The lockdowns caused by COVID caused so many problems, but also gave us many gifts. One of the gifts it gave us was time. Suddenly we had time; time to spend with family, time to explore our local area in a way we haven’t before. What a gift. I will remember this spot well, not only for the beauty and the peace, but also for the joy it brought us. My sons are adventurous and love to scramble and climb over all the rocks, no matter how slippery…well you can guess what happened this one time. A very soggy boy for the last hour of the hike, but what a place to fall in.
That’s what my youngest kept asking about this beautiful walk on the Benowie Track. He loved climbing over all the undulating rocks and the beautiful fresh clear water (which he sampled). I was absolutely fascinated by this tree that was thriving despite its circumstances and position (a good reminder 🙂). This walk was much longer than we expected 😫 but one of the most beautiful we have been on.
There have been some benefits to lockdown; one of them being more time to spend with the family on mini adventures. This adventure was on the Benowie track, which is a part of the great north walk. Let’s just say it was more of an adventure than we bargained for, but over the four hours we took walking, exploring and wandering, we were so often caught up in the specular beauty of the place. We were all drawn to the mossy rocks and the water of Lyrebird gully, where the kids took off our shoes and enjoyed the freezing water. I loved sitting there watching the kids, feeling still, when so often life is not. What a privilege, amongst the difficulties, to have this time to share with family.
This was a mini painting (done at the same time) of the painting He Loves Me… Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me… I used to played that a bit too often Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life. 51 x 51 cm painting 53.7 x 53.7 cm white Tasmanian oak floating frame
He Loves Me…Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…I used to played that a bit too often Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life.
This artwork is framed (lovingly made by me) in a painted white Tasmanian oak floating frame.
Acrylic On Canvas 76 x 76 cm canvas 79 x 79 cm with floating frame
This is part of a beautiful local bush walk, behind a major Sydney hospital. You would never know such beauty exists, so hidden and so gorgeous behind a car park. It is also a local hang out for a variety of owl species. I find it endlessly inspiring, due to its lushness and the juxtaposition of it being so close to the highway. It is interesting how this oasis can be found so close and so many are unaware of it. Acrylic on canvas 76 x 91.2cm
I recently was shown the most gorgeous place just behind the SAN. The family and I have been there a couple of times now, searching for owls and climbing rocks. It is such a beautiful hidden gem. Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang. Framed in a Tasmanian oak (lovingly made) floating frame. Signed on the front. 76 x 102cm 80 x 105.5cm