A couple of weeks ago I visited the Degas exhibition (it finishes today) at the NGA with good friend and Godmother to my eldest. After she'd gone home I found a magnet on my fridge with these pears on it. She knew I was admiring the glass ones for sale in the NGA shop. This sculpture, Pear - version 2 is by George Baldessin and it resides in the sculpture garden. Since my glass pear encounter I seem to be seeing pears in all sort of strange places; prints, T-shirts and appliqued on bags just to name a few.
Excuse the quality of this picture, it was taken on my iPhone. Every Thursday the little one and I go to Belconnen Markets to pick up the few things we can't get at EPIC farmers market. This has been a long standing tradition and our visit always ends in coffee and treats at the organic cafe - As Nature Intended. The little one has his baby chino (pictured) although he likes to call it a latte. The barista did such a special job with the chocolate on the top that we decided it was worthy of a photo.
My computer is almost back to normal, thanks to a new hard drive. My darling husband is not convinced that the hard drive is the issue so we are keeping our fingers crossed. On the plus side I have more disk space that I shall ever have a need for - 1 terabyte! With all this rebuilding and reinstalling I felt it was also time for new wallpaper. I stumbled on the Desktop Wallpaper Calendar 2009 thanks to Smashing Magazine. There are so many great choices. I think we need some Southern Hemisphere input though as many of the designs are celebrating the arrival of spring when we are watching our leaves changing colour.
This blog is devoted to the current ramblings of a working Mum with way too many interests. I have a passion for great design and fabric. I reside in Australia's capital with my very supportive husband and 2 very energetic boys.
We moved to Canberra from Atlanta GA and I confess I still get nostalgic for southern USA life.