Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas 1-4-1

I received my Christmas 1-4-1 from Ness Henry today... a lovely reversed canvas with shadowbox front and a bust of Venus de Milo ... pic doesnt do it justice... thankyou Ness...

Tiled Shadow Box

I have just finished three of these, one for a birthday gift for Lucy, one for a christmas gift for Eva and another for a 1-4-1 on Arty Oz for Audrey Underwood... had a lot of fun making them and have put up a project on how to do them at

Monday, December 6, 2010

Werribee Mansion

I visited Werribee Mansion today... spectacular old italianate house of around 100 rooms,  built around 1877 by Scottish immigrants Thomas and Andrew Chirnside (and here endeth the history lesson vbg)

House is now restored by the Victorian Government and open to the general public... the house and gardens surrounding it are quite spectacular... would take an army of staff to have kept it going while the the family lived in it.

Its still surrounded by ten acres of manicured lawns, a rose garden with 5000 roses, herb gardens, lake and grotto... originally they owned 400 acres and it was a working farm.