Monday, 10 December 2012

10 on 10 December 2012

Christmas decorations ready to pack for my class
heading to work
rain greets the children
time for maths
retro play time activity
lunch time
making Christmas decorations
another school day comes to an end
a Monday afternoon treat - a drive out of the city

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

10 on 10 November

November 2011 was the first time I participated in 10 on 10. Over the year my interest has been vast but my participation sparse so to mark my first 10 on 10 anniversary, I thought I would join in again today.
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My day was not eventful by any measure, but to use my bosses favourite phrase, "it is what it is"

daily morning chore of unloading the dishwasher
never done before task, of scanning the newspaper for employment opportunities
one happy boy opens a parcel from yesterdays mail

phone hiding in bag beeps with an invitation I have to refuse
mark and sort work samples for assessments

coffee break
another daily chore
enter results into reporting software

quick but necessary visit to the shops

lovely children were all home

Friday, 31 August 2012


This week Bella challenged us to document elements of a creation, her words exactly:

"We Paint, We Cook, We Sew,
We Knit, We Photograph,

We Make.
We Create.

But where do we start?
What elements or ingredients 
do you gather together to begin?"

These little guys were an inspiration from my son's teacher. My son brought just one home from school as a treat for dad on Father's Day but he and I promptly shared it then raced to the shops to buy the ingredients to make a new batch. We enjoyed the process of making these for dad just as much as nibbling on the elements as we went.

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

A Moment of Life

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One of my all time favourite moments of life, caught by my dad 40 years ago. This is the moment I became the middle child.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

snap it (small)

This small guy floated across my path on a far north Queensland beach. He was left at my feet by the receding wave and happily posed for my picture.

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Friday, 10 August 2012


The most recent gift I have received was from a complete stranger. I signed up for an online course, hosted by Kat. She challenged me to think about why I photograph. She inspired and gave me the confidence to call myself an artist. Thank you Kat for teaching me to follow my heart. (Kat enjoys a passion for photographing mopeds.)

I took this photo in Melbourne in 2010
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10 on 10 August

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.
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For a presence defined as, 'colourless and odourless' Sydney was completely enveloped by its power today. Gusty, blustery, gale force winds bore down on this Friday's 10 on 10

I admit, preparing daily lunches for the kids is not up there on my list of favourite things to do, but my husband lovingly reminds me, to be grateful I have a family to prepare lunches for.

Working as a teacher meant today, Friday, was the last day of my working week. I love these sweet paintings that greet me in the foyer each day. They were a gift to the school a year ago form leaving students.

A variety of 'cuddle friends' have recently taken residence on the book shelf in my classroom. The children are allowed to cuddle them when I read stories. We are currently loving 'The Muddle Headed Wombat'. Wombat's cuddle friend is called 'Tedda', a bald, glassy eyed, one legged teddy bear he collected from the tip.

Ole Mrs Scarecrow, who lives in the school veggie patch has seen better days. She was feeling the wind in her hair today as her fragile plastic bag arms were flapped crazily by each gust that blew.

 Legs 11, my class love a quick game of bingo.

Friday is canteen day. Special orders of wedges and chicken strips were on the menu today.

These rustic old paintbrushes are housed in my classroom. I love to image the stories they could tell of paintings created by innocent little artists.

Driving home from work I watched over protective mothers swaddling their little ones in mittens, ear muffs and scarves. My little one was heading out to the football this afternoon. His overprotective mother demanded a beanie on head.

I could not resist these late afternoon blossoms. We grew them in the front garden of our old house, where we lived when the girls were born. They remind me of the birth of my our Laura who celebrates her 15th birthday on Tuesday.

I have photographed countless images of this view from our bedroom window. I often refer to them as 'Room with a View'. I never tire of what it has to offer. This evening I was very taken by the fiery limb willing the branches to resist the wind.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

snap it (night time)

My nine year old son took this photo earlier in July, he said I officially had his permission to use it for this night time prompt.

This is the same son who declared this afternoon, that he did not get my genes because he does not like photography, drinking tea or wearing a dressing gown everywhere....