Friday, March 31, 2017

100 Days in China - Day 605

Before and after....the highs and lows of dating:





Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Popular Pet Show

Never would I have thought I would type the words "great paintings by Ken Done". But there you have it. This exhibition included some touching pet portraiture from Ken Done - a lovely series commemorating the dogs he has owned over the years. And a dog that is the spitting image of B Dog, no?

Other standouts - Nicholas Harding's beautiful watercolour portaits of famous folk with pets. I didn't take any photos because I was too busy looking. Amazing paintings - personalities captured in the immediacy of watercolour paint in a larger scale. Made me itch to paint like that again. I guess we'll need to wait and see on that.

The exhibition is over now, but there is much information available at: http://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/the-popular-pet-show-2016





Southern Highland fling

Go have coffee at the General Store in Exeter and then wander across the road to the cute shop in the wee cottage. Definitely head to Moss Vale and check out the ever growing shopping strip of shops stocking all things handmade. Take some time to go to Dirty Janes in Bowral town and ponder all the etched glass. Have a bunch of share plates for lunch at Ludo and make sure you go for drinks at Bistro Officina (and snack on Taramasalata) before dinner.

Brunch at the Grand Bistro and if you are there longer there is always Bendooley's for great wine and charcuterie and the ever reliable Biota, for modern food and great cocktails.


















Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The week and a bit that was

Ice-cream, Warhol, oysters, doggos, art, cocktails, coffee, blue sky, music, vermouth, figs, driving, farmers markets, antiques, cafes (Cornersmith!) friends, pickles, vows, family, friends who are family, pastries, cheese, kangaroos, cake and love.