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Riscy and I will be moving to Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory in 6 weeks time.
Nhulunbuy is a town located on the Gove Peninsula where the main industry is bauxite mining and alumina smelting. We’ll both be working for the mining company but in different areas Chris will be in the smelter and I wil be managing the housing improvement project in Nhulunbuy.
I am very excited about the move.Â We will be right on the coast and will have lots of opportunities for camping and getting out onto the water. Though I am starting to become concerned about crocodiles and I think we should hook up with some local paddlers before even thinking about getting into our kayak.
From what I have read, it is about 8-10 hours drive to the next town, Katherine, when the road is open during the dry season (I don’t see us making this trip very often!!). Qantas flys in a couple of times a day, so it would be possible to go to Darwin or Cairns fairly easily when required but I think this will only be 2-3 times a year so we are thinking very carefully about what we need to take with us.
We’ll be living in a little two bedroom flat and Reuben our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will come with us. But I need to find a new family for Lucy, my cat of 10 years. Who is currently sitting between my arms as I type.
Happily, we will be able to get broadband internet up there, so I can continue to blog.
Anyway, I took the photo above today. I noticed this lovely californian poppy had popped up in a particularly weedy part of our garden. Such a lovely soft yellow on the inside and a dusky pink on the outside.
Yay!! In September my sister Meg is having a show of her paintings at Top Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania.
I’ve been inspired by Mav of Port2port to put up some inspiration wires in my workroom. I’ve put up a combination of my textile stuff, pictures ripped from art magazines, and there is even a little painting by my sister Meg up there (on the top second from the left). I’ve changed a few things since this photo was taken. I don’t know how often I’ll change things around. But I like the idea of clearing it off completely every couple of months and starting again.
This may replace a scrapbook I started a while ago. I never look in there, so it doesn’t really serve as inspiration. Doh! This is a page out of it… I wont show some of the really good ones as I can’t credit the work I’ve stuck in there, though I’ll probably scan a few in, print them out and use them on my wire at some stage.
I’m meant to be cleaning my work room today but I’ve been distracted by making a bag and dreaming about some printing I want to do… once I’ve cleaned up my workroom. A vicious cycle. LOL
I’m getting back into blog reading and internet surfing so I thought I’d start up my little link feature again:
Red Red Day is the blog of Mien. Printmaking, sculptures, painting, drawing. Lots of directions going on here and all of it is interesting 🙂 I love all those different mediums, she seems to have a similar way of working to me, especially the ‘wanting to do everything’ part.
November Moon is the blog of Cathy Cullis. Textiles, printing and soft sculpture. I’m expecially enjoying her stitched collages.
Back Sunday 🙂
Well, the Geelong Forum was a success. I had a lot of fun, spent a fortune at the traders stalls and … designed and made these shoes!
The amazing tutors were Marlene Kranz and David Scanlon – they worked incredibly hard and with good humour (even in the face of an outbreak of a yucky bug which hit some of the participants AND their assistant Margie). I particularly liked that we were set loose on our own designs which meant that we all ended up with totally different shoes at the end of the week. Just in case you wondered, the silver leather – is leather 🙂
My shoes are very comfortable and I have worn them dancing (I’m a foot stomping head banger so the shoes – and my neck are rigorously tested) and out to a gallery opening (standing around is harder on the feet I reckon) – with pleasure.
Talking about pleasure, I’ve just spent some time going through Marlene’s website (linked above) – It is one of the best artists websites I have seen.
If you have a burning desire to make a pair of shoes for yourself, then keep in mind the workshops held by Marlene and David – Shoe Topia.