Six meetings (so far), one work trip to Kempsey on Thursday, one information session about the Al Mutanabbi Starts Here reading event on March 8th, daughter’s first day at High/Secondary School and a dinner meeting at the Regional Gallery on Friday. And then I have another long weekend because it’s my birthday!
The image is a work in progress (aren’t they all at the moment): a monoprint on handmade paper that was couched onto a 3 meter length of stringy barn which peeled off a local tree a year or two back. I remember my bemused daughter asking why I’d swerved to a halt on the dirt track and was loading loops of bark into the back of the 4WD… this is the result, I told her later. The tannins from the bark and a stain I made from soil on our block coloured the paper where it touched the bark. For the last three years it has been languishing, draped over my big easel while I figured out what to do with it. Apparently I’ve come to a conclusion.