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A busy week, commission underway…

A busy week with career coaching, portrait classes, exhibition opening and a commission well underway.  Fortunately I had some space open up in my diary, a few things also completed and out of the way, and with the beautiful mornings we have been having, it has been great to get out of bed and paint.  So my current commission is further down the track than I had anticipated before we go away on holidays.  Mind you, this morning here in Sydney we have had a dramatic change in weather; windy and some solid rain (good for the garden).  Luckily I got out for my run early and now having caught up on some diary notes, it’s time for a cup of tea!

A new year…and a tribute to Lucy

I look at my diary notes and can hardly believe that it has been so long since I last posted a note.  It has been a busy time leading up to the close of 2010 and then moving into 2011.  A number of paintings and projects to be completed and some still underway. 

It has also been a difficult time as sadly we lost our beautiful cocker spaniel, Lucy, just a few days before Christmas due to complications from a paralysis tick.  She had been a loved member of our family for going on ten years, always a kind and gentle presence, and I found it a real struggle to find the energy to complete some of my paintings over this timeframe.  I wanted to take this moment in my diary to acknowledge our beautiful Lucy and so am including a painting our daughter, Nyomi, did of Lucy several years ago.  We will always remember Lucy and the way her whole body would sway when she was wagging her tail.

Lucy by Nyomi

Lucy by Nyomi