Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Get Away

Do you ever have that feeling that you are in the perfect place at the perfect time? Well that is where I was last weekend. Both in need of a break, we kept it very simple, camping with only the bare necesseties in one of our favourite places, Double Island Point.

I was here on the dunes, having a morning coffee while watching the waves roll in.

I was here on the beach, strolling aimlessly alongside the seagulls and searching for ocean treasures.

I was here, amazing over the ever changing landscape of these mountains being eroded by the wind and sea.

I was here trying to take in the gorgeous colours of the ocean and watching the surfers and sea turtles swim by.

I was here meandering along this path up to Lighthouse surrounded by the native flora.

And as I got higher, I was here looking back at the beach we had driven along to reach the Point.

Can you see the love heart in this stone? When I am beachcombing I always have an eye out for heart shaped stones, so this was lovely to happen across.

I agree with whoever said "The journey is the reward".

The next day, we drove along Freshwater Track that takes us through to Rainbow Beach (what a magic name for a place hey?), weaving through the huge scribbly bark trees, stopping often to admire them and try to decipher the messages etched into the bark.

Further along the track we entered the rainforest which signalled the last leg of journey.

Perfect weekend, perfect company, perfect place.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday at the Dayboro Art Gallery

Monday was my rostered day on at the gorgeous Dayboro Art Gallery. If I didn't have to do this, I would of been at Candy's place at Montville, checking out her Art Studio and having lunch with a bunch of brilliant artists, many who are also members of BAD Co-op - click HERE to check out Candy's blog.
Here is a sneak peak at a painting I am progressing. It was a very quiet day so it was pure bliss, just painting and listening to the world go by.
There are these amazing and huge Bunya Pine Trees out the back on the bank of the creek which produce bunya nuts which the native wildlife love to munch on.
And finally a photo of a message my son left for me on his bed - aaaaw you make me feel so special Dylan!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

B A D (Brisbane Artist Development Co-op) News

Last Saturday, on a lovely overcast, drizzly autumn day, I went to the monthly Brisbane Artist Development Co-op Meeting (BAD Co-op for short), so inspiring and the people wonderful. Please click "here" to check out the Blog and also find links for amazingly talented artists who are members. New members are always welcome. This month the meeting was held at Denise Dillon Bolland's beautiful Queenslander cottage at Annerley, a lovely older suburb in Brisbane. Denise took us for a tour through, under and around her house and garden which is full of many of her wonderful artworks (paintings and sculptures) and works by other artist's that she admires, including prints by her own very talented father. Denise is presently working on an exciting project creating sculptures (from parts of her much loved vehicle) which will be exhibited later this year. So stay tuned for more details of this later in the year! Thank you so much Denise for opening your home to the BAD Co-op members this month and sharing with us details of your exciting amazing personal artistic journey.