It’s been a while since I have posted any thing. March was such a busy month. I loved everything I did, but I am glad to look at the April calendar and see some free days!
Let me tell you about March….
It is birthday time in my life ~ my birthday, the Fella’s, other relations and my 95 year old friend. She wasn’t going to have a party, but her sons talked her into it. She loved every minute. I have also taken her to a few medical appointments this month too. Other celebrations included an engagement party and my niece’s wedding.
I did cultural things. There was a talk about colonial art at the Incinerator Gallery, the first ballet for the year (The Australian Ballet’s performance of Faster, three modern ballets. It was brilliant.) and the film Hidden Figures. I saw a fabulous exhibition at the NGV, Who’s afraid of colour? The exhibition notes say
This exhibition brings together presentations of work by a broad range of Indigenous women artists, whose practice is unbounded by convention. It includes bold statements that explore colour and assert the politics of identity. Customary woven objects and modern works will jostle in the same space, with digital, synthetic and organic materials alternating unexpectedly. The poetics of mourning will oscillate with paintings of wondrous joy and photographs that expose Indigenous disadvantage and repugnant instances of institutionalised racism.
Go see it if you are in Melbourne!
I caught up with friends: Liz, Tess, friends from school, Mary, Denise was back from overseas and Melanie. Mary, Denise and I went for a drive up to Warburton. It’s a special place for me, because my Mum spent the first few years of her life around there and later moved to Lilydale. Mum and I are going back for a weekend jaunt soon, so I will have lots of stories to tell. This time we went for a walk amongst the sequoia trees that were planted in the 1930s. That was amazing, a little taste of what it must be like to walk among the giants in California.
In amongst all of this I did the usual things ~ the hairdresser, my weekly visit to a friend suffering from dementia, my volunteer work at the Herbarium and then to the painting session, and four Sunday mornings of paid work. Needless to say housework kept falling off the list of things to do. But I did get out into the garden, especially to harvest the tomatoes, beans and strawberries, which have either gone into the the freezer or onto our morning muesli!
Unfortunately blogging and creating kept falling off the list too. I have been trying to keep up with your blogs, but forgive me if I have missed things. I have done two commissions lately, which have been almost all my creative work. One was for a wedding invitation and the other a blessing. I loved working on both of them. So if you have something that you would like me to create, just let me know and we can talk it through.
I have have a couple of plays with Kate’s nest, but nothing satisfactory yet.
So, I am looking forward to an invigorating April, one with open days, time to create and routine. But I will grab anything that comes my way. Life is too good not to enjoy it all!
What have you been up to?