Acrylic on board 15cm x 15cm (6" x 6")
It was great to hit the paintbrushes again!
Each time I attend something interesting I mean to blog about it in detail, but I've fallen very behind with my blogging lately. So I hope you don't get too bored while I catch up all at once by posting photos of some of my recent outings.
There have been so many festivals to attend and things of interest to do with the advent of the warmer weather. I enjoyed the Groat St Festival in late October - an event that promotes sustainable community living.
The lovely Eco-Faerie Sarah of Handmade Wonderland.
The Herbarium gathers and documents Western Australia's botanical species diversity. We saw many interesting specimens which even included lichen and seaweed.
All kept safely in temperature controlled filing systems.
I was so pleased to see that one of the vaults had been named after my heroine Georgiana Molloy.
Sally kindly brought along some of her stunning home-grown verticordia flowers to grace their front reception.
On the drive home my friend Corinne and I oohed and aahed over the gorgeous Jacaranda trees in full bloom that line many of the streets in the older suburbs.
We also drove off course to investigate what was left of an old market garden area that had long been marooned amongst suburbia. Inevitably it too has now succumbed to "progress".
This little pioneer homestead now sits alone in a sea of new blocks that are ready to be built upon.
A few weeks back I went with friends to the Artist Open House Fremantle event. We walked through the streets of South Fremantle from house to house where many artists were exhibiting. So much great art and architecture. The murals below made me think of Sami who blogs about Perth and features murals on Mondays - you can check out her great blog here
Last week I accompanied my mum to the HBF pioneer's garden party in the grounds of Government House.
Government House was built in 1863 and sits quietly in it's lovely 3.2 hectare surrounds while the city centre grows ever bigger and bustle-ier around it.
I was thrilled when American art blogging buddy Michael Perchard sent through a photo his nephew took of him reading my book in Boston on Thanksgiving! You can check out Michael's great blog by clicking here
I hope everyone's having a great week and I hope to visit all my favourite blogs very soon!