Tuesday, October 16, 2012

QT Gold Coast + from 3 to 4!

So I've been busy, busy, busy with commissioned paintings lately. I'm hoping once they're finished the clients will let me show you all of my hard work :) 

I did, however, get to have the weekend off last weekend to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary at the Gold Coast! We stayed at the QT Hotel and it was fabulous! Seriously one of the coolest hotels I've stayed at. I would describe it as 50s/60s cool - with just the right amount of kitsch.

We were welcomed by a guy on a skateboard, who offered to take our bags up to our room.

Lolly bars in the foyer cafe.

We stayed in the King Ocean View room with mod 50s style decor, that came with a price list and you could actually buy if you want to. Cockatoo lamp anyone?

We spent hours lounging by the pool on Sunday afternoon and even had a dip and a drink at the swim up bar. Hello Spring!

We had dinner and breakfast at the amazing Bazaar restaurant on Level 1 of the QT. I can't rave enough about the service and the food!

Bazaar offers a buffet style dinner and breakfast with a 'market place' feel. You can help yourself to anything you like, and you're encouraged to ask the chefs to cook anything to your liking - whether it's a wood fired pizza, a medium rare steak, or a breakfast omelette with the lot. The dessert bar is also something out of this world. Lots of little petite desserts, along with a cold-rock style ice-cream and lolly bar!

Dinner is $69 pp, Breakfast is $32. Ours was included with our hotel package. :)

 It's amazing what a refreshing (child free!) weekend away can do! Even though it was only a couple of days, I missed having little Miss 3 following us around. 

And today - little Miss 3 is going to be little Miss 4! It's her birthday!!! 

How quickly time flies when you're having fun. Happy Birthday to our gorgeous girl. We love you so very very much!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello October!

October is here! and that means GO GO GO!

Christmas orders start coming in, Miss 3 will be turning into Miss 4, about a hundred commissioned paintings to complete (ok, maybe not 100, but more than I can count right now!), markets to prepare for, bigger wholesale orders, and Halloween is coming up! 

"Halloween Dream"

It is one of my favourite months though. The weather is warming up and there's so many fun things going on...and today is our 2nd Wedding Anniversary! 

 We've been together for 8 years, and married 2. :)

Ok time to get back to finishing off a beautiful commissioned painting. If the client agrees, I will post pics of it shortly.

In the meantime, there is still room to fit in a couple more commissioned paintings if you have something you want in time for Christmas, just be sure to get your order in asap by emailing me your ideas at artbyjaz@yahoo.com.au.