Temari Ball – Marion’s Artree

Marion's Artree
Temari Ball, Marion’s Artree

Temari is a Japanese art form that involves intricate weaving of fine threads and this wonderfully crafted example was offered for sale at Marion’s Artree.

 Recently, I wrote about the work that Janet and her sister Leah were undertaking to raise money for a research and support group for Meniere’s Disease and it culminated last week with a stall they ran in Leah’s hometown, Newcastle, a beautiful city the north of Sydney, at the Hunter Valley’s Art Society summer markets.

Meniere’s disease led to the premature death of Marion, Janet and Leah’s sister a few years ago.  She was much loved and had many friend’s in the art world…

Marion’s Artree Stall was the most popular of all the stalls on the day and they raised a substantial amount of money that will now be donated to the Research Foundation that is working towards a cure for this disease.

Tim Owen, Member of Parliament
Janet, Leah, and Tim Owen

The local member of State Parliament, Tim Owen, spent time helping out the girl’s on the stall, and the local TV Station took an interest, which gave them some prominence to highlight what they are endeavouring to achieve with Marion’s Artree.

And there were some lovely pieces of artwork that was donated by artists’ from all over Australia in support of this project.

Bravo to the girl’s, what a great success!

Meniere's Disease
To the Memory of Millie Marion
Photo: Baz, The Landy

Win a Classic Aussie Akubra Hat (You’ll be the envy of all!)

Coongie Lake, Desert Country, Outback Australia
Coongie Lake, Desert Country, Outback Australia

I haven’t heard too much back on the Logo design, which is good, I know you will all be hard at work on it…

Strewth, you haven’t forgotten about it already, seriously…

Here, read about how you can win a classic, Aussie,  Akubra Outback Hat by designing a logo!

I tell you what, here is something that might help some of those with an artistic flair.

Our new touring vehicle will travel over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge each day.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Opera House in full view and the spectacular Sydney Harbour as a backdrop…

Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House

A week later it could be crossing a thousand red sand dunes in the Simpson Desert, Outback Australia…

Simpson Desert, disappearing into the horizon
Simpson Desert, a thousand sand dunes ahead

So maybe something that reflects this might be a reasonable idea…

And when I say Logo, hey, it could be blown up mural style and placed on the gull-wing doors of the canopy…that is what I have in mind!

Okay, get cracking, and yes, you can go and make yourself a cocktail first!

The Crew - Always smiling
The Crew – Always smiling