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Friday, January 10, 2014

Art for Art's Sake

 The Ancient Mariners come to visit us every winter -- not just once, but twice!  While many of them head out onto the trails to ski, snowshoe or just enjoy a winter walk, the fun is certainly not confined to the Great Outdoors.

Dorothy teaches art to Club members 'back 'ome', and this year she brought along art supplies for those interested in dabbling in art.  Which included quite a few people! And why not? Art is a wonderful thing.

Just ask Napster.   That is one of Napster's prints that Dorothy is holding -- on the left side of the photo.  In her other hand is one of her own pieces.  There is a huge difference in technique, but joy is not confined to mastery.  The delight is in the journey.

Rosemary "made a breatkthrough" with her trees while she was here, we are told.  The piece she is working on is certainly shaping up beautifully!

 This is another of Dorothy's works, that was being used as an inspiration.  Well, that, and the view out the window...

That's the other marvellous thing about art. You can find the subject matter everywhere!

We have a lot of very talented guests who are part of our Bondi family, and we have many of their pieces of art hanging in our cottages and home.

This is one I purchased from Dorothy, a study that just reminds me so much of the grove of trees in my back fields.  (and yes, Dorothy, I DID bring the money this morning, but your car was just pulling out of the driveway, with me trotting along behind brandishing bills -- one of your fellow Club members has promised to give it to you on Sunday when you meet again!)

And this? Well, this is not a watercolour... it's the sunset here last night.  But it could be a watercolour... all it is lacking is an artist with a brush in hand.

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