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.