Elk winter, in store and selling fast…
The Jeffrey Smart Exhibition, Master of Stillness 1940-2011, closes next Monday at Tarrawarra Gallery, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see various stages of his work.
I was completely unaware of Jeffery Smart, but after hearing so many people talk about how wonderful the exhibition was, I thought I should mosey along and see for myself.
One glorious late afternoon, with my Grade Two boy in tow, we headed off:was it amazing! Loving it both so much, we have revisited again, and yet again! Of course, there are no pictures of the paintings allowed, but Tarrawarra itself is so magical. It is one of my favourite places in the Valley, and each time I go, I wonder why I don’t make the effort to go more often!
Love an old ledger, gorgeous bindings, aged papers and a certain smell that wafts out: ok I admit, sometimes that’s not such a good thing!
Others I have secretly stashed away in cupboards to be bought out when no one is watching!
At Heathmont we have several old notebooks and tombs tempting me here too, no where is safe!
Look at this special one, an old invoice book from Thos.A.Turner, a removal isn’t specialising in carting of electrical goods…
Then there are these old file holders at Healesville…
See, temptation is everywhere!
Perfection, in my book!
Now at mb Healesville.
Lots of things we sell, and use as props, fall into this category: from boxes, old wire camp beds, and doors used as tables… at the moment we have in stock old canvas army bags: simple, useful and classic. So far the uses they have been bought for include;
What would you do with one?
Over the years, we have had a board range of cards, some so beautiful, they were bought to be framed, others posted overseas to special friends or family members, and others making people laugh hysterically. It is always quite gratifying to watch the time people put into choosing cards, and hope that the recipient can feel the energy that has gone into the choosing of the card upon receiving it.
Nearly six years ago, when we first opened, the advice we received was to sell $1 cards: we are so glad we didn’t!