Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tasmania


We've just returned from 2 week's holiday in Tasmania. The photos are from 2 gardens we visited in Hobart and Deloraine. I have a bit of a thing about cactuses, love these ones in their pots.


We had a great time, rented a car and saw parts of Tassie that we missed last time, including Ross, Bruny Island and the Great Lakes. We made sure we were in Hobart on Saturday for the famous Salamanca markets where I found a few things to buy.


It's good to be home again - I've been doing some printing today, will post pics next time.



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sculpture by the Sea 2014

Monday we made our annual visit to Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, which is always worth seeing. You can see it was a beautiful day - not too hot and we also had a delicious fresh fish lunch at the Cottesloe Hotel. These are my collection of photos - I haven't added most of the artists names but if you want more info, go to the website here.





Above: by Kerrie Argent who is guest speaker at WAFTA soon.






Crocheted rhino by Mikaela Castledine who was a winner last year.









On the way to Cottesloe we saw another fantastic exhibition 'The Importance of Being a Stick' by Christine Atkins (invitation front below) it's at Linton & Kay Galleries, Subiaco until 23rd March. Her work is exquisite - highly recommend.



Saturday, March 08, 2014

New Toy


This is my new Brother Scan n Cut machine. I bought it a couple of weeks ago - had been thinking about it for a while, then received a 40% off voucher from spotlight so that made my mind up! I've played with it a little, cutting paper, card stock and drafting film - so far, I really like it. I bought a fabric cutting mat so that is the next thing I'll try.


There is a new post on the Designing Women Blog today - some great work to see HERE.


Friday, we had a lovely lunch with family at Genesis in the Hills vegetarian cafĂ© to celebrate DH's birthday. Our daughter Kathleen is now running this business and is doing a great job. There are still the delicious cakes, breakfasts, lunches, coffee & fresh juices, art exhibitions and monthly live jazz.