Yes indeed been bush as we say down here.
Teaching a workshop with the lovely Sharon Manning who was my host for 5 days. Sharon and I have been working together for years now – we make a good team and we are so relaxed with each other and this time was no different.
She and hubby Steve, star hubby, chef extraordinaire and their kids all were lovely to me.
Their place is rather remote but beautiful and the views talk for themselves.
Just had to make sure I had my coffee fix most days and every day was great.
We ran around alot for supplies and ended up in this place
mmmmm just look at that rusty junk palace.
On Friday I had the pleasure of lunching with Viv, Audrey (in the back) Kelsey (in front of Audrey), Max and Sharon – all very talented artists. It was great catching up
and boy did we dine well
Here’s Viv telling us about her workshop experiences of late
Dom – who got stuck into her Halloween themed book which looked wonderful in the end
Robyn – whose hubby chisels into books like magic (hey Robyn, bought myself a set of chiselling tools because of you. I love learning from students!
Jo, from Artistic Journey dipping into the ageing solution without gloves - tsk tsk Jo! Thanks Jo for bringing all the extra goodies that we needed - so generous.
I will be teaching at the Artistic Journwey 2009 retreat along with Keith and LK Ludwig amongst others - I beleive the details of which should be up in the next day or so.
Mum, Jacky and Jo's daughter Samara dropped in for a cuppa on sunday too - it was so nice to catch up with Jacky again. She and the family are so welcoming and such lovely honest folk.
Claudia, all the way from Melbourne, a vintage girl through and through and my first ETSY customer.
Mandy, we share so many of the same supplies, we have the same taste in so many things it was amazing. Her hubby carved into her book beautifully too.
Lisa, was very very pregnant and bought me the most amazing antique Jewish Bible as a pressie – thanks again.
(Photo courtesy Sharon Manning)
I managed to score another one at Mainly books on the way to the airport – never can have too many books.
Val and Mistra, our mother and daughter team.
Mistra took to mixed media like she had always done it. You can see her posts here and here.
Val, well Val just flew through the class. She had the most amazing memoribilia and completed her stunning book. What a powerhouse.
You can view lots of workshop photos here too. Sharon is also a great photographer.
So with inked up hands we gathered and a great weekend of art was had by all.
Especially me, I got spoilt by working with such talented and welcoming ladies.
I would teach them all anytime with the greatest of pleasure.
Just before leaving the kangaroos paid a visit.
Check out these two joeys staring at us.
Then it was on for young and old, well young and young in this case.
Heard of the boxing kangaroo -well this is why.
Just look at them having a fight with each other – awesome!