Sunday, July 7, 2013

Semester Break

So, like some of you, I am currently on a semester break from Uni, having completed semester 1 and waiting on the final results and have just enrolled in semester 2 courses. I have enjoyed my semester one, despite having to fit it in around work and Minister for Everything duties at home - learnt alot, about myself as much as anything, and have emerged even more of a rampant feminist/pagan, than I was before. Who knows what I will have turned into by the end of next year. Meanwhile, here are some photos of a project I undertook for one of the courses. The piece is entitled Persephone, referring to the Goddess of the same name, and in a nutshell is about the Divine Feminine, along with womens' roles. If you want the longer explanation of what it all means and where it all comes from, am happy to pass on the 2000 word statement that went with.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Katoomba de-install

I know it was ages ago, but this is the first chance I have had to wind up and draw a line under the whole Katoomba thing. We arrived there to de-install at about 4pm on a wet, cold, windy Friday, thinking...great: a day in the rainforest in this! But for once in our lives, we actually brought the Qld sunshine with us and the next day was gorgeous - as you can see from the photos.

On the way back home, we stopped briefly at Jenolan Caves, and there I saw my very first non-captive platypus. Because we got there late in the day, we didn't see much of the caves, but catching this bloke cruising around in the river made the trip worth it for me.

The sculptures from Scenic World are now all back home and ready to be packed away - some of them needed drying out after shipping some water. So ends the Katoomba saga...huge and not sure I am up for it again anytime soon, but a great experience. We did alot of travelling which was tiring but enjoyable, and I am now officially in love with the New England Tablelands. Could be the site of the artist's retreat if there is ever enough money to make it happen. The following pics are taken in Tenterfield.