Weekly Photo Challenge : Work of Art

The word and world of “Art” is huge. It can be interpreted in so many ways. Just the recognized meaning of art, as in paintings, has many different styles.

 When travelling and staying in new places for short periods of time one of the challenges is to fit in and find new friends. That is why this theme is so appropriate for me this week as I have just found a new group of friends.

New friends

New friends, notice the intense concentration.

I haven’t done any painting for a long time, I’ve occasionally sketched and been inspired to pick up the pencil again by Lisa over at “Zeebra Designs and Destinations” who challenges us to take time out for art. (Take a look at her art it is truly amazing.) But the last time I attempted painting was back in the 1990’s.

So back to the present. I love art both created and the wonderful art of nature. I try to capture nature’s art with the camera and could post many photos I have taken. But this time art has a very different meaning for me. It is connection, it is sharing, it is attempting to recreate what you are looking at and it is a new bunch of people who were strangers, but now we share a common interest and slowly get to know each other.

Jim and Jack

Jim and Jack. Jim is giving a helping hand to another new comer to the group.

Jim is our teacher and inspiration, he gives freely of his time to encourage and help. Art is his life and he has so much knowledge and patience as we all struggle to create our own works of art.

Take a look at his art here <www://facebook.com/jimcentsart>

So every Friday we will join this group to enjoy the company and the immersion into the world of our art.

From 9am to 1pm there is plenty of time to chat.

From 9am to 1pm there is plenty of time to chat.

Geraldton has a special place for the senior citizens. The Queen Elizabeth II Seniors & Community Centre provides seniors activities that promote healthy ageing including a lounge, free cuppa, library, free internet access. The centre is also available to the community for hire. Citizens groups also use the centre for indoor recreation eg bowls, exercises, dances and their meetings.

In all our travels this facility would be the best we have ever come across. Every day there is a diverse number of activities to join in. Not only have we joined the art group, but Jack strums along on his ukulele with another enthusiastic group, while I attempt to keep up with a lively bunch of line dancers.


There will hundreds of different interpretations of art this week, click here to check them out

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23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Work of Art

  1. poppytump

    Wow look at you two PP 😉
    How marvellous to find a group like this … by the looks and sound of it I think it would be great if you could do a little more painting ! I know what you mean about being swept in things . Your blog posts are full of such fabulous photos and narrative which I know take time to put together even though at the same time it is a pleasurable activity .
    I loved seeing you both there working in a group like that . Maybe you will be tempted to stop by the Art store at your next destination . Hope so x


    • Because we are travelling out of a suitcase and do not have a vehicle of our own (we use the home owners while we are house sitting) it is a bit difficult to have too much gear with us. I’m now keen to do what you have just done and find an inspirational place to set up and have an immersion in creativity. It will have to wait till we get back home in Oct/Nov. In the meantime I will enjoy what we have found and look for something similar in Canberra at our next house sit.


      • poppytump

        Oh I understand PP … even for my short time away I had heaps of *STUFF Lol
        But inspirational I found it for sure . I’m wondering now why we didn’t settle at the seaside …. well I know really … would love to have a little pied a terre to dash down to when the mood struck …


  2. Looks like a lot of fun!


  3. am up for air and so glad to see your post! wow, both of you are part of a great painting group! i wish that i could be there as well!

    thanks, also, for your kind words! i’ve not had much time for art this week but i have been totally immersed in nature, and that’s so important to connecting totally to my art.



    • It would’ve made our day if you could’ve been there Lisa. They are a very friendly group and I am looking forward to going again on Friday


  4. Anonymous

    Hi Looks awesome Jade and Jasmine have been busy in the art studio present project…collage and mixed media


  5. looks like such great art class to be in – very cool – and I like how everyone is doing their own thing = also like the down the table photo – good angle. Oh – and I like Lisa’s art and encouraging words too. and wow, so you are back to painting after taking a long break – please keep us posted with your pieces. art rocks!


    • When we are travelling I am swept up with the momentum and photography. It is at the back of my mind to take more time for sketching, painting. so maybe this group will motivate me


  6. Is there any limit to the talents and creative pursuits of you and Jack! You may notice this is not a question, because the answer is no, there is not. As usual I am impressed~


  7. Enjoyed this post, what a great place you found…


  8. Great post! This place sounds wonderful. You may never want to leave! I also love Jack’s comment (I thin he really likes you 🙂 )


  9. First to comment, I am on the ball today.
    It is all this activity we are getting involved in.
    It is wonderful to share working out in the gym with you.
    Because of your reminders not to over do it.
    You know how to pace your self, steadily increasing the effort, you are progressing nicely and I am not loosing it from a thoughtless injury.
    You have got us enjoying art again and the people are an inspiration.
    Thanks for the link to Jim, he is a talented artist we are so fortunate to have him as a teacher.
    Top marks for this post and we both finished a painting and again you get the top marks.
    I picked an easy subject, I could not have used all those colours I would made a mud pie of it.


    • Thank you Jack for your comment, we do have fun together. It was a fulfilling day creating our small paintings, looking forward to next week.


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