enter your textile art

Wrapped in St Marys has become an annual event!  Hooray!

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Are you a textile artist?

Then you might like to download this entry form and keep a power pole warm this June:

Official Entry Form 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Are you a business or community member who would like to participate?

Download this file to join in:

Business + Community Participation 2013 – Wrapped in St Marys

Help us put our beautiful town and valley ON THE MAP!

St Marys icon featured in new book!

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this book has just been published and features museums and small collections in tasmania

page 65 features my favourite man and the museum he set up, called st marys cranks and tinkerers

it also features his prized 1949 anglia ford tourermuseum book - 3he opened the museum in an old supermarket a few years ago, and when that was put up for sale, he had to pack it up

now the museum is open again, in the historic st marys railway station

this very high-quality book was put together by museum consultant sue atkinsonmuseum book - 1our copy features her personal autographmuseum book - 2tasmania is full of treasures and this book is a great way to find out about them!

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YES!

Recently, I blogged about the strong possibility for ongoing funding for our Wrapped in St Marys event.

And the good news is …

We have secured funding for 2013, and as an annual event thereafter!

Many thanks to Break O’Day Council, which has agreed to provide ongoing funding.

Now the preparations will begin – more soon!

Power pole wraps 2012 - St Marys Tas

funding?

i’ve been silent for a while, mainly because we’re waiting on some important news

recently we were encouraged to apply for funding to our local council so we could make wrapped in st marys an annual event

Wrapped in St Marys 2012

after filling in the application we’ve been told by a council officer that our application has been approved in principle

hooray – this is fantastic news!

the council meeting is on monday 17 december – i can’t wait to hear what their final decision is …

and the winner is …

maggie fletcher from fingal with her stunning photograph entitled frosted webs

maggie is a talented artist who is well known for her wonderful paintings and drawings, including miniatures

a well-deserved win, i think you’ll agree!

[judged by launceston photographer owen hughes and presented at a special function on thursday 14 november 2012]

winners announced tonight

GET (Greater Esk Tourism) runs a photography exhbition each year

this year’s theme was seasons in the valleys, and it certainly attracted some wonderful entries – here’s a sampling

tonight the winner will be announced at a cocktail party at purple possum wholefoods and cafe (5 p.m., $10 each)

hope to meet you there!

[to see all the entries, please click here]

2 trees and a mountain

Following on from my post about a wombat, I thought I’d share these photos:

a giant gum tree –

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a blackwood tree –

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and a view of Mt. Elephant –

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These were all taken on our block of land near St. Marys – I guess it’s not hard to see why we’ve decided to put down roots here! (And yes, that is the owner of the 1949 Anglia Tourer in the above photo …)

wombat in residence

In 2010, we decided to live permanently in/near St Marys.

We bought a block of land as a symbol of our commitment – half bush, and half paddock.

One of the things that ‘sold’ this land to us was finding a wombat burrow!

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Later, when we levelled a site for our new shed, we found wombat footprints in the clay …

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[I’ve enhanced the photo digitally so the footprints show up more clearly.]

Here is a photo of a Tasmanian wombat that I took in 2009 – not on our block, but on Maria Island:

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One day, I hope to photograph ‘our’ wombat …