Thursday, May 30, 2013

TGIT!'s all a mix of mummyhood with a dash of painting at the moment. By a 'dash' I would say - 1-2 hours of painting time a day. Between swimming lessons, meal making, breastfeeding, preschool drop off and pick ups, nappy changes, grocery shopping, doctors appointments, etc there is just enough time in the day to get print orders ready and posted - and that's about it for my art business.

Sometimes of an evening when both kids are asleep (a miracle in itself!), I might get a couple of blissful painting hours in. In these hours I'm currently working on some big paintings for the upcoming "Once Upon A Time" Exhibition in August. They are top secret for the sorry no pics just yet! ;)

Instead, I will show you this awesome purse my Mumma bought me today! How cool is it?

I'm inLOVE with it.

Today is "Friday" for me (even though it's only Thurs) because Hubby is now off work for a 4-day weekend to celebrate his 30th birthday!! I'm so excited!

Happy "Friday" everyone!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Most of my time continues to be spent on Mummyhood at the moment - which I have to say I'm loving. There's nothing like newborn cuddles and the hint of a 6 week old smile. Of course, there's also the sleepless nights, the constant need for my attention, and I smell like milk most of the time...but it's worth it at the end of the day.
As a new Mum, it's imperative that your nail colour matches your babies onesie.

Miss 4's daycare centre had a "Mum's Night Out" tonight - where they babysit for free for 2 hours so that the parents can enjoy a "kid-free" dinner. Hubby and I went to Stones on the Main - which is a restaurant where you cook your own meal on a hot 300C stone at your table. Quite interesting! 

I ordered the BBQ Mixed Grill, which had chicken breast, lamb, beef and a lamb chop, along with chips and salad. The meal was delicious, perhaps a little bit overpriced (at $35), but good if you're looking for something a little bit different to your usual date night.

Every spare moment I've had over the past week, I've spent painting. It's not a lot of time - perhaps half an hour here and there, but I'm slowly working away at a couple of pieces at the moment. Of course there's also a ton of housework to do, and sleep to catch up on *yawn*.

Miss 4 is always close by when I'm painting.

I'm mainly working on a big piece for an exhibition coming up in August, but I'm also trying to pop in a few other pieces (like the one in the picture above) to put in my online store over the next couple of weeks.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mummy's out there for Sunday!