I have been amusing myself making photographic Still Lifes at the Art Gallery.
Have you been to see Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado yet?
Located at the exit, for those who have attended the Exhibition, is La Sala del Prado,
a cafe and lounge environment designed for visitors to experience the vibrant Spanish culture.
A cafe serves Spanish snacks and drinks.
An long still-life installation features products introduced to Spain from the New World of the Americas.
Items like chocolate!
Visitors can capture their own still life on multimedia tablets or on the pencils and drawing paper made available for the purpose.
Or, like me, you can take a photo:
Hurry along - the Exhibition finishes on November 4th.
We had a visit yesterday from an unusual bird: the Pheasant Coucal, found in eastern and northern Australia.
It is a member of the cuckoo family, but is unusual in that it incubates and raises its own young.
It is found in grasses and low bushes - no wonder it came to our Garden of Neglect!
And it survives on a diet of small reptiles, small mammals and large insects.
We have plenty of those hereabouts too.
Now, those who know me well, may have noticed I rarely wear florals.
Nonetheless, and obviously affected by the Floral Fest popping up in this summer's fashions,
I not only made last week's red floral, but have brought home this:
Black on white rose floral printed cotton, with matching black.
To make this:
Vogue V8786, floral centre panel, yoke and sleeves,
and black side panels.
Fingers crossed ...
I hope the week is going well for you ..