On new-year’s eve eve I dropped a painting off with my friends Mark and Rae. We have a long and colourful history together which included the development of a personal mastery programme together – phew! Anyway they bought one my paintings of the surf competition at Misty Cliffs and I gave Rae the other one for her birthday. They have both been so supportive of my painting.
Rae had a pounding migraine but offered me a fruit juice, then Mark offered an espresso and we agreed that the occasion warranted a shot or ouzo too. And then they hauled out all this cheese and biscuits. So we sat on the verandah and shot the breeze and had bid our farewell to 2009. I had realised that I was totally burnt out from the year and it was just so good to sit with these two supportive people. So I wanted to capture something of the moment. I had to leave so we had a weekend’s conversation in a couple of hours and I took a photo from which I painted this watercolour. mmm mmmmmm – well there it is.
I spent a good part of New Year’s Eve clearing a blocked sewerage drain before joining friends to see in the new decade. I am not one for omens but I had a sense that clearing the blocked drain had something to do with letting go of all the negative build-up – yes I have thought of the more graphic metaphors. It crossed my mind too that this should not be a harbinger of what I will be doing in 2010. Ai! – well – we shall see. My task now is to rest and recover.