have i ever mentioned that my best friend from australia moved to the US just over a year ago? well, she did (along with her lovely family) - and while it is not a 5 min drive from my house (las vegas is just a teeny bit further than that), and i no longer get phone calls saying 'have you made dinner yet?' (the answer was always no) 'i've made HEAPS, do you guys wanna come over?' (the answer was always YES), she is on the same time zone as me, and if i really really needed to - i could be at her place that very same day.
so when mick had a conference in utah last weekend, i said there is no way i'm staying here in my sorry state, alone with 2 mischievious children and nobody to drive to the shops and buy me can of peaches at 10pm.
so he dropped us off at becky's house on his merry way. and a merry few days we had indeed - vegemite and all (i really wish i'd taken a photo of their industrial size BUCKET of vegemite).
we made art. you'd think i might have thought to take a photo of us together but no (do i really want a record of our bra-less, trakky-dak-wearing overly tired selves?)...our little girls however (best of friends since ivy was born and charlotte was 2), make for very cute photo subjects.
allow me to introduce you to becky's STUDIO...which is like a mansion...
before you feel too jealous though, i have to tell you this girl worked from a rolly-set-of-plastic-drawers in a corner of her miniscule living room for many many years...she finally got the room of her dreams and i am so excited for her! all the furniture she found on craisglist and painted or fixed up herself, and the light in this room is so wonderful.
being next to the kitchen is also handy for hungry pregnant friends who stay.
i did take a picture of my mess. art mess always looks so pretty to me. i wish the same could be said about bathroom mess or my daughter's bedroom.
i worked on a few paintings/collages that have been happening for many months - fun art time seems less and less these days but i refuse to let it slip away from me forever! it felt good to get messy. i finished up three little collages that are all in my etsy shop right now...i want to do a series of these sweet thai elephants for my wall - did i also mention i have a thing for elephants? ;)
i came home full of new ideas, motivation to clean up my horribly messy room, yummy homecooked becky goodness...and also with her daughter charlotte who has no school this week and is the best yindi-entertainer ever! when you steal your friends kid for a week it only means one thing - you get to see them again vedy, vedy soon! this weekend i will take more pictures :)