Friday, 20 April 2012

Wilder & Tamer


~ Good books. Again. I just love reading.
~ Albert Wendt. I am currently reading my first ever Albert Wendt (Sons for the Return Home) & the man in a genius.
~ Cute babies.
~ Museums & Art Galleries. So good for the soul. Fantastic providers of free entertainment.
~ Getting a new library card, & one for Koko too!
~ Family days.


~ The fever that kept me up all night & required a trip to the After Hours Medical Centre.
~ Having a house that is in need of a major clean from top to bottom but not having the time to do it because the baby requires so much of my attention.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Wilder Woman of the Week ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

~ I saw a Georgia O'Keeffe painting when I did a tour of the White House. It was a highlight of the tour.
~ I often think if I returned to study Art History I would write a thesis on Artists & their estates, using Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso & Jackson Pollock. Georgia O'Keeffe left her estate to her assistant. Her Will had many codicils, & was contested by her family.
~ Georgia O'Keeffe reminds me of one of my favourite moments as an Art History student. In my experience Art History students are painfully taciturn in tutorials. I'm pretty sure I passed a paper or two based on my willingness to contribute in a tutorial. In this particular tutorial myself and a girl named Hannah were the only students to regularly participate. Towards the end of the session on Georgia O'Keeffe Hannah blurted out "But they do look like Vaginas!" Best moment ever. I wanted to applaud her.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Wilder & Tamer


~ Good TV series that you watch in marathon sittings & finish entire seasons of in record time (Homeland, The Walking Dead).
~ Good trilogies that you read every chance you get & finish in record time (The Hunger Games).
~ The first date night Lover & I have had since Kowhai's arrival.
~ Melbourne. I can see myself living there one day. As my Uncle says: "It's like Wellington times 10, but with 10 degrees better weather."
~ Kowhai's cooing & talking when she gets into bed with us in the mornings. She always wakes up so happy.
~ Chocolate. Again.


~ Kowhai's 12 week growth spurt, that had her waking to feed FIVE TIMES last night.
~ Money worries.
~ The arrival of bad weather, which means I won't be able to get out for walks as often, & getting the washing done will be more of a chore. I've already got a load drying on the clothes rack in my bedroom with the dehumidifier going.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Wilder Wardrobe

Shoes ~ Number 1 Shoe Warehouse
Skirt ~ Hand-me-down
T-Shirt ~ The Warehouse
Cardigan ~ Hand-me-down
Scarf ~ Op-shopped
Earrings ~ Trade Aid

This skirt has great waist detailing and cute pockets. When I've lost a little weight I'll be able to wear it with a tucked in top to show these off.

Serious face, wayward fringe.

Extreme close up.