Wednesday, December 24, 2008
"Betty's Xmas", 2008
Oil on linen on board, 18 x 12.5cm (7 x 5 inches)
Season's Greetings to all my readers, thankyou for all your support, comments and purchases this year. I wish you all a very safe and happy festive season and all the best for 2009. My Xmas gift to you is this specially priced work. Hope you like her.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
"Frog Cakes", 2008
Oil on linen on board, 10.2 x 25.4cm (4 x 10 inches)
Which one, which one! I've heard so many wonderful stories about these Adelaide Balfours iconic frog cakes. My favourite is of a lady who was in her eighties at the time and was telling me how her mother took her into town once a month on a Saturday and her special treat was a green frog cake, somewhere around the 1920's era. As the sweet ol gal was telling me, her eyes became young and I could see she was suddenly five years old again, it brought a tear to my eye actually. My grandmother also spoilt me, with a trip to the bayside cake shop when I was a little girl, where she would buy me a green frog cake, they always had to be green for me and they always seemed so special. Its a pity that simple pleasures are not appreciated as much today.