Sculpture by the Sea has become a wonderful annual art event at Cottesloe Beach here in Perth. I was disappointed that I had missed seeing it this year because of other commitments - or so I thought! On Sunday night I was excited to discover that it still had one more day to run. I had to meet up with Mum and Dad by late morning but there was just enough time to drive down to Cottesloe beforehand and spend just one hour there to admire as many of the works as possible.
The lack of time forced me to be quick and loose and I loved every minute of it - I was thoroughly engaged in the process. I enjoyed chatting with a few passers-by who took an interest as I was nearing the end. By the time I left, the morning autumn chill was lifting and people were arriving en masse to swim and to enjoy the sculptures. So the timing had been perfect!
Russell Sheridan sisters
Brad Jackson wanderers conventus
I met up with Mum and Dad afterwards at Hillary's Marina and enjoyed a lovely lunch. The London Plane trees are beginning to look autumnal with the leaves becoming rusty. Swarms of white cockatoos decorate the trees like ornaments while taking their morning nap.
It was such a lovely way to spend a perfect autumn day.
I hope you have made it this far, as lastly, but certainly not leastly, I want to say how thrilled I am to be a recipient of Canadian artist, Barbara Muir's Happy Art Award.
Barbara is an exceptionally talented artist and my spirits always lift when I visit her colourful blog. Both her art and words are pure sunshine and joy and she is very generous with her insights on art and life. Luscious and luminous are just two words that come to mind when I think of how to describe her stunning portraits and still life. She has also recently done a series of epic cloudscapes inspired by her latest sojourn in Nova Scotia.
Click here to visit Barbara's inspiring blog.