So after the Great Create I thought I would sneak in a little adventure before the madness that is Christmas. Antwerp (Belgium) was the city of choice and it was bursting with places to see and things to do. First stop was a lovely little shop called JULJA'S - you guessed it: a lovely little haberdashery stocking floor to celling trims, wools and lovely fabrics. It reminded me of Millie Moon and I felt right at home.
Second stop after indulging in a mouth watering Belgian waffle mmmmmm.........was a little gallery (the name escapes me) on Leopoldstraat, well it did seem little from the outside but as you travelled within it just grew and grew! Robert Combas was the artist I was interested in. His work is highly decorative in a patternly way and the photos just don't do it justice. If you are in the area I do highly recommend you go be wow-ed.
Third stop was just a couple of doors down in another little gallery - this I do remember the name of: Leonhard's Gallery. Jurgen Lingl-Rebetez is an amazing artist who sculpts lions, birds and various creatures from a single pieces of wood using a chain saw. I was really inspired by this work and awed by the skill - I've never seen wood manipulated in this way before.