Halloween morning - rene and i were at the new shop at 6.30 for my second go at the coffee menu, this time on a huge sheet of heavy duty paper. had to get there early to beat the plumbers who were installing the exposed copper piping to the coffee machine.
I finally got it done with a beautiful fine kolinsky sable brush i'd bought that week in a wonderful art supply shop. I've come home with some really good brushes and a watercolour set.
|rene, oiling up the boards to line the tray of his great old VW ute|
not terrific but
OK, rene seemed
happythere'll be a network of copper pipes leading to the coffee machine, they'll be tarnished and
verdigris-ed until close to the machine, then highly polished. that's the plan
and he's out!
so then it was time to get the rapido train from nearby namba station to the airport. rene and cal came to see me off (and help me navigate that amazingly huge station)
|a quick visit to bug in his skateboard shop on the way to finding a cab|
So i spent from 9pm friday to 4.30 saturday on and off planes and hanging round airports, osaka to cairns to melbourne to mildura, where dear donnie and peter picked me up and donnie drove me home to wentworth. everything is looking wonderful, the landscape is dry but the vines and oranges are thick and green and the jacarandas are just coming out. another week and they'll be stupendous :0)