Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Wow. It's been a while.
Even with the best of intentions to post regularly, this somehow slipped off my radar. I guess life got in the way a bit, because it has been a busy six months. Four jobs (at the same time), a beautiful wedding and a mini-moon later, I am sitting here with a swollen eye (post-op) thinking that now is a good time to get back into this.
Christmas has been pretty lovely this year. I underwent eye surgery about a week ago to mend a detached retina, something I had no idea about but which I've since been told is fairly common. While this was of course unexpected and threw most of our Christmas plans out, it has actually meant that I've had to slow down and just relax at this time of year. I'm incredibly lucky to have wonderful people around me, who have made the recovery process much easier. My amazing husband (we're still trying to get used to our new titles) has been especially caring, which has just reinforced to me how fortunate I am. xx
Friday, 10 May 2013
Some long overdue photos from a family trip to Hall's Gap... ten years on from our last Grampians weekend, fifty or so Boyles got together to walk up mountains, eat lots of food, cuddle new babies, catch up and eat more food. Sadly, there were no panther sightings. There was, however, a family slide night, and a couple of 1980s home videos thrown in for good measure.
Monday, 8 April 2013
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
For the past year I have been lucky enough to have a small space at the wonderful Schoolhouse Studios in Abbotsford. This place has become so much more than just a studio, for so many people.
Two very talented ladies, Elizabeth Barnett and Alice Glenn, launched Schoolhouse in 2011, with the knowledge that the site would eventually be demolished to make way for a new townhouse development. Since then, many more people have come on board and contributed to the running of Schoolhouse, and it really has developed into a tight-knit community of creative folk. About two weeks ago, we got notice to vacate. It's a bittersweet ending, because although we all knew it was coming, I think in the back of our minds we had hoped that it wouldn't.
There will be a new premises for the community from Schoolhouse, but the site and the spaces that have become so much a part of our lives will soon disappear completely.
We were able to get a couple of nights away over Easter, which was lovely, although short-lived. Still, it was great to get out of the city and just spend time wandering, eating and catching up with friends and family. On the Sunday we took a short drive over to Bells Beach to try and watch some of the surfing, but we were too late so just went for a walk instead, and took some snaps.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
The bottom work has been selected for the Toyota Emerging Artists Exhibition, which begins at the end of March.