I just adored all the wonderful knitted and woven products we saw on display at a very successful event, to raise funds by selling the handiwork of these Peruvian women. The room was filled with wonderful bags, rugs, wall hangings, clothing, toys and much more. These people are true artists. There was tasty food of the region available, as well as dance displays by some very talented young people. My friend Jan is very involved in organising and co-ordinating these […]
The Royal Botanical Gardens whatsmore. You might think it’s all about plants with latin names, odd cacti and duckponds, but that simply isn’t so. The centre of the Gardens – Royal – don’t forget, has a wonderful old building housing the main restaurant. This is where we were having our special afternoon tea after Sketch Club. This is a feature for the whole 6 weeks while Garden Sketchabout is on. The staff brought the 3 level display centrepice and placed […]
I found these 2 sketches while sorting out watercolours for my exhibition. Sometimes I don’t feel that happy with my sketches. I start off thinking I’ll capture what I’m looking at, and then part way through I can see I haven’t. Stick with I say to myself. Let it be a spontaneous response to what I see. Okay I’ll try. Actually we had such a great time doing our sketches that day. There was Glenys, and Niki and myself in […]
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We met several years back when Glenys and her family moved to Sydney. I popped in to have coffee as we had mutual friends in common. There on the walls were magnificent flower paintings and when I discovered she was the painter, we knew we were bonded.