Today: From my Easel

17 things to do at Hat Head

I see lists like this for Sydney, or Amsterdam, or other important (“important”) places. Each of us has our own list of important places and the things we do. This is mine.

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Brown Water

For a few days, at the beginning, Girards Hill was an island. We’d had no power for days, so internet/phone was not possible. We knew

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photo of some prawn heads, a fork and an empty cup on a white plate. Words "january the first" and CP blog address

January the First

The Christmas holidays, on the east coast of Australia so often means the beach. This is a discussion about why it’s important to maintain those traditions of the beachside holiday, and why it’s good for the rest of the year.

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Artists support Artists

There are many elements of being a professional artist. One is the dreaded artist photo. Raimond de Weerdt set out to record the creatives of Lismore. This was what happened when we met.

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But First I have to Draw the Goats

It’s the last day of my break. Tomorrow I go back to Stanthorpe to deliver my exhibition to the Regional Gallery. I’ve had a few days here at Fordsdale Farmstay to rest and recuperate. The goats and horses grazing , sometime near my camp, sometimes far away. Today is my last chance to draw the goats in particular. This is what I learnt.

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Where there’s Tea, there’s Hope

Dawn is an excellent time to ponder the great problems of the world. Making tea over a camp fire, at dawn, mid-winter, during an off-grid painting trip, adds more layers to the experience. Also, read why Christine included this version of the words. It might surprise you.

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