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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Art in our surrounds and Kaffe Fassett

See the hexies in the last photo? They make me think of Leanne's quilt here. I am fascinated with environment, art and pattern at the moment. This is partly due to my recent readings of Kaffe Fassett's book "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts" and partly due to my fascination with environment as an artist. I draw and paint as well as sew, I just don't feel that enamoured with the results of my art to show you! The photos above are as a result of the drive my Bradley and I took on Sunday. We drove to Melbourne to check out some houses. I thought we would drive to Melbourne, get a house to live in and then "live happily ever after". Didn't happen. We applied, but didn't get a house. So, aside from these pretty cool photos of Melbourne freeways we have nothing to show for a long, tiring three days.

On a lighter note, we were able to go hear an artist talk about his art while we were in Melbourne. It encouraged me to take the opportunity to explore all the facets of art making available to me. It was very inspiring and really made the trip for me.


Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I should have scrolled down and read it was Melbourne first because I kept thinking where in our town is all that cool arty stuff!

Sorry you didnt find your happily ever after this weekend. Something spectacular will pop up though. I'm sure of it !

Mary said...

great photos. second one is my favorite. ugh, house hunting is very tedious - I'm sure you'll find the perfect house soon. You know what's funny...I never think of Australia as having roads! with traffic lights! LOL I always think of it like the movie Crocodile Dundee all Australia Outback - I'm reading your post and I'm all like what's with those roads! highways! traffic lights! say it isn't sooooo! LOL! x Mary

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

After the 2nd photo, I thought "this isn't Adelaide" and then I started seeing quilt ideas in your photos. I hope you find a house soon.

Louise said...

Ooh, I remember those colourful plastic barriers when heading out of Melbourne heading West. We have withdrawal symptoms, as this time last year we were very busy planning our last trip to Oz. x