Wot, now music at the cottage? Well Jack Phemister has already played at the cottage @saraphemister_artworks exhibition so it’s really his return. But we are are thrilled that @yassarts_inc @alphemistersculpture is hosting Rob Snarksi here!!! All details on this graphic designed and photographed by our ‘cottage photographer’ @hphemisterphotography Can’t wait! 🎶 An intimate gathering, do get your tickets quick! #robsnarksi#yassarts#visityassvalley#aroundtheboreelog#boreelogcottage#poetscottage
The end of a big day, a big thank you to all that came to our cottage event and all our amazing helpers that made for a smooth operation. Robyn Sykes gave us a fantastic poetry performance and artist Patrick Carroll came with his original painting of the John O’Brien poem ‘The Little Irish Mother’ This moment captured by @saraphemister_artworks as I reflected that this was the very poem David had chosen to read an excerpt from at his mother’s funeral. The ‘Little Irish Mother’ painting features behind us and is based on a picture of Patrick’s grandmother. All of his paintings from the exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of John O’Brien sold to private collections, but this one he wanted to keep for himself. So interesting how poetry takes us to the world of relationship and how this carries into the beyond ........✨Here is the final stanza ‘When at last the books are balanced in the settling-up to be,
And our idols on the rubbish-heap are hurled,
Then the judge shall call to honour - not the "stars," it seems to me,
Who have posed behind the footlights of the world;
But the king shall doff his purple, and the queen lay by her crown,
And the great ones of the earth shall stand aside
While a Little Irish Mother in her tattered, faded gown
Shall receive the crown too long to her denied. (John O’Brien) #thelittleirishmother#aroundtheboreelog#boreelogcottage#poetscottage#bushpoet#bushpoetry#littlebylittle#thelittlebirdbuildshernest
It is a full house at Boree Log Cottage! John O’Brien (otherwise known as Monsignor Patrick Hartigan) is being celebrated on his 140th Birthday Anniversary at his birthplace cottage. Thank you for all the RSVPs that have come in through our website and through email. Sincere apologies now for anyone who says they didn’t know they had to RSVP, we hope you can appreciate we have a very tiny cottage... 🏠
Saturday October 13th 2018, 10am -12noon
9.30am - Cottage doors open
10am Robyn Sykes poetry performance - First half
10.45am - 11.15am - Morning tea break
11.15am- 11.45am - Second half of Robyn’s performance
Other program details
More than 40 Limericks have been sent in for our Limerick Collection as well as some very special poems. These will be on display.
Artist - Patrick Carroll will be bringing an original painting from the illustrated version of ‘Around the Boree log / a selection from Around the Boree Log and the Parish of St. Mel's’ and his original sketches.
There will be also be some memorabilia and some cottage merchandise.
David and I are looking forward to marking this day at Boree Log Cottage - our poets cottage in Yass. Share with us your connection to the man, his works and his life!
Event closes at 12 noon #aroundtheboreelog#boreelogcottage#poetscottage#visityassvalley#birthplaceofjohnobrien#monsignorhartigan#monsignorpatrickhartigan#bushpoet#irishaustralian#historichome#cottage#sharingspace#creatingspace#weavingpeopletogether
Collating all the contributions for our Limerick Collection today, I picked one from Mt Carmel primary school for this Instagram post because 1. it is simply delightful, making David and I smile 2. it reminded me of the crafted masterpieces of our children when they were at Mt Carmel primary. A big heartfelt thank you to Mrs Harvey - an inspirational teacher of our young ones. I have used my Missy Moo’s childhood drawing of the cottage which turned into a linoprint at a workshop with @saraphemister_artworks & @kasey_robinson_ The tie to John O’Brien’s poetry and his parish life as Father Patrick Hartigan is clear to a certain demographic of our society. But here, out of 43 contributions in total for our Limerick Collection, 20 have come from our very very youngest of writers. I can’t wait to see the delight on people’s faces when they see all these. Weaving young ones with our older ones in the appreciation of word and rhyme, history and place just makes me happy #thelimerickcollection#aroundtheboreelog#poetscottage#140thbirthanniversary#johnobrien#monsignorhartigan#irishaustralians#bushpoetry#boreelogcottage
I had to catch myself after the last session realising what started out as a pilot Mindful Self-Compassion 1/2 Day Retreats is now moving on to a offer of the full 4 Day Program spread over the next year. Is this what it feels like when something you help start begins to grow??? 🌱
Lynn and I are thrilled to offer a Repeat of Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self Compassion at Boree Log Cottage, YASS on Saturday September 27th October.
The first offering of Day 1, held on Sunday 9th September filled fast, largely in response to a Social Media Post here on Instagram. We never got a chance to even offer it to past participants or to others that expressed interest in future workshops. Our sincere apologies for that. Thank you for this feedback, it’s helping us find new ways of working.
This Repeat Day 1 workshop forms part of a 4 day program that will be spaced over 2018/2019. A ½ Day Retreat will also be held at the end of 2019.
Day 1: Discovering and Practicing Mindful Self-Compassion (Spring 2018)
Day 2 : Practicing Loving-Kindness /Discovering Your Compassionate Voice (Summer 2019)
Day 3 :Living Deeply/Meeting Difficult Emotions (Autumn 2019)
Day 4 :Exploring Challenging Relationships/Embracing Your Life (Spring 2019)
½ Day Retreat : (Summer 2019)
If we are able to run another Day 1 repeat we are hopeful we could get two streams of people through this program! We will be guided by your interest.
Please click on the link in my Instagram bio to get to the cottage website and look at ‘Upcoming Events’ tab, click on this image and you will see our Flyer. Feel free to forward this flyer and email to friends you think would enjoy and benefit from the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. A friendly reminder that registrations and payment are to be directed to Lynn. Soothed Heart and The Big Sky and I look forward to hosting you at Boree Log Cottage. Limited places. Go on schedule some selfcare 💜
Xx Sandra #mindfulselfcompassion#selfcare#mindfulness#presentmomentreminder#retreat#cottage#selfcare#careforself#becausementalhealthmatters#aroundtheboreelog#poetscottage#littlebylittle#thelittlebirdbuildshernest
Spent the day painting timber for the replacement pergola today, the old one was so rotten we think it was held up by the Virginia creeper that grew all over it. It was hard to make the decision to get rid of the creeper, the seasonal changes were captivating to watch. But it’s forked tendrils had a way of attaching strongly to the house. It’s always been ‘The Triffid’ Our plan is to eventually grow a grape vine instead. Here is a picture of a japonica petal blown onto wet paint by a blustery spring wind. Pretty Pretty 💕 #aroundtheboreelog#poetscottage#adayofpainting#acaseofcrueltobekind#littlebylittle#thelittlebirdbuildshernest