A picture of Sue Thiel and me ... it was great to get to see each other again..
Me, Jen Crossley & Nic Hohn ... a candid spur of the moment shot.
There were so many others I got to catch up with again at this year's retreat, but totally forgot to get some pictures. Our trivia group (me, Sue, Kyla and Karin) won the final major prize ... we all received a product from Golden - to say I was thrilled is an understatement.
Kyla and I decided to stay in Melbourne an extra day so we didn't have to rush off to the airport. There is so many different styles of "art" around the streets, it's just fantastic. We walked, caught trams and walked some more, but it was fantastic to spend an extra day with Kyla, knowing that now we live in different States, it's not something we're going to be able to do every day.
(1) Statues on the Corner of Swanston & Bourke Streets; (2) Electrical or Phone Box with lovely paintings on each side.
There's plenty of graffiti art in many of Melbourne's alleyways.
Kyla sitting pretty at Chinese ... our hotel was right near China Town, very handy.
The Creative Soul Retreat, which has been running for the past 2 years has been cancelled now, which is such a shame because it's not everyday that us Aussies downunder get to do workshops with those talented tutors from the States. I am so happy with all the people I met and the tutors I got to learn from ... hopefully there will be other opportunities to do workshops with these people again.