My grandmother had the most amazing ability to find four leaf clovers...I've found them pressed between pages of letters between her and my grandfather during the war; in pages of novels; on postcards and amongst her jewellery. For the last three days I've found a four leaf clover and then another again today.
I know my grandmother is with me on this little journey of mine...it warms my heart and gives me great comfort x
So much wonderful about this little weatherboard cottage in Burleigh - it oozes warmth and charm. The food scrumptious...healthy deliciousness and decadent morsels of pure bliss for the tastebuds!
I am so completely smitten and cannot wait to sit amongst the trees once again...or perhaps being winter, in the cosy window seat table inside, watching the flames flicker in the antique wood fired oven.
With remnants of autumn clinging on to the branches in the richest of hues and tones, we wandered amongst the lovely that is Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens. Mostly, the flowers were passed their best, the roses weary. Even the camellias seemed to be tired of flaunting their beauty. Maybe it was just the overcast day...maybe we just struggled to find our photographic inspiration. Perhaps we just weren't opening our eyes and minds fully to the beauty that is the beginning of winter in these parts.
Looking up the colours were amazing...so rich and warm. Quite happy to pose amongst the leaves was the sweetest, most photogenic kookaburra I have come across. He tilted his head from side to side, almost saying 'this side, or this one...I'm rather fond of both myself'. I dare say he has had a few photos taken in his lifetime!
Looking down there were the prettiest pinks and bright pops of blue. Even with our lack lustre photographic spark, we still managed to dust off the cameras and find moments of beauty.
I love the idea of cool, crisp days and cosy nights in (preferably with rain creating a beautiful rhythm on the tin roof). I do love winter and her veiled charm.
I think this may be my favourite exhibition yet Kylie - your little space brings me peace and fills my heart...always. My visit yesterday into your little world, along with your warm hug, gave me more than you'll every know - thank you my friend.
This beautiful exhibition is on until 14 May at Paper Boat Press- it's pure magic.
Today, 01 March, is my gorgeous Grandmother's birthday - she would have been 111.
Grandma had an extraordinary love for flora (and fauna too!), her garden was always filled with the prettiest blooms and the most delicious herbs and vegetables. I think my love for gardening and flowers comes from her, through my darling Dad.
Not so long ago I took up photography to capture these beauties and admire them for more than just a few days.
And doodle, I've always doodled and grew up learning to write with a fountain pen and ink. I am fascinated by typography and lettering in all it's many beautiful forms.
A couple of years ago, on a whim and with the notion of picking up long ago pens, I made my way to Byron Bay and spent a morning of wonder with the very delightful and super lovely Sabine Pick. My desire to write again was awakened - Sabine is so kind and really such a treasure - her style and lettering just mesmerising.
And then last year, I was privileged to attend two workshops at Megan Morton's "The School". The first, a day with Maybelle Imasa - oh my, what a beautiful, gentle soul with such talent - her penmanship is just breathtaking. As a wedding present from my husband, this day will always hold such magic which I endeavour to take into my everyday.
The second day was a morning with Ashley Woodson Bailey as she shared her love of floral photography (or florography). Again an amazing and inspiriting soul. I came home with a full heart and a head brimming with creativity.
Almost 20 years ago I registered my business name - Inkala Images. Finally, my ideas are clear and it is becoming a reality. And so my friends, here is the beginnings of a wonderful journey - I'm excited, inspired, daunted and so very determined. I'm ever mindful of Maybelle's "perfectly imperfect" as I navigate my way and I'm hoping you join me on this adventure...
And Grandma, Happy Birthday! It only seemed right I shared this on your special day xox