I think that this is the longest timespan I have ever had between blog posts, since I began blogging 3 years ago. The legacy of preparing to evacuate 3 times, packing & unpacking, commencing uni and ongoing problems with my knee have left me rather despondant and not particularly communicative. It's times like this that I hermitize. So I apologise to anyone that was wondering. I am still here – just a little caught up iwth myself. Thankfully – our state is no longer on the high alerts we lived with for the last month……it has been both exhausting and mentally & emotionally draining not knowing if you are safe, being in a state of panic & the adrenaline rush as you once again try to prepare for the worst. Then the drain from all of the heightened emotions kicks in which has left me feeling not very creative. Anything I create could be burnt tomorrow – or next week – I haven't even been drawing (which is sad after faithfully drawing everyday for 7 months!) Thankfully we are all safe and without loss. Regretfully – so many others aren't. Tragedy is all around and there is a pervading sense of loss and disbelief.
My 'creating' over the last month has been sporadic – I have commenced my course – which is an adventure of itself – but have been mostly working night & day to get some 'wares' prepared for my little market stall at the Soul Arts Retreat. These are some little 'cupcake' pincushions I have for sale, which were fun to do – but VERY time consuming – if I was paid an hourly rate – they'd have to sell for about $80!! I know – few people actually MAKE money from art – it just doesn't happen. OK – working on NOT being cynical – it's difficult to recoupe a reasonable rate for the hours it takes to make something! It's late & I'm tired – I just wanted to break the ice & write something – I hope to talk more tomorrow.