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The Full Moon is Shinning Bright over Wanganui.

I woke up at 4:30 this morning and had the most amazing view of the full moon slowly going down over the buildings outside my kitchen window.

This was the best photo.

What a week, so many things have been happening!



I took this photo of Ralph that sums him up about food. He is your mate and listens to you when he wants something.

He is such a honey!

Mum bought over a beautiful carrot cake that she had bought at the Wanganui markets.

Every Saturday Wanganui has the markets down at the waterfront and it's a great place to have a coffee and catch up with people you haven't seen for ages! I seem to always get work when I go there!

I had a wonderful time with Amanda and her family while they were here and I miss her. I hope they do move back to New Zealand sometime!

I have been painting my toilet to display my private collection in there for the open studio weekend. You may think it is a funny place to show off my collection but I thought it's the easiest place. My home is full of all my art and I had to find a place to show them off. I'm so excited and have been giving Rere a hand to help her promote the event.

I'm working on this painting at the moment and love it hahahahaha.

It feels like a me painting it is a huge canvas so it stands out! I have decided to use the other big canvas' to do the same sort of style on and am going to do a freedom one which I have already started.

I got a letter from the Auckland City Council regarding the artist in residence and they had 54 artists apply and they chose 2 male artists to do them.
I was talking to Shaughan the other day about painting under a male name it would be interesting to see if there was a difference in social acceptance.

We went to the drags on Sunday and had a great time!
I took some great photos click here to check out some more of my photos.
Shaughan now wants to buy a V8 so we can race it. I so want to get back into racing cars it is so much fun! When we were young Dad made us all join up to the Manawatu Car club and we would go out in the weekends and race. We did loads of stuff like drags, motocanas, raced on Manfield etc. We had a green angel box with flared guards and a kick arse motor in it. SO MUCH FUN!
I got some books out of the library on Monday and I picked up one on Paul Dibble and really enjoyed reading it. He is from Palmerston North and his wife Fran is having an exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery next month and will be here for a forum which I am looking forward to. My mate Vanessa introduced me to his work and I'm so glad she did as he has some beautiful work! My buddy Stefano has signed up to go to art school this year and he is going to do sculpture I'm so tempted to go myself. I have been reading heaps about video art and sculpture. And my mate Bobby has been teaching sculpture in Wellington. I hope he comes to live here for a little bit so we can work together on some projects!
My message for the day was: When you transmit joy to your loved ones, there is a bond so deep that it runs without words.

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