Merry Christmas!

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The day after tomorrow I’ll be hopping onto a plane to Western Australia to spend the next couple of weeks with two offspring. I’m taking my paints to see what happens when I work from life. Can I keep my brushes clean? Once the suitcase is full of paints and easel, will there be room for clothing? How long can one T-shirt last mid-summer? These and other questions will be answered. I’m quite excited at the prospect.



Cheryl, owner of the hairdressing Salon (Contours of Hair, Gordon) where some of my paintings are hanging, has asked if I’ll do a painting of her garden. That will be an exciting project for next year - I’ve said I won’t give her a price until it is finished, and then she can take the painting or not. That way I can treat it as an experiment and adventure rather than trying to live up to a particular expectation.



I was stocking up on dog food so my trusty house-sitter and Susie will be all set.



As you’ll notice from the photo, not only is tinned kangaroo on the menu, but a completely new, unexpected, and somewhat disturbing ingredient...



I hope that whatever Christmas or not you have is a good one in whatever way/s mean something for you. I look forward to chatting again next year - my trusty laptop is taking a break for the next two weeks so no blog for a little bit.

Merry Christmas!


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