Absence makes the 'art' grow fonder

Its been a while since blogging I know. So whats happened between April and now? I've recently returned from a trip to Tasmania with Friends Sandra Winkworth and Felicity Jenkins where we visited markets, galleries and beautiful countryside.We got to get up close to Alpacas, get blown around in sub-Antarctic conditions at the top of Mount Wellington, ran into Bob Brown in Cygnet, almost pummeled  an echidna, adopted silly poses for photos and agreed on returning to this beautiful part of Australia to explore more and marvel at all it has to offer!


Returning home, it has been straight back into the studio with mixed results. It is a difficult mindset to labor over something that may or may not make it into an exhibition.

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A week has passed, working  on a particular project  and I am mindful of the time I have remaining until exhibiting at Katoomba Fine Art in November  ('Basketry of Today') in a curated show by artist  Virginia Kaiser and then I'll be participating in Bathurst Regional Gallerys 'Local Artist Project' in December. The panic has truly set in and then I remind myself that I have been through all this before and survived! This week I have resumed Life Drawing with a small group of artists at Nolan on Lovel Gallery. Artist friend Tom Doherty invited me to join the group and I am really happy to be reestablishing my drawing skills once again.  I think it will be a while before putting any of my attempts at drawing up here on the blog!