photo friday–On ice

11 Jan 2013

Here’s an interesting thought. While it’s in the hi 30s here in Massachusetts, it’s currently in the mid 80s in Sydney, Australia. Because we have readers all over the globe, I like to pretend (on the coldest of cold days especially) that just outside my office window are balmy breezes and, well, kangaroos, too.

photo friday on iceConsequently, you may (or may not) find it interesting that my eldest daughter is in a local choir filled with angelically voiced 10 to 15-year-olds. They sing a number of interesting songs—most in languages I don’t understand, from cultures I’ve yet to explore. I find it funny to hear her practicing “Waltzing Matilda” on the same day that I’ve been pretending our office is in Sydney.

Since we’re all good friends now (right??), I can tell you a silly story about my first few weeks working here at Cloth Paper Scissors (and Interweave.) Over the course of office chatter including a big year-end meeting, I kept hearing “Melbourne” being mentioned. Every once in a while I’d crack a joke (or drop a large hint) about  graciously volunteering to go to Melbourne to deliver documents or any other such menial, non-rewarding tasks . . .

. . . only to find out weeks later that they were saying Malvern, as in Malvern, PA! Sigh . . .

So there is still no trip to Australia planned, and years later I still feel a little foolish.

You know the best cure for feeling like a fool? No? Me either! But I do know you can make art while waiting for the foolishness to wear off. Here is a chilling picture of the ice-covered pines outside our office window—no kangaroos in sight! If you feel inspired by this photo, create something with it and share the love by uploading a picture here!

Happy Photo Friday!



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artmnky wrote
on 12 Jan 2013 2:40 PM

Amazing pic. Jenn.  Evergreen tree?  Great perspective.  Piece is perfect as is!

Leone2of5 wrote
on 12 Jan 2013 3:41 PM

Thanks for the picture - not sure where I'll go with it, but it's not likely to be Austrailia : (

on 12 Jan 2013 5:29 PM

Jenn, actually here in OZ at the moment, we have been experiencing temperatures in the 40s celsius with resulting fierce bush fires, loss of homes and businesses, but thankfully no loss of life as yet.  Also cyclone time up north.  All this should provide inspiration for artworks after the danger is passed.


fabcraftjen wrote
on 12 Jan 2013 8:01 PM

Jenn,  thank you for sharing this little story. You may find comfort in knowing that Malvern is also a suburb of Melbourne! lol