Monday, June 21, 2010

Art friendships....

Last weekend we had our art group get together (we must think of a name for ourselves) Ro, Patsy, Julia, Dot and myself . It is always such a happy time when we all gather. Lots of talking, sharing art, eating, drinking...merry making. The time just flies. We are so lucky to have these beautiful friendships. Check out the girls blogs for some of the beautiful art they bought along for show and tell.

This time we met at the Bunyip Kitchen and Vineyard which is only 10 minutes from my home. A place a visit regularly (perhaps too regularly). It is very rustic and soooo welcoming.
John and Janelle are the owners and they really take care of you. Lovely local Gippsland produce, Janelle is an amazing cook and treated us to a lovely meal with wonderful local wines.


We gathered on a cold and rainy winters day and Janelle cooked us up a feast......entree was scallops served in the shell with a beautiful sorrel sauce (we soaked up every bit of that sauce with their home made bread...deeelicious), next a piece of roasted eye fillet with a bearnaise type sauce, potato and onion au gratin and the most beautiful creamed spinach topped with fresh blanched spinach all fresh from their own garden. Yumbo!!!! We were all complaining we were so full, do we need dessert? Then out came the most amazing cherry cheesecake (you had to taste it to believe how good it was) and chocolate amoretto cake. Well, we had to try both with our coffees. I dont know how it happened, but five hours passed before we knew it!!!!
Standing L-R are Patsy and Dot and sitting L-R are Julia and myself...admiring Patsy's amazing, intricate art. Sorry...not photo of Ro this time.


The Bunyip Kitchen and Vineyard

Show and tell....the slow cloth (still a work in progress...I dont know how bit/small it will end up).



Some beautiful iron work at the Bunyip Kitchen.
We are all doing an altered book round robin...these pages are from Ro's book. These girls are all so talented. It will be such a keepsake having some art from each of these ladies in our books when this round robin is finished.

spread from Ro's altered book.
Visit her blog to see more photos of our day out. Both Ro and Julia have done wonderful posts (and I have *borrowed* a couple of photos from them for this post). So much more to see on theirs though.





The yummy cherry cheesecake.





And our chocolate amoretti cake swimming in chocolate sauce and cream.






A few more of the lovely old book plates I found at Ziguzagu. I think they will come up beautiful framed.







And for Dot....the sisters, Minnie (who you met last post) and her sister Mouse. Such lovely girls.
A bit of a bits and pieces post, I hope you enjoyed it.
WE ARE ALL GIFTED.
INSIDE OF YOU ARE TREASURES.
-SARK-
Jacky xox








25 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Hi Jacky, a lovely post. You made me want to visit Bunyup Kitchen and Vineyard (one day). Your photos are great. It was good to see Dot too - Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Lawendula said...

Nice to see you on a picture!
Sending you a big hug from Germany, my dearest CH and I are talking about Australia all the time!
The cats are so cute! xox

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Jacky, I can see you are having so much fun, dear friends and art, lovely places to visit... and your beautiful new kitties... happy summer to you! roxanne

Deborah said...

What a wonderful outing! Everything sounds delicious. Lovely kitties.

lynne h said...

jacky, as i've been stitching these last few days i've been thinking of you... your slow cloth is bigger than i thought! wow!! love seeing you there holding it...

it sounds like this was a lovely time with everyone. smiling thinking of you all sharing food, wine, and art... : )

xoxo

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great day we had Jacky and thank you so much for organizing it for us. The food was divine and the company was fabulous. See you soon.

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
Ohhhh the fun, you girls and an artful, and special time together! You are right, time with girlfriends flies by doesn't it?? You enjoyed food and friendship and art, and that is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your day!!!
xoxoxoxoxox
Hugs,Patti

Jo Wholohan said...

the kitchen looks gorgeous jacky, what a beautiful place, so glad you guys are having fun connecting xx

Peggy Beck said...

Hi Jacky. Your get together sounded just wonderful and made me hungry not just for food but good friends and art too.

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
What a yummy post of our art group lunch!!!..can still taste the cheesecake..mmm...Thank once again for putting on such a great day for us all. Your slowcloth is so lovely, and I felt honoured to be able to see it up close...xxx...julia

La Dolce Vita said...

the slow cloth looks great! wonderful pics! those desserts look luscious! what a great play your Bunyip Kitchen is!! delightful Jacky!!!

Kasha Rolley said...

What a special time you all had. I must say that the cakes made me drool a bit, lol.

Jeana Marie said...

It sounds like you all had a truly lovely time...yummmy treats!

Is that you holding your slow cloth? Hello!

xo,
Jeana

Marilyn Rock said...

Great post Jacky - thank you! Glad you had that time with your friends! Love the photos you shared. Those kitties are precious! xxoo

Jenxo said...

what a wonderful day youve had..... i went to zigazagu too, had a ball thansk for advertising it, i cant wait to go back..jenxo

Elizabeth said...

Love love how your slow cloth is progressing!!! I am so envious of your wonderful art group and so Happy for you all that you ahve each other!!!! You also have me drooling over the wonderful meal that you have described. the kitties are adorable!!!
Hugs to you!!!

art spirit said...

Wonderful post! Looks like a fun time with your art friends!
Love the new kitties-so cute!

grrl + dog said...

wow you have been busy,

The cheescake!

Maybe I am at some gourmet food blog

instead of yours...

delicious.

belindaschneider said...

looks like you had a wonderful time! always fun to get together with like-minded spirits. hope all is well for you!!!

Heathers Meadow said...

Hi Jacky,
Thank you for sharing the photos of your girls getaway. I am inspired to get away with my crafty friends. We get together a couple times a month at each others homes, but a weekend away for creating would be bliss. I am fairly new to Blogging. I would love for you to stop by my Blog Heathers Meadow and let me know what you think.

Linda said...

Sorry I'm late again Jacky.
Loved reading this post....such great photos (food and kitties too - BTW you must see the pic of my DDs new kitten!)
The slow cloth is growing very nicely....

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Jacky! Sounds like you had a terrific time! Sharing your art, good conversation, and a scrumptious meal! What's not to love?

And Minnie and Mouse are adorable! :-)

suze said...

Now I can put a face with your name. I love those kitties!I want to cuddle with them...so sweet!

karen said...

Hi Jackie, just popping by to ask if you are o.k. No posts for a while? hopefully you are just having a rest, take care!! x

Emma said...

You were there for my birthday really as I had the joy of looking at all my beautiful postcards on the day :) It was a great day, now life if getting back to normal....slowly!

Hope you get back on line soon!