We had been to the lovely little arty town of Balingup in the South-West of our State and had begun the return journey home, which means we travel through the very pretty Bridgetown. Here is a pic of the bridge from which the town derives its name -
Very pretty, restful, and inviting area, don't you think?
There are many interesting types of 'arty people' in this lovely country town but a name I really want to mention to you is Gabriel Evans creationinateapot.com whose greetings cards I came across in a little shop whilst on this country drive. This lad is still in his teens and already has produced a prolific amount of the most awesome artwork, including book illustrations. You may remember in a previous post I mentioned how much I love Beatrix Potter's work? Well take a look at a little sample of this young man's work:
This pic (from a card) is called 'The General Store'
And this one is 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
I am totally 'blown away' by this talent - what a gift! Well done young Gabriel and what a future he has before him! If you are interested in looking further and enjoy 'surfing' the net, you will find lots more information about Gabriel and his family - each of them accomplished in their various fields in the Arts! Wow!
So to finish, here is a pic from our garden from quite some time ago - ah, spring flowers - Oh to be in England now that April's there .... .... But of course this garden is in Western Australia - I did say we have a very kind climate down the South-West didn't I!
Lovely that you had time to call in, really nice to see you here and I look forward to the next time.
Bye for now,