I drew a warm sunshine with fronds of plants and long grasses extending along the edges, in many bright colours, to symbolise my hope for future learning and growth, and gratitude for the nourishing web of support and relationships I have around me. While drawing I thought about moments swimming underwater and looking at all the moving seaweeds, peering at unknown creatures on the coast path, pausing to listen to birdsong and precious conversations with loved ones. Being in the moment, enjoying every minute!
I first came to Falmouth for my art foundation in 2003 and I moved back to live here about 7 years ago. I like the buzz from all the local venues and art students, and down at the boatyard where I live and work where there’s a real sense of community. I like the nearby muddy creek walks, and swimming when it’s flat calm and crystal clear at Gylly.
It was lovely to take the time out and sit for a while drawing and chatting with everyone. I was one of the last people to make a plate, so it was amazing to look at all the drawings everyone had done — such a variety of mark making and beautiful stories.
Find out more about My Jubilee and see all the plates here.