A friend found out she had cancer, and died about four weeks ago. Undiagnosed, she was her usual bright and vivacious self at Aftermas on the 25th January. Four months later, gone...
Another two friends have separated.
On the plus side, my daughter, after months and months of applications and interviews, has found a temporary job in a local cafe, and so is at least beginning to get financial again.
New skylights (replacing old leaky ones) in the bathroom and kitchen. New ceiling in the bathroom and kitchen.
New iron over about a 6th of the roof.
|Plastering the new ceiling|
And as if there wasn't enough going on, I have set myself a place for my next exhibition: At home here at TLVD mansion.
SO! Still to go: gallery spotlights and new pull-down stairs to the attic bedroom (so the entrance hall can be uncluttered for visitors).
And I have set myself a date for the opening for my exhibition: 1st August.
So! I've been madly organising lighting, and sparkies and builders and plumbers and getting quotes and stoking the media sites and visiting the framers....
And, as if that wasn't enough still I have been here at beautiful Ohope Beach, house- and pet-sitting for nearly five weeks, a week to go. Walking 90 minutes a day on the beach, painting the Godwit Series works in the middle of the day.
And, after I get home to Tauranga at the end of next week, it will be only three weeks until my exhibition!
|Oystercatcher on Ohope Beach.|
|Midwinter dawn on Ohope Beach with Zoe and Reisha|