Monday, 4 February 2008

Judy came to play



I had a fabulous time with Judy when she came to Melbourne with Michael who was teaching classes here. Judy came to play in my studio on Saturday and then we went to Camberwell market on Sunday. Judy was like a kid in a toy shop, she'd never seen a market quite like it. They sell just about everything, including lots of old stuff reasonably cheap, we tend to take it for granted assuming they have similar in other states, but apparently not. I bought some nice old jewellery that I can take apart and re-use. It was quite a warm day so by the end we were wilting, but we still managed to find the strength to visit an old book store, that has some magnificent old books, papers, journals and very old document, needless to say, we didn't come away empty handed.



On the Saturday night we went out to dinner with Judy and Michael and some of the students from Michael's class, including the very entertaining Jen Crossley . All I can say is Jen kept us very entertained (and we have it on video Jen) with some colourful language when Judy gave her a lovely surprise, which I'll leave Jen to show on her blog.
Judy made me this beautiful journal, I can't wait to work in it, it's divine. All the colour in my studio was quite a shock to her, she was working on a project and had to compromise as I don't have very many dark products, she did very well with what I had.





Finally this is another pair of earrings that are for sale on my Etsy store

21 comments:

Karen Cole said...

Ok.....

I'm officially jealous.
You guys look like you are having WAY to good a time.

Perhaps someday, someone will invent one of those transporter "thingys" and we can all party together.

How wonderful to receive such a beautiful gift!
Enjoy it!

Stephanie said...

wow, the creative energy must have been flying! Looks like you had an incredible time....

Judy Wise said...

Look at your beautiful faces. How lucky, how wonderful that you all gathered and made beauty together. These are the precious moments we live for.

kris said...

I'm so glad Karen Cole said that. I feel the same...jealous. (insert smiley face) Wonderful photos. You people are all so generous to share what you do with us...too bad dessert can't be sent as well. hahahaha
Thanks!

Jen Crossley said...

What an incredible weekend it was Ro.I was so lucky to get to spend time with you and Judy two very talented and wonderful people.
I’m glad my colorful language after receiving Judy present kept you guys laughing; it was for you though Ro as I know how you love anything colorful does that include lanuage!! LOL
Jen

azirca said...

It certainly looks like you had wonderful time, love the photos of you all together.

Your gift from Judy looks truly beautiful.

Jo Wholohan said...

Looks like you had a ball Ro, looking forward to catching up with you all soon, cant wait to get my hands on the shopping down there LOL

Judy said...

i knew i would hate that photo of me after all that sweating away!!! Thanks for being such a great host to me Ro - you are one very special and very talented lady.
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Julie H said...

That sounds like such a lot of fun, AND you got to spend time with Jen, I am jealous.

Oh well at least we can see a little of your time .

Teresa said...

Hi Ro, good to see you on the weekend. What a wonderful gift from Judy - I'm sure you will treasure it.
I love those earrings too - I'm off to check out your etsy shop.

Cre8Tiva said...

i have missed a lot while awol...glad you had a nice visit with j&m...and i love the jewelery and art you have been producing...hugs, r

Abby Creek Art said...

Love the earrings, Ro...and that journal is a beauty. Looks like you had a lot of fun...you're all so cute in the photos!

Kathy said...

Hi Ro,

You girls certainly did have a good time on the weekend. It was nice to see you again. The journal looks beautiful, lucky you.

Steph said...

Ohhhhhhhhh nice post ! I enjoyed reading it and what a lovely book Judy made for you!

Regina said...

Ro,
I enjoyed reading about how much fun you all had. I can't wait to take Michael's "creative outlets" class at Artfest in April! And what a lovely journal you received - a beautiful gift.

Elaine Kerr said...

Oh, man, do I wish I could hang out with you guys! My kinda people!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Ro...

thanks for popping by and leaving me the kind words...

I love your jewelry...and I see you have at etsy store...I just opened one ...

sounds like you had a great time with your friend and that journal is lovely..

Cheers,
Diana

Kate said...

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katie said...

wow, your faces tell the tale - what a great time you shared with each other, i'm happy for you all!

and the journal judy made for you is amazingly beautifuly, wow, wow, wow!!! and the journal for jen too, fabulous!

i so want to come to austrailia, one day (wish, wish, wish)

annie lockhart said...

looks like good times & memories made and shared were a treat for all to write home about! i am putting it out to the universe that our paths will cross face to face one of these days...but, til then...i'll keep checkin' in here to see what's up down there!

Ruth Rae said...

it looks like you all had a great time! I want to come and play in your studio!