Monday, September 14, 2009

Burst of joy!

I had to confess to Godfrey yesterday that I had fallen in love with not one, but three other people over the weekend ....

The good thing is, he's used to me returning from conferences feeling completely besotted with the presenters, their ideas, and the intriguing worlds that they invite the audience to explore. This year's Australian Landscape Conference was no exception - I was captivated, enamoured, delighted and inspired. Hooray for positive stories amongst all the sadness and frustration of the information piled upon us daily!

The speakers who impressed me most included the far-sighted Thomas Wolz,




practical, positive and gentle Ed Snodgrass



and the very droll (and talented!) Nancy Power.


If you're at all interested in design, landscapes, ecological systems, green roofs, painting with plants, (... etc. etc.), I highly recommend that you grasp any opportunity to see them present their work.

Burble burble burble! I think I'll just melt back now into thoughts of innovative design and sensual landscape delights .....!





(leaf heart pic from here; others from the ALC and designers' websites)

4 comments:

Bellgirl said...

Oh how marvellous, I drooled over the brochure for the Landscape conference! I'll follolw up your links and discuss at the next Thornbury Craft Bonanza.

Sarah said...

I really like the rooftop garden. I sometimes bug my parents about making one...

Jennifer said...

I tend to underestimate the power of the spoken word -- the power of seeing a person directly, presenting his or her work -- with an over-reliance on the printed word. Partly because it's generally cheaper to buy a book than to attend a conference. But you're so right -- it can be so electrifying and rejuvenating not just to hear a presenter but to hear within an audience, a group of like-minded souls, and to come away changed. Delighted to read about your experiences!

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