It seems as if rain has been falling on and off all year... and now a large part of this continent seems to be getting drenched...in some regions very badly flooded indeed!
It rained much of the weekend... not so wonderful for those with a Garden's visit planned. The exhibition finished at 3pm yesterday just as some were appearing for the day. Three day exhibitions are rather unusual at the best of times.... and after a year of intense work ... especially so!
The upside is that I get to start relaxing a bit... although this morning saw me needing to be at the Herbarium to get the paintings I did not manage to remove yesterday. Visiting the lab and library was very end-of-year like! Its all winding down a bit. I'm planning to come for some leisurely strolls with camera... and in fact the rainy weather is quite nice if prepared...the greens are wonderful!
I must admit I was so busy on the 3 days of the show and opening night I did not take any photos! The huge preparation and effort to get the book done recently meant I was pretty well running on adrenalin and just keeping it moving. The exchanges with familiar faces and new on the weekend were most engaging and the time just flew. Anyone reading this who mangaed to get along thank you for finding time in the busy end of year schedule!
These 2 photos were of the outlook from the studio deck the day before I put the show up... the rain was hanging around and everything looks so lush!
|steps down from the deck.|
This painting below is one I worked on last for the exhibition. It was a slight departure so I was not sure of it.... but one must takes some risks!
|'The world became bright' 120 x 90 cm (cross-sections of rainforest fruits)|
|'from the nothing the abundance' 120 x 90 cm|
Below is a close up of the text in the painting above.
|excerpt from Maori Creation Myth.|
Mmm.... I might have to re-photograph some work... All was just so rushed. Now Im going to be quite busy with communications and tying up loose ends and clearing up spaces.... still... all good!
Have a good week everyone... looking forward to getting back to the blogging routine soon....