Saturday, 7 November 2015

Tickle Tank

Hello everyone.

Finally I am back after a long break away. I was initially unwell with the world's grottiest (filthy)cold. It turned me into a spluttering mess and I actually resided in my bed for at least four days. I was off work for the week and managed to turn a few heads when I returned to work with my barking cough. That being said it was more viral than anything else, my nasal passages remained relatively clear of any green mucous..thankfully...but my head did suffer from headache/flu symptoms. Enough! Once recovered I have been slow to return to blogging. I have happily visited others but the effort required to actually start writing evaded me. My crafting efforts started off slowly but I am back to producing with gusto...finishing off and starting anew.

I note I haven't as yet showed you the Tickle tank and will do so now.
Wow it seems like so long ago that I went to Mount Barker to investigate a large water holding tank that has been converted by an artist couple into a home. The block of land that it stands on is not a large one, but the gardens that meander around the tank and the little nooks and crannies that are made into little outdoor rooms for sitting are lovely.

As you enter the garden you find the blue room. mosaic water feature made from recycled goods

 Old concrete drain pipes recycled into chairs with etched hearts and roses

from purple to oranges. Even the rocks get a paint treatment

 Tight corners with just enough room for a chair and the path to meander by

Sculptural forms nettled in every nook and cranny

 A separate tower room for the artist in residence at the top of the tank.

 Another little nook to view the beautiful mosaics

 Broken crockery - dont throw away!

Wooden birds, handmade

A view of the artist tower

Mermaids in the garden

Mosaic details

If only they could talk

 Sneaky peaks inside, I want this painting!

More birds  and iron  garden stakes

 Glad you took the time to duck in! See you soon with a catch up of what I have been working on.
Cheers Mon xx


  1. Wow! What a fabulous place to visit. Those mosaics are amazing. 'Tis good you are better now, Nurse Mon.

  2. gosh I love that place!! I'm sorry you were ill but I'm sure glad you are all better now. With a new and improved immune system.


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