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Happy Australia Day from a Kangaroo friend

Happy Australia day to all Australians out there from me and my Kangaroo friend.

You may ask, why is there a Kangaroo in my yard eating bread? Well the story is that dad was feeding birds outside, and the Kangaroo kept looking at the bread. So dad threw him some and he loved it. That was a few days ago, and he would have a little bit each morning. But today was different. Dad gave him the little bit of bread, but the Kangaroo wanted a lot more. I went outside to look at him and he kept getting closer and closer. He then jumped away (and I felt slightly less nervous) but the next minute he comes around the corner on the veranda (so I ran inside). He has stayed around the house all day, keeps looking for us and comes closer when he hears my mums voice. We gave him some more bread, thinking that maybe he would have that and go away, it didn’t work. I don’t really want to give him anymore, because I want him to wonder off and eat, you know, Kangaroo food like grass. We nicknamed him Norman, but then that name somehow became Denis.


 

Kya

Birdies, yay

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Thank you so very much for the opinions on my previous post, on which Christmas illustrations you liked best. I ordered four different designs, plus a sticker sheet and a notepad. I am excited to see them all when they arrive (I’ll make a post about that with pictures). I don’t have plans to sell them, just to give out. So if you are interested in exchanging cards with me, please contact me.

I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my dear friend Nicole and a belated birthday to Raine. :D

I didn’t end up winning a place in the top three in the competition I entered, but that is fine. I am truly happy that I was a semi-finalist. :D

Kya

Clouds

Hello November!

Wow, November is already here. That means Christmas is almost here and I need to think about what design to make for holiday inspired cards. I think I might create two designs. One cute and the other a little bit simple/indie/hipster/pretty/girly (is that a thing?). I also must have these printed not the week before Christmas….

Another cool thing happened. The photograph I entered into the competition on deviantART was selected as one of the semi-finalists! I am really chuffed that I did make the semi-finalist list. I don’t think I will place in the top three, but that doesn’t matter because being a semi-finalist is a big honour to me. It was also one of the few times I have tried to enter a creative competition, maybe I should look for more photography competitions either local or Australian wide?

If you like to write, November also means something a little special. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Write 50,000 words in one month and have yourself a novel! I have been trying at this for years and have never reached the 50,000 word mark, but it has been good (and sometimes frustrating) as a creative challenge. If you are also taking part you can follow my profile kyabean.

Lastly, my friend Claire created a blog. ALL THE STALKS? ;D

 

 

Kya

Bushfire smoke

Yays

My secret project has a name, and a somewhat visual face now. I (partly) introduce you to Blog Matter which will be launching in December 2013. I am still being more secret and not dishing the details on what it is about completely. I can say it is part community for bloggers and part something else for bloggers as well. Follow on twitter for updates? :D

A weird/cool thing happened a few days ago. I was checking my emails and noticed a large number of favourites on my Flickr photo Bushfire Smoke. At first I thought that is really weird, then noticed one of the favourites was from Yahoo Editorial and I had to check the Flickr blog because I thought, maybe I have been featured on there and I was! My photo was included in a post called October wildfires in Australia, along with other bushfire related images. (Photo is also included as the featured image). :D

I also entered a photography/design competition via deviantART which I am hoping to hear more news on soon. I highly doubt I would be in the final three, but I am hopeful I might at least make the final 22. *fingers crossed*.

Kya

Five on Friday: Habits

For this Five on Friday I want to talk about five habits that I have that are predominant in my life at the moment.

  1. Smoking. Not a very good habit and one that I want to change.
  2. Getting distracted. I may start with the best intentions of doing something but I get very easily distracted. Focus, focus, focus!
  3. Sleeping. I love to sleep. I dream so many weird and usual things. Although it may be nice, it doesn’t help to accomplish tasks and is not healthy (to sleep a really loooong time).
  4. Journal writing & daily photography. This is a new habit and one that I am glad I am sticking too. I have been keeping a daily journal (old school writing with a pen) and making sure to take photographs everyday and uploading them to my 365 project profile and on flickr. I don’t always have the best photographs to share at the moment because some days I run out of time (see habit number 2 and 3, also trying to finish designs).
  5. Communication. One bad habit I have is that I am not always good at either communicating with people or keeping in constant communication. It’s not something that I mean to do, and it really annoys me that I loose track of time and suddenly it has been a month since I called a friend or emailed them. Must not let time sleep so easily away.

I also missed blogging yesterday, so I will try and make next weeks post on Geek Thursday an interesting one. *fingers crossed*

Kya

So, lets recap!

I have been terrible at updating my blog and I really miss spending at least a few minutes each week (or month) posting something. I will try and change that. :0 So, I have decided to recap, there has been a number of things going on since I last blogged with substantial content, so hold on tight for the catch up!

Pink Hair
I have been wanting pink hair for a while now and I finally have it! It is a tad darker then what I want in the photo below because apparently it does wash out quickly, and I have found that out as it’s a lot lighter now. My hair is also short now, I had been growing it for years, and decided for a change and I am happy with it now, instead of annoyed and confused on what to do with it. :3

Pinkish Hair! ^__^

Japan Donations
A major thank you to everyone that requested a theme to be made to help Japan. We raised $135 which is so awesome, and I know it will be helpful in many ways. I am sorry to those that I am still in the process of creating, eh, I am dooooooooomed.

Digital SLR Camera
*bursts* I had been wanting a good camera for years, and I finally found one that I wanted that wasn’t too expensive and I could let loose on a world of new opportunities. I purchased a Canon EOS 500D and I LOVE IT. At first I was getting carried away with how important I thought it was about the technology when the reality is, having an SLR helps, but you still have to be able to capture emotional connections to your subjects. I am learning, developing and hopefully improving as time moves on!

She Likes COOKIE Jay Jays Panda Geek Bag Peek-a-kitty
View more on my Flickr profile

Nanna Gone A Year
On may the 5th my grandmother (Nanna) had been gone one year. That was a very emotional time and I still am struggling with her not being in my life. I still feel like she is still here, that she is just off somewhere and is going to come home soon. I really love my grandmother a great deal, she was such a quirky individual who wasn’t afraid to be herself and had a will or iron. I am like her in a lot of ways. I really miss her. ::(

Everything else

  • Bubble was placed on Hiatus and is returning on 1st August 2011
  • Still studying at Uni
  • Still looking after my grandfather (he hasn’t been very well for a while, so it has been a struggle trying to juggle everything in life)
  • I AM GOING TO SYDNEY FOR A WEEK TO SEE KRISSY, CLAIRE AND GEORGINA. Unless they realize that I am really just a weirdo and don’t want too. There will be more on this later. ;D

x:cupcakestraw:

Kya

The Wind Blows Dust

Wow. I woke up today (or this afternoon hehe) to find that a huge dust storm had covered everything in a layer of red dirt and that it had stretched over a good part of NSW including Sydney. Apparently it was so bad you couldn’t see hardly anything. What is weird, is Mum and I were watching one of those random Most Shocking Moment Caught On Camera shows and it features a huge dust storm in America. Weird!

There is a mouse in my room and it is causing me a lot of bother. I love the creatures of the world and I do not want to kill it, I just don’t want it in my room pooing in places and making a jolly good mess. My room has so much crap in it and there are a lot of places it can kind so I am trying to take things out. It does freak me out a little. I have an image of the mouse jumping at my head with it’s arms and legs open haha. I have been sleeping on the lounge for a few days and that is not comfortable at all. Tonight I hope to find the mouse and take my room back.  :P

I had fun helping a professional photographer take photos of family over the weekend. He is writing a book about the local identities in my town and wanted to include my Mum and Grandfather (I live in a small town and my family has been here for generations). It was so much fun to watch him work, suggest ideas and he even let me take some photos as well. The ones of my Poppy turned out really well they look amazing. I can’t wait to see the book, it will be a keeper. :B

Kya

No such tears, today

I am back home again. Dad had his operation to remove the bowel Cancer and everything seems to have gone very well. He was feeling rather ill for the first four days but is finally starting to improve so that is a huge relief!

I did a little but of shopping and reading, but generally tried to just relac, sleep or talk to family that came to visit. It can be a tough time for a lot of people when a family member is sick. Plus, I also found out about something else that really complicates things, and it’s hard to know what to do. I can’t say what because I do have to respect some persons’ privacy.

I did take my camera with me, and took a few photos so I will upload them to flickr when I have the time and energy to do that.

And one last time, vote in the free hosting domain name. The poll closes on November 1st 2008, so keep on going and tell me which one you would want to be hosted under (if you needed or don’t and just pretend what would suit you if you did!).

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Kya