A gem of a day.

Its been a beautiful day today. One of those early autumn warm gems that make it  nice to be out and about. It's a holiday Monday today and it was nice to relax a little.

A friend just visited with me on the phone a short time ago and she asked me how  the Bayeux is going…

Well for the first  time in the past 2 and a half months I have only completed 5 feet this week instead of the 10 feet I have set myself.

But I've been busy doing "other things" and in a way a rest away from it has been as good as a holiday.

I'm in the middle of a photography assignment and photographing at an event like Womadelaide  had been an absolute gift.

I have some amazing photos and memories…

Photographing Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu last evening was a highlight for me.

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You can see more photos on the photography gallery on my web page.

Born blind, Gurrumul grew up as a member of the Gumatj clan on Elcho Island, off the coast of tropical North East Arnhem Land.

His fragile but powerfully emotive voice has affected the public in a way no other artist has done in this country. This unique Aboriginal man sings songs about identity, spirit and connection with the land, its elements and the ancestral beings he is related to.

His high tenor voice and aura-like persona creates emotion, compassion and a feeling of nostalgia and longing. 1000's of people sat quietly and listened with great emotion as he sang.

Even in the media pit there was silence and a few emotional tears. I've never seen that before at an event.

So it's a short week.

I'm excited that I will have more information on the Alphabet book and I know I have a little more illustration to do… and possibly to the story… but it's on its way folk, its on its way.

I haven't talked about it  lately… I'm self publishing so it takes a little longer, but I have full control.

I'm really excited that it's finally coming to fruition.IMG_0004

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