This week I juggle several balls in the air and try not to drop one. I am painting large canvases in preparation for an exhibition in October. The painting is always deeply satisfying but then I need to paint the edges and give each canvas a coat of varnish, attach wire for hanging, print labels, photograph etc.
I am also scribbling in a notebook ideas for the second book of ‘The Garden Dwellers.’
Monday I drive to Narrogin for four days in the library giving author talks for Book Week . It is always a hectic but satisfying experience. One little girl at the end of a session clapped her hands and said that she wanted to be me!
I gather my courage and read them the first chapter of The Garden Dwellers.
They are silent and I am grateful. Their faces tell me all I need to know.