Time spent elsewhere. If I start to type will the words flow?
I honestly don’t know…
It’s been three months and now it’s the last day of 2012. It’s been an intense period for me and I’m looking forward to what 2013 will bring. As some of you will know, my partner and I decided to split amicably in August. We’d been together for over thirteen years and while I’m not going to go into the details here suffice to say that we both want different things in life and neither of us can see it happening if we stay together. Things are friendly and all but it’s still tricky at times. So I’ve been busy renovating my flat and moved in two weeks ago. The renovations took much longer than planned, thanks largely to an oft-times absent builder, but it’s worked out well with end of the school year and Christmas holidays. The flat’s turned out very nicely and I’ll do a whole post on that soonly. It doesn’t feel quite so much like a hotel suite anymore 😉
Astute readers of this blog will have noticed I’ve been very quiet creatively and while I’ve been taking some pictures I’ve not had a workstation to process them on until I moved in. That said, I have done a couple of commissions for Living Magazine;
pimped a friends Cadillac
got flown to Adelaide for a weekend of following two gorgeous musicians around the Adelaide Hills (the images are beautiful but awaiting my workflow mojo to return 😉 )
On the way there, I stuffed around in the airport;
I did go outside … to Sydney even;
Wirestorm, one of the large pictures from last year’s exhibition sold for $2,000 at a local gallery … I was quite pleased about that 🙂
Two of my photographs were selected for book covers;
Canberra by Paul Daly
and a dragon-fantasy book in Canada … the title of which I am unable to currently recall
The Australian National Botanic Gardens featured my work when I photographed their AfterDark night garden experiences
I finally entered the smartphone fraternity and spend many, many hours playing with it. It takes decent pictures too. I’ve spent a good deal of the past three months drooling over the new Nikon bodies but came to the realisation that if I’d bought one then it would pretty much sit in its box… the time is approaching though!
On the way I lost track of some friends and I honestly don’t know what happened with some of them … things went quiet and just nothing … I didn’t have the energy to follow through and all and chase things that seemingly held no return … my mind really was elsewhere.
Looking back I’ve been busy and I would oft look at my neglected blog and read through my feeds but have not commented when I felt I had nothing to share back … it’s been kinda like that … a lot of feeling I had nothing to share back … not publicly anyways.
If you’ve read all the way down here … thank you … and I wish you the very best of the season and a spectacular 2013. I’m going to be there and I’d love to see you there too.