Monday, April 20, 2009

On a brighter note...

Aaaah, the long awaited-for chill is in the air! Every year I look forward to this change of season, the crisp coolness in the air that heralds the beginning of the beautiful Brisbane winter.  The sky is bluer, the sun loses its summer harshness and the humidity starts dropping nice and low. Unlike summer, when my energy flags and the humidity makes me feel sluggish and slow, winter puts a bounce in my step and clears my head.  I’ve been waiting for this! Cups of tea in the morning taste nicer and seem more ceremonial as the wisps of steam curl up and my hands are warmed from the (Kirsten Coehlo) cup.  And it seems that whenever this time of year comes around I am drawn to blue and yellow in my work.  It’s the blue blue skies and the softer sun I think. 


I’m working on another group of homeing pigeons for an upcoming show and they are all in yellow. So I’ve spent the last few weeks scouring op shops, flea markets and antique stores for just the right plates.  Despite the rather disappointing closure of my favourite (Sandgate) antique store and my most yielding op shop (Lutwyche) I’ve still managed to score a few most excellent finds that should do the trick! 



6 comments:

martinia said...

I like your work:) Greetings from the city of ceramic art-Deruta

carole epp said...

i wish i could look forward to a canadian winter as much, we think more of being housebound for months, snow up past our knees and cars that won't start...: )

carole epp said...

i wish i could look forward to a canadian winter as much, we think more of being housebound for months, snow up past our knees and cars that won't start...: )

Sophie Milne said...

What say I swap you my enthusiasm for Summer with yours for Winter, just for the next six months or so?!

Mel Robson said...

Thanks Martinia! And Carol and Sophie - I stress that it is the BRISBANE winter I get excited about! Not so sure I'd be QUITE as excited about Regina and Melbourne...although I do love a layer. Its novel for us!

Liana said...

Hi Mel! Just popping in to see how you are. Hope all is well with you. xx