Gratitude: A Photo Essay

Meetup at the NGV International Front foyerGratitude for the internet, and extraordinary adventures with people who share my interests.

With friendsGratitude, for friends who accept me as I am,

Bendigo Art Gallery Cafe Garden-and aren’t afraid to show it on camera.

Melbourne Exhibition CentreGratitude for being here, the most beautiful city in the world

The Fabric Store Brunswick Street-and all of the resources that gives me access to.

Patrones 273 Dress 23 HossGratitude for the wherewithal to turn my dreams into reality.

Dessert Tasting platter at Mason's of BendigoGratitude for great food

Modern Love Bendigo Meetupand great times

Lunch at Gekazan at the Melbourne GPOand most of all, for all of the incredible people I have been lucky enough to share these experiences with.

Thank you Yoshimi, Maria and Kristiann (and Simon) for flying out to Melbourne and spending the weekend with me. Thanks also to Yoshimi for the high-res photos, enlightening conversation and the big city sleepover, and Simon and Hui Nie for taking photos at various locations/events. Big ups to everyone that made it to the meetups: Claire, Hui Nie, Jenny, Kate, Nicole, and Raquel I really enjoyed hanging out with you all.

Melbourne MuseumThanks for all the memories.

Thanks to the staff at Masons of Bendigo for accommodating a big group with gracious service and delicious food. And finally, massive thanks to Leanne, the curator at the Bendigo Art Gallery for stopping by (on her day off) to welcome us to the Modern Love exhibit and spend some time with us. A good time was had by all.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate it. And those that don’t.

Credits

Image 1: Me (burdastyle 04/2013, dress 108), Jenny (vintage), Kate, Kristiann (self-drafted), Yoshimi and Maria (in Victory patterns Nicola and Chloe which they changed into at the NGV), Raquel (RTW rub off top, Simplicity 1940s pants) and Claire (Collette) at the NGV International front foyer for the Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion exhibit. We then went to All that Glitters exhibit at the Arts Centre next door and the Textiles of Michael O’Connell Exhibit at the Ian Potter Centre up the street.
Image 2: Maria, Jenny, Raquel (check out the fit on those pants) and me (Bendigo Art Gallery gardens)
Image 3: Jenny (best expression ever), Raquel and I (Bendigo Art Gallery gardens)
Image 4: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne.
Image 5: The Fabric Store Brunswick Street, Melbourne.
Image 6: In front of the competition wall at the Bendigo Art Gallery’s entrance to the Modern Love Exhibit (reviewed here, here and here) in Patrones 273, Dress 23 by Hoss I might even review it at some point (big thumbs up, excellent pattern for upcycling saris, oh yea).
Image 7: The dessert tasting platter at Masons of Bendigo (the flowers are edible)
Image 8: Hui Nie, Jenny, Me, Maria, Nicole, Leanne and Raquel at the Bendigo Art Gallery
Image 9: Kristiann, Maria, Hui Nie, Yoshimi, me, Raquel, Claire and Kate at Gekkazan in Melbourne’s GPO
Image 10: The Melbourne Museum (we spent two hours in the Designing 007, 50 years of Bond style exhibit. Yes they have the Grace Jones dress).

Disclaimer: All images remain copyright of their original owners and are used here for illustration and review.

35 thoughts on “Gratitude: A Photo Essay

  1. Goodness, it’s making me tired all over again just reading about it :p

    I wonder how long I’ll continue to be surprised by the amazing people I’ve met through blogs?? For now…. still surprised :)

  2. Thank YOU TJ for coordinating us all – and for reminding us of how much we all have to be thankful for. Thank you again for a wonderful time x

  3. Thank you TJ for putting this weekend together. That’s what I’m thankful for. You always give.
    Thanks to Jenny for driving us around on Saturday – a gracious host too. I enjoyed everyone’s company.
    This was a very special meet up indeed.

  4. Wow, that looks like serious fun. You are fantastic for organizing this.

    Serendipitously, I recently went to the FIDM museum in downtown LA and saw TV costumes nominated for the Emmy awards. LACMA is also showing a huge photography exhibit and also smaller photography exhibits in other areas of the museum. One room featured Steichen portraits. Unfortunately, those portraits don’t show the detail in the clothes as nicely as the ones featured at Bendigo. ;-)

  5. It’s a beautiful post with beautiful people – and beautiful pictures! :)

    That Patrones green dress is wonderful and it really works for you.

  6. Hi there,
    I just “found” you, it’s been only a couple of hours, and I am reading and reading and getting books and getting to know a bit of you.
    Your generosity and way of thinking are unique, thank you a lot for all your kindness and sharing.
    And when I get emotional, my english is not so good(plus, it’s late in Brazil!!)

    all the best,
    I’ll be around :)

    Ju

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