Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekly Post (nearly)

I am trying to post at least once a week but I'm already two days late. I had a lovely mother's day yesterday. My Mum's birthday fell on mother's day this year so we had a family afternoon tea. Its always nice to have the whole family sitting around the table. Family, laughter and nice food is a good mix!

I cancelled my gym membership awhile back. They closed the pool and as that was the only facility I used there was no point in keeping my membership going. Instead of swimming and doing aqua-aerobics I've taking up walking. Not as good for my mobility but better than nothing. I take Jack for his daily walk in the local dog park. Dogs are allowed off lead at certain times and in the middle there is a dog enclosure where they are allowed to be off lead anytime. We do one to two laps of the whole park where some major sniffing and peeing is done by Jack. Then we enter the dog enclosure for more of the same. The whole walk takes about an hour. Jack likes meeting other dogs and having a bit of a romp. I listen to the birds. The squawking of the rainbow lorikeets and the warbling of the magpies are the usual sounds. But occasionally, if I'm really lucky, I hear the laughing of the kookaburras. The mornings are starting to get a bit of chill in them. Letting me know winter is on its way. The dampness in the air brings out the heady scent of the eucalyptus trees and I take really deep breaths.

Enough rambling. Time to get to the easel. Only about 8 weeks till I leave for Melbourne to deliver my work for my first interstate solo exhibition. As Laura would say... I'd better bust a move!

She Got Tired of Waiting
mixed media on canvas
121.8 x 91.4cm (48"x36")

mixed media on canvas
60.9 x 50.8cm (24"x20")

The Pre-loved Tablecloth
mixed media on canvas
101.6 x 76.2cm (40"x 30")


Chrissie said...

they are all wonderful (of course) but if I'm allowed a favourite - it's the tablecloth and red peg!

Uta said...

That's my favourite too Chrissie. It reminds me of pictures of your morning/afternoon teas that I've seen on your blog :)

Laura said...

Uta, some amazing work is coming out of you lately...the shadow on the cups add such depth to the piece and again the subject matter is something we walk by everyday but today they really stand out because you made it so...wonderful. You go girl!!

april said...

Oh Uta! So good to see you again! Your paintings are wonderful, as always. And things are hoppin' - congratulations! We love to hear about it. xox