Friday, 24 December 2010

Portfolio /Passport / Pocket

Back in 1999 at a Stamp Camp Phyllis and Donna provided everyone with one of these - which were a huge hit.  I prepared a tutorial which was on my old website but that has long gone.  I have had a request for the instructions so have put them into pdf format - which can be downloaded by clicking on the dolphin image below.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Eden Trip October/November 2010

The view from our apartment!  Nothing quite like sitting in your pjs with a cup of tea watching breaching Humpback whales!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Southern Right whale by jix3

Southern Right whale

Southern Right Whale

What started out as a report of a stranded whale with a calf still in the shallows, turned out to be a single Southern Right Whale!  He made his way from beach to beach until dusk when we couldn't watch him anymore!  It is so amazing how close these whales come in, and we were lucky enough to hear this one *trumpet*....  enjoy the slideshow!

Southern Right Whale - Kiama - Sunday 11th July 2010

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

ORRCA Whale Census Day

Wendy, Vicki and keen members of the public counting Humpback whales from the Ruined Lighthouse Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay.

Although it was a very, very cold day, we had over 400 guests visit the park. 

We were also lucky to have the privilege of spending the day with Julie, Marley and other members from Booderee National Park.  Not only do they serve tea, coffee, hot milo and Barry's wonderful damper, but they provide an informal cultural talk on indigenous people and their connection with whales.

Trust me when I say that you have never experienced damper until you try Barry's!

Three Humpback whales.

Each animal's dorsal is unique.

This particular whale will be easily identified by, not only his unique dorsal fin, but also the large white marking on his flank.

If you look closely, this whale has what appears to be rake marks (from an Orca perhaps) or maybe marks from a propeller injury?  Can you spot the second whale?

Thank goodness for a 400mm lens!  The top right hand corner of this pic is where we would initially see the first blow or blows! 

If you are an avid bird watcher, you can see numerous species, and we are always lucky to see a number of sea eagles!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Birdhouse Necklace

Well, after catching up with Jen I have managed to get back into the studio and create something! Helps that I am not working so have plenty of time on my hands - in between trying to find a job that is!

I started playing with copper 10 years ago and we had a Collaborative book swap and I did the covers in copper.... then went on to do a couple of other items... then... nothing....

So here are a few pictures.... love copper and heat, brass, swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Puppy pics

Baillie has discovered the top of the lounge! A lot of others who have CKCS have said that their dogs sit on top of the lounges all the time. Looks like Baillie figured it out last week. I came out into the lounge to see him here... and I am sure he is laughing at me.... lol

Probably one of the better pics I have been able to Add Imageget of Harley... he just doesn't like having his photo taken.

I really love cows

With all the recent rain, the grass is so green over in the valley. Sometimes it actually looks like someone has coloured it in with a green highlighter pen!