Sunday, February 26, 2012
26 February 2012 - We went to the Matisse drawings exhibition at GOMA today. One of the highlights was an area called the Drawing Room, where several groupings of furniture and objects had been set up for visitors to draw. The museum provided paper, pencils and drawing boards (the boards had to be given back) and there were a lot of people drawing. When we arrived there was a live model at one end, and other objects included a selection of classical statuary, fish bowls (with fish) and various vases and vessels. It was really good. This was taken at Greg was drawing the pencil jar at our cafe table- yes there was also a cafe set up in the middle.
24 February 2012- It's been raining a lot recently, so tried to capture the water on the plant leaves. What I seem to have captured is two bugs sheltering on the underside of a leaf, I didn't see them when I took the photo!
Received 10 February 2012 from Russia. A drawing in the "runaway objects"series, entitled "Alarm Clock". The illustrator is Piotr Frolov, who I had not heard of before. Very interesting and details. Postcard id: RU-745540
Received 8 February 2012 from Flagstaff, Arizona. I pulled out of the mailbox and recognised the area- we used to live in north-western New Mexico, and there were postcards like this around. not too much opportunity to see this dance (although I have vague memories of going to a pow-wow?!). Postcard id: US-1518069
12 February 2012 - I bought a couple of punnets of blueberries earlier in the week and decided to use them up by making fresh blueberry muffins. Such a difference from frozen! There must have been a blueberry glut this year, they have been on special all month. This makes a nice change from the customary heart attack prices ($9.99 for 250 grams!)
11 February 2012. We paid a visit to Reverse Garbage, to see if we could pick up some art folios cheaply (and we did) but someone, somewhere must have been clearing out the sewing stash because there were a number of old sewing machines, and some other sewing paraphanelia as well (piles of patterns from the 80s).
Monday, February 20, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Received 1 February 2012 from Russia, as part of the January round robin. A very detailed piece of art called Russian Tales by Oxana Zaika. Her website is oxanazaika.com One of the things I enjoy about postcrossing are the many artists and designers I get to find out about! sender id: migalka
Received 27 January 2012 from Tasmania. Not a postcrossing card, but rather one from my Mum and step-dad. They went for a holiday in Tasmania. Based on their description, we will probably skip Tasmania and go straight for NZ again.