First, a big thank you to my August market customers and glass buyers. I won't be at Salamanca Market now until the end of September because I have two children's book conferences coming up: the one-day CYA (Children & Young Adult) writing and illustration conference in Brisbane on Saturday 4th September, and the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Sydney from 17th-19th September. I'm looking forward to attending talks by some leading writers and artists, and will post an update here after the conferences.
I wasn't at the market this Saturday either because we couldn't resist going to the Tasmanian highlands, which were covered in fresh snow. I plan to do some paintings from this trip soon, but meanwhile, here are a few photos of what I saw. I was reminded constantly of Kit Hiller's beautiful linocuts, which express so well the stark contrasts and formal decorative qualities of the Tasmanian landscape. All photos are of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Top: Lake Lilla, centre: Wombat Pool; bottom: Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake.