Sunday, July 25, 2010
THC, Love And Optimism Helps Me Enjoy Today
Ena Joyce (b.1926)
Ena Joyce studied at East Sydney Technical College alongside Margaret Olley, David Strachan and Margaret Cilento. At nineteen, she was the youngest recipient of the NSW Travelling scholarship with the work ‘Seated Nude’, going to London and Paris where she studied under Bernard Meninski. Influenced by Bonnard, Joyce is an intimist and a colourist, known for her domestic interiors, garden scenes and still lifes. These expressions of her private sphere demonstrate Joyce’s technical facility in oil, gouache and pastel. An artist of great versatility, Joyce’s oeuvre also includes landscapes, figure studies and portraits. Winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Prize in 1977, Ena Joyce is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, a number of state and regional galleries, as well as Artbank and other corporate and private collections.
Slept well last night, there was no late night early morning activity by the rubbish containers to disturb our sleep which was wonderful.
Nice to bed able to drift off without constantly being jolted back from sleep that was so frustrating on Friday night.
Every time I was just about to fall asleep anther item would be flung noisily into the rubbish containers chute.
Last night was blissfully peaceful apart from a short outburst of dogs barking which ours just had to respond to; luckily I had no trouble sleeping again afterwards.
Always amazed I sleep well as every waking up is so painful, glad that the THC helps me override this until I wake when I need more THC to cope with being conscious again.
When we woke asked Richie to do my legs exercises and massage right away before his shower so that I could sit up and get off my back.
Having my laptop is another big distraction from pain and hands not doing what I want them to do.
Made a great discovery that suddenly I can use the touch pad this is brilliant especially as it has not worked for be before, good to have both options.
Means one way or another I can navigate round my applications, this has given me a much needed boost.
Going to keep it short today and once I have posted this I intend to relax and enjoy the day with my darling Richie and our two dogs.
THC and love and optimism will help me to enjoy today