Friday, May 20, 2011

The art of Matthew Heller

Homage to Music #18, Dream On, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 48”(H) x 60”(W).

Homage to Music #6, You’re the Inspiration, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 48”(H) x 80”(W).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where's Wally

Jemma, Wally, Biscuit and Ashling

Emily, Wally and Eyreland

I am a bit sad but also very pleased - Wally our orphan calf who is just over a month old has rejected my cuddles and warm milk (from a packet) for the real thing! Our beautiful 10 year old cow 'Patch' has taken Wally under her wing (actually under her udder!) and is letting him drink her milk along with her own calf. This is not usual cow-calf practice so we are very pleased that Wally now has a four legged Mum.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our new chimney

Our new chimney and French fire box. A double sided masterpiece. It can be used as a combustion heater or the glass disappears behing the bricks for a double sided open fire. Thanks boys for carrying all 250kgs.

We flew out a French designer/installer from Chiminees Philippe in France for a week to make sure it was perfect.
(no just kidding! I struggled through being fire box project manager/ installer.)

Very happy with the brickwork thanks boys and I found some nice cast iron side air vents in Melbourne (still in Melbourne if anyone wants to pick them up for me).

Heavenly Heat

credit - Fire Cage by Elena Colombo

credit - Chiminees Philippe

credit - Metalfire

credit - Mati Karmin for Marinemine

credit - Eamonn Hughes

Well I may not be having a fireplace built just like any of these, but aren't they great.
Check out the amazing work by
Elena Colombo -


Don't try this at home! Well I won't be anyway! Maybe I am just boring.

Go outside and play!

This is what riding arenas are really built for – drawing!
A 4'x4' sandpit just doesn't cut it. Hey Mr Darcy and friends.