Timeout for Art : Goodbye Yungaburra

How time has flown, after 3 months house sitting at Malanda it is now almost time to gather together all our “stuff”, that has spread through the house, and find space to pack it back into Matilda. But before we go I must visit Yungaburra, my favourite village round here, get a hair cut and have a final cup of coffee at “The Whistle Stop”.

I also want to “take timeout for art”. Lisa from “Zeebra Designs and Destinations” is a very talented artist living and creating in Ecuador. She posts a weekly “timeout for art” challenge that inspired me, about 2 months ago, to take up pencil and rubber and begin sketching. It has become a passion and I try to produce a sketch most days. So today I wanted to try to sketch my favourite coffee shop.

My favourite coffee shop

My favourite coffee shop

Then, of course, I had to go inside for a cup of coffee and when we walked in we saw these gorgeous 8 week old puppies that belonged to the owner of the café. Jack just had to take their photos. I would like to pop them in my bag to take back home.

What a cuddly hand-full (photo by Jack)

What a cuddly hand-full (photo by Jack)

What a hand-full of mischief...

What a hand-full of mischief…(photo by Jack)



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37 thoughts on “Timeout for Art : Goodbye Yungaburra

  1. I’m rather late to the party – hadn’t ‘followed’ you so keep missing your posts. Have changed that now! Anyway just wanted to say how much I admire your sketching – I’d love to take that up, but haven’t drawn since school (a long time ago).


    • G’day Jude, welcome to my world, it is such an honour when some one presses the follow button. You are my 500th follower I feel I should give you a certificate… 🙂

      I hadn’t done much drawing since school days but Lisa from “designs and destinations encourages people to take timeout for art so a few weeks ago I did just that. You should give it a try you might surprise yourself


  2. you are doing SO WELL with your art, and i am very proud of you! wow – great work, amiga!
    and yes, those puppies are precious!


  3. A brilliant drawing Pauline, and oh those cute bundles of mischief are a handful 😉 I bet xxx


  4. I love your posts. It is so wonderful following your busy lives ( including Jack here of course) Lately I have been on the road myself so just catching up with you :)). As always lovely photographs and your sketch is great. I am in my minds eye joining you for a coffee there.


  5. Your sketch is wonderful!!! 🙂 I follow Zee but I’ve never put pen to paper yet. Matchstick men were my forte in my schooldays and I doubt I will have progressed. I do envy those who can, though.
    Happy travels 🙂


  6. I recognise the place in your drawing I have had afternoon tea there a few times and the food is always tasty.


  7. I love your sketch! You definitely have talent! Somehow with the simple lines, you manage to convey texture and depth. Someday I’d love to be able to sketch or to paint, but I think I’d better find some community ed classes first 🙂 The puppies are so sweet and such cute little balls of fluff!


    • Thanks Beth, I think whether the end results of sketching are any good the act of being absorbed in sketching you really see the detail in front of you


  8. You’re good to take part – I keep kicking myself about not doing that, about not sketching or drawing, but I guess there’s only so much you can do at any given time. I like the look of that coffee shop – there are quite a few rustic places to be found in the Pacific northwest, and I always appreciate the atmosphere.


  9. what adorable puppies !!!! nice sketch too !!! do you have another housesitting job for the near future ?


    • Thanks for the comment about the sketch Gwen.We have been contacted by a local Goldcoast person to sit for her, but they will only be short term, as we plan to go to New Zealand next year.


  10. Those puppies are so adorable. Who could resist? 🙂


  11. The puppies are beautiful, what a fun handful I bet they will be. I am constantly amazed at the people I see who can draw, your sketch should be framed and displayed. xxx Rae


  12. OMG, the puppies are adorable!

    Nice sketch, sketching is a good thing 🙂 Makes me wanna go do it as well 😀


    • Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate the comment about the sketch. Have a go it is a great pastime you lose all sense of time when you move over into your right brain.


  13. Your sketch is wonderful………especially love the expressive trees. I cannot resist animals….the pups are adorable.


    • G’day Deanna, I knew you would like these pups. Those trees had really unusual branches I have only got an indication of what they are like.


  14. They ate so cute!
    I love that you have discovered your “other” artistic side. It’s a great sketch, Please continue to take time out for art.


  15. Oh those puppies are adorable!!


    • They grey one is a Shitzu/Maltese terrier. That is the same cross that Henry was, the adorable little dog we looked after in Hobart. The other is a Shitzu/Miniature Poodle


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