As I type this blog post, a pigeon is cooing on the telephone line overhead…..there's green everywhere and I have to say, "it's a gentle start to the day." I like those starts.
In a previous post, I said that I like to create Art 'in a series' so, for consistency, I thought I'd also post some blogs 'in a series' too….an easy way to follow my gad-abouts this year.
BOP 1 - Noosa
|The Pandanus are so ancient looking and sculptural. They're beautiful to draw too.|
|Watercolours, pencil case and a pad of paper goes with me to Noosa…nothing better|
than to sit on the balcony, draw, feel the warm breeze and smell that ocean.
Now here's my second BOP.
BOP 2 - Cooroy
Situated in the Noosa Hinterland, it's a farming area….dominated by the Cooroy Mountain (which some have been known to 'race' (run) up!
Our oldest friends live there.
They've developed their beautiful BOP over the last 10 years with a lot of love, hard work, talent, vision, skill, connection to the land and creativity.
Congratulations my dear friends….you are generous in spirit, have a real connection with our wonderful environment and developed a BOP that you can truly be proud of.
Take a look….I'm sure you'll agree with me.
|An Aussie Stonehenge perhaps?|
|This is where I take a rest, smell 'the grapes" and take in the exquisite view.|
I can feel my blood pressure drop at least 10 points whenever I visit!
|My friends also love rust in the garden….aahhh great minds...!!!!! Well, it's so Aussie isn't it?|
Rust and corrugated iron in the garden are a perfect match….and what a contrast to the green!
|Lush, blood red helaconia.|
|A lacy parapluie….direct from Mother Nature.|
|Look…up in the sky…is it a bird, cockatoo, galah, magpie, guinea fowl, dove, owl, currawong, hawk or a kookaburra?|
All of the above…and more.
|He's one proud and beautiful rooster! Those hens are good sorts too!|
|Christmas stars….direct from Mother Nature.|
|Holding on tight with an 'araldite' grip.|
|Those essential watering cans….to help delicate young things along the way to vibrant growth.|
|A splash of vermillion….the perfect shade for a summer lippy me thinks!!|
|Plump, juicy finger limes. Try these in a Soda Stream….with icy batons….incredible!|
Who needs Dom Perignon 2004? OK!!! Let's not get too carried away now!
|Blue Quandong berries. Tiffany was, no doubt, inspired by their shape and colour….I've seen lapis bead necklaces like these berries in their window. For creativity….always head to Mother Nature….you can't go wrong.|
|The dam….apparently it leaks. But I just adore it the way it is.|
|Rusty, leathery sculpture….direct from Mother Nature.|
|Can you believe our friends' talent, skill and creativity?|
You can see their strong connection to the land can't you?
|And a babbling brook!!!! Does it get any better than this?|
|Mottled, mosaic leaf litter covering the way over the clay bridge.|
|Nature's treasure caught inside a rusty ball.|
|Schiaparelli pink coloured orchids.|
|Guerlain…eat your heart out. Now THIS is "L'heure bleue".|
|Strike a pose darling!|
|Rosemary for remembrance.|
Remembering this Cooroy BOP is easy. Abundant and beautiful…a huge credit to my friends.
Hard Work? You bet….and for many years.
Worth it? Without a doubt.
Oodles of Art inspiration for me in the coming weeks I think. And I think the colour 'green' just may feature!
Would love to know if you enjoyed my first two BOPs! Post a comment if you have the time.
Anyway, have to be off to start "Le beautification" for the big date tonight.
Anniversary tonight…one year short of 4 decades! Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did it go?
Unfortunately, I won't be wearing the exceptional "L'heure bleue". I'll be wearing Guerlain's "Chamade"….the one I wore 39 years ago!