Monday, 27 August 2018


A BUSY BUSY WEEK - alan and meryl left friday 17th and i had the weekend to organise myself for Albury, book week gigs at the Library and artist's talk at my exhibition.

TUESDAY, drove from 8.30 to 6pm to get there, two hours of glorious almond blossom on red soil, then a harrowing few hours across dry flat planes where there were 6 -10 dead kangaroos every km and a couple of emus, very upsetting.

dressup days

Wednesday and thursday, sessions with kids, good as they usually are.  Nice to catch up with rene's old school buddy john after the artists talk on thursday.

Walked to
the movies on
a lovely evening

strange diagonal pedestrian crossing

Friday - i took a longer route home along the Murray to avoid the roadkill.  it was lovely, rich dairy country and small towns.
arrived at the pub at exactly the same time as Merrin and Terry who stayed for the weekend.

Dinner at the pub

my favorites - animals made of fruit
and veges created by schoolkids
It was the wentworth show, we spent a gorgeous sunny saturday there and then went on the twilight cruise up the darling on the Wentworth riverboat.  just beautiful, perfect weather, a cool wine and that wonderful river all for a couple of hours.

GREAT TO SEE the Wentworth riverboat back on the Darling

              NICE SURPRISE
a lovely display in mary martins bookshop in melbourne - vicki
saw it and photographed it for me

Yesterday, Sunday - merrin and terry have taken off for wilpena pound and a glamping couple of days, i collapsed on the couch and watch tv all day and finished my lamb jumper :0)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018


alan and meryl arrived on tuesday for four days.  we had a lovely time, bbq, time on the riverbank, and eco dyeing in the studio. alan even had a go at weaving down at the makers room.  i did a printing demo as well, proofing my print for the Australian Print Workshop's Impressions show

    Last sunday, a knitting day to make jumpers for lambs - they're being born and orphaned, without a mother to keep them warm farmers are struggling to keep them alive and the CWA is running this drive for lamb jumpers.  it seems a lot of people are making them, a nice way to lift spirits in troubled times

yesterday was a long days drive - 9.30 till 6 but some nice scenery on the way.  a terrible stretch where i was seeing 6 to 10 kangaroos hit on the road every km for at least two hours. just awful.
apart from that a couple of hours of driving through almond blossom orchards and later a lovely lake appeared when i drove into a rest area, complete with swans and cygnets.   schools today till 2.30 then i might head off to beechworth

GREAT TO HAVE THE STUDIO FULL of friends on sunday afternoon to bless, christen and warm the studio.  work time now :0)