Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pop over and see me..........

This is my last post on this blog. I 'd love you to come over and visit me on my new blog!

Hope I see you there soon! ♥

Thursday, 9 February 2012

On to the New!!!!

Its a very exciting day because firstly it's my birthday but also because it is the day I have chosen to start my new blog.There has been a lot of thought going into my ( little )name change but I am hoping it will better represent what I do. I would SO love you to come over and join with me......
The new blog is

Goodbye patchworkfamilies! Hello patchworkfamilyart!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Goodbye Christmas 2011!

It's boxing day today and hard to believe that Christmas 2011 is already over!
 It was such a lovely day with hubbies side of the families Christmas on Christmas Eve and then my families Christmas on Christmas Day.

Christmas day was an early start- but not too early, we had a 7.30 limit on waking us up for the kids. Unbelievably it worked!!!! Very sweet that at 7.20 I had middle daughter Kiki tip toe into the bedroom and whisper to me " Mum what the clock look like at 7.30?" so it all started the fun, the excitement and the tearing open of presses!!!!! at lunch time the rest of the family came for a big lunch. I like how my sisters and I share the bringing of the food. it was quite a feast as it usually is with lots of nibbles, 3 meats and salads and then amazing smashed pavlova for dessert- thanks Merilyn!

A belated Merry Christmas to you all! I hope that your Christmas was filled with love and the joy of remembering our Saviours birth.
With love Ruth-Mary

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Illustration Love♥

I have been doing Jane Davenports online e-course to help keep me focused on my art during this busy time- and I am loving it! This weeks homework was to create a mood board with a theme- my theme was Summer Holidays! It got me thinking about the great days ahead.... Got any fun plans???
I used watercolours, pitt pens and black ink  for the girls. I am anxiously waiting for some aquamarkers which I am hoping to do some experimenting with. I used magazines for the holiday inspiration!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ballet Week!

hanging tutu- kikis first real tutu!

I have a secret confession - well not so secret now! All year I am secretly smiling to myself that my children aren't involved in Saturday sport!!- no early out of bed on cold winters mornings, no waiting on the sidelines for hours on hot sticky days. It does give us the freedom to choose to do the activities we want to do or to go away with ease. HOWEVER one week each year is so super busy with ballet rehearsals that life is completely ballet! I am writing this in this week. We have done the extra practices juggling the 3 girls as they have to go at 3 different times and we have done the dress rehearsal which is normally only half an hour away but in the rain and peak hour traffic took an hour last night. I have paid for the 8 costumes and lined up to get them in the rain. We are looking towards tomorrow afternoon with more after school practices and then the 2 concerts on Sunday which will take all day.
So why do us parents do the things we do. I LOVE IT! I sit in the audience and get a tear in my eye every year. I am thankful for healthy girls with healthy bodies. I am thankful for being able to afford it at the moment and I really feel blessed!
I will post some concert photos next week but for the moment here is my beautiful butterfly number 3 about to go up on stage for the dress rehearsal.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New series beginnings

I have been trying to carve out a little art time in this crazy term and wanted to show you a quick preview of art that I have just started working on. This simple beginning will eventually become prints and cards- stay posted!!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Whats in a walk

A few days ago it was time , well past time for my car to have a service. We are fortunate to have service centry near our home and so when I dropped it down it seemed like a great idea to walk home- about a 30 minute trip. I'm not a super keen walker but it was a gorgeous day so with my trusty coffee in my hand I set off for home. I knew it was an all uphill trip and thought it would be interesting to visually capture some of the sights around my neighbourhood to show you all- a typical Australian suburb, well at least in my Sydney suburb!!!
Coffee- a great way to start!

Past the bike shop

My favourite store - just love it and have a house full of its goodies!


Pink car- not so practical for our family of 5

Love this house- it is always so neat and tidy obviously well loved.

Home Sweet Home..... the roses are here to greet me♥