After months of sorting, packing, stowing and cleaning I have now hit the road for the start of my new adventure. With my car packed to the roof, a tinge of sadness came over me yesterday as I looked at my home, gallery and studio for the last time. Too tidy for words given all the activity, throwing of paint, art classes and creativity that has gone on in this space.
Twelve and a half years of living in this beautiful home by the lake in Merimbula, creating artwork and meeting over 25,000 people who frequented the gallery during the years it was open. I will be forever grateful for their support, encouragement and patronage. I have made an enormous amount of new friends, students and clients. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope you will continue to see how the next phase of my life unfolds and where my artistic journey sends me.
Now in Canberra enjoying some time this weekend with my boys before venturing on to Mildura tomorrow. So loved going out last night for a wonderful Italian dinner with my dear friend Lynn with whom I will be staying when here in Canberra, walking in the brisk night air, watching the people bustling by on a Friday night, sitting at festive outdoor cafe drinking hot chocolate whilst chatting with friends. Such a contrast from a Friday night in Merimbula during Winter. Still as I drove from Merimbula leaving behind my darling Sister, Mum and Saatchi, I know that there is much life to be lived and that I will of course return in a few short months to see them again.
Enjoy your weekend and keep warm.