Friday, July 17, 2009

Update time

I've not really had a lot of home time lately and when I have I've been so exhausted from the rest of the day. I've had to use the bulk of what time I've had to do all the boring things like tidy the house, cook and just blob to recover :)

But FINALLY I've had a bit of spare time to whip together some more Little Things kits so I'll be popping them up over the next couple of days. I do struggle with all these ideas for kits in my head... have to start a list to get them out so I can create them with a bit of sense of order.

I wanted to share that Mike and I headed to the "winterless North" last weekend where it was blowing and gale and pouring with rain. We went to see my birth family (if you don't know - I'm an adopted kid) as it was my birth-fathers 50th birthday.

It was so good to hang out with them but there really are no words to explain just how strange it feels to be around people who are so much like you but you don't really know. They are so different in so many ways than my family and that just makes them even more interesting to be around. I have 3 bio-brothers who are as weird as I am.... actually weirder ;) Mainly as they know bigger words than me.

As proof of the weirdness... I ask for a group photo and get a brother on brother lap dance routine instead. Sat up til about midnight on the friday night watching these with Daniel the eldest bio-bro...

My birth father is an artist. His medium is lithography and I am totally in awe of the detail he puts into his work... I snuck a couple of photos...
Their house is like a gallery and Mike and I spent ages just walking around and taking them all in. It was also cool to talk to some of their friends who are artists too. These people are passionate and fasinating to the point where I felt really dwarfed and didn't really know what to say. They are equally as passionate about music and I found a fellow Imogen Heap fan of sorts so that was a wwheew moment.

Another cool thing, my birth-mother and bio-grandmother are both into scrapbooking too! They both pulled out their pages for me. I'm heading back up there in September to go to my very first scrap weekend in Kerikeri... yip it'll be a mammoth drive.

Oh and just to end... token photo of my lil nephew... 3 months now...

3 comments:

Trace said...

What a cute wee nephew. How amazing that your biological family are all artists. Wow, that is going to be a trek and a half - up to Kerikeri - why don't you split the drive and stay the night somewhere?

tilly said...

My boy is adopted too Neen.Jacks 10 and we started haveing contact with his Bio family this year .I have always kept in touch with Nic so it was very cool when she contacted us just before xmas last year .Jack has 1 bio brother at the mo could be more lol he would love more siblings.The crop in Kerikeri sound like its gonna be fun..Your bio fathers work is spectacular and ease on your self girlie but keep the kits commin lol just love em..

Penny said...

Wow - amazing art! It's great you have contact with your bio family however slightly odd it feels at times. ;-)

BTW - ze blog looks good.