My day job has taken me to Brisbane this week, so I was really excited to visit my sister Simone from CharcoalBlue and her lovely husband and 3 boys (under the age of 6). Simone leads a very intriguing life (although she may not think so). She has just returned to Brisbane from living in Emerald for 2 years (central Queensland), as her husband works in mining. She has some unusual, hilarious and quirky stories to tell about living in outback Australia. BUT…later in September Simone and her family will be moving to Peru as her husband has a new job in mining there. She told me that she was not interested in going to Peru until her husband said that they will have a maid, baby sitter and driver, to which she instantly replied ‘ok, where do I sign?’
It was so much fun catching up with her and checking out her art studio. Not sure which was the best…snooping around her art studio…playing around in the ‘back-end’ of our blogs…going out to a Turkish restaurant…or trying to get my head around her art assignments that she is doing for her online Art degree. You know, I consider myself quite a ‘deep’, introspective creative soul, however I aint got a thing on Simone!!! I’m about as deep as a teacup compared to her. Once again I am forever grateful for having such highly entertaining siblings! They add so much colour to the world!
‘Art is a not a thing; it is a way’. (Elbert Hubbard)
‘Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time’. (Thomas Merton)