Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happiness Is

Exercise, I'm convinced of it. I spent an hour this morning in the Botanic Gardens again, clenching my abdominal muscles and trying to get my head into the correct position during my Pilates class and the magpies were warbling, the Tibouchina trees are covered in purple flowers and the sky was blue. Bliss! And it was all helped along by the fact that I've discovered DEET, so the mosquitoes didn't carry me away today. I had to come home and have another shower to get the insecticide off my skin but that's a small price to pay for not having hives.

I've also been having fun binding the two pulp-printed hand-made paper books that were the product of the residency I did at Southern Cross University in January. With moving house and illness completion of my part of the project has been held back, for which I feel bad, but it's now getting there. Willis came over today to find out what he has to do to bind his two books and hopefully by the end of next week they'll be finished and ready to send up to Tim in Lismore. Photos etc of the work will appear on Double Elephant, my "art" blog.


  1. Yep, we want photos! Remind me to tell you about DEET and they're not magpies but butcher birds, or I'm assuming so at least because the butcher birds have been warbling nonstop all week and it IS THE most delightful sound.

  2. Hey.........Thanks so much for the trip tips for NYC. They sound like interesting spots, especially the old monastery! We absolutely have not given ourselves enough time on this trip. There are just too many things to do. Oh well, any excuse to go back again is a good thing. = )


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