Today: From my Easel
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.
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.
January the first has such a heavy load to carry. All those New Year’s resolutions (revolutions) promises made, inevitably broken. January two is easier, no
2020 was not the year any one in the world anticipated. For artist Christine Porter it was compounded by an eye injury that kept her out of the studio for a large part of the year. It didn’t keep her from the laptop though, nor from learning a whole new way of telling stories, and teaching. Video became that modality. And this is what she’s done.