Thursday, August 4, 2011


Dear old Margaret Olley died last week -
I really liked her and her paintings of interiors and flowers.
She was a National Treasure, and a wonderful Bohemian Eccentric,
loved by everyone.

Can't afford one of her flower pics,
but I make do with this poppy painting:

and a print of a beautiful painting of pink roses by
Nora Heyson:

Here is Margaret's portrait by Sir William Dobell, 1948,
which won the Archibald Prize.
(Art Gallery of NSW)
Like bookends to her career, another portrait of Margaret by Ben Quilty,
won this year's Archibald -
just in time for her to see it before the end.

I've been making cushions again -
Thank you Beach Vintage for the fabric on the left - love it.
Off to see Dr Zhivago, the Musical this weekend -
Do I have something Russian to wear???


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