Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Good Things

Look at this stash I delivered to Bill this morning. Thank you lovely readers for your generosity. For this lot, a big thank you to Michelle Sc, Kellie Ma and A-Mi. You know who you are as you can see your goody piles! 

I think that is almost a smile! Don't ya love the hat. Bill lost it and went into the West End Salvos to ask them if they would donate him a hat. They said no!!!!!! Hmmm. So he left empty handed and found his hat again on the footpath in the main street. Talk about the universe looking after him. 

So I left Bill to rummage through his goodies while I went for my run and on my way back, as I passed him again, it was nice to see that he had already cracked open a beautiful new book of paper and had started creating with all his new materials! 

Bill has decided to do a bit of 'modern art' so he was keen to show me some of his latest work.

This was his first one...the one that inspired him to take his modern art further. He said it is very special to him as it is his first.... so he gave it to me. Thank you 'Lord Harry', I will treasure it alongside the photograph of your famous floral arrangement that you gave me. Speaking of his famous flowers...his arrangement was totally dead this morning. Slim pickings for wildflowers around here at the moment. We haven't had rain since the flood... that's almost 7 months.

That's Circular Quay! See the Opera House in the middle?!

Don't you love his trees?!
 I said this one has a real 'journey to the centre of the earth' aesthetic. 
He wrote that down. I think I inspired him there for a millisecond.

This was done with the new crayons I gave him a fortnight ago. He has already used them up. 
Not being artistic in the slightest, I had no idea that artists plough through materials that quickly! 
Notice how Bill draws everything to a focal point in his work. The eye is always drawn to a central point. We sat and pondered why this is for a while and then got onto more serious issues such as the best natural cough remedy and what a beautiful morning it was. I could have sat for hours but I had to start my day.... sometime! 

The West End ferry now has a new terminal after the first one washed away in the flood. That means James is back, selling the Big Issue at the ferry terminal. So I am heading in the other direction for my run tomorrow. James one day, Bill the other. As for Ken, I need to get down to see how he is going... his flood repairs are going very very slowly. Stay tuned!


  1. On a totally irrelevant note: I have had heaps of emails this morning from readers saying they cannot comment on my blog. Do you think it might be the Wibiya bar I installed on the bottom? Being totally IT illiterate (I blame my 1980's totally hand written, non computered science degree), I have no idea what I am doing to sabotage the functionality of my blog. Any suggestions? Pity you can't comment here!... email? a-m@capecoddesigns.com.au. Thx, A-M xx

  2. Well my comment worked! ..... testing, testing, one, two, three....browser related perhaps? A-M xx

  3. Hi A-M,

    Thank you for playing Santa and delivering our parcels.
    I just love how you have the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone about anything. It's a talent!
    Hope this comment works.

    Kellie x

  4. You girls are the best!!!


  5. Hi A-M, thanks for the update on Bill, aka Lord Harry.

    I have no problems using Firefox!

  6. Great story!
    On another note I haven't been able to leave comments on other blogs but I can on yours???

  7. Do you think Bill would part with any of his works to the rest of us, for a consideration?

  8. My computer doesn't like the wibiya bar either, makes for very slow trawling through your post. Frequently a pop-up tells me to get rid of it lol. Me being a techy dinosaur I don't know how!

    I'm sure Bill will enjoy his goodies. Thanks for passing them on A-Me.

  9. Oh yes Tricia. I have brokered many a deal between Bill and my readers over the past few weeks. He is getting used to selling them now and even has some orders from a local shop happening now! A-M xx

  10. so lovely A-M x

  11. A-M, I wondered if you had seen Jackie French/Bruce Whatley's book 'Flood'. It is an amazing book, I have purchased a copy for my children to read and for my personal library as a future teacher (I am currently doing my degree - at 40!). It also raises money for the flood appeal.

    Kind regards

  12. AM

    I've said it before - I'll say it again

    You are an angel in motion


  13. Fantastic, the man has talent & i love that he's not afraid of colour, love Posie

  14. I just discovered your lovely blog and have signed up as a follower. I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  15. What no rain since the floods! How then did I manage to end up booking the one week on the Gold Coast in March that bucketed down back to back for 3 days solid!

    It is always nice to pay it forward, you just never know when you may need a hand up yourself. Good on you for helping Bill!


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx