I’m glad to see the end of this winter, and the first signs of spring coming.
I got my first cold/cough in mid December, which lasted for weeks. Spent New Year’s Eve with excruciating tummy cramps, waking just in time to hear Big Ben’s chimes. Trapped a nerve in my shoulder. As soon as one cold cleared up I’d go down with another. I lost count, but it was four or five. And when the last one faded away, a couple of weeks ago, my M.E. said “Have you finished? Good, Now it’s my turn to knock you out!”
I haven’t been sitting around feeling too sorry for myself though. We had our Boarhunt 4th Plinth Competition to sort out. Going through all the entries and selecting the winner – details soon. We’ve had a number of onsite days, clearing brambles and making new spaces to show work. The others had me on light duties, taking photographs and tea-making, so I didn’t ware myself out any more than necessary.
And then there was the snow! It may be a regular occurrence to most of you, but for Portsmouth it is a rarity. I think the last time it laid here was in 2012. Thanks to the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘mini Beast from the East’ we had a white-out twice. Our host Jan was snowed in both times, which just happened to coincided with planned work days. So we are a bit behind schedule getting ready for ‘Art in the Garden 2018’ 2nd – 16th June. But us artists like a deadline to focus the mind.
I’m off to write the press release… after a cuppa. Well, it is 4 o’clock!