First stop was Rosebed St Gallery, to drop off some more paintings, and check out the changing 'Small Works' exhibition.
Next was Fiona & Barry. Fiona had to go to the airport but Barry was busily working when we arrived.
He very kindly stopped what he was doing and took us into the studio to explain many of the processes he uses to make his wonderful pieces. The studio is also Fiona's workplace so we could rummage around among all her lovely handmade books, and other exquisite creations.
|Ken, explaining one of his impressive sculptures|
We were exhausted after all this so stopped for lunch at Pomodora's, a lovely restaurant right on the edge of the Obi Obi Creek. Then on to Montville for coffee and a visit to Main Street Gallery.
Kim was next on the list as I had collected some rusty old bits for her to add to her stash. Her garden is gorgeous, as partner Glen is a landscape gardener. Of course her sculptures add another dimension.
|The rose bower|
Laden with more treasures, and fresh zucchinis from the garden, we headed home, and I am artistically refreshed for the duration.
Thanks to all of them for taking time to explain their work, and tempting us with purchasable treasures.
Hope you follow my links to see the wonderful work of my 'mates'. It was hard to juggle camera, and browse for treasures to buy.
what a great day, beautiful treasures for sure,ReplyDelete
I wish I could have been there! It's great to studio hop especially when the artists are all so enthusiastic and willing to show you around. Glad Kim's metal stash is still tidy!ReplyDelete
It looks like you had an amazing day spending among treasures you love.ReplyDelete
A wonderful stroll through the studio and grounds!ReplyDelete
Hi Jo. What a lovely post, and beautiful photo's too. Thanks for visiting, it was so enjoyable! Glen will be happy with the garden shot for sure. (Robyn, I had only just clean that area the day before, just as well, eh!)ReplyDelete
what a fabulous post
full to the brim with all things I Love!
you are so nice to take us along for what looks like a really splendid time
hoping your jury duty goes by quickly...
p.s. off to check out your links :)
Thank you for sharing those visits! So fun to see the studios of such wonderful artists!ReplyDelete
Hi JM - t is always a pleasure to have supportive fellow artists to visit and share the processes with; and of course when they bring friends who want to buy a fews pieces - thanks for that. Special thanks to you as you are always on the look out for recycled metal for me. And thanks for the promo - I love how the artist blog community supports one-another. Go well in you creative deprived time. BReplyDelete