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Wanganui Art ROCKS!

It has been a great week here in Wanganui, the rain was here yesterday and I thought it maybe wet today but the sun is starting to shine through the clouds.

The lovely Maka came back from her 3 months away and it was nice to see her yesterday. She had some good stories to tell!

I have been busy working on things for the open studio event and am pretty excited this year it's going to be bigger than it has ever been before. I'm so into it and really want to get people excited about coming here at the end of March to check out over 50 artists. Wanganui Art ROCKS!

I got computer drain yesterday from working too much on it. It's been ages since I have had to concentrate and have so much work that I wanted to get done.

Shaughan has gone back to work this week and the painters are close to getting the building finished. I'm not sure the colours they have chosen are going to be nice but we will see?

I have started a painting called Freedom of Speech and it's on a huge canvas and the reason why I have started it is because the Labour party have brought in a bill were we can't express our thoughts on who we want to run the country. You can go to prison as a political criminal. What is this country turning into? They just passed a bill telling parents that they couldn't smack their children. Don't get me wrong I'm not into children getting smacked, I have had my fear share of that and it sucks. It's just the way that they are going about telling people how to run their lives I'm not happy with. 2 words sum them up in my eyes CONTROL FREAKS.

We went for a drive up to the Durie Hill Tower the other night and it was a beautiful sunset as you can see in my photos I took. We are so lucky to be in this beautiful place!

My message for the day was: Since we are extensions and messengers of God, whether you ask us directly or send your request to the Creator, the results are the same.

I finished reading The Gospel According to Judas written by his son Benjamin Iscariot yesterday and what a great little read it was.
My feelings are that Judas never betrayed Jesus. I painted a painting of Judas manuscript in 2005 and never knew what it said and after reading this book I'm so glad that I was attracted to that piece. Good old intuition!

I thought it's been such a long time since I have written in my blog that I thought I should but now I want to go sit with Shaughan and drink coffee while we watch the river flow.



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