Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Zealand you stole our hearts and took our breath away!

WARNING - there are a lot of photo's below...

I did try to reduce them from 100's to only a few
but it was damn near impossible to not want to 
show every single one of them to you. 

New Zealand you stole our hearts and 
took our breath away!

No.2 Child - teaching them young (selfies)... 
no seriously we just
couldn't resist stopping the car to take another 
photo of some beautiful scenery!

No.1 Child also taking photo's of beautiful scenery.


Glacier tour in Mt Cook

check that scenery out behind us!

The best ice cream you've ever tasted!


More Queenstown photo's(our favourite place)
just before the Shotover Jet Boat Ride.

After the Shotover. We loved it so much that we
did it twice.

We didn't meet the Duke and Duchess, they were a week
or so before us, but we did see some photo's on the wall of fame.

More Queenstown

The Autumn colours just sing to you

my two on the ski lift to go further up Bob's Peak
to reach the top of the Luge Track

View from the top of the Skyline Gondala on Bob's Peak

there are natural water falls every where. 

New Zealand is not called the "land of the long white cloud" for nothing

and lastly off road Quad biking in Franz Josef. LOADS of fun!

Monday, April 07, 2014

Leaving on a Jet Plane

in a few days, I will be heading to this great 
country for a holiday with my family. 
First we hit Christchurch and 
then do a tour of the
South Island of New Zealand.

To say I'm excited is an understatement.

So it will be a little quiet around these
parts for about 2 weeks.

Hope to share a few happy snaps 
when we get back.


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Autumn Dayz - From Start to Finish

For those who aren't aware, I live in the 
Pilbara - Western Australia.
Our weather here is a little different to the rest 
of Western Australia. Our summers are extremely hot 
and dry and our winters are more like
spring weather. 

So currently in the Pilbara we are in 
the season of Autumn. However when I think of 
colours that relate to Autumn in the Pilbara,
I don't think of oranges and browns with 
a hint of green. I think more along the line of different
 shades of reds, with maybe a little hint of orange and green. 

Here is my version of a windy day in the Pilbara in Autumn.

"Autumn Dayz"  
36 x 48 inches

above is how the background looked after I had
finished adding my spray paints
and acrylics

Then I brayered on some white paint

Above is after I had covered it with
 a layer of Gel Medium
and stained it red

Adding the tree

Close up of the trunk texture

and once the blossoms have been added

and finally I had a little fun with
Pixlr and created my own little
poster using this painting

as always thank you for taking the time
to read my blog

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Too cute I had to Share

Cutest baby ever 

at 1:07 is pretty darn cute
at 2:25 is also insanely cute
and then there's at about 4:25