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Our first date with the Workshoproom

Saturday 7 September, 9.15am. The sun is shining, lighting up the room and tables with a warm glow. We are ready to meet our group.

Everyone has settled in after a behind the scenes tour of The Shac (Southern Highlands Artisans Collective) by the bubbly Brooke Munro. Whilst drinking our lattes with lots of giggles we have already completed our morning creativity warm-up.

Lunchtime arrives, and our group is so engrossed in their projects that some bring their lunch back to the bench and continue creating.

After combining our tips and tricks with their own unique style and taste, each person came away from the day with a new skillset and an artkit to continue their creative adventure. Thank you to the participants that came and joined us for our first ever workshop. It was great spending the day with you.

A shout out to the girls next door at Urban Food Tribe – they cooked up a plentiful storm of amazing treats for the day.

If you haven’t heard of The Shac, this building was once the Old Potato Shed at Robertson. It is now home of gallery, shop and training spaces and also the working studios of many talented artisans and artists from across the Southern Highlands. It stands right next to the Big Potato. Look forward to seeing you there next time.

Collecting inspiration

Taking time out

Do you walk so fast that you don’t remember any of the details along the way? It is so easy to focus on getting somewhere without enjoying the journey.

This week Booth&co walked the East Rim track at Fitzroy Falls. Winter is often too cold to walk in the mountains but we were very comfortable equipped with a warm jacket on a sunny day.

This track is around 8km return and somewhat undulating, so sturdy boots and a walking stick are a good idea, and the rangers are more than happy to provide maps and chat with you about tracks which are suitable for your needs.

For those who are not able to do a track, there are lovely areas around the visitors centre with picnic tables and boardwalks which are easily accessible and provide beautiful views of rushing water, local flora and fauna.

We were surprised by how many native plants flower during the winter.

So many colours, reds and oranges, brilliant mossy greens and the sun dappled yellows leaves.

One highlight was watching and listening to a lyrebird while it danced and sang in the undergrowth. We would have missed it if we had been making noise. Sorry for the grainy image but you can just make out the plumage amongst the ferns.

We are all about capturing our journeys on paper at Booth&co.

If you are interested in spending a day with us in the studio, check out our workshop page @ https://boothandco.com.au/workshops/

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On a road trip

Booth&co hit the road this week to take some time to reflect and discover.

Got some clean crisp images of the winter landscapes along the way to Cooma and then some relaxing retail therapy at Birdsnest followed by an amazing lunch at The Lott.

Headed back to Canberra where we hit the gym, ate dumplings then called it a night.

A gorgeous morning gave Leanne the opportunity to sit by Lake Burley Griffin in the sun and grab a quick pen and ink sketch.

Then off to the National Gallery to take in the Monet exhibition. Nothing compares to seeing great art in person. Photos just don’t do these works justice. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Unlock your personal creative style

We know that life is busy these days. Work/Life balance is what we all long for.

Think about taking a weekend for yourself in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Maybe bring some friends.

There are lots of lovely accommodation options and great places to eat here in the highlands.

Spend a Saturday with the team at booth&co – we are all fired up to spoil you with local treats and a fantastic lunch whilst giving you lots of tips and inspiration to help you on your personal creative journey. At the day’s end you will take home your new art starter kit, your fab creations and lots of ideas to move forward with.

After your fruitful day, perhaps spend your Sunday exploring the local area:- bespoke shops, open gardens, cafes, fantastic walks and parks – the highlands are renowned for spring blooms and colour.

Sound good? Check out our workshop page at https://boothandco.com.au/workshops/