Still tired, though yesterday was good. I didn't revise my Block Workshop material, but got out a few interesting books from the library. Taking down Changing Threads was harder than I imagined - harder probably because everybody said how easy it is to take down exhibitions, but then there is the unsmall matter of packaging them for post, and though we named and saved all packaging material, it was still hard to know if some of the more delicate pieces were securely packaged or not. I think I paid more attention to the work yesterday than when we hung the exhibition.
Today, we were supposed to leave for Auckland for a three week holiday in Japan. Instead, I'm still dithering whether to go to Blenheim for the day to shoot moody pictures for the Festival. (It's 10AM and a 90 minute trip there.) I'm tired, and part of me feels disgruntled about not being able to solicit cooperation in this area; most everybody in Marlborough Guild lives in Blenheim; surely someone is interested in photography, or knows someone who is. I've been pleasing for pictures of Marlborough from the start of the year, but as usual, I only have one collaborator, trusty reliable Rose Pelvin who unfortunately has had problems with her camera battery. Not great weather is forecast for the weekend, though if there is any sun to be found, it'll be today; Ben thinks we need to stay overnight to make the best of today, but I don't want to spend gas and overnight stay money after our holiday.
I'm just physically tired and it makes me grumpy. I'll be find once I see the lovely Dry Hills, (which I understand hasn't been so dry.) If Ben does a good job, I'll show you why I love Blenheim scenery.
By the way, The Sketchbook Project 2012 is on. I can't decide if I want to do this, after the disappointing feeling of the last effort, but if I do, I'd like to sign up earlier rather than later. Do leave a comment if you're going to sign up - it'd be nice to know I'm in good company.