Through Open Doors

Been out with Nigel celebrating my birthday and it’s been a great day! I chose to go to Alexandra in Central Otago knowing that the museum-and-art-gallery has an exhibition of art from many different artists – works submitted for the Arts Gold Awards 2019.

This first photo however was taken by Nigel a bit later as we explored the garden that surrounds The Orchard Garden cafe (located the Clyde end of Dunstan Road).

Another year dusted off and a new one beckons. Damien’s wished me a year of light and laughter and I’m very happy to go along with that..

Onward, to Light and LaughterΒ  πŸ™‚

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Getting back to the Museum/Art Gallery…

Here’s my favourite artwork from the exhibition – it was a photo of this piece that initially sparked my interest in making the visit.


‘Oves Dei – Sheep Goddess’

— by Dunedin based artist, Bruce Mahalski
made from bone, crushed bone, flax fibre and paper

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New Zealand has a lot of sheep.. I think this Sheep Goddess is pretty cool!


Text by Liz, sheep goddess photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Happy birthday Liz! Love the doorway portrait of you – well done Nigel! I’d like to add colour and sparkle to the wishes for your year – may it be an extremely happy one! πŸ™‚

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    1. You add colour and sparkle to my existence on WP all the time Ann and thank you! Had a lovely and interesting day yesterday so the year’s got off to a great start πŸ™‚

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  2. Many Happy Returns! That’s a nice idea for a portrait, and it came out very well.
    And that’s an interesting statue – – despite the masses of bones, and the prickliness, it doesn’t look menacing or macabre – – her pose conveys gentleness. Very cool!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes dear Ellen! Nigel got a very nice shot, which is lovely because we both loved the feature of the blue doors. They offer entrance into the more formal-style gardens from an open park area.

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