Art Residency Diary
Day 7 – 15 August 2022
I didn't feel too inspired to be here today, for the first time. I dragged my feet, especially coming in on my own after being here since last Wednesday with my husband. It felt quiet.
Within half an hour of being here a gentleman working in the area came to see me, and then more people popped in, followed by dear local, Peter.
Last week I named one of my paintings in honour of Peter, and today he allowed me to take a photo of him with it. I called it 'To the Heavens', and I can see that he is really touched by this gesture, and he continues to admire the painting itself.
Peter is very unwell and is preparing to pass over. He tells me that it is a miracle that he's still here. He has great stories to tell, interesting perspectives to share, is very spiritual and he makes me laugh.
I fell in love with this town in January, and love it even more now. Although I live 35mins north of here, I know that a special bond has been made between me at Oatlands.
I started a new painting today. It is in the very early stages. It took me a bit to settle on what to focus on next. Maybe I am at a transition within this focused art time. The Festival over the weekend marked the mid-point of this residency, so I am now on the last half moving towards my Black Swan exhibition.
Tomorrow I will be back in here after an interview Diane is doing with me on local radio (7MID). I'll be interviewed about 10.30am. Then I'll be in this art studio until around 3pm.
You're welcome to drop in (including children), bring your art supplies and we can create together tomorrow afternoon, or over the weekend (Sat afternoon, or Sunday morning).
79 High st,
See calendar of opening days / hours pinned to the top of my Facebook Page, and in the window at the above location.
Black Swan Exhibition – Sat 27 Aug (10am – 6pm) & Sun 28 Aug (10am – 3pm) Final day!