For this post i need to start at the beginning! well at least yesterday morning! OH! and a deep breath!
I was having such a good day, finished making a skirt, went shopping, pottered around home looking forward to Jai's birthday party that evening, then @ 3:30pm everything went SKEWIFF!!! It was hot and i was flaking so decided to have a nana nap, it was too hot to sleep and i heard my housemate (HM) come home, I jumped up and must’ve looked completely stressed out (I was just hot (the air con hadn't been turned on coz i was waiting for the plumber to come and stop it leaking (I had previously paid him to fix it before but problem persisted!))) so HM agrees to jump up on the roof and have a look, even though he has ice melting in his car out front. we run around throw the ladder up he climbs up, turns the a/c tap on slightly then says he can't open the a/c, i tell him how and hw proceeds, one look and he says he doesn't know about those types of floats so he chucks the side panel back onto the a/c.
back inside and extra hot i turn on the a/c anyway, regardless of the leak and there is a terrible noise coming from the a/c that wasn't there b4, as i just had the whole thing fixed last January i waited till HM left b4 going to my room to cry over slack tradesmen. HM walks back in (which i really needed!) his dog was trying to escape so he runs out the back, brings her inside and leaves asking me to watch her till she forgets about him.
HM locks front door, i take Jess, his dog out my side door into an enclosed area full of beautiful garden beds, i start watering plants, dogs and the goat. I take the hose and fittings out the front to catch the a/c run off and divert it to my Jacaranda trees out the front.
I go back inside and then decide for some strange reason to go out my studio door, the key i normally leave beside it is no longer there so i go back to the kitchen table where my keys always sit and they aren’t there.
I look in the usual places, can’t find them! Look in unusual places, can't find them! by this time i am nearly mentally broken down!
I leave my house through my side door leaving it unlocked, go over mums house and after her seeing my face i break down sobbing like a child because the universe is picking on me! god i feel like a drama queen writing this.
I feel a bit better for telling mum so she comes to help me look for the keys and i call HM thinking he has definitely picked them up on his way out, he says no!
HM turns up on the doorstep minutes later, i immediately think he has found them and is returning them, but no he has brought over a psychic friend, she starts telling me "white fabric" so i frantically look through every piece of white fabric i can find, no keys!
psychic friend is telling me i need a mini trampoline so i can lift the energy around my head, i tell her i already have one and it doesn't work, she says she wants to buy one, i give her mine, can’t think of a price so she can take it and we will talk about it later.
she leaves with mini tramp. HM also leaves, mum and i keep looking for keys!
HM returns with $50 which is more than i expected but who is complaining! keep looking for keys!, I climb up onto the roof and open the a/c, one of the metal rods that holds the pad in has come loose and is leaning into the barrel which is making the clicking sound, I straighten the rod back to it’s original position and replace the side, completely fixing the bad sound. The house is starting to cool down and so am I slightly!
I have a shower to cool off and chill out, go back over mums and start retracing my footsteps in my head, no luck. by this time Jai's party has already started and my head is hurting so badly so i go to get some really expensive dark chocolate to pick me up, me and dad eat most of it, the three of us listen to a few good songs to distract me without success. by this time i am convinced the keys are in HM's car so will get them in the morning. HM has gone to Jai's party so i decide to clean the kitchen and cook something decident. I notice that my plastics cupboard stinks so i get some towels to sit on and start piling everything out.
Two hours later i have scrubbed every cupboard in and out, cleaned all the light switches, gotten useless crap out of cupboards and am scrubbing the kitchen floor, having cooked some mini quiches.
HM thinks i am mad for spending a friday night cleaning, but it helped clear my head.
had a descent sleep so this morning i woke up and started doing things like washing and organising, the house looks pretty well spotless by 10am and i got confirmation that the keys definitely weren’t in the car. I am starting to think that perhaps someone just walked in and stole them and was planning to come back and raid the house later i am getting sad again!
I empty my handbag for the fifty millionth time and decide it needs a wash so and just walking to the laundry when HM (out the back) asks me if i think his dog may have eaten them, i say that she was just looking for him and not food and as i am right next to the pool table i stick my hand into the catcher hole and ruffle the balls, i hear a tinkle and pull out my keys, right in front of HM, we are both in shock!!!
In my frustration with tradesmen haze yesterday I must’ve thrown my keys onto the pool table and they must've swished down the hole without me noticing. I sms everyone who helped me and kick myself for the drama! Although if they had've gone down any other hole they would never be seen again!
.......... today continuing ..........
I decide to go down to check the mail and radio station, all is wel, but as i go to cross the road there is a "bright spark" in a car who patiently stops to let me cross the road in front of where he/she is turning, I stop to let it go and then all of a sudden two other cars are coming from each direction! i hurry across and the car hurries around the back of me, and we all survive! I look to the sky and think about saying yet another bad phrase and decide instead to simply yell ""BLESS ME!!!"" I pull out my keys and open my PO Box and there is only one letter in there, it is my bank cheque from Heather Lawrence in
Finally i am an official professional artist, (other than sales to family and friends of course)
I decide that whatever else bad that might happen to me today or ever just will not affect me at all! I call mum to tell her the good news and bump into a close friend and we jump around in a circle with excitement! I feel like i won the lottery! or something like that anyway! finally i am celebrating something that comes from so deep inside me and it is all my own work too! here i go crying again but now it might be from the glass of icy gin and lemonade i indulged in whilst writing this!
I have a bottle of Riccadonna in the fridge for later because as this is a special occasion i want to celebrate it right and spectacularly!
If Heather was here right now i would have a drink with her and hug her so tightly!!!
I will just have to save up and travel to
So here are the paintings Heather now owns…
Name: Anita Seery
Medium: Oil on canvas
Canvas Size: 1m x 1m
Created: July 2008
In this painting the use of layers of deep ultra marine blue gives a sense of timelessness, the painting has the calm of dawn but the clarity of midday and a warmth of dusk. Symbolically the boat is anchored but instead of straining at its capture it is at rest, happy to wait until it is called upon for it’s next journey
The boat size here is important also, dinghies are commonly used as amateur recreational vessels as opposed to professional outfits. One gets the feeling that the boat is waiting patiently for it’s oarsman to come and start a peaceful days fishing. In life that oarsman could be a friend, lover or companion to share an experience with.
Name: Anita Seery
Medium: Oil on canvas
Canvas Size: 1m x 1m
Created: July 2008
In this painting the use of warm orange, reds, yellows and blues express a peaceful wholesome restful passage. The direction of the boat towards the setting sun implies a happy ending to come and finally the lack of anyone controlling the boat shares a feeling of freedom in ones life to go wherever the water may take us.