May 03, 2010

Back to the drawing board.

We have been to Perth. WA  for 10 days visiting family. The first trip to Perth and what a beautiful part of Australia.  Lots of water, gardens etc .   I will post a few photos.  At the moment it's all Laundry and catching up on emails. The weather was very kind to us, only a little drizzle on the last day.   We had a wonderful flight home on what appeared to be a new aircraft with all the latest technology.  I watched on my small screen a concert Sarah Brightman....   Symphony in Venice.    Awesome.
We visited the Zoo.  They are renovating so didn't see as many animals as would normally be seen. We took a ferry ride over to Rottnest Island.   Only service vehicles allowed there and one can only stay in the cottages for up 90 days.  The Dutch explorers arrived on the Island many many years ago and found Quokka's there which they thought were rats...hence the name Rottnest  which is Dutch for rats.  They are only found on this Island and are rather cute
We certainly walked a lot.  Everyday we took our sons dog for 1 or more walks. We walked all over Perth CBD.   We walked our feet off.....   strange we didn't lose weight,  must have been the good food and wine. LOL. 
Now back to the drawing board.  I have withdrawals from those lovely pencils.  Just have to decide what to draw next.
Great to be back with my blogger friends.  I have some catching up to do with all the lovely work I see down my following list.
Hugs.
Dors.

16 comments:

Richard Klekociuk said...

I'm glad you had a nice break Dors. Absence certainly does make the heart grow fonder!

sue said...

Welcome back - you've been missed

Dors said...

Thank you Sue. Hugs.

Dors said...

Thanks Richard. we are a family here on blogger.

AutumnLeaves said...

Doreen, it so sounds like a fabulous vacation! Probably good to be home, but also hard to leave your son, yes? Can't wait to see your next fabulous piece!

DEB said...

Glad you had fun! I can relate to that not losing weight no matter how much you exercise comment! Yep, I can!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Hi Dors and welcome back! Sounds like a great time and lots of interesting fun things to do. Looking forward to see what you come up with next. By the way, I like the new blog header. Outstanding work there!

Janet Pantry said...

Glad you had a good time, Dors, and it's good to have you back! We very nearly emigrated to Perth when I was a child, under the Assisted Passage Scheme - parents changed their minds, shame! Sounds like a lovely place.

Looking forward to seeing your next drawing and maybe some pics of your trip?.....once you've put away all that laundry that is! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Glad you had a good trip, it sounds like a lot of fun. I will look forward to seeing the pictures as I have never been to Perth.

Dors said...

Thank you all so much.

Janet..wished you had come to AU. :D

Barbara.. Glad you like my new header. :D

Andrea Cooper said...

Next time you visit your son let me know and we can meet up! It would be great to meet you face to face.
Hoping you are going to do a picture of a quokka. We love Rottnest. Did you go to Fremantle, that's where we are moving to next.

Gary Keimig said...

sonds like a great trip. But you are right. Time to get back to work. Am waiting for the next masterpiece.
LOL

Dors said...

Andrea. I would love to meet up next time we are in Perth. and if you get across to the Hunter Valley region please come and visit.
My next project is the Quokka. They are cute.
Yes we got to Fremantle and loved it. Hope you enjoy living there. It seems very relaxed.

Dors said...

Hi Gary

Time to get back to drawing before I get rusty. My next project is the Quokka.

Just playing around at the moment with a Bird of Paradise Flower in CP's.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Dors,

Great photos I patiently await your next drawing. Have a wonderful day.

Dors said...

Thank you Joan. Hugs