The gallery had too exhibitions on today. One is the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 exhibition. Some of it was really moving. The other was the Recycled Library: Altered Books. It was very interesting but I must admit I feel quite ambivalent about cutting up books in the name of art. Some of the pieces were quite amazing though.
After the gallery we went for a drive further down the peninsula to Arthur's Seat. This is a well known tourist area and in the past there was a chair lift operating from the top to the tea rooms halfway down. It is not operating at present and the tea rooms are closed. Up at the top there is a lovely cafe/restaurant called Arthurs (original name) and as it was so cold and windy we decided to pop in for a coffee and scones with jam & cream. So much for the diet today. I managed to take a few photos and although it was gloomy I think they look fine. This first shot is looking back towards our house. The second one is of the general area. Yes it was a gloomy day.
Arthurs Seat VIC - Google Maps
have a look at the links if you are interested in my outing today.
I have started filling in the gaps in my "SPEAK" project.
One section is french knots done in
2 strands of variegated silk thread,
in a gorgeous coral colour.
Another is thread painted with a hand dyed cotton that reminds
me of autumn leaves.
This is a project that I will work on when I have nothing else I want to do.