It has been a long, hot and very enjoyable summer - and still a few weeks to go! I have been very busy taking 'the boys' - my son Phil (above) and his three mates - to the beach most days. They body surf along the crystal clear waves, while I watch from the sand, every now and then taking a dip in the ocean to cool down, walking the length of the beach and back. Truly a magic beach.
It hasn't all been play, and last weekend we cleaned out our garage and did an annual de-clutter around the house, leaving a pile of 'stuff' for the council pick-up and another pile for the Salvo's. We feel so much lighter now.
This stocktake meant that I found myself a trestle style table for my studio - no more tubes of paint falling of the edge! This, with a new table easel my thoughtful daughter Lauren bought me for Christmas and I'm 'cooking with gas'!
Today I sold 'Lucy's Garden' (see previous post) And here is a preview of the next 'Lucy' painting in the works and my new streamlined studio, with a stool my son insisted I use because of its ergonomic value.
I was very encouraged by comments on my last post - thank you one and all, it really helps you to take that next step. I would like to begin selling my paintings, as soon as I can get my act together. (If you are interested in buying any of my paintings before then, please contact me and we can discuss business/postage etc.)
I feel as though last year was the first year of my 'apprenticeship' and this year all that practice has developed into something good. Life is good!