Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

The first two photos were taken by the 6yr old young silvermonk- sums it all up!
What is a Lunar Eclipse, Dad?
So on and on they went, having a long father and son discussion about this shadow thingy until breakfast the next morning!

Here is a quick link Lunar Eclipses for Beginners to help the young curious mind in your house.

As for me, the full moon, not eating breakfast and too much coffee didn't go down well

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The best of both worlds!

We have a really fantastic weekend ! Young silvermonk got his Soccer medal ( rewarding him for attending training sessions one night a week and playing games on every Saturday.) He also played his favourite piece ( Minuet in Rondo Form) perfectly in the piano concert. We always joke that he has got the best of both worlds! I am from the East and Mr.Silvermonk is from the West. I am a sporting mad and he is a musical genius (in my eye).

2 down and 2 more to go!

we already checked out his piano exam location ( somewhere in the city ) and they even let him practise on the baby grand piano in the exam studio....( it really sounds like music from heaven!)

If i survive the birthday party at the end of this week ( he invites at least 15 of his friends), i will definitetly pour myself a glass of red wine!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Potato Sprouting

potato sprouting, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

I 've been out of action ( from the computer screen ) for few days because of the migraine headache. I normally don't take any pain killler and just have lots of cold and hot showers. Believe it or not , i almost flooded the bathroom. There has been lots of rain lately so i can have as many hot showers as i like!

My potato is sprouting and that is my first step to fill the balcony with vegetables. I think i need to transfer the sprouting potato to a big sack.....

Next week is going to be very busy, Young Silvermonk is turning 6 and we are going to have a big party in the park, any game suggestions for 6 yrs old will be much appreciated, he is going for his first grade piano exam, piano concert and the last game of the Soccer season. He's been awarded student of the week for being a good role model to others. We are really proud of him!

I am really happy that my new heart shell designs doing well in the shop. I am having a few new ideas about my pebbly design
as well.....


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Free Form Ring

FreeForm Ring, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

I am all over the place in terms of my business plan! I had a brain storm section with Mr.Silvermonk and we all agreed that my strength is in my artistic talent and my weakness is not staying long enough to reap the reward ( of whatever i am doing...)! I am forever wanting to try something new and different. I need to narrow down my options and stick with jewelry and metal.

So i went to the supply shop in the City and got a whole lot of silver and the ring is the answer to Mr.Silvermonk's support!

Anyway, I made a whole lot of other new stuffs as well (which made me really happy.)

See you in Kirribilli Art and Design Market this Sunday if you are in Sydney!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Snow Gum

Snow Gum, originally uploaded by silvermonk.

Photo taken by Mr. Silvermonk on his trip " talk to the snow" in the Snowy Mts. I always love the high country and this Gum tree is so beautiful and romantic, a very inviting scene! He took this photo especially for me because he knows that i love gum trees. If i can manage the freezing cold, i would prefer a snow holiday destination anytime over the beach!

Friday, August 03, 2007

How cool is that!

As you know, i have set myself a few goals lately and the first one is a herb garden on the balcony. So i surf the net and found all this amazing photos of organic fruit & veg.that people grew from their backyard. And i did not just stop there. The path to freedomis truly an inspirational story for us all if we want to leave a smaller ecological foot print on the planet. Actually a friend of us here in Melbourne just did that as well.

What really caught my imagination is this Home made Solar Oven

It will be up there with the solar in a jar for this year's X'mas wish lists.