November Book Club Choice

So last week it was my turn to pick the book for Book Club and I chose…(drumroll please)….   By Joanna Nell The hilarious, feel-good story about Peggy Smart, a 79 1/2 year old widow who gets a new lease …

Carly Le Cerf – Enchanting Encaustic

Originally from the UK, Carly and her family made the move to Perth in Western Australia when she was just 5 years old.  20 years later she gained a masters in Fine Art and Painting from Edith Cowan University in …

Vicki Read – Wonky Pot Pottery

Vicki Read has known her fair share of difficult times.  Diagnosed with cancer three times in her life, she was given only one year to live just over ten years ago.  Yet here she is, with an indomitable spirit and …

Murray Arnold – Middleton Beach – Place of First Light

As a young boy local author and historian Murray Arnold would often visit his grandparents at their cottage near picturesque Middleton Beach. Originally a farmer from Bruce Rock, these idyllic holidays in Albany made such an impression on Murray and …

The Seasonal Creative – Meleah Farrell

From her photography gallery, set amongst 10 acres of towering Marri trees in Kronkup, Meleah Farrell is immersed in the changing seasons.   Tucked away from the main house, it is the showcase for her breath-taking collection of photographs.  Meleah’s signature …

Age of Illustration Mhairi Harris

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Dav Pilkey, who created the Captain Underpants comic series, along with artists from the Golden Age of Animation including Betty Boop, Popeye and Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mhairi has been telling stories …

Jack Shiner – Red Dirt Seeds

Against the backdrop of the majestic Porongorups in the Great South lies the Red Dirt Seed Company headquarters.  This is where CEO Jack Shiner stores, sorts and catalogues his vast selection of indigenous seeds ready for planting to rehabilitate old …

The Purly Queens – Albany’s Yarn Bombers 

The Purly Queens – Albany’s Yarn Bombers  Almost six years ago, a local knitting and crocheting group noticed that the high street bus shelter was looking a little bare and dusty and so decided to dress it up in time …

Darrel Radcliffe…Albany’s Chainsaw Carver

Darrel Radcliffe Albany’s Chainsaw Carver Nestled just off Mercer Road behind Allambie Park Cemetery lies a hidden grotto of carved wooden creatures and objects, set along a driveway amongst ancient trees.  The entrance is marked by a huge Walrus and …