Monday, 10 September 2012


Sept 10 - trying again, this is a brief record of my book time away, hectic but some nice times with the kids. first gladstone for five days, then home, time to fit in a farewell melbourne party on aug 17, then drove to wagga next day, visited schools all week, home for a day then flew to brisbane for a week at belmont state school. home again for three days then drove to albury to a couple days for the 'write around the murray' festival. pretty glad to be home now -  packing time, i leave for wentworth and my new life on thursday-  three days to go!

an advance copy of my new book arrived in time for gladstone

gladstone library put up a show of work from books and unpublished roughs by me and david legge. it was beautifully hung and good to see work on the walls that's been living under the bed for years

 above  - fantastic pumpkin soup served at the gladstone gallery opening.   gladstone by night, even those chimneys can be beautiful.   the chook is from tannum sands primary school, the kids are so proud of their flock.  

details of images by cheryl ketchen (left) and rosalie waller. i'm doing the invitation design for our group show at tussock upstairs gallery, pt. lonsdale - opening nov.


AUGUST 17 -   managed to fit in a 'goodbye melbourne' party -  a great night of seeing all my melbourne, geelong and torquay buddies before i head off.

jude rossell's amazing olive 
penguins - inspired!

great drawings of 'the peasant prince' done by students in wagga

beautful scenery on the way home from wagga, everything's bursting with life

more great drawings, this time a workshop working with 'woolvs in the sitee

book week at belmont state school literary carnivale -  teachers dressed as the sheep from
judy horacek's great 'green sheep' illustrations,
my impromptu effort - the dormouse from alice
in wonderland

flew home on the 31st august for a few days


daffodils, blossoms and magnolias are amazing in albury,
i've never seen magnolias so laden with huge beautiful

two days at the literature festival here and now i'm home
- and very happy to be.

above - magnolia in albury, below -  this char grilled capsicum is an indicator of my state by the time i finally arrived home after all that time away - completely cactus!

just one more cat before i go - i need to spend some time figuring out the layout of this blog, i've gotta
be able to do it better than this.

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