I was serenaded by a medley of birdsong as I ate breakfast in the gorgeous garden at The Artery, catching glimpses of our feathered friends’ quick flittering (or stealthy striding, in the case of the magpie).
I’m also catching up on reading The Book Thief, by Markus Zusac, that I was thrilled to discover on the shelf in the sunroom.
A few years ago it was (rightly) recommended to me by a friend who lent me her copy. I must have started it at a busy time, because I returned it with guilt for keeping it so long and with a promise to myself that I’d finish it some time. The time is now; the place is here. And I’m loving both.
It’s gorgeous here; the art and scenery are a feast for the eyes and heart. And the people are inspiring.
Today Helen and Des Bunyun, from The Artery (and their own Customs House Gallery), took me to their regular Tuesday drop-in creation day at Factory Arts, run by renowned artist, Glenn Morgan. A lovely group of people and a great opportunity to create in a new space.
While there, I made my entry for the Coaster Show, another exciting event happening here on Saturday.
I met many other artists and admired the assorted work produced by fProject members of all levels of arts experience.
I especially enjoyed watching Des pulling a series of prints from one of his thylacine plates.
You can see Des’s work in the exhibition opening at The Artery at 6pm Friday.