A random babbling on creative spirits-

Random babbling on the creative spirit~painting, sewing, baking, boys, an irresistable God and the next 200 feet~

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I'm going to Australia. Wait! I have to say that again!!! I'M GOING TO AUSTRALIA!!!!
Nearly eight years ago I was graced the amazing opportunity to make a quick visit to Sydney for my brothers wedding. This brief in and out made me want for much, much more of this amazing country and I've spent the time since coming back to the memories and prayerfully anticipating a return opportunity. But, it wasn't coming! I help two AU ten dollar bills in my wallet, peeking at them every once in a while to renew my faith in the dream~
And then my boys were able to make the trip. Wow.
What an amazing experience for them to grab hold of! So, I put my envy away :), helped them plan the details, and gave them my Aussie bills...gulp. I remember coming down the stairs with them in my hand and saying to John, 'Maybe I've just been holding onto these so long for this day that I can give them to my guys; not for my own use after all....'
And a mere week later, I get the call of calls!
The buzz to beat all buzzes!
The news to carry me into the next century!
Okay, it's obvious I know; an inviation to teach in Melbourne next April! Woot!
Give it away, and if it is yours, it will come back to you~
I did, it did, and I am!
A beautiful retreat venue directed by a wonderful woman: www.artqueens.com.au.
I am also seeking other venues and groups to teach with or through.
I would love to get into Brisbane and Sydney and welcome suggestions!
Looking forward to spreading the encaustic fever that's already got a hook across the pond :) much, much further!
And, hoping to share the goodness of all things American encaustic; R&F, Ampersand, j'adore Panpastel! even woodicing and stencils....and of course, EncaustiKits :)
blessings and woot! in love. trish


  1. Yea for you! I would love to go to Australia myself. It is on my "to be visited" list. But, I don't think I can convince Duane that I need to fly to Australia to take your class. But if Staci from Grove's sponsors an Australian class, maybe! Gosh, the months will just fly by and you will be there in no time! Laurie

  2. So very cool! I am absolutely thrilled for you :)

  3. Count me in Trish! Even if I have to travel to Melbourne from Sydney!

    Carol Ann Fitzgerald

  4. Crikey Trish, that is FANTASTIC! Can I go?

  5. Yay, can't wait..... Your Sydney tour guide is on call, and so is your B and B!