In any business, there’s an ebb and flow of crisis and calm, overlaid with the day-to-day strategies that plod along getting things done. I realised that allocating time to the garden – a less important job in my week – took the worry of it not being done, and gave me more time for everything else.
Today: From my Easel
Armidale, Easter and I am about to open my tent for a pyjama-clad walk across the park. It would change my life.
Six years ago, in September 2012, I was the judge of the first Holy Name School Art Show. Judging children’s art is always problematic, so this blog, which is a transcript of my opening night speech, addresses issues of competing and being an artist, even at primary school age. It gives advice to children and their parents’, that is relevant to all artists.
Years ago I used to tell people I worked in a bank, when I met them at parties, because it was easier than explaining that whole “artist” thing. Since then I’ve added the word “Professional” to how I describe my career. It’s made it easier. I still need to tell stories about how my day looks, this is one of those days.