This week was bitter sweet for me. I love so much about Australia, and it is close to my heart as my sister lived there for many year. However some of you will know she passed away just a couple of weeks ago...so...it was hard to get a start on this one, but I did know what I wanted to do.
My 3 themes are sheep...there are lots of sheep stations in Oz, Captain James Cook...and Mackenzie Thorpe...
I shall explain.
well the sheep are self explanatory..
Captain Cook is from my area, his museum is in my town..
Read about him HERE...
There is also a memorial museum in nearby Whitby, and a monument up on the moors. Many a time I have walked up there with a picnic. So it seemed fitting to include him this week, as he ties to both here and there..
Now onto Mackenzie Thorpe, he is also a local man.
Read about him HERE... He has always been a favourite of mine.
A couple of years ago he was asked to take part in a celebration of Cooks journey to Australia, this was because they were both from here and they have both journeyed across the world.
He painted a fantastic set of images, depicting a boys start in life here and the subsequent journey to Australia.
Read about that HERE...
When the exhibition opened in the museum I was lucky enough to be there and meet him.(It was 2yrs ago, I look really rough there lol It wasn't long after I had injured my back and I was in a lot of pain.)
and I got his signature..
So there you have 2 men from my town, both with very close ties with Australia. So here is the page in my book.. I started with a map of Oz, with some stamping over it and then topped with photos that I took at the exhibition.
Then back to the sheep connection. Mackenzie Thorpe does great paintings of sheep, so I used a couple of them and recreated a small one for my card..
again no back from me. The days are just running away, so many projects so little time.
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