Oils on Yupo paper, Lake Burley Griffin
When I left school last century I had six weeks off then went to work as a cadet journalist. I have not really stopped since. Sure, there have been variations to full-time paid employment, but I did a good job of keeping my career alive while I worked part-time and AT and I had two children.
Nearly seven years ago everything changed from journalism to politics for a whirlwind three-and-a-bit years.
My current job mixes all of the above plus lots of new skills, so I enjoy it. I've also been painting for two years, which I love, even on days like yesterday when I was so exhausted at class I wasn't paying attention all that well.
The French Suites
Today I did something I haven't done in ages...played the piano. Miss B got a guitar for her birthday and I'm inspired to play music again as it so wonderful to hear her play.
There are so many pieces that I used to play and it was lovely to sit and hear the music, even though I was a bit hesitant after not practising/playing for ages. I must play more often and I've set myself the challenge of learning these French Suites by Bach. I love a challenge. There is so much music sitting on top of the piano, inherited from my mother. Better that it be played than merely ornamental.