My name is Amanda and I love adventure! One of the most interesting things for me to do is to head outside with my camera or iphone and take photos of amazing things in God’s creation. I love to collect all sorts of things that I find on these adventures such as seedpods, feathers, rocks and sea glass and just about anything else I find interesting.
I’ve been a Christian since I chose to follow Jesus as a kid but like anyone there have been struggles. I am a firm believer that God knows best and sees the big picture. I don’t believe in shoving Christianity at people. I am happy to share what I believe.
I’m an artist. I paint all the time, I draw all the time, I collect resource material all the time. I have a home studio and teach two community classes through our church. One of my goals this year is to set up a larger studio space and take on private students for additional income. I also try hard to sell my work via the internet.
I am married to Michael who is a Pastor at a church here in Sydney and I am a Mum. This year I am continuing to follow God’s lead in focusing in on my passion to paint. I have art training but very little experience with what to do next. As an introvert I find it hard to approach people in person so I am continuing to use the internet as a place for networking and contacting other artists and also to find new art prizes to enter.
Once a year I organise a birthday party for one of my daughters. They alternate years so I can go all out. They choose the theme and I create the mayhem. So far I have done the themes of: dance, art, music, science, Mickey Mouse, ancient Egypt, Robots. This is one of my most favourite things each year and I love doing everything from the invitations to the cake!
We are chicken owners, Thai food lovers, Volkswagen Combi and Beetle fans, travelers, try hard gardeners and are doing our best to be good parents. We have a crazy Labrador/Kelpie named Lewis and a sneaky cat called George.
I drink a lot of tea. Plain, white tea with no sugar. Nothing fancy.
I love the 1950s but more for its design strengths and values than anything else. I love history, especially war history and I also love twitter(ing). (Amanda_at_home)
I play netball for our church team in season. I can’t say that this is my favourite thing but I like to do it to get to know others on the team and set an example for my girls.
Thanks for dropping by,