Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Hi everyone!

I had a wonderful weekend. I hope you all did too. Alex and I went down the coast on Sunday. The weather was lovely, although quite hot. We stopped in at the Carrara Markets on our way down as we have never been and they are suppose to be really big and quite good.
They were big although not what I would call good markets. I was really disappointed in them. They were basically just a bunch of dollars and cents shops (cheap nick knack imports) all packed together with a few fresh produce stores in between. It was basically all commercial stuff, and there were only a few handmade things being sold there. I probably would not go back again. Just not my style of markets unfortunately.

We headed off to the beach afterwards which was definitely worth the trip down. It was beautiful and the water was perfect. I will let these pictures do the talking though -

Have a great week everyone :)


Serena said...

Waaaaaaah!! I wanna go to the beach again!!! The photos are beautiful, Shell.....I wish I'd have been there too. We need another family beach outing....and soon! ;)

Mum xo

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Michelle! So glad you had a lovely weekend! Your beach photos are fabulous! Have a great week too!

Lisa :)

Micah Holden said...

Hey Michelle! What beautiful pictures! Wow, it's just chilly and rainy here. Ick!! Hey, I've been noticing a really nice evolution in your artwork. It just keeps getting better! Fantastic!! Thanks for your sweet compliment on my angel! That was a lot harder than I thought it would be but I really enjoyed it.
Sending Happy Happy Blessings!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Michelle,
Shame about the market. I love a good handmade market.
Your beach photos look great, sounds like a fun day!

Sophia said...

Hi Michelle....your photos are gorgeous!! Wow! I want to jump in and enjoy the view and all! :) Sorry to hear the markets were a bit of a disappointment to you. Here's to the next set...better and successful ones for you! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I want also to have warm and sunny weekend!!! In Germany the weather is
damp and cold at the moment. And the sun is only seldom coming out through the clouds.
Warm regards Sonata :)


Micki said...

OOOh I could do with some sun right now, it's so gloomy here in the UK at the moment!!

Micki x

Shashi Nayagam said...

The beach photos are beautiful. Love the beautiful colour of the sea.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Those pics are so beautiful! What a pretty color the ocean is! Sounds like a fun day :)

Karyn said...

I find the Carrarra markets a bit trashy too. Good food at the turf club markets and some handmade stuff at the surfers paradise night markets. Beach looks good, is this the south end, between Miami and Currumbin?

Jennifer Rose said...

those are gorgeous pictures! the water looks so blue, could spend hours there.

Linda Fleming said...

What a beautiful beach and wonderful photos. I'm glad you had such a lovely day even if the market was disappointing. We have what's called flea markets around here and they too are filled with booths of crappy imnports. Not my taste, but someone must buy that stuff because those booths stay in business. No accounting for bad taste, huh? LOL

Autumn said...

Oh, my word! That beach is gorgeous! It made me miss seeing the ocean REALLY BAD! :-)

BumbleVee said...

oh, sure...that's right....show me the beach when we are looking at frosty rooftops in the mornings now... and heading into our winter..... although...I do have to brag that we don't have snow yet... which is kinda nice...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful photos of the beach. Happy that you had a super time.

Natalie said...

congrats with your engagement
warm hugs
Oh,may i say that your work is fantastic,just beautiful,axesome,