What a glorious day for the Paint-In; 25 years of showcasing local professional and emerging artists in one of our most beautiful neighbourhoods. We spent several hours walking the route, chatting with friends and fellow artists. Tens of thousands of visitors had a great time viewing the work of over 150 artists. There was also great food and live musical entertainment. This year our friend Dame Mailarta, as part of her Portrait Palace project, walked the route to have her portrait taken with all the other participating artists. She also had a display set up where the public could take a picture of themselves posing as a stamp of the Queen which they could mail or email to the project. It was an amazing day!

One view of the crowds taking part in this year’s Paint-In.

GJ and I pose at Dame Mailarta’s spot on the tour. GJ loans the Queen his jaunty boater hat! Apparently the cardboard corgi caused great consternation to many of the little dogs passing by.