It seems like an age since I posted. It isn't really, it's only been a week but the last two posts have just been photos so it feels as though I've been slacking a wee bit. The truth is I've been busy working on our new life in New Zealand. I started my job two weeks ago and I'm really excited about it. My official title is Communications Coordinator for the Wairarapa Region. I'll be continuing to work with people who have learning needs which is a real passion of mine. I also just heard that funding has been agreed for to teach drama in the area. Hoorah!
Crafting wise I haven't really had a chance. I'm busy making roman blinds for each of the bedrooms and need to get one completed by Sunday when our next visitor arrives for a couple of days. The thing with living somewhere beautiful means that people always want to visit which is just lovely.
Thought that I'd share a couple of photos taken early in the morning from our back door over the past two days. The sound of the burner filling up this balloon woke us up.
Last night we had so much rain. Everything is looking dusty and scorched so it was very welcome. We woke up to this amazing site.
A highlight over the past week has been attending the preview night of Sculpture in the Country here in Carterton. It was organized by my friend Andrea who lives next door. I think that it's OK to call her a friend now as we've been out for pizza and chat regularly on the phone and that to me constitutes friendship!! The evening was amazing. We spent time wandering around the beautiful Awaiti Gardens glass of chardonnay in hand wearing summer frocks and admiring the work of up to 50 established New Zealand sculptors. Seven year old Lily (another friends daughter) took most of the photos, in fact you can see her waving in the reflection of one of the exhibits. Here are some favourites:
A beautiful Sean Crawford piece.
The above piece sold within minutes for $16,000. I understand that it could have been sold several times over. An amazing piece of art!
The above is made from chicken wire.
And finally, what is it with Trumpet and his fascination with the dishwasher?!
Until next time...