First oil painting seascape by Marie Lukic Christmas is quickly approaching and the rhythm of life has grown hectic. This year I have developed a new set of skills as a beginner in fine art. I began with an excellent understanding of language, English and the creative processes relevant to writing novels and non-fiction–but without expectations in fine art. Classes have led me to discover I have a very modest ability, but each new task, I discover different aspects, and new frontiers I may build upon. I have built on a fascination with colour after marbling for six months a couple of years ago. Moreover, I continue to refine my…
I write with great sadness of the Daylesford tragedy. Our community is devastated for the loss of these beautiful families, families who have much love and care invested in them, but are now lost forever to the world. We cry also for the loss of their children, such beautiful children who were our future here in Australia, and in the world, but are also now lost forever as well. Australia weeps together with Daylesford for this devastation is foreign to our beautiful Daylesford township, usually a place of relaxation and joy, but now desecrated by this terrible event.