Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Hoffman Challenge was in Alexandra!!!

Best Overall
“Ride with Me”
by Joanne Mitchell, Geraldine.
“Ride with Me” Joanne Mitchell, Geraldine
“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”
by Pam Stade ,Nelson
“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”, by Pam Stade,Nelson
“Goddess Saraswati”
by Angela Simpson, Timaru
“Goddess Saraswati” by Angela Simpson,Timaru
“Molecular Transformations”
by Carole Sorrell, Auckland
“Molecular Transfromations” by Carole Sorrell,Auckland

“Ladies Day at the Races”
by Barn Embroiderers, Chesterfield, U.K.
“Ladies Day at Races” by Barn Embroideries, U.K.
“Twist and Shout”
by Juliet Fitness, Waitakere
“Twist and  Shout” by Juliet Fitness, Waitakere
Best Contemporary
by Cindy Watkins, Deloraine,Tasmania
“Masquerade” by Cindy Watkins, Tasmania
“The Gift”
by Mary K. O’Hara Matheson, Dunedin
“The Gift” by Mary K .O'Hara Matheson, Dunedin
“Indian Elephant”
by Brenda Reading, Oamaru
“Indian Elephant” by Brenda Reading,Oamaru
by Kerrie Gow, Otautau
“Showtime” by Kerrie Gow, Otautau
“Moment of Madness”
by Sharon Bradley, Te Kuiti
“Moment of Madness” by Sharon Bradley, Te Kuiti
by Margaret O’Cain,  Dunedin
“Proud” by Margaret O'Cain,Dunedin
“Queen Of The Night”
by Robyn Parkinson, Palmerston North
“Queen of the Night” by Robyn Parkinson,Palmerston North

These were  just some of the exhibition that I took photos of,
Permission to take photographs  was given very generously, apologies to those whose item  I have not included,
Hugh was SWELTERING, in the car, outside about 28 degrees. I lingered as long as I thought was  possible, not wanting to go out and find him a melted mess, or having endured the heat and the wait long enough, had moved somewhere cooler.
Awe inspiring, challenging, motivating,stunning.
Quotation of the Day, by John Keats
“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever”
Cheers from Jean


Laurie said...

I sew with Joanne's Mum .. we saw her piece before it was entered and we all said it will get prizes and low and behold it did.... she is an amazing designer.
Hugs Laurie

Nancy J said...

Laurie, all so wonderful, inspiring, I had seen Joanne's on a website somewhere ,before we were in Alex. Yes, we too would like to visit the South again, last time was in 1986, we spent the whole year travelling, with a caravan.but even so Hugh says HE didn't see everything!!!
We will have to see what next year brings. Cheers from Jean.