Highs and Lows

Do you ever have weeks where you experience both dizzying highs and deep-sea lows…of course you do! Well, I am having that sort of time now…

One of my favourite people in the Universe flew from her new home in Singapore to visit me in Byron. I think we laughed non-stop for 4 days! Kirst’s hubby has an exciting job that has seen them living in exotic locales for the last 6 years. I am so happy for their success with career and raising the cutest family – BUT! -( a bug selfish BUT! ) man alive, I miss her so much. long distance friendship is certainly not as nourishing as the person live and in , well…person!

Kirk and I enjoying Byron Bay and hanging out with each other!

As well as Kirst’s visit, I have been super inspired and painting and drawing like craaaaazy…I am working in different mediums, and finding the challenges, experimentation and discovery of new materials quit delightful…a little frustrating too…but I am getting to where I want to be. And that my friends, is a great feeling!

aaaaand, my husband has choofed off on his long awaited, meticulously unplanned surf trip to Uluwatu, Bali. The agonising over which surfboards to take has occupied much of his mind for the last month. I spoke to him last night, and he has rated the surf as the best in his life! He is loving the friendly Balinese people, the fresh seafood, hanging out with a great mate and the amazing waves of course!

Plus! My store and gallery in Byron Bay has never been busier or looked better. All the new art journal supplies are inspiring people to get creative. All pretty great right?

I suppose life has to counter-weight all these highs with a few poops to keep me from floating off on a smile balloon… seeing my friend has doubled the amount I miss her, I am feeling lonely without Angus and I backed a hire car into our vehicle…and yeah, I didn’t take the extra extortionate car insurance…and yes! in the grand scheme of life on earth, these are nothings!  But I was so enjoying the ride on cloud 9 before the free-fall…haha!

Luckily I landed on a ‘good drawing day’…and spent yesterday doing some sketches that I really love.

Anyways…I am finishing  my first watercolors in preparation for my next exhibition…here’s a sneaky peak!

Above it All - Water colour series by Jane Davenport

from 'Above it All' - Water colour series by Jane Davenport

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