In a good way….mostly.
It is Autumn here now and the
weather is starting to cool.
Last week at this time I was excitedly packing
my bags and heading for Sydney to
look after my little grand daughter, Lillie,
as her mum had gone into labour.
It is a good thing that they share their
house with another family as I
arrived 30mins too late.
Gopal and Suse had walked into the
hospital at 11pm and she was holding
her little son seven minutes later at 11.07.
What a woman!
one week later :)
the basics in life that I find very nourishing.
Things are put into perspective and a natural
order seems to be set in place.
Over the last few weeks I have had no time
to write on my blog or be creative in my studio.
Now that could have caused me great misery
however there are other, more basic, needs to fill
and studio time just doesn't rate on my 'to do' list
We had funeral for a much loved uncle.
Helping with a big move from city to country
for my eldest son and his family.
I did sneak in a Cameron Williams
demonstration at the CSG and was filled with lust for his
Then…...The birth of my first grandson.
In and around all of that there were HSC activities
for my daughter.
My step son returning from travel in the U.S.
Visits to my middle son in hospital.
And grandma duty.
Of course, in the mix, my essay was due this week
for my distance Grad Cert Ceramics ANU course.
That is life!
Fortunately, my attitude to work and dead lines
(which seem to be the story of my life)
has always been
'do it now because you might not be able to later'
With this in mind, as soon as I returned home from my
residential, I did a block of research work and
wrote up my findings as I went .
This made the finishing it off fairly straight forward.
However, I am sure if I had a simple life, I could
do much better.
It has been submitted on time
and I am pleased with that considering the
grand picture of life here at Lilli Pilli Studio.
If I can just pass each unit I will be happy
because in the scheme of things, it is the basics in life
that really matter to me and it will always be that way.
Art is essential to my life but only after the basics.
This weeks harvest
and here is a little wool and silk MUD CLOTH test
that I put into a bucket of mud from out back NSW
in January and just opened today when I was cleaning
and now my spring harvest of reeds and grasses
is dry and ready to be made into paper so March
will be all about plant fibre paper
for an April of throwing.