Things Come in Threes
29 sleeps to go… the Innisfail Art Society Biennial Art Exhibition is happening very, very soon. I have been running on adrenilin (I think), maybe not even running, perhaps plodding… I am suffering from severe lack of sleep… do you know how many different ways a person can dream of an art exhibition and wake up in a sweat? LOTS!
I have managed to finish off one artist book and have almost finished another for the Biennial. One out of two paintings for the Bundaberg Art Exhibition DONE, sketches for the second piece in process, these pieces will be sent off late September. I have also started sketches for a portrait of a local lady for our Biennial. So all in all, it’s all under control – has anyone seen my desk… I can’t seem to find it?
Sunday was Fathers Day and our little family went for a boat ride up the North Johnstone River NICE. However, quite a few kilometers up the river in a very deep dark hole (45ft by our depth sounder) the engine stopped and refused to go. Even though it was only 8am it was very hot and perhaps it was the sun but visions of news reports of a family missing… taken by crocodiles… over turned boat with floating oars kept my bum glued to my seat. Did you know there is a Johnstone River Crocodile, so named because this is where they breed. The reason we were even in THAT part of the rivr is totally due to the fact we know there is a crocodile there – friends of ours know the people who own the ajoining farm and they see them all the time. During one of the quieter moments (when the engine had a repreave from being attacked) I saw a rather large head surface and check us out – floating lunch box. After quite a lot of convincing – after I had started rowing – the engine decided to splutter to life… and took us home.
Yesterday (Monday) was one of those days too, they say things happen in threes. I was waiting at school to collect Lachlan and take him to an interview for high school… my car overheated – no one told me you can’t sit in a car with the air conditioning on for an extended period of time – go figure. Anyway we eventually got to the interview and it went well, then we ran to the art society meeting – which really didn’t go as planned it was WAY longer than I wanted (or the kids for that matter) then off we went home… No such luck. As we were driving out of town a semi trailer coming toward us around a corner, lost a pallet load of truck wheel hubs – right infront of my car – luckily we were not quite beside the truck and the hubs hit the road infront of us bouncing, then rolled all over the place surrounding our stopped vehicle. They would have done huge damage if we were any closer, each weighed approx 80 kilos. An hour later in the undamaged car again we made our way home.
I’m feeling safe today… three things in the last couple of days… nothing today YET.