Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Honest Award

I'm honoured to have received this award from Audrey at

I'm to mention and add the linky thing to Audrey, Thank you Audrey.

I have recently received two awards but I'll start with this one because I received it first.
I'm suppose to tell you ten things about myself-

1. I'm the oldest of Five girls and I always wanted an older sibling

2. I love sharing my knowledge of painting, sewing, whatever you need help with

3. I met my Dad for the first time at the age of 37 years, hey- it wasn't that long ago

4. I broke my ankle in the main street(on the service road) of our town and now I have plates and screws, yukky

5. I've been to Italy and can't wait to go back again-hoping next year

6. I've been with my husband for more than quarter century, that makes me sound very old but we were young

7. My favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie-especially when I share it with my Mum and sisters

8. I have six nephews, two nieces and three God children

9. I despise Lies and copyright thief's

10. My favourite alcoholic drink is Moscato or Scotch on the Rocks-less carbs

PHEW, that was hard.

Now, I'm to pass this onto ten bloggers that I feel have honest blogs (I'm sure you all have)











There are a few others I would have passed this onto (Anne, Julie,) but I'm a bit late, they've received this award already.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Giveaway

I'd like to give everyone that visits my blog spot a gift for Christmas, however that could be a hard task, so I'm offering one giveaway.

Here are the gifts- 5x7" wide canvas with my design of a painted Christmas tree with some added multi media decorations, and rhinestones, A necklace with Peace Symbol and a nice smelly lavender bag. All these pieces are handmade by me!

All you need to do is leave a comment, sign so I know who you are and if you don't have a blog spot now maybe the time to join in.

I'll draw the winner on 5th December. That should be enough time to post this Christmas Giveaway so the recipient will recieve my gift just in time for Christmas. Hugs, * Anna

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thank you, Val

Remember my last post (scroll down the page) I am the lucky gal who won Val's beautiful pendant. What service our postage is, I received it this afternoon.
It's even more beautiful in real life. It has come at a good time, I needed a pick me up today.
I put it on straight away and can feel the good vibes.
It's just the perfect colour to be wearing over the Christmas period as well.
Thank you Val from Valzdero Art.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Val's giveaway

Val Zdero Art makes beautiful jewellery and she's having a giveaway.
Go check out her blogspot. You'll be impressed with her artistic ways.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday in Vanuatu

At the last minute I decided to paint this good luck charm for the bride.
Arriving at Port Vila, Vanuatu airport. Warm, Balmy, friendly place.

The chief was waiting out the front to greet us at Le Meridian Resort, blowing his large shell.

While we were waiting for the celebrant to arrive the Groom was looking a bit nervous and agitated. I suggested I go back to the Resort and fetch him a drink. Just as we arrive at the bar, we got a call to say the Celebrant has finally arrived one and half hours late, so off we high tail it back to the wedding on the beach in this golf buggy.

When we got back to the beach there were two policemen with the city mayor.

Apparently they couldn't find the celebrant and the Mayor of Port Vila was found by the police walking down the main street, so they picked him up and he came and preformed the ceremony. I hope its all legitimate!

The chief of the village is calling to the bride letting her know the groom, celebrant and guests are awaiting her.

The happy couple-Naomi and Mark saying their wedding vowels on the beach. Such a beautiful, peaceful setting to get married.

This photo was taken of all the wedding party and guests. All of us flew to Vanuatu for this special occasion. Lucky we had plenty of warning to plan our holiday.

If you don't know where the restaurant is for breakfast-just follow the music. These musicians are here every morning in the open air restaurant playing their sweet music while you eat breakfast.

This guy is here to make whatever you'd like in your omelette's every morning. He was a bit concerned that I wanted to take his photo.

I took over 300 photos but I won't bore you with all of them. I would be sitting here for hours trying to publish them on my post.

We saw some wonderful and sad sites and heard some funny and weird traditions.

One of the traditions that really bothered me was-the young guys had to buy their wives, it cost at least 80,000 Vat converted to Australian dollars that's over 11,000 Oh, he does get to dance and celebrate after buying her, then the new wife has her two front teeth knocked out or taken out to say she is married-hands off!

Woodberry Designs giveaway

Hey, do you want a chance to win this great piece of art by Kerryanne at Woodberry Designs?

Click on the link, and see her new range of patterns, paintings and faux cakes.

Kerryanne is a great mate, creative and artistic artist and a wonderful wife and mother.

Hugs, Anna