Sunday, July 29, 2007

45 Gum nuts 45 goals!

I picked up this Australia native Gum tree branch this morning. They smell wonderful and now is sitting on my work bench.... There are 45 Gum nuts on this tiny branch, what a fruitful tree! The koala loves it.

It inspires me to set myself 45 goals, goals is not just dreams but something that you can actually achieved....and my first goal is to have a herbs garden on the balcony, the long term goal is to have my own veg.patch and chocks roaming around the garden...
you can join this web site 43 things and share your goals....

I am off to the site now!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Virus Attack

Virus Attack, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

we are now in the mid-winter and it seems that everbody around us is having a cold/ virus attack! Gabriel has been staying at home for a week and he drew this picture with the cold virus and his white blood cells all "armed to the teeth...."

click picture to see notes

Friday, July 27, 2007

virus attack

In the end he was more interested in playing his piano with the lid open ( that really kept his mind off the virus and kept his spirits high) and let his body do the defending.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Coptic cross chain pendant

Croptic cross ring pendant3, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

Yes, Black metal, silver and paper is back...... gold is out!
Well, you could say that black is always around , it is the color for the independant thinkers, the minimalists ......
The chinese say that there are five colours in black, how many colors can you see here!!?

Coptic cross had worn by Christian Ethiopians for more than 1600 years. They are often given at baptism. They are made either by the lost-wax method, or cut from a Maria Theresa dollar. They are generally named after towns or provinces where they are made.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


"Woman", originally uploaded by silvermonk.

I dug out a few of my prints from art school year lately. This is one of my favourite Lithograph tthat i did when was in Tafe. i am really happy to see it stands the test of time. Woman with attitute!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Three Sisters

Three Sisters, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

We finally went on a day trip to the Blue Mts. to meet up with our friends and did a bit of a bush walk before the school holidays end. I always love the Mts. and the Blue Mts. were particularly charming on Thursday!

The men of my life!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


This is a Lithograph that i did when i was in art school years ago! Love the simple colour and the mood.
I am thinking of taking some of my ink paintings and a few prints to the next Kiribilli Art and Design Market.
Love to get my hand dirty again and do some more water colour and prints....

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The New Earth

Although i've been to the moon and back during last two full moons, the new earth that i am talking about is definitely not the moon! Well, it is a book call "A New Earth". This is simply an awesome book, the most important book i have ever read. ( apart from Bible!). It just simply make sense....a must read!!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I am back!

I was being wipe out of the earth surface ( going all the way to the moon and back! ), I am not joking. Every time when there was a full moon, i would completely away with the fairy. Since there were two in this month, i found myself go to bed at 8:00pm everynight and my brain just simply shut down.....The good news is I am back and reconnect with the world.

I received this advertising material in the mail lately and instead of putting it in the recycle bin i thought i might upcycle it and made it to little packaging bags for my jewellery.

Here is the new pendant that i made using the Australian Opal. Simple but nicely balanced with the hollow square shaped sterling silver.