Today I went down memory lane.
My eldest daughter is turning 21 in a few weeks
and I have been trawling through
thousands of photos to find the embarrassing ones,
as well as some cuties.
The photos brought back such lovely memories
and it reminded me why an artist is so important.
An artist captures a memory,
so that we can remember an event,
time or place.
A painting is often a stepping stone
for memories to come flooding back.
This weeks APR theme is sunsets
and this is the sunset I see each day.
We live on a bay on the east coast of Australia
but we look back towards the west
and this is the sunset over Manly.
We are not lucky enough to have a beach
and so it's over the mud flats.
I have had this view since I was 15 years old
(mum and dad still live just up the road)
and I have so many memories
of this area.
It's where I grew up and where my kids have grown up
and luckily the view hasn't changed.
So here is my sunset,
painted very loosely,
with a very naughty curly bit of paper.
It's a little sploshy
but I kinda like it that way.
To see what other people have done
hop on over to
I have a thousand more photos
to go through.