Saturday, July 24, 2010

Craft Fair in Melbourne

Hi, Thanks for popping in!
I was at the Melbourne Craft Fair yesterday.  WOW-sooo many like minded people to see and chat with.
I demonstrated techniques using Chroma Products on the BFDA stand.  I don't think I've ever spoken non-stop for that long about something I'm so passionate about!
Here's a picture of Rachel and I demonstrating in front of the BFDA stand.
Rachel conducted the Make and Take workshop in Craft Circle, while I continued to demonstrate and she came back with this lovely gift tag for me! 
Thanks Rachel.
After a quick break I did the run around from stall to stall.  I say run around because I normally spend all day at the Craft shows and go back and purchase what I really need after checking out all the stalls.  Hm, yesterday, I only had a couple of hours and it was dangerous!  No running back to get anything, not enough time {I just had to buy it then and there}.
Here's a picture of my goodies I purchased yesterday.  A quick stop by Giggle Buttons and met Kez & Elisa.  I also found a few art supply stalls. 
One lovely helpful lady was Ange at I also stopped and introduced myself to Pam from Cottage Garden threads.  Oh yummy, I could stitch almost anything using these threads and of course some pretty lace was purchased from Lace Cottage for sewing and in my art journals.  Oops, Being on the run, I forget to take pictures. Not very good blogging.
Happy Painting,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Craft & Quilt Fair

Hi, thanks for stopping in for a visit.
This is one of my latest pieces.  Lots of Faux Backgrounds using a variety of different Jo Sonja Mediums, on a large canvas.
Are you going to the Craft & Quilt Fair. 
Its on in Melbourne starting Thursday, 22nd July.
I'll be there on Friday morning demonstrating at the BFDA stand, E18 then helping my friend Rachel conduct a Make and Take workshop in Craft Circle 3 at 12.30pm
If you are at the show on Friday, please stop by and say Hello.  I'd love to meet some more blogging friends!

I'm really getting into the spirit here.  My good friend Robyn suggested I paint a pair of shoes.
So here they are-Crackled Iridescent paints over my old black shoes.  I wore them yesterday and all my students think they're "So Cool" my family of three guys think "I'm nuts".
What do you think?
Thank you for stopping by* Hugs, Anna

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Short break on the Sunshine Coast of Australia

Here are a few photo's from our short break on the Sunshine Coast.
We stayed at The Waves in Maroochydore
This was the view from the balcony over looking the Maroochy River.
Early morning sunrise over Maroochy River.  I love the reflections on the water in this photo and I would never get sick of this view! Ah, the serenity!
We went four wheel driving along Teewah Beach. 
I just got a glimpse of the camel riders before they took off for a ride along the beach.
The highway here is forty miles of road along the shore. The road is speed limited to 40, 60 and 80 kilometres an hour. The road ends at Rainbow Beach.

One morning was spent at the Eumandi Markets.  This must be the biggest market I've ever been to!

We visited a small town called Montrose with lots of unusual shops and beautiful tree lined streets.

We went on the Catalina, Noosa cruise boat along the Noosa River.  There was a Jazz band playing while we were cruising along, drinking and dancing. OK, now I know I'll dance to anything. Now I'm back to reality in cold, windy Melbourne today.
Looking forward to retiring, becoming a grey nomad and moving to the warmer climate during winter. lol