Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sculptures pop up

the Seagulls fly about in the breeze

Today was another beautiful sunny day so my lovely husband took me out to lunch in the village.
this one is made from old machinery parts

Over the summer holidays an outdoor Exhibition features works by local Waiheke Artists, amongst the shops and cafes. Here are a few that caught my eye and would like to share them with you.


the goblet was made from vine branches

The Island is a popular destination for holiday makers and tourists to come and enjoy the sunshine, beaches and the laid back atmosphere.

I want to thank you again for your kind visits and friendship.
Because the weather has been so pleasant here I have not spent much time sitting down at the computer. I do look forward to coming over to visit you soon.

This tandem bike with the picnic basket which you can rent, would be a fun way to get around and see the Island
Hope all is well and you are enjoying a wonderful week.


  1. My dearest Carolyn,
    wha t abeuatiful day to make such a nice trip! Those sculptures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week,
    sending Love and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  2. What a great way to display art. I especially like the restaurant scene made from rusty parts. As always I find the views on your island just amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Carolyn.

  3. Fantastic sculptures. I always admire the talent artists can achieve with what would be land fill. I love the wine goblet, so next time I prune my vine, I'll have to be a bit more adventurous than just making wreaths.
    Enjoy your beautiful sunshine.

  4. This is a lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday in the sun. The sculpture of the seagulls is perfect with the beach setting nearby. Enjoy the sunshine Carolyn.

  5. We have a sculpture exhibition happening at one of our beaches at the moment. They will be there for a week, so I am trying to make time to go down and take some photos I love what your sculptors have done.
    Hugs Kay

  6. How amazing! I love those seagulls, they would be a great addition to any open space wouldn't they. They are all so incredible though! xx

  7. Enjoy your summer in your beautiful country dear Carolyn!
    We are waiting ..... and when it's winter you have perhaps more time!!!
    Happy weekend!
    With love,

  8. Oh I love those sculptures. Hug B

  9. I love to see all the photographs of warmth and sunshine and lovely things you share. Blessings my beautiful friend. Love Jeanne

  10. They are fabulous works of art. Have a good week. Suzy xo

  11. Hello Carolyn,
    What great pictures. I kind of wish I was there...snow is fun, but the cold has been brutal.
    Big hug,

  12. Dear Carolyn,
    First, did you rent a tandem bike? Oh what fun that would be.
    The sculptures are just amazing... Sounds like such a enjoyable day, and the sky looks so beautiful...
    You just enjoy yourself out side.... Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos.

  13. These sculptures are all so interesting. I really enjoy visiting sculpture gardens and exhibitions. When I was in San Francisco last year, I really enjoyed the outdoor sculptures at the deYoung Museum. My favorite was a gigantic safety pin, I think it was about two stories tall. I love seeing really absurd pieces like that, as well as the more fanciful, artistic ones. Thanks for sharing your day out.

  14. What a lovely day! Beautiful sculptures but the tandem bike caught my eyes...very romantic idea for a pic nic.Enjoy your time.

  15. Hi Carolyn, wonderful sculptures around the island. It looks like gorgeous weather and beautiful blue skies to enjoy. How fun to take a ride on the tandem bike. I used to ride one with a friend when I was growing up.
    Enjoy the rest of the week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sending hugs

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely sculptures and I do love the tandem very much! Makes one happy to see nice weather photos.

  17. lovely sculptures, specially the one made from old machinery parts

  18. Happy Ria...x!

  19. Hi Carolyn! These sculptures are very cute!
    Hugs and happy weekend


  20. Such beautiful sunny day!!!! And so interesting and fun exhibition!
    Seems you had really great time, Carolyn! :D

  21. Those sculptures are great, that is a wonderful idea for local artists to display their talent. Thank you for sharing them with us. i love the sea gulls. Enjoy the sunshine and being absent form the computer! Summer is always too short. Sarah x

  22. Carolyn,
    I thought of you when I saw this on the news! So nice that you are visiting and enjoying the sculptures. Bx

  23. Hooray for public art that everyone can enjoy! Hooray to lovely summer days and lunches with the people you love. Have a splendid weekend!

  24. I so love these artistic displays by the streets, what a great way to showcase creativity. Glad for your trip, dear Carolyn, many thanks for capturing all the beauty for us.

  25. What a beautiful day, a day for a romantic pic nic...I feel so happy by looking at your pictures!
    Warm hug,

  26. I love to see art so alive in the wide open like this for all to enjoy! How fantastic! And that piece made out of vine branches is just spectacular! Keep taking in these beautiful days pal!! Nicole xoxo

  27. Love the sea Gulls, I have lot's of Gulls every morning, I feed them and
    they pay me a visit every morning. There is just something about the sea air, but today, it is strange, because we are getting a Nor easter blizzard tomorrow, can feel it in my bones, also big tides are expected here on the Maine midcoast. yvonne

  28. Carolyn it looks like you had a wonderful day exploring the area. The sculptures are lovely! Have a great week ahead.

  29. You are SO lucky to live in such a lovely place Carolyn! But I bet you don't need me to tell you that :))) The sculptures are interesting and so creative. I live near a famous US ski resort (40 miles)and in the summer it's fun to go there and walk around and see the sculptures on display along walks. Some are good and some I just don't get. It would be fun to meet the artist behind them.
    I hope you have a wonderful week sweetie!
    much love...

  30. Dearest Carolyn,

    I think I may be moving to New Zealand in future. The weather on your island looks so beautiful. I can use some of your sun and warmth on this grey January day in Rotterdam.

    Sending love,

    Madelief x

  31. Dear, dear, dear, DEARETS Caroline...THANKS, is arrived your tiket and your present... I'm happy... THANKS!!!!! ;) Dearest friend... really THANKS!!! Kissesssssssssss and very HUGS!!!! NI ;)

  32. Those sculptures are fun! Looks like you are having lovely weather so I don't blame you for being out in it. We had a tandem bike when I was little, I think it was aqua colored. :) Have a great rest of the week, Tammy

  33. I've always loved large sculptures like this! Thanks for sharing these :) Wendy x

  34. Wow these are some really creative and amazing sculptures. There are some incredibly talented people in this beautiful world of ours, aren't there?

  35. Some fabulous sculptures here, very striking!

  36. Looks like a beautiful day dear Carolyn :) nice to be here after such a long time . Hope u are well .

  37. Liked this post! Lovely day for you.


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