Re-purposing

I wanted some lampshades that reflected the environment in which the shack is situated.We are surrounded by Gum trees, native plants, the river and lake and of course the bird life.I found some interesting cane-based lampshades from Kmart that had white shades.I wasn’t sure I could draw on them, but at about $20 each, I…

A pinny or a patch. – working on the shack.

The shack was built in the era of my childhood, 50’s and I wanted to keep some of the warmth of the 50s as I decorated it. ‘We’ did work – ‘I’ dressed and decorated it, and ‘we’ had to do it on a budget. Now, as I sit here surrounded by the creativity of…

Many days of frustration, and then satisfaction as it grew.

Late April Where do you begin.? To be honest I thought that everything was beyond my capabilities, lifting revolting mattresses and cleaning ovens and fridges. I had just undergone a radical hand and wrist surgery and my arm was in plaster. On the first day of purging, five men and a wingless old gal worked…