It’s been 8 years and time for a sabbatical.  With the new 4th Street property and all of the fun and updating we could still be doing it is hard to leave home.  The big progress with Science Loves Art this year has been great as SLA has become a nonprofit and has received several additional grants to continue our mission of providing Science Loves Art kits to schools and isolated communities across Wyoming.  Read more from our new website and hear from Ivy, the new Program Director of SLA and 4th Street Studios.  Even from Australia, Ivy and I are constantly chatting about the progress of our kits and ideas for bringing art and science together.

It is our sabbatical now, so my husband and I are exploring Perth’s food, culture, beaches and the gorgeous plants and animals!  Leaving most of my tools and supplies in the studio I’m discovering new ways to create art.  All ideas revolve around the amazing plants here.  I’m exploring ways to experience plants here.  Photography, ink and dye making, and creating artwork inspired by these amazing plants!

The important part about our sabbatical is being away from our everyday life.  The effects of being in a new place stimulates a curiosity to try new things, have a new schedule, enjoy different foods and drinks.  Being in Australia is like being on a different planet.  Kangaroos everywhere and flowers exploding with gorgeous textures, shapes and colors!   What a contrast to Wyoming!

In Perth we live just a small bike ride from the Kings Park  It is wildflower season here and spring starts today so I’ll be out and about creating art in some form or fashion.

Here’s a few pics of our adventures this week.  Fremantle for a sunset and a visit to Little Creatures Brewery,  north of Perth to Yanchep National Park and our neighborhood in Nedlands.

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Looking forward to this week’s adventures.  I’m giving myself a weekly art challenge so we will see where that goes.

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