Life's a pretty precious...

Life's a pretty precious...

Monday, 31 October 2016

(the other) Liz x2, Hats and Hikes...





(the other) Liz x2


A passion for Dance, Theatre, The Arts, The Bush and Nature, Outrageous fun,  Creative dressing and more, cemented a fabulous friendship of nearly 30 years between (the other) Liz and (the other) Liz





from the dressing room a long time ago...time and feathers...




 ...to the stage...
one of our favourite productions we worked in together was Worn To The Edge, a performance extravaganza of textile art...incredible hats, clothes....including work by Australian artists Greer Taylor and Gretel Pinniger who are still producing brilliant art today...




The stunning works of  wearable art  in Greer's link below
http://greertaylor.net/galleries/gal-clothes/other.html

Gretel Pinninger's brilliant, outrageous costumes are still brilliant and outrageous
http://www.madamelash.com.au/index1-lash.html
 



It's always a creative event when the two of us are together. Once we met on the moving walkway up to a shopping centre and had a 10 minute conversation, me on the down side, (the other) Liz on the up side...why get off!! Grands jetés across pedestrian crossings...the quote on my birthday card this year from (the other) Liz:


"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" 
Albert Einstein





Champagne, coffee, feasting...


I am blessed to have such a talented, intelligent, unique, beautiful (in every way) friend as I have in (the other) Liz...always an individual...

"Why fit in...when you were born to stand out!" 
(the front of my birthday card)

Festivals, Theatre, Art Exhibitions,  
Book launches, Shopping, Picnics...and our famous Hikes
 



In 2010 we tackled the Syndicate Track which follows the old tramway up the escarpment from the Bellinger Valley
  One of the most ambitious ‘ ‘pine lines’ was the Syndicate tramway, used to transport hoop pine down the mountainside north of Dibbs Head to Gleniffer between 1912 and 1928. The onset of World War One and completion of the railway to Dorrigo in 1924, followed by the Depression, all combined to bring this grand scheme to a close. However, tramway relics remain as mute sentinels of the pioneer era on the Syndicate Ridge Walking Track in Dorrigo National Park.




It takes about 7 hours hard climbing to get to the top. We hadn't organised a vehicle to pick us up and had to turn around to make it down before dark...
 
So when (the other) Liz suggested we try to join our two hikes together when she visited me in Bello a few weeks ago...

 
...retro shorts discovered in a Bello shop on a previous visit, perfect for hiking on a gorgeous spring morning (held up with a belt I passed on to her a couple of years ago), famous rooster T shirt...the beginning of the walk


The $1 hat! Reversible too! I left my hat at home, we dropped in to the Dorrigo Vinnies and there, with my name on, was the perfect hiking companion...




 The Bellinger Valley and beyond to the Pacific Ocean from Lanes Lookout


Props...stage management...photo shoot




The Old Bull Wheel! We found it! We did it! 
The whole of Syndicate Track Walk...even if it took 6 years 

Ageing Fabulously! 


Linking to

 http://stylecrone.com/2016/11/01/hat-attack-40-mademoiselle-slassi/









Thanks for coming with me and (the other) Liz on the Syndicate Track Walk...
 Now I see there's a big white space (another big walk!) between here and the comments section...I really appreciate your comments and 
understanding of my unintended overabundance of 
white space!