Eagles cruise above me in the thermals, geckos bark in the studio, possums thump about on the roof each night, fruit bats squawk with impatience as they wait for the mangoes to appear on the trees, insects buzz about and the heat slowly but surely rises. The sunsets over the Indian Ocean are grand to watch and everything is very lovely except for the things that are not.
What have I done here the past weeks? Studio time, some beer at the Broome horse races, studio time, book launch, family and friends, back to studio and now the Shinju festival kicks off so I best celebrate this Multi-cultural Pearl festival as well as jump into the Ocean one more time before I fly to UK.
I am in studio mode now in far north western Australia. Broome-time as they say here…
Here I begin a project for the Plymouth Art Centre in UK but first I must remove my beard.
It was a busy time in Melbourne just as I expected. Carolina did well paddling through the rather frenetic social activities arranged each week and now she is back on the grape ranch over the other side of the Pacific. I continued to zoom about Melbourne with other chores and cheers to perform. Staying in the breezy but marvelous backyard chalet of Mel and Angus in the fine suburb of Richmond was great but my diet over those past weeks included a lot of Dutch herrings, ‘cuppa soup’ Chinese dumplings and cherry brandy. Probably not the best plan for my body.
My book seems to be liked by those who have discovered a copy so this is certainly pleasing after the massive amount of work it took to complete the beast. If anyone happens to be in in Broome late August...
Book launch and drinks @ Short St. Gallery. 7 Short St. Chinatown. Broome.
Thursday 23rd August. 6 – 8PM T. (08) 9192 2658 E. firstname.lastname@example.org