Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pamela's crocodile

One of the great things about being involved with MAANZ is that you get the opportunity to share expertise, knowledge and learning. The Queensland group is currently involved in producing a series of 20 panels to contribute to Pamela Irving's Patterson Station Project. Intended to populate a dull concrete rail underpass, in Melbourne, the panels are themed "Community". Thanks to the talented Heddy we are now working on a "portrait" of a Queenslander, made up of various elements of iconic Queenslandiana. The individual panels are starting to come together, and I can only imagine the overall impact of the completed series. Thought I would share the panel that I am working on. This is as close to finished as it gets - given it will travel to Melbourne as is and will only be grouted after installation. Tried to make Mr Crocodile look as friendly as possible.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spoilt girl

You have to love friends - a group of us got together to celebrate a recent birthday. We had an Italian feast which included this gorgeous antipasto platter. Believe me it tasted every bit as good as it looked! Sorry I can only share the image with you. Fresh figs and proscuitto with toasted ciabbata - also a choice of smoked or Sicilian olives. Naturally I had to try both. This was followed, if you can believe it, by hand made pasta with basil and cherry tomatoes, then marinated chicken with broccoli, and then the piece de resistance (not sure what the Italian equivalent for this very apt French term is) Panacotte with balsamic strawberries. Of course, keeping with tradition we drank Italian Aperol and bubbles. Yum yum.....oh I almost forgot, Florentines and Amoretti (?) with coffee. Big hugs to my girl friends who helped me to celebrate in such style.