Wayne was invited to teach a 3 day artshop in Geelong so I decided to come along for the ride. I had been willing the universe all week to produce clear sunny sky in time for lift off but we left on a rainy and windy Sunday. Wayne had a hot chocolate while we were waiting for the plane to arrive but needless to say I went for the wine. I was nicely tipsy by the time we got to board and yet that bumpy ride still freaked me out and I nearly broke my hubby's much needed art-fingers on the flight to Sydney. Thankfully the flight to Melbourne was better. A good friend picked us up and took us to our Geelong quarters, a quaint B&B with high ceilings and old furniture and clawbath in the bathroom.
During the day Wayno had his art class to teach
So I had time to explore the wool museum where I enjoyed myself for hours
learning about Australia's history of wool, interior design & fashion
About old bones of all kinds.
And where I saw the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' the most prestigious photography event of its kind and it basically blew me away. It's coming to Darling Harbour next, see it if you can.
This is 'Entwined Lives' by Grand title winner Tim Laman US
Together we visited Geelong Regional Art Gallery and got to see some famous art.
I loved the old buildings and it was charming around the Corio Bay.
And the coastline was its' usual W O W
I had nice coffees and did a lot of walking
The students were all happy with their 3 days with Wayne, each going home with a finished breaking wave with underwater coral scene. There will be more work shops in the future.
Our home flights were fine even though I safe guarded myself with more wine just in case.