I wish I could grab some photos off their site – you have to check it out. Bompas and Parr tout themselves as ‘jelly mongers’, but it’s clearly a tonne more artistic than that. Some people have too much fun at their day jobs, it’s really not fair.
Hello again patient friend! How are you?
I’m good, busy, but good. And I’ve become obsessed with gardening. For the first time in my life, I have my own (little) garden. And I love it more than I ever thought I could. If I’m stuck in traffic, instead of planning my dinner, I think about what I can do to juzz it up. How’s that for old age kicking in?
Especially inspiring is Wendy’s Garden (bottom two photos). A derelict piece of land Wendy Whiteley (artist Brett Whiteley’s widow) secretly started landscaping by Sydney Harbour. A tiny haven in the middle of a crazy city. Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to the nursery we go.
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to pinterest, as evidenced by my only having one follower (thank you whoever you are), but damn I love me a pinterest competition. I love the challenge (and excuse) of roaming around the net, seeking out beautiful things/images, often in colours you wouldn’t gravitate to naturally. This time it was yellow. Let me tell you, there ain’t nothin’ mellow about yellow. It is amazing. I sent the final board to my friend who told me about the competition and she said it made her want to wear yellow tomorrow.
The catch? That all the boards go into a draw – no skill involved. If dopey here had maybe read the instructions..
But you know what? If I hadn’t spent all those hours surfing around for ‘lemon’ or ‘sunshine’, how would I ever have known that yellow and I were meant TO BE. You heard it here first. Yellow and I are going steady this summer.
(Oh and if you have nothing better to do and want to see the whole board, just click on the pic).
Make coming home even better.