Monday, November 22, 2010

my leonard, yummy pinot and how I got the irishman to tassie

we are just back from a four night trip to tasmania. i have wanted to visit tassie for as long as i can remember but have never been successful in getting the irishman down there.  then it came to me .....

we both love leonard cohen ...well, i didn't until last year when the irishman dragged me kicking and screaming to a concert (his sister was visiting from ireland at the time and an hour before the concert i was pleading with her to take my ticket).  i left the concert madly in love with the seventy-something year old leonard and don't know why a hadn't been lovin him for years! i now refer to my leonard as, you guessed it, my leonard. the most magical and spiritual and blissful concert I have been to in my life (and i've been to too many to remember).

anyway, this year he was playing in a massive arena as sydney had realised how fabulous he is, and we didn't want to experience the magic of my leonard in that environment, so i thought - lets see him in little ole tassie where there wont be a huge arena.  genius, yes i know!

so that is how i got the irishman to tassie. here are some photos from the adventure.

 the really really old and magnificent bridge in new norfolk ... i think it may be the oldest in Australia even.

 a wine dog ... pooley wines

had to stop to let an echidna cross the road ....aww

another divine wine dog that autographed my 'wine dogs' book

we had a magnificent time.  visited wineries and tasted far too many divine pinot noirs (is that possible?), experienced the divine mr cohen, walked through forests, drove around valleys and generally had a blissful time. 

the best thing ... the irishman wants to go back!!! Yay to me!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tidy ?? Untidy?? Hmm

is it possible to keep a tidy art room if you are a perpetually untidy person?   My husband says no.

i am an untidy person! i can't (naturally) keep anywhere tidy. i always have papers, paints, canvases, finished paintings all sitting on the floor.  My desk is always a hodge-podge of stuff just dumped onto it (please refer to evidence in below photo)  it gets so bad that sometimes it even annoys me!  but somehow i manage to get stuff done. and believe it or not a tidy it up weekly and put stuff away.

my honey-pie's theory (and i believe he read an article about this that got him mentioning it) is that if you are a naturally untidy person, no matter how frequently you tidy up, you will be back in a big untidy mess before you can say "blissful brush", because that is how your brain is wired.

you know, I think he might be right.  just take a look at the desk in my art room in the photo below.  i know i tidied this up on friday.  really, i did. honest.

maybe i need to make a concerted effort to keep things tidy?  prove my honey-pie wrong.  nah, why would i want to do that? let him be right.

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