Yes, I've been traveling. First to Sydney where I spent several days exploring and opening a show with my friends at the Frances Keevil Gallery.
Of course we visited the Rocks and the waterfront.
Had a room with a wonderful view of water and sailboats.
And had a showing of our encaustic paintings.
Opening night was everything we'd hoped for. Lots of visitors to see the work.
The lovely Jenny Sages came and addressed the audience briefly. What a thrill it was to meet her.
Shortly after the opening, the 4 of us drove down to Kiama where we enjoyed a week of creating with the Aussie women.
Boy, were they a lot of fun.
One thing I love about Australia is tea time. Not once but twice a day. That's civilized!
We stayed in cabins right on the water's edge in Kiama.
One night we had a hurricane with 100 mph winds but that didn't dampen our spirits. The lights went out and we told ghost stories over bottles of wine and candles. Fun.
Exciting art was created.
I shared my journal in an after-hours session.
Once again a reminder of how vast and kind the world can be. These women. Lodged in my heart and memory.
Thank you Trish Seggebruch, women of Australia, Michelle Belto and Sue Stover for the time we shared together. Neither pictures nor words can do it justice. xo