Saturday, January 29, 2011

cheeky Kaka...

We have been back form our little trip to the Wairarapa for a few days now and I am in shock thinking  there are only a few days left before I start back at work for the new year!!!   

On the top of my to do list was to visit Paul Melser a potter in Carterton, I bought some plates and bowls from him about 9 years ago and I was very keen to visit again and replace a few that had broken over the years.  He has a beautiful gallery and a workshop where he showed Ben how to turn a vase and then a plate on Ben's request.


We also went to Mount Bruce and enjoyed the beautiful native bush walks and wildlife... 


I think the highlight for Ben was the cheeky Kaka waiting for us to finish our lunch...

 ...so they could enjoy the leftovers.

 We also watched some native eels having their lunch... a little bit eeeew, but strangely intriguing.

Here is Ben next to a very tall friend.

It was really nice to see my god parents again and have a bit of a catch up.  I also managed to pick up two new galleries along the way that are interested in showing my work. So it was a good end to the holidays and a most enjoyable trip, I look forward to going down that way again, maybe this time I wont wait 9 years.

p.s... new mini house prints are being added today to my etsy shop (Sunday 30th January).

6 comments:

Widge said...

Sounds so nice and good work on the galleries!!!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Yay for the galleries and the lovely holiday! Those Kaka look cool! I have only seen them in zoos which makes me feel sad.

Micki Wilde said...

Awesome news on the galleries, your holiday sounds fabulous!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Wow Katherine, I would love to visit your beautiful country someday...looks amazing! Congrats on the new galleries, that's wonderful!
It's gonna be a good year. :)

Much Love,
Jenny

Mel @ Wildflower said...

What a cool trip away. Yippee re the galleries :)

softearthart said...

Hi Katherine, any tips on approaching a gallery for the first time? loving those houses, cheers Marie