It was the opening night – so of course someone had to lay out the red carpet… 😉
The book was there – Ike made sure of that. And gosh it looked fine – all hardback – with a map of Wellington on the inside cover.
Ike was there – in one of his many guises 🙂 just to make sure someone was there to eat all the cupcakes – but then he didn’t even get a single one – so we had to make him up another batch when we all got home.
Lots of artists showed up – they had fantastic paintings showing just how magical Wellington is – this Amazing Collage in an old windowframe won – because – and you might not be able to see it in this tiny picture – but it is amazing – and totally filled with iconic Wellington – including a Weta on the hills – now how did that get there I wonder?
This young lady won $100 for her and $100 dollars for her school – bet she was happy!
People walked off with books, and there were plenty of prizes – most of the pictures are up on the Rona Gallery facebook in the photo album – “art competition” http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151295650996794.462893.130606606793&type=1
Below are just some of the pictures – enjoy – it was a awesome evening – and I would to thank everyone who turned up and made it so magical, and to everyone who has sent best wishes from afar – cheers, guys – this is for you 🙂
PS don’t forget – if you haven’t got one already to ask your local bookshop or library for a copy of “Wizard’s Guide” most Wellington bookstores should have it by now, or you can order it online through Rona Gallery, Unity Books, Children’s Bookstore, Almo’s Books, Amazon and more…
2 Replies to “The Opening”
Great stuff Alicia. You are an inspiration!
As are you Helen, love your blog 🙂