Light at the End of the Tunnel

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I can see it I think… the light at the end of the tunnel. As my previous couple of posts indicate I have been ridiculously busy. It is as though I have been climbing an enormous spiraling staircase, quite beautiful with glorious views out of occasional windows but seemingly never ending just up, up, up. However I think I have reached a landing and managed to almost catch my breath, I see that light. Mind you I am aware that this staircase will start again as I can never manage to do ‘not much’.

The Writer’s Retreat I attended last month was welcome in so many ways. Firstly Venero Armanno (the tutor from UQ) liked my writing which was a nice surprise (in fact I didn’t believe him because he was so enthusiastic) and the work covered in the retreat was endless. The only problem, I have been so caught up with my painting and exhibitions I have had no chance of writing at all. So starting tomorrow November the 1st I am changing that.

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow and I intend to glue my bum to a chair for a certain amount of time everyday and write. I completed it in 2009 and had no idea of what I was going to write; this time I have a plan.

The art exhibitions I have been involved with have been successful. The biggest one, the Innisfail Biennial looked great and the opening was well attended also we had four businesses approach us to sponsor next time – always a positive sign. I won two sections, miniatures with an etching and digital art with illustrations for one of my children’s books.

The exhibition in the Cairns Regional Gallery was interesting… the judge was… interesting… but I am happy to say one of my larger paintings sold so now I don’t feel too bad going back to Summer School in January, it can be paid for with artwork.

Writing again soon, I promise

Jacque