Red for Change

Wearing a red coat dress by Mischa at 

the Inveresk Art Precinct.

This area was once the rail yards

and workshops but had been 

abandoned and derelict for many years.

About ten years ago it was redeveloped,

and now is home to the 

University of Tasmania School of Arts

and the museum.

Adding another layer,

my animal print wrap

as the wind kicked in.

Another change is in the

air for me, not just our fast 

approaching winter.

Time to assess my situation,

who knows what the future holds,

a new challenge , possibly

a change of direction, sounds exciting.

On a lighter note, meet Mabel,

who was commissioned by

the University of Tasmania .

She was made by a Canadian artist,

isn’t she great, seems right at home

here in Launceston.

Admiring the scale of these old once derelict buildings,

now re purposed and fully used.

I find great pleasure seeing

something once considered an eyesore,

now such an important part in

the culture of our city bringing

joy for future generations.

Remnants of the past remain,

such as this engine.

Looking forward, glancing back.

A colourful collection of doors

on an old workshop now part

of the Museum, the interaction

of old and new.

I too am wearing both older

and newer.

Red coat dress

by Mischa

Animal print wrap ,

many seasons ago.

Black Hat by Helen Kaminski

Boots by Ara

Bracelet , by  Riley, a gift

from my husband many

birthdays ago.

Taking the red to join in

with Visible Monday


Sacramento at Share in Style, later 

in the week.

This quote rings

true for me this week.

“Accept what is, let go of what was,

have faith in what will be. “



  1. Patti
    May 19, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Gorgeous red coat, Jill. And I love your quote of the day, I will borrow it. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

    • Jill James
      May 19, 2014 / 9:58 pm

      Pleased you borrowed the quote, it rings true for me. Always a pleasure to join Visible Monday.

  2. Jessica Jannenga
    May 19, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Love the red! Looks great on you. The combo of red and black is a fav, and the coat is a great fitPlease drop by , from VM link upJess

  3. Jill James
    May 19, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    Thankyou Jessica for dropping by. Red and black for me always a winner.

  4. Lisa
    May 20, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Hi, Jill. You look gorgeous and classic in the red with animal print. Thanks for stopping by my place. 🙂

    • Jill James
      May 21, 2014 / 5:53 am

      Thank you Lisa, good to catch up.

  5. Tamera Beardsley
    May 20, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Oh dear Jill … your red and black with the leopard … pure outfit perfection! I am going to pin this one to my muse board … so as to remember to add leopard to my red jacket come fall! The biggest of kudos on this fabulous post!Thank you so very much for your kind and encouraging words on my post today … your quote truly speaks to my heart.Much Love to you my dear.Tamera

    • Jill James
      May 21, 2014 / 5:56 am

      Thank you, Tamera, leopard for me goes with most everything. Tickled pink by the inclusion on your muse board. Always a pleasure to visit, I sometimes feel our paths run alongside each other.

  6. Jennifer Connolly
    May 21, 2014 / 6:09 am

    Gorgeous Jill!! Leopard is a neutral for me as well. You're looking very chic in your red and black with leopard.

    • Jill James
      May 21, 2014 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you Jennifer for your kind comments. Glad others see a little leopard in the same way.

  7. Seeker
    May 21, 2014 / 10:20 am

    I also think leopard as a neutral 🙂 You look amazing in red, very stylish, dear.Your quote it's a great reminder….. it speaks to me indeed.Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and left those words of support. Glad you liked my new hair style, I've been in doubts.All the best, dear Jill.xoxo

    • Jill James
      May 21, 2014 / 11:31 pm

      Seeker, so glad the quote related to you, sometimes words can make us see things in a different light.I do indeed like the new do, spring for me is often a time for a change.Thank you for you kind words.Take care, my dear. XO

  8. Jessica Cangiano
    May 22, 2014 / 1:49 am

    You're not alone, leopard is a natural to me as well. I recently saw a friend pair it with purple, which I don't think I've ever done, and am eager to give it a try soon. Red and aqua are two of my faves to pair this classic spotted pattern with, so naturally I adore how you've styled your leopard scarf here with a bold, beautiful red coat as its elegant background. Big hugs and the deepest of heartfelt thanks for your caring, supportive comment (re: my new Etsy shop), dear Jill.♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      May 22, 2014 / 6:48 am

      Must try the leopard with purple, sometimes the unexpected works so well. Be it modern or vintage a little leopard is always a favourite.My pleasure re you new Etsy shop , I am sure you will be a great success, just spied some great hats, for when the budget allows. Thank you dear, Jessica x

  9. Jan Graham-McMillen
    May 22, 2014 / 2:43 am

    Wow! That red coat-dress is a stunner! You have some glorious coats, young lady. Looking beautiful, and I'm so glad to see the tour of your art school. I took my degree at one, and there's an energy about them that's wonderful even if you're just visiting!What's the coming change? Hope it's good change for you!

  10. Jill James
    May 22, 2014 / 6:54 am

    Sure can see you in art school, your right they definately have an energetic vibe. I feel this space is perfect for all that energy. My coats collection has happened over many years, I have always loved a winter coat, lucky I live in one of Australia's states. Change I find is good, even if it is apparent at the time( about now really).

  11. Imogen
    May 23, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Looking super stunning in red!

  12. Jill James
    May 24, 2014 / 5:51 am

    Thank you so much Imogen. Enjoy your Sydney weather.

  13. dan
    May 27, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    Red is a beautiful bright colour which can brighten a chilly autumn day…your coat is nice on you!p.s.I love knowing about Australia, so I have enjoyed your post!

    • Jill James
      May 27, 2014 / 11:45 pm

      I agee red can brighten us on a dull, chilly day. So glad you enjoy a little glimpse of my part of Australia, I enjoy sharing it. I too appreciate seeing your part of Italy, it is so picturesque and steeped in so much history.

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