new exhibition in local cafe Have Ya Bean in Upwey's main street. The artwork isn't mine, but is by Jarf of Medieval Mirage, represented by me through Curious Bazaar and I had thought that the work would look beautiful printed up on high quality watercolour paper and framed, which it does :)

The frames are all re-used frames found in op-shops and then taken to a framer to all have matching mats cut and glass put in if it was missing. There are 10 pieces, and 3 sold within a day, which was exciting! The exhibition runs for the rest of October, if you are in the area, why not grab a coffee and check it out! There are a lot of reflections in the photos, and they look much lovelier in real life.

Isn't she lovely...

Does that post title totally get that song in your head? Mwa ha ha! OK I am overloaded with stuff to blog but haven't got photos sorted yet. So here I am sharing some photos from the workshop I ran in Adelaide back in Autumn! This is Marlie, a sweet friend. She is genuinely really lovely, and very gorgeous!

We had a busy busy and fun school holidays, with the older kids going back to school today. This is the first time Sienna has had to manage medication at school, so it will be interesting to see how that goes. She is on the 3rd week of a slow-increase to standard dose of ritalin, for her ADHD that was diagnosed a month or two ago. On top of Aspergers, the poor thing, but she is pretty great about it all, with time to process. The books All dogs have ADHD and All cats have Aspergers are both great tools that help kids get their head around it as well as being ok with it, seeing strengths as well as weaknesses.

Ash was NOT keen to go to school this morning, but in the end walked in to his class on his own. Sienna has plans to help him out at playtime if he is on his own, which is lovely.

And more stuff has been happening, bits and pieces, but I will simply attempt to blog more to get it all covered! I have said it out loud, so I am committed now! At least two more times within the week :)