Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Mayo Festival

On Saturday I had the privilege of attending the St Margarets Mayo Festival. This festival is a biennial event at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, and engages all ages with a range of activities and entertainment including elective workshops and student performances.

The Festival honours the life and career of Daphne Mayo, acclaimed as one of Australia's finest sculptors and acknowledged as an energetic and tenacious advocate of the Arts in Queensland.

The girls had made sculptures and lanterns that appeared around the grounds. They looked great during the day but even better when lit up at night.

I was part of the section of craft stalls that were in the court yard. Also there during the day were other BrisStylers, Teneale - Wicked Child Designs, Sophie - Strat Designs, Carla - Un Cielo, Melinda - Retro Bird, Jane - Perle J, Tree Party Designs and Melanie - Kimono Reincarnate. It was great to be able to catch up with these great ladies.

My stall was next to Jane - Perle J and Carla - Un Cielo, thanks for a great day ladies.

I had my daughter with me all day and she enjoyed watching all the performances during the day the girls put on.

The evening ended with a fantastic concert titled "The Mad Hatters Tea Party". The girls had created some awesome costumes.

The view of the city from my stall just topped off the day. All round a fantastic day. I'm already looking forward to next years.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #9

Yesterday I was privileged to be involved in the St Margaret's Mayo Festival. What a fabulous day. The weather was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. There were lots of BrisStyle girls involved too. I will be doing a blog post about it tomorrow. But for now here is my shadow shots for this week.

This great Jacaranda was in full bloom. Topped off the day perfectly.

Some of the sculptures the girls had done.

The lanterns that lined the path were lit up when the sun went down.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #8

It's that time of the week again. Here is this weeks shot.

I love the way these two trees cast their shadows on the rocks. It's my favourite time of year, Spring. The sun is so shiny but not too hot yet. Summer is just around the corner...

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #7

I spent this week at the coast for a conference. So needless to say I didnt get to see the beach much. Not happy! Anyway I grabbed my camera as we were driving home and got this great shadow shot from the car window.

These are a couple of other shots from my window that didnt turn out too bad.

This one would have been better without the random guy in front of the tree!

At least I did see the water, even if it was only from a distance.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Facebook Fans Feature #14

Facebook Fans Feature time. This week its the lovely Melissa from Simply Melissa Designs. Melissa lives in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. She loves life and tries to make each day better than the one before. Loves to create beautiful things and spend time with her loved ones! She is "designing to make life beautiful"!

All her hats and candle cozies are handmade with love using high quality materials and workmanship. Check them out at her etsy store here. Here are some of my favourites...Catch up with Melissa here:


Monday, October 4, 2010

Lovely Spring Day

Well I woke up this morning to the most beautiful spring day I could remember. I has been raining for days so to see the sun is wonderful. Well seeing today is my day off I decided to head out to the garden after walking the dog.

Well one look at the dog and he was in great need of a brush. That winter coat is coming out and there is hair everywhere. So the first half hour was spent brushing Max, the German Shepherd. For anyone who has owned a Shepherd they lose so much hair. This was the hair that I collected after one brushing session.

Then next to clean up the mess the chickens had made. I love having chickens and love that they are free to roam around my backyard but, boy do they make a mess...

Here is the before shot.

And the culprits.

About an hour later I had the backyard looking semi respectable. Only to have to do it all again next week, I'm sure. Oh well it was a nice day to be outside.

After, with Max, the slightly less hairy dog!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #6

Shadow Shot Sunday time. I missed the last couple of weeks, life has that way of taking over sometimes, but here is one for this week.

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