Sunday, 27 September 2009

A Few Photos Of The Art and Craft Show, Glenbrook Hall, Glenbrook

I was hoping to get photos of everyones stall but unfortunately the glare from the sun ruined some. So here are a few to wet your appetite. Hopefully I can take some more good ones today.
Hey guys, don't forget if you are in the area pop in to Glenbrook Hall, Glenbrook, just in the Blue Mountains on the way to Katoomba.

Friday, 25 September 2009

An Exhibition of Art & Craft

Well this is a first for me.

A group of artists have hired a hall for this weekend at Glenbrook, Blue Mountains, NSW and called ourselves Mountain Makers.

The Blue Mountains a part of this earth that is not only world heritage listed, but also home to many arty and creative folk. An area never lacking in beauty, eccentricity, inspiration, energy, ideas & good clean fresh air - quoted from the Mountain Makers blog.

This showcase will be held from Saturday 26th ~ Sunday 27th September 2009 at Glenbrook, the gateway to the Mountains… specifically in Glenbrook Hall (next to Glenbrook theatre). If you are in the area pop in and see us all.

Check out the Mountain Makers blog here for details of all the artists and exhibitors.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

New South Wales, Australia Dust Storm 23/09/2009

What a morning we woke up to. The previous night had been stormy and windy but I don't think anyone was prepared for what we saw this morning.

As I awoke I noticed an orange glow through the gap in the curtains. My first reaction was to fly out of bed and thoughts of a massive bush fire. The sky was similar to a bush fire sky.My husband took this picture at approx 6am. We do not have a problem with our camera nor was this a trick. This was the actual sky a glow and everything was covered in dust.

Then I noticed how dirty looking our deck was. Looked like splatters of mud, I suppose it was really.
This is my outdoor glass table and even the water tank that it stands on have a thin layer of dust.

The pool got a layer too. I can just see this dust going in to the pool when we roll up the cover.
And my beautiful motor got a layering too, even though it was under the car port.

The dust remained in the air almost all day with many people needing help due to breathing problems. Personally I found that I drank a lot and my throat and nose was constantly dry.

I found some awesome pictures of Sydney on Flickr check them out here. I have never seen anything like it in my life.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Try This - BBQ Mushrooms With A Bit Of Me!

I'm not very good a recipes but just seem to put everything together. Many friends have asked for my secret recipe, which was originally just a few things put together and see what happens.

Firstly grab some giant mushrooms, like these, yummy.I mix everything in a small glass.

For 4 big mushrooms like this I half fill my glass with olive oil.

Add to the olive oil the following:

2 teaspoons of chopped garlic.
½ teaspoon of Paprika.
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs.
2/3 drops of hot or extra hot peri peri sauce.
½ teaspoon chilli powder.

Now just mix this all together and brush it all over the mushrooms. For the big ones above they would have gone in to the BBQ for at least 45 minutes, smaller mushrooms a lot less time.

Warning - this is hot!!!!

I have also marinated a chicken with this.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Autumn Giveaway By OVGillies

My JET team member and friend is having a great giveaway.

For this giveaway she have created a special prize: ONE PAIR of classic earrings made in high carat gold plated copper wire with natural stone smooth briolettes. You have a choice of Pink Quartz, White Quartz, or Lemon Jasper (also known as Lemon Jade).
All you have to do is visit her blog post - and follow the instructions.

Good Luck!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Hawkesbury Heights Hazard Reduction 19/09/2009

Our RFS are sure hard at work. This is the same area as my previous post and last night some poor bugger must have been patrolling as I could see the orange glow above the mountains.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Is This Hazard Reduction Again?

Spotted this over the back of the mountains and it is quite late in the afternoon. Thought it may be too late in the day for hazard reduction and didn't notice it earlier. Maybe it is!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

For My Darling Daughter

I thought I would play around with my glass and attempt some letters in dichroic. I started with the letter 'K' as my daughters name is Kirsty.

Well this one was a success and is now put away for my daughter for Christmas. I am so pleased with it and hoping she will like it.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A Bit Of Colour

From my last batch that was created in my kiln I must say these 2 have been my favourites. The beautiful colours just bring a smile to my face - happy colours!
Both pendants can be found in my Etsy store - Radicalglass.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Last Nights Little Visitor

Good job my hub has an eye for this sort of thing. I think I would have just ended up standing on the poor fella. Managed to get some cute pics and a good look before he hopped away. (could have been a 'she').

We think he is a Lesueur Tree Frog.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Hazard reduction, Bowen Mountain, 2nd Sept 2009

What a great day for hazard reduction today. Warm yet not too warm and hardly any wind. By lunchtime it looked freaky and by the end of the day it was almost out. Weather permitting this should go on for a few days.These photos were taken from the front of our house.