Saturday, May 26, 2007
Six more sleeps and I will be off to art camp - Yippee! Camp is at Busselton at an old camp site by the sea and last year it changed my life. At camp I put faces to the names of women I had traded art with for years, women I admire so-so much, Kelsey, Dotee, Jane, Shirley, Ev, the bestest roomie - Nikki,Elaine, Carmel and so, so many more talented and wonderful ladies. Not to forget our very talented, warm and real camp Mum, Sally.
I met Dawn for the first time, we shared camp through the fog of terrible colds, and yet this little lady lit a fire within me and changed my path. I was terribly embarrassed when Dawn introduced me to people saying, "This is THE Julie H- - - - ". And yet for the very first time I realised that other people might appreciate my art, for six years I had swapped art, but created for me, never imagining others saw value in what I did, or who I was as an artist. That confidence has led to me exploring so many new art forms and styles, to starting this blog and to meeting so many more wonderful people.
Sulea is going to camp and I will meet her for the first time!
Maggie is going to my friend G's, Archer is going to my brother and his family's and the boys (doesn't sound right when there are just two) will stay home with a carer visiting twice a day. My wonderful friend Rae gave Maggie this Garfield years ago - Archer "borrowed' him from Maggie's bed and has yet to return the toy.
Posted by Julie H at 11:00 am