Camping out over the Easter break really re-ignited my passion for being out bush in the natural world.
I loved it!
It inspired me.
And I definitely want to go back.
Here’s the video… [it's HD so if it's slow to load - just pause it - and wait - maybe read on and come back]
It was a bit of a first for me… using my very own musical score… along with words that came to me in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The footage was shot with my iPhone… paddling in Prospect Creek… on Maitland Downs Station in North Queensland Australia.
It’s a beautiful location… remote and secluded.
A river flat… washed out by last wet season’s floods… a place where birds sing… and the air is fresh and sweet with just a hint of autumn in the breeze wafting upstream from where I was.
I had been sitting on the edge reading my book… when I looked up and spotted that tuft of grass lit up from behind by the sparkle of early morning sunlight.
In that moment I was gone.
I ran into the tent and grabbed my trusty iPhone [out of range... but rarely out of reach lol] and shot this little film in one take.
There are no filters… no edits… no changes to how it was.
This is raw footage… exactly how I saw it… in that moment… in the creek… last Monday morning… early “as”
The words came later.
Early yesterday morning in fact… back home in my own little bed.
They just flowed out… like water from the stream.
And the music?
Well… I made that too.
My humble attempt at music writing in Garage Band!
My aim… you see… is to be my own one woman band lol
Creating films from woe to go… footage… words… paint… and… music… along with whatever else it takes to fulfil the purpose… to extinguish the burning desire I have to express express express.
This thing I feel… this need to have my say… in whatever way I possibly can.
It’s a huge and personal undertaking.
And I may run out of time… [or puff]
But… I’ll go down trying at least lol
Besides… it’s a whole lot of fun.
And that’s the thing… isn’t it?
To be able to do what we love… [to actually know what that is]… and to hope that someday [if we're lucky] we might affect somebody somewhere with what we were able to create.
A gift… if you like.
Something of us… left behind… for somebody somewhere to find.
I don’t know why that’s important… but it seems to be… to me.
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I found this painting in the same portfolio where I found Amy.
10 years on… I really can’t remember why I stopped working on it.
I know it was part of a series I was doing back then…
but for some reason… just stopped.
Many paintings have passed this way since then.
Some with a similar theme.
I guess some paintings just take time.
(or we forget all about them LOL)
Maybe it’s just that every idea has its day.
Every painting has its purpose.
Every piece of writing has its time.
We are merely vehicles for its execution.
And when or whether or why… are of little consequence to the vehicle.
Hope you like it… cos I do [it took me back]
PARADISO full sheet watercolour 30″ x 22″ SOLD
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