Staying at home due to restrictions imposed by our government to help reduce the spread of Covid 19 seems to be working. It has not been much different here as both my husband and I enjoy each other's company and have never been big on social gatherings. We are still able to do our weekly shop and our hobbies are home based and we can keep in touch with family and friends via phone or online video calls.
The general atmosphere has affected my pottery making as I just did not feel inspired to go to the studio. The studio was also cluttered with materials that were to be sold for a fund raiser that was cancelled. It took me ages to finally realize that by putting a few things outside and doing a huge tidy up I could clear my working space.
|a few of the many boxes of materials cluttering up the studio|
|some of the old test tiles from my training days removed from the studio|
The clean up extended to my house and I found this iconic children's book - Dot and the Kangaroo is an Australian classic written about a young girl who gets lost in the bush and is saved by a kind kangaroo. In the story the kangaroo gives her berries to eat that stave off hunger but also allow her to understand what the animals are saying. Wouldn't that be cool.
Autumn in Sydney means that many of the camellia's start to flower. This single one is one of my favourites.
Just before the restrictions came in we made it to the nursery to get some compost and seedlings. The cosmos have come to life with the drought breaking rain - they should have been flowering during summer but it was just too dry. The marigolds starting flowering within days of being planted out.
I'm back in the studio at last and will be catching up on a commission and a few other pieces to fill the kiln.
Take care everyone - be patient with the restrictions and keep yourself and others well.