In a few days I'm starting Keith Lo Bue's on line workshop Poetry in Motion, making mobiles and stabiles in the style of the wonderful Alexander Calder. Do check out this link. In preparation for Poetry in Motion I've been sorting all my metal working equipment and gathering bits and pieces to use. Scraps of metal, plastic, wood - and I've bought some plastic dragons to try to make a mobile for Eddie. Though that's a secret, okay? Sophia took a great interest in the metal bits/junk, and asked could she make something, saying she thinks she wants to be an assemblage artist! Gosh, so do I!
We've recently had a couple of weeks of torrential rain and down in the Royal National Park the birds were sodden and bedraggled. The girls don't like to feed the wild birds but during this dreadful weather they relented as the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and Rainbow Lorrikeets clustered around their door, looking pathetic. Notice the two Rainbow Lorrikeets perched on the chair on the back left - they were absolutely soaked. They had their turn at the seed after the cockies were chased off.