I first met this strong looking woman about 7 years ago. We used to pass her on our daily walks . She stood tall, weathered by life experiences, feeling her age yet soldiering on – that is until she gave way for a fire break… I’m glad I started her portrait before her demise and have reference photos.
Remembering it as an easy trail, except for the last part, we climbed Castle Rock in the Porongurups on the 24th. Either our memories or our bodies must have played a trick on us as it was a long slog up to the first lookout! The vertical climb from there up to the skywalk was well worth the struggle as the views in the sunshine were stunning.
I’m glad I didn’t make any New Year resolutions for 2018 – especially not ‘Make more art!’
On reflection though, I have been drawing designs, selecting ‘supports’, composing, coordinating colours, improvising, turning mistakes into happy accidents – so making a different kind of art – or is it craft? 😀