This week, I am taking myself to see the Henri Matisse exhibition at GOMA.
All by myself. No children to tag along and tell me how bored they are. No friends at my side to chat to about life.
Just me. Time to myself to refocus on ideas. It's the first full week I've had since early December.
I'm a little excited.
And right now in my head, I've been thinking about still life, reading about Giorgio Morandi, dreaming about white objects and shadows, vessels, wishing I could draw for 2 hours each day, and wanting to spend more time in the garden recording and researching nature.
Why can't I stay up to 2am doing all of this? Why does school have to start so early in the morning?
In the mean time, our rainy summer has really set in and I've been in the kitchen cooking more than I would for this time of year. I'm kind of enjoying it too, the cooking not the excess of rain or mushrooms growing on my external walls.
(top two images are by UK artist, Geoffrey Robinson)