|"The Artist's Wife", 1934-35, Melville Haysom, 1900-1967|
It rained last Friday!
One storm, and about three more hours of moderate rain, enough to at least give a drink to the poor parched Garden of Neglect...
The above painting is by a Brisbane artist, Melville Haysom.
This is his wife, Yvonne, who was of French descent (and I think that shows in her style).
Don't you love the way the curve of the struts of the umbrella take your eye back up to her elegant face - I think he admired his wife very much.
For local readers, they lived on Gregory Terrace, and the background is Victoria park and the hills of Mt Coot-tha, where they later purchased a dairy farm.
After the war, Haysom set up a private art school on the farm, and later became Senior Instructor in Painting and Drawing at the Central Technical College in Brisbane. He was also Art Critic for the Brisbane Telegraph newspaper.
The Cardinals enjoyed lunch at the home of my dear friends J and P ...
J, chef extraordinaire, made the world's most perfect hamburger and fries -
following the recipe of Heston Blumenthal...
It was amazing!
I had no idea the humble burger and fries could be elevated to such a mouth-watering art form.
Then there was the trio of desserts -
the little chocolate tart combined passionfruit with the best chocolate -
a match made in heaven.
After finishing the pink linen dress, I needed a quick sew
and made dress using the same pattern, just eliminating the front seams.
The unusual fabric was sourced from Emerald Fabric Boutique,
the super shop discovered on our trip to Central Queensland back in July..
and while we are in the sewing room, here is the little pile of bits I bought at the Craft Show - the pink with navy spots is a metre of frilling, to do something on a top I plan from the left over pink linen.
I could not go past a panel of Star Wars fabric..
A certain Young Man in Canada loves the Star Wars characters with all the passion only a pre-schooler can muster for superheros..
Here he is catching the yellow bus to French School -
he has started Kindergarten, and it is all in French!
By the end of the year, he will be fluent in French conversation -
would I lie to you?
Meanwhile, his brother the Little Bebe has learnt to walk -
at barely eleven months - cheeky tot!
Have a great week
Have a great week