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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Down Under

Long time readers will remember when I had to cancel a trip to Australia several years ago to have a serious operation. That happened right after 2 other operations on a detached retina. What a fun time that was. I was set to teach 3 filled classes in Melbourne and had to turn those duties over to another teacher (thank you dear Jan) and go to the hospital instead. Since then there's been a big hole in my life where Australia was supposed to be. A big regret.

No longer. Tracy Verdugo has graciously offered to sponsor me at her location on the gorgeous eastern coast in the town of Huskisson. This is bucket list stuff. I've been staring at maps. Researching history, birdlife, wildlife, flora and weather patterns. I'm in love with the dream I have about being down under. Practicing the accent I hope I'll pick up in 2 weeks. Only I sound more like a pirate.

I'm not a "cool" person who takes travel for granted. I get all sweaty and excited.

Anyway, before I get too silly, here is the page with all the information. I hope my artist friends in Australia will be interested in learning how to paint with cold wax. It is incredibly versatile. I'll teach you everything I know including how to make your own cold wax medium.


Come and see me while I'm there. Oh, please do. I've met so many of you online. I'd love to see you in person. One love.


30 comments:

Serena Barton said...

Judy, I'm so happy for you! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Judy I am so happy that you are able to catch back up to the dream that had been put on pause.
Gina Quinn (former student)

carlanda brown williamson said...

So wish i could!

Lynn Cohen said...

How exciting. Enjoy the sweaty excitement! What a rush and for two whole weeks? You'll be an expert Australian in that time. So so happy for you, Judy?
N

patti said...

This is so exciting Judy! I was born in Jervis Bay and it's a most beautiful part of Australia, you'll love it!

If I can get to your class, I would love to be there to learn about painting from you and of course to hear your new Aussie accent!

Ro Bruhn said...

I hope you get to come to Melbourne Judy, I was so disappointed when you couldn't come last time.

Roberta said...

Australia is on my bucket list as well. Have a wonderful trip.

Kim Mailhot said...

Dreams really do come true!
I will hold the one to play with you and wax or paint or garden vegetables in my heart!
Congratulations, Judy! This is such a wonderful combo!!
Xoxo

Mary said...

Excited for you Judy! I know you will soak up every moment! You live present in your moments!

MB Shaw said...

Oh Judy, soooo happy for you!!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Judy, I'm so excited for you! I loved Australia, would love to go back some day. Yes, it is an amazingly long flight to get there and then you have to do it all again when you come back but it's so worth it. I am sure they are all thrilled that you are coming to visit too!

huntla1 said...

What great fun Judy!

Eileen Sottovia said...

What a fabulous opportunity to look forward to! Those lucky artists down under are going to be having a wonderful opportunity too. Wishing you the very best

Caterina Giglio said...

I do remember that you had to cancel the trip, and so happy for you that you get to realize your dream, I know it will be a fabulous trip..

Manuela Kalestiantz said...

Way to go Judy!!!
Congratulations...what a DREAM...
hug,
Manuela

Kathy said...

Marvelous news! I recall that "quiet" time and your struggle back. I am so happy this opportunity has presented itself again.

Michele said...

I am SO excited for you! Australia is on my Bucket List, so when you get back and we have our get together in September (on the coast, with BEE!) you will have to tell me ALL about your adventure. I know it will be amazing and that you will have---THE. BEST. TIME.

Bear hugs,
Shelley

Kimberley said...
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Kimberley McGill said...

Wonderful for you!

Have a joyous time.

bohemiannie! art said...

I love it when I hear about someone creating their life!

Ruth Andre said...

Wonderful and exciting news. I am so happy for you. This is a fabulous!

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Galia said...

Oh, just a hop skip and a jump over the pond to NZ on your way home ;), Come visit Queenstown, love to have you, the bees would be thrilled.
Gxx

Parabolic Muse said...

This is fabulous!
And...
so lucky to have met you in person.

I look forward to seeing you again one day!

xo

smiles, Sharon said...

It is wonderful to see your life come full circle. Patience, fortitude, faith, support and love make this all possible. It is a lift in my day to see how much you are loved! Have the time of your life ! Smiles, Sharon

amanda jolley said...

Hurrah!

smiles, Sharon said...

Judy, this is rather unfortunate but I have all information for Cold Wax Class but seem to have misplaced paper with my passwords. Is it possible to send to me again. sdsfurner@yahoo.com I never thought to get it ahead of time as I was so CERTAIN I knew where it was. I will catch up. So no hurry.

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Oh, Judy, I'm so with you there in spirit. I love to travel, get excited and sweaty too, and would love to take your cold wax class. And meet you in person!!! Maybe one day at a closer locale.

Tracy Verdugo said...

and I am the LUCKY one that gets to show you all the beauty and wonder. Thank you for reaching out and asking Judy. We are going to have an amazing time! :))) xox