Last weekend was absolutely gorgeous. A long weekend with perfect weather.
On Saturday I went for a drive to Evandale to see the Glover Prize . This is an extraordinary landscape painting prize. Always beautiful work, but a apparently a little contentious this year as the winning piece featured Port Arthur and Martin Bryant . Apparently very disturbing to some, not surprisingly. It was interesting that much of the painting was a photograph of Port Arthur. The whole thing looked very much like a Romantic work. Quite beautiful, but disturbing. My favourite kind of art.
Yesterday I did a workshop on creating sea-birds out of clay. So much fun! And lots of lovely people. Here's what I came away with:
One of the people running the workshop said it looked a little like a Leunig bird. I was quite flattered and am really revved up to make more of them.
And to end, today I am working from home. Here's what I have to contend with to get anything done:
She keeps attacking my hand and chewing the end of the pen while I take notes. Not helpful, Dusty, but lovely company. I keep having to move the keyboard out of the way when she leaps up on the desk. I've already had to go wireless with both mouse and keyboard because Dusty's sister, Cilla, kept chewing through the cables of the old ones. Now all I need is a force field to keep Dusty off the desk.
Life could be a lot worse.