What have I been doing?
A lot. Moving over 1000 kms interstate with all that entails. Setting up a house and a studio and learning to cope with a capital city with innumerable roundabouts rather than a mining town with three sets of traffic lights. I climb Mt. Ainslie from my back gate every other day and delight in a profusion of art galleries. (The photo is of James Turrell’s Within Without at the NGA) I adore Broken Hill but am learning there is a lot to love about Canberra. Not the roundabouts.
What have I been reading?
Poetry! After years of neglect I have rediscovered my love for reading poetry. Reading a poem aloud can be very soothing. Joining Jen Louden in The Oasis has provided a wealth of poetry resources to explore. I especially liked this one this week.
What have I been listening to?
Well, you all know hearing’s not my strong suit but the birds around our new home work hard to keep me in their loop. We share our garden with gang gang cockatoos, crimson rosellas, sulphur-crested cockatoos, currawongs, magpies, parrots and galahs. I can look out my kitchen window, see Kangaroos and hear the birds and forget about the roundabouts. The photo of the gang gang is from the Birds in Backyards site. A cracker for wannabe twitterers.
What have I been making?
Not much!! Setting up a home, learning my way around, and dealing with the bureaucracy associated with an interstate move takes time! I have made something special which I may be at liberty to reveal soon. Here is a sneak preview!
Tomorrow I will post some shots of the studio! I’m taking it slowly….