29 December 2007

Holiday Happenings.

Hunters and Gatherers:


I have been taking Michael all over and just outside of Sydney on the hunt for treasures.

We travelled to Bowral and Mittagong, the hub of the antiques world. It is about 2 hours drive from Sydney.


We happened upon an Antique book store and enquired about where we could get “junk” for our art.

Driving for another 20 minutes or so we landed up near Fitzroy Falls to a place called Grandpa’s shed.


Wow!


Room after room, cupboard after cupboard of immaculately restored goods.

It seemed like the place was never going to end – thankfully.


It was a real find. Taking photos was certainly not the priority as I was too busy drooling over everything.


Boxing Day:
Boxing Day in Sydney is always fun.

Especially when you are fortunate enough to attend a lunch that had a view of the Harbour like we went to.


It’s all about good food, good friends and


Watching the start of the Sydney To Hobart Yacht race.


At 1.00 the gun goes and off they race with an enormous amount of floatilla escorting those yachts racing out to the heads of the harbour.

It was great to show Michael this Sydney tradition.



Viewing:
I took Michael to Roberts place to view ‘Numbers’ yesterday.


They had a long chat and Robert intimately explained the effect the piece has had on him. It was nice that they met and that Michael could see some of my artwork other than on the blog.
And...
Thanks so much for all your wonderful responses to Art and Soul next year!
You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good.
xo

10 comments:

azirca said...

What a grand time the two of you are having. Grandpa's shed looks like a treasure trove overflowing with goodies.
That is wonderful that Michael finally got to view 'Numbers' in person.
xo

Cre8Tiva said...

i would love to spend a day at grandpa's...looks lke the two of you are having a great time...have a blessed new year...hugs, r

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow Judy Grandpa's shed looks like Aladdin's cave, I wonder what Grandma's shed looks like. Was there anything left after the two of you visited?
Glad Michael got to see the panels, there's nothing like seeing the real thing, I love what you've done in our latest ABRR.
Have a great new year and a very successful 2008.
Ro
xo

Kristen Robinson said...

I do believe it is time for me to plan a trip to down your way, my oh my talk about Manna from Heaven I am in AWE of the goodies.

So glad Michael was able to see Numbers in person!

I do believe we need to celebrate Boxing Day here in the US what a lovely delight it must have been!

XOX
Kristen

Studio Panorama said...

Your Boxing Day sounds divine. We celebrate Boxing Day. as well, but most in the US have no clue what it is about.

How wonderful that Michael was able to see your very special Numbers piece.

Do you give out clues on how to find Grandpa's? We are coming down there in late Feb and will be in Sydney for a few days before we move over to NZ for hubby's Golf tournaments. (Oh joy)

Bev

Gretz said...

Oh I am so envious of your treasure hunting! What a fantastic time you two are having!

Karen Owen said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying Michael's visit. Thanks for sharing the photos. Grandpa's looks great, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a bit of the Aussie countryside. I used one of your rusty elements on a piece this week. So cool! If you want to see:
http://karenink.typepad.com/karens_muse_and_musings/2007/12/rite-of-passage.html

xo
Karen

paris parfait said...

Sounds like you and Michael have been having a wonderful time! As for Grandpa's, I could quite happily spend a day or two there! xo

Rein said...

Wow, wonderful pictures!
Happy New Year!

Forever Young said...

have just visited sydney, awesome little harbour. would've loved to see grandpa's shed.like your blog, will be back.