Hi my name is Barb, I love to create and travel. I plan to use this blog to share my artwork and travel tales with friends.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Elmer the owl
Last sunday we decided to go for a drive to Yarragon (115kms away) in Gippsland to buy some locally made soap which we use all the time. While we were there we wandered around the Town and Country Gallery. We have seen some lovely artworks there over time. Well we saw this fabulous wooden sculpture that just made me want to reach out and touch it. We wandered around looking at some nice paintings but kept being drawn back to the sculpture. We left to find some lunch in a nice little cafe in the laneway nextdoor. Over lunch we discussed whether the sculpture would fit on the wall in our hallway. So after lunch we went back for another look and to do a quick measure of its size. Roughly 1.5 m high and about 85cm across. We have 3m ceilings so he should be OK. We left the gallery with the sculpture wrapped in bubblewrap and headed home. Upon our return home Mike made a paper template of Elmer as we had now called him as he is made of elm wood. It was decided he would fit perfectly and the hook on the wall (which previously held a painting) was in just the right spot for Elmer. Up he went and now observes us coming and going.
Hi, I started out as a stamper but have developed my interests into other creative concepts, though stamping is more often than not the basis from where I start to create.
I along with my husband am a keen traveller. In early 2014 we spent 3 months travelling around Spain, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK. In May 2015 we returned to The Netherlands to attend our daughter's wedding and then in August we attended a wedding in Borneo, Malaysia. December and we headed north to Cairns, QLD to spend a delightfully relaxing Christmas with our daughter and SIL. Our next travel destination could well be Japan as our son has recently married a Japanese girl and moved their to live!