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flood update


Thank you, all of my treasured overseas readers who have been inquiring after us with regard to the expansive flooding our nation has been experiencing in the last couple of weeks.  We are at the opposite end of the country to where the majority of flooding is happening (Queensland) and the flooding in our own state (Victoria) is in the North West & although it has been significant, it hasn’t impacted as much urban area – so there are less people & households effected.  We are, however we are still experiencing unseasonably high rainfall, that keeps falling in short, sharp bursts – then leaves everything flooded & humid.   It’s NOT flooded like you may have seen – over the roof, house destroyed flooded – but there is so much rain, it is breaking away our garden walls & is coming down the block in streams………we have our own ‘rivers of living water’ running down our block daily!!! LOL!!!……we have water coming in over the decking & our french doors at the back, so our rugs & furniture in our back family room have water stains & we are constantly drying something out………then it’s hot and REALLY humid…..….it’s very odd for what should be the middle of our summer.  It’s weird, weird weather – very tropical – which is FINE – IF you live in the tropics – but unheard of here in Melbourne, which is WAY down South! 

Over the weekend we were driving up through some of the areas impacted by the floods and although there is wide spread evidence of the path of the water,  much of it is already receeded.  Although this picture may look a little grim – yes there is water either side of the road as far as you can see! – we were able to drive through here as it was only about 2-3 feet deep, & it was the only water we encountered across the road.





Share your heart bannerplease carry on the spirit of OWOH and come join my community of heARTfelt artists at:

MY DRAW IS NOW CLOSED – the winners will be announced on LOVE IT FORWARD on FEB 12 midnight Victoria, Australian Time (GMT +10)

 The installation of a new president, ushering in a new era in politics in the United States has had a rippling effect across the world…… there is a renewed sense of hope that has been sadly lacking in our society – in our economy and in people in general – as I said in my last post – depression seems to be the plague of our age.  In the mid '90's I was studying at degree level (University) – and one of the lecturers commented that within 20 years – 50% of people would be effected by some sort of mental illness and that more than 25% of work related illness would be to do with mental illness.  At that time, there was not as much known about it and it really was not prevelant – so his predictions seemed skewed – but here we are – and here it is…………..SO – I want to continue to be a part of the answer……. I have just had a give away on my blog – and I had forgotten about One World One Heart coming up…….so I have been a little slower to get on board………… One World, One Heart PhotoI think is one of the projects that wards of bleak thoughts – it is a project of hope and friendship and stretches across the world through art……… the brain child of Lisa Swifka

One World-One Heart….. is a wonderful concept – it's AMAZING GENEROSITY on behalf of artists across the world……. Bloggers from all over the world are giving awAbundant Life webay beautiful treasures to 'share the ART love' so to speak. The purpose is to encourage people, to visit other blogs and make connections – I have often commented how much I LOVE the GENEROSITY of the art world – and this is just another example of it……If you'd like more information (it is not too late to get your own blog on board) click on the logo.


by February 11th, and I will announce the winner on February 12th. My giveaway is open to everyone BUT 

you must leave your email address with your comment so I have a way of contacting you if you are the winner!

If you are are the winner, I will email you on the day – if I haven't heard from you by 14th Feb, I will redraw…….PLEASE don't forget.

When you click on the globe above you will be taken to the site that will explain everything, and show you a list of every participating artists. Visit all the blogs! Leave comments! Win prizes! Check back on the One World site often, as new blogs will be listed as their authors sign up. Leaf Pool  Here are my gifts – a hand made leaf pool – made with metal elements & glass beads, measuring approx 2in.  It's a lovely piece full of colour, light and reflection, you could add it to a chain, a ribbon, a journal or assemblage.  My SECOND gift is a lovely amulet necklace made with crystals & glass beads on hand dyed soft blue ribbon.  (approx 4 inches long)……….. Don't forget to leave your email address when leaving a comment.