Sitting at my computer, I am surrounded by many of the things that are part of my life. Recent paintings on the stone walls, my mum’s 120 year old, very loud upright piano on my right, my model racing yacht diffusing the early morning sunlight blasting across the dam. I can just see the gunwales of the canoe suspended over the door to the studio. Outside are the compost heaps, recently very popular with our resident red bellied black snakes, the 35 year old hand mower that is invaluable for shredding the organic matter from the garden before composting and my portable outdoor wheeled easel known as the ‘wheasel’.

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The corner of the vege garden is just visible. The asparagus fronds are boofing up, and the volunteer tomatoes in the bed seem happy in their new circular cage supports. The water testing sampling kit is in the store room ready for next Sunday when I go out with a neighbour to take samples from two spots in out local catchment; one in an ICOLL (intermittently closed and open lake and lagoon system) near our property, and another in the freshwater creek that feeds it.

The pile of paper on the desk includes some current projects- illustrating a food and art guide to the Eurobodalla Shire, a concept for a local arts centre, a plan for a community garden in Queanbeyan, and a concept for a local sustainability hub in Moruya.

The question is whether I will have time to blog regularly with all this going on.

 

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