A night on the town tonight; we attended the opening night showcase of Laurie Bullied’s floral art celebrated with fine wines and vermouth by Bettenay Wines and Margret River Nougat and a grazing table presented by Gourmet Food Merchant of Cowaramup – what a lovely evening.
This week I have been inspired. I have painted 2 “blue” canvas and will add one more to make a series. Today I tried a few different colours using the same technique and in art class today we experimented with watercolours.
Acrylic on canvas – 250cm x 250cm
Today we took a stroll around the caravan park and stumbled across these interesting displays.
What a great opportunity this was to get some fabulous insight into the writing of a novel – and a detailed look at the crime fiction genre. If I was a writer I would be immersed in that great work right now! Inspirational! Educational! Thank you Garry Disher.
A great panel discussion, “Criminal Minds” with Michael Robotham, Leigh Straw and Garry Disher this afternoon.
Tomorrow I am taking part in a workshop led by Garry Disher – “Writing Crime Fiction.” As a reader I think I will get great insights from this session.
Do you need a pop of colour in your life? Does your creative energy energy need a boost? Do you need inspiration? Or want to talk to like minded creatives? Well the Margaret River Region Open Studios is for you (28 April – 13 May 2018). The artists are generous with their time and their conversation – happy to talk creative process.
Today I visited four studios/galleries and talked about the use of leather and gold leaf in Molly Coy’s work, talked about the inspiration a historical, photographic crime journal, provided to artist Deanne Haddow, discussed process, acrylic pours, special ingredients, peacocks and then had a little card reading (Affirmation Goddess Oracle cards) with Anita Revel and if that wasn’t enough art and art talk for one day, I finished the tour with a browse of the Margaret River Gallery – such a great variety of styles, modern and traditional here. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Margaret River Region Open Studios – one hundred and thirty artists open their doors to the public – what a great idea!
Tomorrow is a new day – and more studios to visit!
Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too. This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).
We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.
Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/
To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/ Thanks Jessie.
It was lovely to meet you both.