My computer glitched … then died … after ... my backup died. My files were lost for some time. Partially resurrected un-titled and un-ordered, I have spent an inordinate number of hours delving into the enormous virtual haystacks. It has impacted a load and resulted in me posting much less than I had planned for. What use to take just a second to access, has me now re-building or re-writing in many instances. Some of this blog, as an example, is still lost. I had not yet posted the series of blog posts drafted on the computer before the glitch and death incident. I can’t remember what all the posts were about, but there were some general musings in the studio and references to doings including Art in the Park with my youngest, heading out to Wayout Art Space in Kandos and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery staff coming out here for a studio visit. All very hearty.
But the work in my studio has been plodding along in the background. It happens in fits and spurts, along with the jumble of life with family, community, and work. I have come to accept that deadlines, as stressful as they can be, work for me to keep my head in and on track. They have been integral to my cycle of making. It works for me too to hang out with the studio dogs. Pictured here, I’m sitting back, pondering a painting on the way on the easel as Nim and Mr Barry Fox show off their lazing finesse.
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