Happy November from the Red Cardinal nest
Our young Jacaranda tree is excelling this year with more fronds of purple bells than I can count.
Little Aussie has been here, so naturally we started on Christmas.
He is my direct Genetic Descendant when it comes to festive decor...
As we discovered last year, he prefers a circular Nativity arrangement..
and adores constructing the Christmas Village with Choir..
His Town Planning also runs to a circular layout ..
Bought a new tree this year, and donated the old one to Vinnies..
This one is 7' tall - as Mr C says, 'she has so much stuff she needs a bigger tree!' ... Ahem...
Aussie's first question: 'Are we doing the Woodland theme again'.
Well of course we are, if that's what you would like...
He was up the ladder and had a ball with this tree business..
We have been to the movies -
'Loving Vincent', which I loved so much I was quite tearful at the end.
And I rarely cry at movies..
This visually exquisite film was animated in Poland by 100 artists, painted after the style of Van Gogh himself.
The story is fascinating, an investigation after his untimely death, as each of the well-known characters from his paintings tell their version of his last hours.
All through the film, his instantly recognizable paintings appear and come to life, blending into the over-painted filmed scenes.
I found it totally absorbing and thrilling - moments such as when his purple iris suddenly bloom before us, were quite wonderful.
If you love art, you must see this.
And now a few paintings from 'Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images',
exclusive to Brisbane, now at GoMA. It is fascinating. Don't miss it!
|Gerhard Richter 'Abstract Painting' 780-4) 1992|
|Gerhard Richter 'Baghdad (914-13) 2010|
|Gerhard Richter 'Townscape Paris' (175)1968|
Little felt house from Quebec..
Guess we might be popping over the bridge to Quebec from Ottawa this Christmas...
Last night we went to what can only be described as a Civic Function:
There was a lot of purple light....