Saturday, October 28, 2006

Olive containers

Yesterday John had a meeting in Stirling, one of the small towns in the Adelaide hills and I wandered the streets and poked in corners and found this organic shop and cafe and had a coffee, it was freezing cold and damp as only the hills could be, I noticed these containers in the shop part all full of regional South Australian olives, or so the sign said. Plastic containers and lovely old pottery pots with lids so I had a lovely time sketching them.
Then down to Adelaide for my mothers 94th Birthday, we had a lovely lunch and I think Mummy had her birthday and presents over and over again as she couldnt remember who gave her what.
Precious time with her I think although she looked better than I thought she would after all the problems she has had.


Alison said...

This reminds me, I need to go to one of those old fashioned sweet shops to do a preliminary sketch for a memory painting on sweet shops. Nice sketch

Jana Bouc said...

I love this drawing! It's so full of life and joy and was a treat to see after feeling sad for your difficult days in the two posts above this. I hope the new pony is indeed eating OK. I also enjoyed hearing about your mother enjoying her gifts over and over. It's nice to be able to see the bright side of things.

Julie Oakley said...

I do love the way that sketching can give you something purposeful to do while waiting for someone else. Very nice sketch. I agree with Jana I like the 'enjoying her gifts over and over'.