on my desk

on my desk is a beautiful book and lino print. also a sweet little doggy calico bed cover.
i did get around to some lino play this week-end. started easy with a template from lena corwin. have also been searching for inspiration in the incredible book in the photo. golly, i love the way prints look. i also finished a doggy printed calico bed from printing by hand, which is waiting on a glitch with the sewing machine to be completed. my pup is very excited.

my lovely boyfriend left a little note for me yesterday on the snail succulent {see his little head poking out!} that made me smile. he always makes me smile {the boyfriend-not the snail- well, the snail does too...}.

just came back from a walk with pup- it is so hot on the desert road but bright and blue, so i can handle it. the community has been doing a lot of hunting for goannas lately, they burn them out and in turn help to control the growth and threats of bushfires. i love the regrowth- everything is so black and charred and then these green bushes are poking up. i also love rasta running through the bush!

for more desks look here. thanks to kootoyoo. x. am off to do just that with a cup of tea and the best chocolates around.

♥ ashley


LENORENEVERMORE said... lucky to receive notes...not from the snail that is... that's funny!
I find it amazing that in your land/country; the soil is so red! Interesting indeed...

ladyb said...

That note is so wonderful - and what a sweet place to leave it.

I didn't realize you lived in the desert, how beautiful.

jeanamarie said...

oh - your prints look lovely :) i made a few stamps (from erasers!) this week, but haven't posted them yet. i am feeling all inspired about it again now though, maybe i will stop playing it safe and actually buy a piece of lino ...

jEeRo said...

sO sweet of your bf to leave a note..=>..the little doggy calico bed cover is very cute..
i try lookin for your snail in the photo..but jz couldnt see it..hmm..

Krissy said...

What a good doobie your BF is!

My dog is mad at my for not taking her to your continent :)

Meaghan said...

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Stop by and enter:

Maggie May said...

tea and chocolate together? i love them separately but not sure about together. maybe i'll have to give that a try.

the desert is so moving.

katiecrackernuts said...

Great pics. I love how nature puts the perfect palette together. The silvery colour and muted tones of the shrubbery (all perfectly formed to be low and dense - goannas are hiding there, I just know it) against the red soil and blue sky. Too beaut. Where are you?
The lino prints look great. What will you do with them?

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Awesome pics! I just found your blog and I love it!

Hila said...

What a lovely boyfriend you have :)

Kirsty said...

Your desert shots are lovely.

.girl ferment. said...

all so fantastic.
i adore lena's book too.
great job with your prints.

Susanna-Cole said...

Beautiful photos, I like what you have on your desk! :)

And I love little notes, your boyfriend sounds sweet! :)


Missa said...

I love your prints! They look so wonderful all hanging together like that :) printmaking seems like it would be really fun!

I love getting little notes like that too <3