My apologies to the early birds who popped into Version 1 of this post. I could see the photos, everything looked good at my end, but it appears nobody else could. I tried to fix it, failed and had to take it down as I couldn’t work out why WP wouldn’t let you see my photos – so I started again. In doing that I lost the comments attached to the first version – but thank you for letting me know all was not as it should be. Fingers crossed it works this time!
Any hoo – here we go again………
June 1st 2020: A month has passed. Maybe even more. Time telescopes, bends, flies, crawls, disappears, comes and goes. Essentially it means very little to me these days. Maybe it was so even before the days of the Great Pause arrived upon us all. I confess, I’m no longer sure.
I pass my days doing essentially the same things I have adopted as my life’s activities since I retired and became a lady of leisure. I create, I make, I talk, I visit, in reality again, or still virtually; I am quiet. I read, I walk, I think – maybe too much and not always kindly. I am cross with myself about that – I’d rather be kind than not. Yet I fail in my aspiration constantly. But still, I am grateful and a little in awe of how a life unfolds and reflects back to what was and opens up to what could be. There’s a kind of magic in this space we have been given.
I am privileged and I recognise this every moment of every day. And I am immensely grateful for where and how I am able to live. And so, I make. Using Pinata Alcohol Inks, Blending Fluid and an air blower I played with colour and form so that my daughter could have a new arty layout on the wall above her sofa. A Garden to inspire her during this darkest time of the year.
And when all the pieces were chosen and the chosen pieces were framed up we spent quite some more time arranging and rearranging the hanging layout – until finally, it was declared done
And while photographs and copies can never hold the depth and richness of the original pieces, if you like anything, please feel free to download a copy for your own use.
And finally, here is Siddy waiting patiently for the light to return. Just three more weeks til the Winter Solstice here in the Riviera of Antarctica
Oh, and here – finally – really – just moments before he was at last able to visit his friends at MudPuppy and get a proper haircut. Oh how happy we all were!
I hope all the photos have been allowed to show for everyone this time. Please do let me know if you can’t view anything.
Thanks so much for coming by today, I’m so happy that you did.