25 February 2008

Bye Bye...

Well that countdown, 3 months ago, when Michael was arriving, seems like only yesterday.

But alas, today he flew back home.

My Sydney

We ventured off to the Paddington Markets on saturday for some pressies for Michael’s family.
Those painted hands are on a wall at the markets which are held at the Paddington Public School.

Mostly made of handcrafted items, colour was every where.

Check out how many items and beads go in just one of these necklaces.

They are stunning.

And then there was the owl.

The dog

Check out his paws – hysterical!

There was Ned Kelly - naturally.

and for those of you who manipulate spoons in your jewellery, take a look at these beauties.

Fresh coffee beans were in plentiful supply

As were home made tinctures for every ailment under the sun

Hmmm, wondering if they had one for missing my beau???


Jen Crossley said...

Oh Judy Im thinking of you today wondering how you are since Michael left.All I can perscribe for a broken heart is chocolate,friends,a huge phone bill and keep very busy.
Here if you need me

Sue said...

so sad for you that he is gone. On another note, love that dog.

Karen Cole said...

"Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire." -Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

I'll agree with Jen on the prescription for missing someone.

In the meantime, I'll take one of everything at that fabulous looking market, thank you.

Christie said...

What interesting things! I wonder what all the tinctures are for?

Judy Wise said...

Was that 3 months ago? Well, I feel a little droopy myself for both of you and agree that distance sharpens the memory and makes for great art. Love the dog at the market; most wonderful.

Ro Bruhn said...

Start the count down Judy for the next meeting, the speed that this year is going, it won't be long before you're back together again. I second Jen's words, we're
just at the end of the phone line.
What fabulous colour Judy, I've never seen so much colour on your post before, I thought I'd logged into my own blog. The beads are out of this world and I love the hands.
Take care

kass said...

did he take Ned Kelly with him?????

Don't worry, he'll be back....a man can't stay away from a woman like you for long ;)


Redness said...

Hang in there gorgeous Judy! How about a small diversion, running a class maybe??? No way will it ease your sadness but might help pay the phone bill and buy copious amounts of chocolate! Take Care ;)

Redness said...

Talking about markets Judy, check out markets in Cairo, oodles of good stuff ...

jo said...

Thinking of you Judy!! I am with Ro and Jen, just a phone call away!
Start the countdown til you meet again.
Take care of yourself and art is awesome therapy.
Love Jo xx

amy said...

I feel so sad he had to go. Hope you can spend more time together soon...and what a fabulous market!

Karen Owen said...

Oh, Judy, I know it must be hard now that Michael's gone. Hang in there! Keep busy and create something wonderful.

~Izabella said...

thinking of you!! Words fail me, it makes me teary eyed for you, wish I had a magical wand to cure broken hearts~

keep yourself busy in creating~

if you have a moment, I have a little something for you over at my blog~

xo!! ~Bella

katie said...

oh, sad for you...luckily you'll be seeing him soon at artfest (and we'll be seeing you!)

your photos of the market were so colorful and lively and i'm loving the slideshows of your work in the sidebar.

Janine said...

Was thinking of you on Monday.... as Jen said you have so many friends that you can call if needed and it won't be too long until you are together again!

Think I might need another trip to Sydney just to visit Paddington Markets again! xo

paris parfait said...

Fabulous photos of your day. So sorry you had to (temporarily) bid farewell to Michael. But Karen's comment with the quote by de la Rochefoucauld is absolutely right. (I once sent that quote to my long-distance love). xo

Lynn said...

I love the hands the best. What a mendala that is. Was it made with little kids hand prints do you think? The colors and rounds look like a quilt as well. Just beautiful.

Glad you found ARI for yourself.

Hugs for your longingness. All in good time...