You don't need me to tell you that 2012 is marching on! Busy Busy, full of unexpected detours
The year began with an invitation from Trevor Richards of Morpeth Gallery to represent my work.
(Thank you John for presenting our work to Trevor).
So we planned a trip down in February- it had to be postphoned because of floods in NSW and a date 2 weeks
later was decided on, guess what...another flood held us back! Not to worry March looked good...then I gave
Ron, our friends and family members a terrible fright. Chest pains came on while at the gym...and continued.
Four overnight hospital stays, and investigations over a month, including trips to Toowoomba and Brisbane, only
to find that it wasn't my heart at all- muscular!!! Stress? Tension? Pulled muscles?- who knows, but the ticker
is working fine and the chest pains have now gone!
Then a back store-room/under back stairs clean-up day at home (very much needed!) resulted in a
compression fracture of my sacrum- non too comfortable for travelling! However today (18th) we had planned to
head south...not so (again!- sorry Trevor) Why this time? Unfortunately my rear end is not yet fit for
travelling! (thank goodness the physio is helping because my pelvis was all of a kilter too, and sitting
Now we have committments until mid June! Here they are...
And we will be having a stall! (our
gazebo gets it's first use). I am flat out in the print department. I've been in touch with Mick Bradford of
Yangan, and his annual Heavy Horse Demonstration Day to raise much needed funds for CareFlight
is on the 29th of this month- Again my clydesdale collection of prints along with a range of other horsey
prints will be displayed and available to purchase. We will be easy to find- on the southeastern corner of the
farmhouse and next to the Icecream van! A portion of proceeds will be donated to
Check it out at:
May 5 & 6. Gatton Heavy Horse Field
And we will be having a stall! Again my
clydesdale collection of prints along with a range of other horsey prints will be displayed and available to
purchase. This is an event I have been wanting to get to ever since I first experience of it in 1991!
And we will be having our light horse print display again
It promises to be bigger and better again this year. Ron's beautiful painting is "A Drop For My Mate" and will
be shown for the first time. He is as I type this, busily painting one of the most dramatic -explosive
paintings you can imagine...it promises to be a beauty! If he can keep up the pace it would be nice to have it
also at the Air and land Spectacular, but if not this year, it will certainly be ready for next
year. See: http://www.landandairshow.com.au/
June 9 & 10. History Alive A Journey
And we will be having
I don't quite know how, but earlier this year we received an invitation to have a stall at this annual event in
Brisbane. Australian history painting, particularly the Australian Light Horse is our forte and so here we
"History Alive: A Journey Through Time invades Fort Lytton National Park for its 13th consecutive year in 2012.
History Alive is a multi-period re-enactment event presented by the Queensland Living History Federation.
History Alive is a unique timeline event, with re-enactment and living history groups from the Roman Legions
through to the Vietnam Era and everything in-between.
History Alive is held on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June, it goes off with a bang at 10am on Saturday the
After that effort, we shall be going south to meet Trevor and visit family and friends- and
have a wonderful holiday in Ron's now completed and very beautiful(inside) old van. Then we shall head north
to warmer climes and do the same...if all goes to plan!
Some thoughts on time and direction
The bad news is time flies. The good news
is you're the pilot.- Michael
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking
That's it for now...maybe we'll meet in person at one of the above shows. If so let me know so that I can put a
face to your name, if we have not met before.