Saturday 24 January 2015

The Power of Eckhart

I couldn't resist posting about my sister's recently published book. She's done a great job of writing about her recovery from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you're interested you can read the blurb on Amazon by clicking here.
Above is a picture of a beautiful owl (I think it is a Boobook) that spent a few days in one of our trees this week. It's not a common occurrence to spot an owl so it was such a thrill to discover one in our own garden.
It has been perfect beach weather of late and I've been making the most of it. Below are some snaps I took last week. It is Australia Day tomorrow and with the forecast being in the high 30s Celsius it will be the perfect place to celebrate. 
 Not a lot happening on the art front just lately as I focus heavily on finishing my own book.



  1. Congratulations to your sister on having the book published! I wish her well.

    Lovely photos from the beach, and of the owl. Happy Australia Day!!!

  2. Hello Wendy Barrett! I will definitely check out your sister's book. Hoping it is available on E-Books! Very talented family you have!
    Oh, let me be the first Yank to wish you a very Happy Australia Day! Hope you have a great holiday!
    Photos are fantastic!
    Love the little owl! So glad you had a chance to see it and take photo!
    Of course I love your beautiful ocean scenes. Glad you are having great weather and taking advantage of your wonderful ocean! It is your "responsibility to enjoy the ocean!" Good On You! I can hear the surf and smell the ocean! Ahh! I so love the sea! Are those your feet?
    Good luck on your own book buddy!
    Recently I posted a painting on my little blog! Thought of you! Hint? MFA statue?
    Take care Cobber buddy!
    Michael Ocean Lover!

  3. Wonderful photos Wendy! Congratulations to your sister and her recent published book!

  4. Wendy - I would love to read your sister's book - will certainly check out Amazon when I get an opportunity. Love your warm photos and your owl is awesome. I hear one once and awhile in the summer but never have spotted them. So glad you shared. Take care and have a great week.

  5. Your have a great eye with the camera, Wendy, thats for sure. Good camera too.
    The owl is special. Almost a spiritual feeling when you are the one chosen to visit.
    I wish your sister many good wishes for success with her book.
    Not an easy subject so many kuddos go to her.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Good to hear from you again.

  6. You are such a talented family, Wendy! Congratulations to your sister and soon there will be yours as well! I love your beach photos, what a great way to spend the holiday! The owl is a beautiful sight, I am amazed he didn't fly away. Enjoy Australia day and some sunshine for me too!

  7. Congratulations to your sister on publication of her book. I admire her for writing on a subject that people need to be more educated about.
    We have a blizzard going on here in New Yor. Those beach photos are a treat.

  8. First I want to say that it's obvious your visual sense is always working! Those pics are wonderful and beautiful! I hope your sister's book does well! It's a subject that many people have suffered in silence. I hope her voice will touch others, I am sure it will. I look forward to my Australia field trips via your blog! Here's to a creative and happy 2015!

  9. Hi Wendy, great photos! I felt like I visited the beach with you. All the best wth the work on your current book, and congratulations on the publication of your sisters' book.

  10. Congratulations on your sister's success on having her book published. You have a talented family. You live in a beautiful part of the world and I love your photos. Enjoy.

  11. The photos are gorgeous, Wendy! I can't wait to hear more about your book! That's so exciting that you and your sister are both authors!

  12. I love your photos and congratulations to your sister. What a creative family!

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

  13. Beautiful beaches, inspiring, here in midwinter are beautiful and healthy envy.
    Best regards

  14. Thanks so much everyone for your very kind comments and good wishes. I'm very sorry not to have responded individually to all the comments but hope to do so with the next post. Yes, Michael, they are my feet - and very happy feet they were too!

  15. Your acrylic is wonderful Wendy, perfect rendering of a very visited warm day with a light breeze...judging the sky :-) Oh how it makes me dream ....

    1. Thanks so much Jane! I wish you could enjoy the beach with me sometime!

  16. beautiful gorgeous photos Wendy! No wonder you've been doing other things besides painting, it's SUMMER where you are and that's reason enough, or at least it would be for me!! how exciting to spot the owl in your tree, and I love what you did with the acrylic painting from the two photos of your beach. Also so exciting to have your sister's book published! Congrats to her and to you for the one you're working on too. so impressed by that, and look forward to hearing more about it when you are ready. Love your photo pictures nice to be reminded of how beautiful summer is. xo

  17. Thanks Sally - you are very kind!! Yes, summer has been divine and I have been very much seizing the day this year with lots of walks and swims at the beach. xx