RIP Chase aka Chuppy, aka the Wonderdog.... Our family dog died yesterday aged 15 1/2 that's about 90+ human years. Not from old age but as a result of being run over up at our boatshed, her fave place. The last day of our holiday we were wondering if this was going to be her last summer up on the Kaipara, given her advancing years. Partially blind and deaf and some arthritis in the back legs meant she didn't hear the car start up and didn't move in time even though the driver reversed slowly... Five last gasps and she gave in to the inevitable facing the wharf her fave bait scrounging place. Adios amigo, you were a great companion for 15 years and I will miss our walks together in the early morning. I hope you're in doggie heaven having a good old hoover for those leftovers, Your best mate Trix xox
I've always made stuff and wanted to be an artist from the age of 14.I made my way to Art School in the late 80s and graduated with a BFA, majoring in Sculpture. After a short exhibiting career,I quickly discovered being a full time artist doesn't pay the bills, so went the commercial route.
I've worked in graphic design, audio visual and freelance set design as well as garden design and maintenance.In the mid 90s
my boyfriend and I got married at City Hall in Manhattan New York. We eloped actually as no-one knew until we were back home.I have two children, a boy Jasper and a girl Madison,named after Madison Avenue.