It has been a busy couple of weeks with appointments and a trip to Brisbane but at last, today, I have a day at home to catch the breath.
Our beautiful daughter, Bonnie, turned 30 this past Monday. We went to Brisbane and took her to lunch on Sunday and spoiled her a little bit.
This is the card I made for her with one of my new stencils from Crafter’s Workshop. The stencils were on sale at one of my fave online stores for all things crafty , Craft Online.com.au. Their service is exceptional and they have a really good overall selection of scrapbooking and craft supplies.
This stencil has a whole lot of possibilities. I painted the background of the card in the gold colour and used dylusions sprays over the stencil in purple and aqua. After this photo I toned down the ‘30’ a bit and made it blend in a bit more. The flowers were accented with a white gel pen from pentel.
When it comes to coffee, I am very conservative and usually order a cappuccino or a latte. After our lunch at the very nice ‘Boathouse’ at the old Regatta Hotel, I indulged in my fist macchiato. It could have been hotter for my liking but it was enjoyable and I would definitely have another. It is very strong though and nearly blew my socks off – didn’t need any more caffeine for the rest of the day. Luke (Bonnie’s fiancee) had a cold coffee which was in layers. Condensed milk on the bottom, double shot coffee and a top layer of cream. His could have been more chilled to make it more enjoyable.
It was a glorious sunny winter’s day yesterday, so DH and I went for a little drive to Warwick to take in some of the Jumpers and Jazz Festival which is on all this week.
A lot of trees in the main street were yarn bombed and there were some very creative ones. The main street of Warwick was ablaze with colour.
The Town Crier was there outside of City Hall and he introduced the Warwick High School band who played some jazzy numbers.
It was lovely to see all the girl saxophonists. When I learned saxophone at age 13 it was a bit of a novelty. There weren’t many girls playing saxophone in those years. Hearing the saxophone still evokes wonderful memories of my teenage years spent playing the sax in a couple of different bands and enjoying entertaining others. Perhaps I will entertain again one day – in the old people’s home? LOL.
There were 2 wonderful exhibitions in the Warwick Art Gallery. I was thrilled to bits to be able to see the work of Cas Holmes up close and in the flesh. Her work is an inspiration to me. Do visit her website and be blown away by the work that Cas achieves
By Cas Holmes. I think this work was called From the Tea Garden.
There were many more wonderful works of textile art in the Exposition Exhibition by six Australian artists and six international artists. Of course, I took many more pictures for inspiration.
What about this ‘Knitchen’
This display was amazing!! Everything in this kitchen was either covered in knit or crochet or made entirely by knitting and/or crocheting. Yes, even the tiles on the floor.
In the Rose Shopping mall we found another textile exhibition featuring the humble Tea Bag. The pieces made by the artists were quite extraordinary.
These two pieces were made by Svea Bjornsson of Federal, NSW. Svea must have drank lots of cups of teas!!
The artist, Jaunita Wellings of Clifton Qld called this piece Zen Tea Tangled. Very clever.
I loved this piece called Zen Garden by Rhonda Jenner of Clifton Qld.
A wonderful day out.
Until next time, happy creating……………………….Dianne