What is your favourite piece of art? (It doesn’t have to be famous)
My favourite piece of art? I do enjoy looking at art sometimes but I would not say that I had a favourite amongst famous works. I am going to pick one that is not at all famous and unusually for me it is relatively modern. In Rundle Mall in Adelaide a sculpture was erected in front of the old John Martin’s store consisting of two steel balls mounted one atop the other. It was mirror shiny and quickly became a landmark. “I’ll meet you at the silver balls.” We used to say to each other.
Officially called “The Spheres”, the balls were created by Bert Flugelman in 1977. Flugelman was a lecturer at the South Australian School of Art between 1972 and 1983. I had heard rumours that the balls were no longer in Rundle Mall which has changed beyond recognition in recent times but I read that they were removed to be renovated and returned but not to their centre of the mall spot but to a place further north.
What made you smile today?
Today I rearranged my Barbie sized dolls house and took some photos for my doll blog. Writing a funny little story to go with them made me smile.
Which place do you recommend as a Must-See? Please state which country, state or providence.
Anybody who has read my blog knows that I am going to say Tasmania in general and in particular my beloved Huon Valley. It is just beautiful and the walks, produce, arts and crafts and wooden boats are just some of the reasons people come to visit.
Complete this sentence: When I was younger I used to….
Be able to get up off the floor a lot more easily than I do now.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
On Monday I had a visit from my niece and her boyfriend who are holidaying in Tasmania. We went for lunch at a café in Geeveston and it was lovely to catch up. I am always so happy when friends and family love Tasmania as much as I do.
January 19th is an important day for me as it marks 50 years since we officially arrived in Australia. Our ship docked at Fremantle WA on this day in 1966 although we did not disembark until we reached Melbourne four days later.
I feel a little sad this week having read of the deaths of so many musicians and actors, David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Alan Rickman to name three. The fact that these men were not much more than a decade older than me is a bit depressing.
I’m not sure yet how the rest of the week will pan out. My sister and I hope to get together one day and will probably have lunch in Huonville and maybe browse around the shops a bit. Next week my friends Ally, Matt and I are talking about going on a photography excursion but that will depend on the weather and a number of other factors and of course there is still lots of cricket on television and I’ll be watching some of that too.