One of the many different projects I’m currently working on. There are quite a few, as I’m rather easily distracted and get a bit bored of working in the same theme and style for too long. It means my painting box always has a pile of half finished work in it… But I am trying to get through this rather than grow it.
This orchid piece was actually one I had started back in New Zealand before we first moved to Melbourne. I never got to finish it with all the packing and moving, and up till now havent been in the right space to do anything with it. After the last visit back to Wellington I actively shifted my thought patterns though… Up till now I’ve felt a bit displaced over here and missed ‘Home’. Now I actually feel like I’m living where I want to be – Sure I still miss my friends and family, my favourite cafes and how easy it is to run into people… But not in the same way.
I’m feeling a lot more happy and settled. Good things are : Our wonderful new house which I love… Its great living somewhere a lot less pretentious than South Yarra. We get so much light here which is a win for my painting and its only a fifteen min walk into town, even less to the Vic markets. There is a lot more space so it’s great to entertain in and I have met some wonderful new friends – Yay for the awesome baking and Spanish food that has happened in our house in the last couple of months and the going out to fantastic exhibition openings *Less for the not-so-fantastic-and-overly-hyped-up warehouse parties.
So all in all things are going good and its about time to get some of those older pieces back on track… Well, if Tui ever sleeps that is!