Thursday, April 05, 2007
Home. Or at least in Melbourne. Where or what is home really?
I arrived in Melbourne on Sunday and it felt rather odd to be back here. Although I had only been away for 2 months, living in Osaka has had quite an impact on me. Having said that, in other ways, it felt almost surreal...like I had dreamt the whole thing and the only reminder of reality were the two 100 yen coins on the dresser next to the bed.
I delivered my paintings to Jackman Gallery today, after finishing the final one on the evening I arrived home. I was a bit nervous about having them stretched in case any got damaged, not having painted on unstretched canvas before. However, I was pleased with the final outcome and happy to have been able to find someone who could do the job in such a short turn around, and for less than half the price I was originally quoted by another framer.
I feel a slight sense of relief and also one of achievement. It's been a very hectic past few months.
Posted by Simone Maynard at 10:30 pm