Wednesday, September 30, 2009

visit to the highcountry

Wow what an amazing long weekend retreat we have just had. My friend Sally Harvey opened her artist retreat cottage to a group of us textile artists to play and catch-up. Situated in Mansfield, the cottage is designed as a self contained apartment with the twist of having a large full equipped artists studio that accommodates 15 people easily for workshops. From the windows one can view Mt Bulla and Feathertop Mountain, which as you can see in the photos were covered with late winter drifts of snow (apparently there was 5cm on Saturday night).

The garden is situated so that one can wander in and out of the workspace to sit and draw, pick herbs or plants for inspiration, or have a relaxing sit and meditate. I have lots of photos to share, but for now need to unpack, document and organise my skeins of yarn and shibori pieces, before I scoot off to the other side of Victoria to visit a Homestead outside Yarrawonga. More on that later. In the meantime if you are looking for somewhere to go and refresh that jaded soul, check out the link attached.


  1. Lovely photos! It sounds like a great place to relax and stretch the artistic muscles. I was going to click on the link, but I'm not sure where it is.

  2. Great pictures!! It was certainly cold that weekend but I was still surprised to hear that so much snow had fallen.

  3. Well, silly me. I thoughtnI added the link, but somehowtechnology has beat me again. Here it is:
    It is really worth a vist.