listening to: Joni Mitchell 'Blue' album.
reading: 'A Wrinkle in Time' by Madeleine L'Engle - this is children's literature published in 1962. The book is said to reflect the tyranny of conformity rife at that time i.e. communism. But for kids, it is simply a magical time travelling story about a planet with an evil brain called "It". On the side of good are three adorable creatures called Mrs.Whatsit, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Who. The heroine 'Meg', who struggles with being different from everyone else, is left only with her faults and her love, to rescue her small brother from certain peril . I don't need to tell you that love does conquer all in the end and Meg learns to accept herself. If you're into possibility thinking, you won't be able to help thinking about "what if" we really could time travel - mind boggling! Children's literature has a lot to offer even when you're all grown up.
researching: Australian artist Ken Done on the net. Like me, he is big on colour and I am hoping to learn some of his colour secrets by studying his paintings. I have been lucky enough to visit his gallery at the Rocks in Sydney - just wonderful. No one paints the spirit of the city of Sydney quite so well. I really enjoyed his site as he gives a commentary on the background of each painting.
journalling: This is an ink drawing of the beautiful Jess. She's a bundle of energy, so I was lucky to capture her while we were quietly sitting on the deck in the sunshine.