Monday, 11 August 2008

Why I love Wednesdays.

Wednesdays for me are magical. The evenings are set in their own little timewarp.



This is a place of mystery and delight.



Over 11 years now and I still love to go here for painting.



I love to be here in all weathers and humours. It is a balm for my soul.



In the Summer we paint into the dark of the night listening to the grain trailers being hauled from the fields.



In the Winter we listen to the rain and wind.



It has become so much more than a class.



These women are my role models.



My inspiration and my passion.



I take guidance from them. Sometimes sought.



Sometimes not.



I sing to them (however unintentionally).



These women are my friends.


81 comments:

  1. How lovely Trash! Wednesdays must be wonderful and isn't it great you have lovely friends from it. Kathryn.

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  2. very waxing lyrical there trashy! this must be a very special place - it looks lovely and am very envious! great pics!

    xx

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  3. Isn't it great when you find a group of like-minded people and together develop a longstanding relationship based on your passion whether it be books, writing, painting, quilting, sports...whatever?

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  4. Great post Trashy - even if you did confuse me by blogging about Wednesdays when it is only Tuesday - oops Monday! How lovely to have a special group of friends and a lovely place to paint - I'm jealous - of them! At least they get to meet you and see what you look like from the front!

    Locket xxx

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  5. Your Wednesdays look perfect and I loooove your new header too!!

    I'm almost considering starting a little crafty evening thing with a couple of friends and just seeing where it takes us.... may need to incubate this idea for a bit longer....

    xxx

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  6. Every woman should find her passion for something. We often forget about ourselves while caring for our family. Good for you to be able to do what you love!

    p.s. Beautiful pictures!

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  7. Looks like such a nice place. My husband and I love the "antique" homes and stuff. I love the photos too!

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  8. That indeed looks like a magical and inspiring place! My Wednesday nights are reserved for choir practice; not nearly so scenic but the music soothes my soul...

    Cheers!

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  9. Fantastic pictures, what a wonderful place. Makes me jealous that I don't have a such a place to clear my mind and escape. I don't think Target is nearly that calming and magical....Congrats on your SITS nod!!!!

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  10. Lucky you! How beautiful. Happy SITS Day!

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  11. That looks like an awesome place. Enjoy all your comment love.

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  12. What a creative, magical place to bare your soul and make your heart's desire! I love it!

    We all need a place like that to visit often.

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  13. Great post, great photos! YOur love for this place and your friends really shows.

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  14. Congratulations on being the featured blogger today.

    Lovely photos, very relaxing.

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  15. I would so live here...it's very "me." Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Wow, those pictures really suck you into the environment. It looks so peaceful and yes, Magical!

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  17. Those pictures are beautiful. I want to visit now and love those women too.

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  18. How nice to have friends that you feel so comfortable with.

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  19. You have a beautiful way of seeing the world.

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  20. I can't wait until my life settles down. I have a Wednesday Quilting Club calling my name.

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  21. i am jealous...ok, not really, but what a great place to find inspiration and doing so with friends is awesome. great shots too!! i love junk art too...good to know i'm not a lonesome soul.

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  22. I love all of your photos with this post! Beautiful:) Happy SITS day.

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  23. What beautiful pictures from a place that looks so tranquil. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your world with us.

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  24. I want to live there. You can sing and paint while I just lay in the grass, ok?

    I can see why you love it there...beautiful.

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  25. I've always wanted to be able to paint.

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  26. Hi SITSta! Those photos almost made me cry they're so lovely and peaceful...I'm in the uber-suburbs and could really use a place of reflection and creativity like that. Love your blog. :)

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  27. Oh I would love a group like that. These pics are great. I love the lantern.

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  28. What a beautiful testament to your friends!

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  29. Very beautiful and heartwarming. What a wonderful way to say that they're your friends.

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  30. That looks like a GREAT place to connect with friends.

    I'd like it too!

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  31. Who wouldn't love Wednesdays spent in such breathtaking surroundings with lovely friends?
    Lovely!

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  32. It is so nice to pursue your passions in the company of friends. My Wednesday night ladies Bible class is the peak of my week!

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  33. What a sweet post. And lovely pictures too. I would love Wednesdays if I spent them in that way too.

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  34. I wish I had your Wednesday!

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  35. What a beautiful place! No wonder you're at peace there.

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  36. So beautiful. I'd like to spend Wednesdays there too!

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  37. How wonderful for you that you can express your passion with a group of like minded peeps.
    Great pics.

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  38. Seriously great photo post!

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  39. What a great place to have as a weekly retreat...the friends are the icing on the cake, of course!!

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  40. OH those are awesome. Just lovely.

    Jessica
    MomDot Street Team
    ps. I took the Austen herione quiz... I'll be posting it soon. LOL I'm not sure this women is really who I am but I guess it somewhat describes me.

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  41. this looks like a little slice of heaven. it's wonderful to have close friends like that!

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  42. What a wonderful place, it looks so serene. I would love Wednesdays too if that was what was waiting for me. :-)

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  43. It's so beautiful! I would love to just sit outside and read in the sunshine there.

    I would love Wednesdays, too!

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  44. What a little bit of Heaven! I wish I could sit in a comfy chair, with abig fountain diet coke and read a book all day!!

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  45. i wanna live there! i'd love to sit in the shade there and write all day long..... great post.

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  46. I love your Wednesdays too.. It makes me feel at home.

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  47. Such a wonderful place, a wonderful set of friends...you are blessed, my friend!

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  48. Visiting you from SITS...I love the pictures! What a beautiful place...so serene. I wish I had a place like that to go to and relax and visit with friends!

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  49. Wow, that's a great little place. Does someone live there as well, or is it just a painting place. It's so charming..........

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  50. Congrats on being today's featured blogger!
    I actually felt peace washing over me as I looked at your photos! What a wonderful group of women in a magical spot!

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  51. It looks so wonderful, peaceful and magical. Thank you for sharing.

    Congrats on your feature!

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  52. beautiful pictures and inspiring group.

    Congrats on the SITS feature!

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  53. What a lovely place. Looks very peaceful and capable of evoking much inspiration for work. I bet you have so much fun there with your sweet friends.

    Congrats on your big SITS day! Its so much fun.

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  54. Wednesdays looks delightful. Everyone needs a place and friends like that.

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  55. Can't think of a reply that hasn't already said what I would have...Congrats on being featured.

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  56. Yeah to you! I enjoy Thursday evenings myself....especially in the summer when the frogs are callign out to each other! Ahh...too bad the rain has taken over my evening conversations with nature...jerk! LOL Reading this brought a bit of sunshine on this rainy day of mine! Congrats again..I'll be reading more, you can count on that!

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  57. I wish I had a place like that to go to. So glad you have such wonderful friends!

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  58. I want to go there! Looks so calming. Great pix! I can see why you love Weds. so much.

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  59. What a beautiful place! I miss vegetation!!

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  60. lovely photos of lovely things :o)

    ~simply~

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  61. Those pictures are beautiful! What a lovely place.

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  62. Sounds absolutely lovely. So many have used that word already, but it's just the word that suits what you've described so excuse the redundancy! Happy SITS day!

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  63. It is SO nice to have time to yourself like that on such a regular basis with people who support you. And it looks so serene!

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  64. I SO want a Woman's Day Wednesday!!! That sounds like it would be so enjoyable.

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  65. Oh what a lovely time that must be! I'm learning how to crochet & just sitting around doing that makes me feel so calm. Kind of like rocking the baby in his room at dusk or dawn when all is still.

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  66. How great for you! I love my women's group that meets on Thursday's. We are a bible study group - but we often just share about what's going on in our lives, our hopes and our dreams.
    Sometimes we just laugh and watch movies.
    But Thursdays are my favorite days of any week, and I faithfully defend that precious spot on my calendar knowing that I get to hang out with an awesome group of women.

    Congrats on finding and cherishing your own amazing ladies!

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  67. Can I come? I have a Book Club that has become very close. A few weeks ago, we did a meditation/yoga retreat at a "hideaway", it was amazing.

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  68. That sounds such a wonderful pace to be. Being able to share it with friends is just the icing on the cake!!

    And how could I have forgotten MiSex !! I went to one of their concerts in NZ. Great music..

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  69. Sigh.

    I need to get out of the house more.

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  70. Magical. Even all of us that have outgrown our imaginations could be lost in wonderland here.

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  71. I'm a day late on your feature, but congratulations! This photo journey was delightful. :-)

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  72. I'm super late for the SITS party, but I just have to say I LOVED the pictures and the story you told. Made me want to come paint with you!

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  73. Lovely post .....Wednesday evening does look great

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  74. did you say you SING to them and they are still your friend????

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