In October I made a lightning trip to the Gold Coast, to share a bit of Fiona and Ricky's holiday up there. We caught up with our stepmother Eva and her family, organised a commemorative plaque for Dad at South Tweed Memorial Gardens, and saw some whales. It was a pleasant couple of days for me, but the plane travel (lugging the CPAP machine) was a nightmare, and I wasn't well for ages afterwards.
Also in October there was an exhibition of works by women in the Art for Healing groups. Three of my pieces were included; I'm particularly fond of this one. My swimming mates were kind enough to come with me to the opening of the exhibition.
We received our pieces back at the end of the week, professionally framed or mounted. Recently we were treated to afternoon tea at Tilleys and received glossy catalogues of the exhibition. I'm lucky to have been included in this program.
What I find good about painting/drawing is that it's easier than trying to write something. It's also wonderfully distracting: I go right away when I'm doing it. It's therefore a good pain management technique, as long as I don't completely roon myself by going on too long.
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