nelson-british-columbia

next summer, we trek.

Next summer we are moving. We are moving to Nelson, British Columbia. Holy Shit, it has not been jotted down yet. I tried to jot it in my slingshot, but I got too nervous.

We’re moving to Canada where we will be wwoofing for x amount of time. Then we are moving to Nelson. End.

Beginning. 

Over the weekend I received (with great surprise) a wonderful encouraging email from my very first art teacher, Ron Mulvey with whom I had taken my first acrylic painting class over fifteen years ago now, when I lived in Nelson, British Columbia. Oddly enough I still have a few of the paintings I worked on in his class. I remember Ron saying that one of the most important things in making a good painting was choosing quality paints. Here’s what he wrote to me; “Love your work Deb and so grateful your going the distance. Here is a little sketch from the Slocan River at Springtime (shown above). A taste of home!!” Ron lives with his wife Sara on 45 acres by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia. They have a Summer camp for kids in July that is fun and inspirational, details here: http://www.theartabet.com/rons-art-story/. Ron, Thank you for being in touch and remembering me! I am touched!

________My Roxanne_____

This is Salamanca Market in Salamanca In Hobart, Tasmania. Overlooked by a cloud topped Mt Wellington, the sunshine washes the colonial sandstone buildings with a golden hue. There’s so much colour here when the markets are on, every Saturday. _

There was a 1987 movie ‘Roxanne’ set in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, that visually captured my heart. The snow capped mountains and the beautifully restored heritage buildings of the town played a 'supporting role’ to the story. From the time I saw that backdrop I always wanted to live in a place with similar natural beauty. …. ___

Hello Hobart! Hehe, now you know why I sometimes call it 'my Roxanne!’ … Oh, the movie was good too. _____________________

#Salamanca #salamancamarket #hobart @tasmania #mtwellington #discovertasmania #seeaustralia (at Salamanca Market)