Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Last Post

This is my last post on this blog - it rounds out three years of words and pictures.  I will miss it in some ways - it's been great to share my life and crazy thoughts with you.  1082 posts!  How on earth did I find so much to talk about?  There's always something...

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Take care...


One was research, one was thought provoking.

The Third Man - a huge classic.  Scenes of Vienna, including the Riesenrad (giant wheel).  I'll be staying near the Prater, so it will be in my "backyard".   Fabulous movie, very atmospheric.

Don't watch this if you're squeamish - not a "nice" movie at all, but based on research about the quality of meat, the immigrant labour force, the American dream.

A Social Week

So many nice, and unexpected, things have happened this week.  One of them was getting a lovely gift from Sue - how perfect are these?
They were forged in France, so will be going back on a visit with me.

An Arty Week

During a thrift store crawl with a friend on Thursday I picked up these 2 large canvases
They have elements similar to Utopian Aboriginal art, but absolutely no provenance, and the colours don't look quite right for that area, but I just love them.  They have a strong presence in my study.

I've had this print for a long, long while - it needed new glass and a new frame, and now it's back in position.


The term has a lot of meanings - including a very unusual one:
 Bundling...was the traditional practice of wrapping one person in a bed accompanied by another, usually as a part of courting behavior. 
OK - that's NOT what I was doing yesterday... I was getting packages of bits and pieces layered and wrapped ready for whatever the elements may dish out.  These packages (I'm not the only mad one - a few of us are doing this) are going to be hung in trees and buried, hopefully Nature will have its way with them and then they will be unwrapped and the components used in some sort of art piece.
My three bundles were very similar - each layer had some meaning/connection to me -
fabric from a blouse given to me, serviettes from a lovely day at a friend's, dried leaves, chai tea (sorry, tai chi) sewn into cupcake papers, onion skins sewn into fabric, writing on fabric using a fountain pen...and lots of other things.

State of the Art quilt 12 - Opening

It was a great day - the quilts were hung with a minimum of fuss under helpful guidance, we sat and sewed until the 3pm opening, and then PEOPLE CAME - yay!!  Suzanne did the opening honours, then artists who were there spoke to their pieces
Here's mine -
At Gallery 159 for 2 more weekends.

Birthday Ritual

For the past few years, 3 of us have gone to dinner at Tanja's Wellington Point - Nola and Paulette have their birthdays on the 19th, mine is the 20th.  It's usually a night of champers and laughs and travel stories.  I was too busy to take more than one photo - my dessert - a Bavarian torte - as yummy as it looks!