I haven’t enjoyed getting up in the morning recently. After spending at least part of the night coughing and therefore not sleeping, the last thing I feel like doing is bouncing out of bed at 06:30. The last few mornings I’ve made it as far as turning over on my stomach, propping myself up on my elbows and hacking away and then crawling out of the covers, but this morning I was SO tired that I actually fell asleep again in that position, waking up about 15 minutes later with a severely aching back!
Why am I telling you this? I don’t know really, except that perhaps the awkwardness of my position goes some way to explaining the clarity of my 15-minute dream. I don’t usually remember dreaming so it is highly unusual for me to recall actual content. It went something like this: BookArtObject was running a book arts festival/residential week somewhere luxuriously equipped with etching/letterpress/bookbinding equipment (probably NOT in Coffs Harbour) and a well-stocked art library AND BAO members were giving some excellent sessions for visitors: I recall Monica Oppen teaching something, Ronnie taking a calligraphy class, Fiona Dempster teaching yoga (presumably because I think of Fiona’s balance and clarity!), Caren Florence taking a letterpress class on text and image, Helen Malone teaching innovative book structures and… I’d roped in practically every book artist/printmaker I know in Australia and we were having a fabulous time at our first BAO ‘event’ which was an outstanding success.
So I woke up and thought, Why not?*
* I hasten to add, not this year, and probably not next year either. But 2015 anyone, after we’ve gallivanted off to China for the Impact 9 conference? 🙂