Thursday, 6 January 2011

Change of direction

I decided I would use my journal that I created in Traci's Discovering You workshop to use for my daily journaling, that way I avoided the blank pages, however, Traci's prompt number two is to make backgrounds, so I will go back to my journal in the last post for that. Confused, I am? In other words I will be keeping two journals running simultaneously, for awhile anyway. Below is the first two pages showing my goals for 2011 in my business plan journal.


Yesterday we went to the Heide Gallery in Templestowe to see the Mirka Mora exhibition. I've been a fan of Mirka's for years, she creates wonderful mythical creatures in her paintings, her dolls are amazing too.
She's now in her eighties but has had a fascinating life, from her days when she escaped the holocaust to migrating to Australia and starting a new life here, you can read an interview she gave on the ABC here.





Here are three of her paintings from other exhibitions.


Mirka also painted some of the windows of the Gallery as part of the exhibition.
See this link.


I couldn't resist taking photos of the gorgeous globe artichokes in the Gallery's cafe kitchen garden.
The colour is so intense, the camera hasn't come any where near to capturing the brightness. I think this could end up as a new stamp design.



Today was a glorious day, balmy warm weather. We visited one of our favourite beach spots at Mornington. They are re building the jetty so there weren't as many boats as usual. They have some fabulous street cafes and shops along the main street, all doing a roaring trade today.



14 comments:

Poetic Artist said...

Journals look great..The photos you took of the artist's work. I really like them. Thank you for sharing.

Heather said...

What an uplifting post Ro, full of glorious cheering colours and images. Your journals are going to be fantastic.

Jacky said...

What a lovely time you've been having...Merka Mora's exhibition (I might try and do that myself...love to see her work in the flesh) and Mornington looked beautiful.
Such a gorgeous summer day yesterday (we havent had many of them to date).
Hope to see your journal soon and good luck with your business plan for 2011 Ro.

See you soon,

Jacky xox

stitchinglife2 said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress of your journals, Ro.

Kim Palmer said...

Sounds like the journal class is going well. Love the pages Ro especially the poppy one, great depth! Mornington is my fav haunt when in Melbourne, my grandparents owned a beachhouse there when I was young and it is full of special memories for me. Envying you the gorgeous weather! How's that from a Queenslander, LOL!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Lovely post! I've never seen a globe artichoke before. STUNNING! I wonder who would have thought to eat it (They are edible, right? lol) Thanks for sharing - Mirka's work as well :o)

Elizabeth said...

I knew that we would be sweeing colored backgrounds again!!!! Bravo!! At yhour inspiration I ahve been looking in on Traci's on line tutorials- such fun!!! That artichoke would be a fabulous stamp in your fabulous style!!!
Thanks for sharing your day with us!!!

Ann Somerset Miles said...

Love your pages, and I agree that the globe artichoke would make a gorgeous stamp. Very architectural.

Judy Wise said...

I love Merka's work Ro and that sunny weather brought a huge sigh out of me. I just love it that you have time now to devote yourself fully to your passion. Well done and well earned. xo

artymess said...

journal page has great colours very inspiring ......love the paintings by Mirka ........x

Jenxo said...

i Like mirkas work too, your journal pages will be wonderful....
so nice to have some too, cheers you up....

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What beautiful vibrant golds and yellows, very uplifting :)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Oh that journal page is gorgeous. I love all the colours together. I hope your achieve all your goals this year.
We have had some great beach days. I love the beaches down Mornington way, our usual beach trip is to Mount Martha.
Lee:)

sophiemunns said...

How wonderful to get to Heidi for Mirka Mora's show!
The artichoke is fab... wonderful to see you working with it Ro in following posts.
Hope you dont end up woth a miserable flood down there... but as you say... fire is what you would be normally bracing yourself for...and no-one wants that!
go well,
Sophie