I have finished! What a relief. All the tapestries I need for my show at Circa are finally complete, framed and hanging in that large intimidating space ready for the opening of 'Revelation - Stories and Secrets Disclosed' onThursday night ... and they look incredible.
After completing the last tapestry some weeks ago I walked around on air wanting to sing out load, fully appreciating that musical with Julie Andrews and those long rolling hills. It is quite a heady feeling.
Then on Monday I hear that one of my tapestries has been sold before the official opening of the show. Amazing and thank you, yes, this is a large part of why I do what I do. But also, after having spent months working on each piece, I feel like I have lost a small piece of my soul and am a little in mourning.
So here I am in Johannesburg anticipating Thursday evening's event and while grateful, and finally feeling excited rather than simply terrified, I feel too like I am going to a wake. To qualify though, a wake is generally a festive occasion with singing, whisky drinking and fond remembrances of the dearly departed. With any luck, by the end of the evening I might have had too many glasses of wine and I might even attempt 'the hills are alive with the sound of music...'
I am up for the challenge!