For my Mother


I have to thank my Mum for believing and supporting me for tomorrow’s exhibition.  The above photo is NOT in the exhibition, but I am putting it here just for my Mum.

Today I had a very long day hanging the exhibition but the mekeo yellow was vibrant and strong, as well as lots of orange, maybe the spirit of ABC Open (logo orange).   Both these colours on the wall made me feel joy even when the going got tough and we had challenges to overcome.

Sally who helped me hang the exhibition, was valiant and brave and solved any of our day’s challenges pretty well.  By the end of it we were all tired, but it was on the wall and it looks like an exhibition.  Sarah did an awesome job with the labelling!  Was lovely to arrive and see my pile of labels all ready to go.

Hopefully all will go well tomorrow.  A few people stopped to look at it whilst we were hanging, some friends doing a workshop with ABC Open even gave encouraging hugs for tomorrow or a smile – which was all appreciated.

My daughter, who’d come with me, and I ended the day eating berry cheese cake and singing at the tops of our voices in the car on the way home.

When I arrived home I found a comfy old chair in the garden and watched the birds flying overhead.

I was treated to a large bird flying really low,  not sure what it was but it looked impressive.  I was too exhausted for a camera trip and it went away so fast, instead I captured the moment in memory, and then promptly dozed off on the comfy chair.

My hubby brang me a hot cuppa and we had a short yarn until the mosquitoes chased us inside.  What a day! Tomorrow, Smile Within Opens- and the butterflies are strong, but a little bit of that Mekeo Dance is in my photos even if I am terrible at dancing.

Thanks Mum and also of course my friend Pam, and Helen and Bill at Ezy photos, who have been so good to me these last couple of weeks.   I have to let them know that people noticed something about the paper on the walls and wanted to know what kind of paper I printed on.  On ya Bill.  Anyway now I need to snooze before tomorrow!  Time to have just a little bit more cocoon time.

(c) June Perkins all rights reserved.

Published by June

Writer, photographer, lover of unity in diversity in thought and humanity - poet by nature, world citizen

2 thoughts on “For my Mother

  1. I love the color of those leaves! And I think they look like hearts. A very fitting tribute to your mom and all those who love and support you! Good luck tomorrow.The culmination of so much talent and hard work. Success is imminent! can’t wait to hear about it.


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