It is the night before, well the morning of ‘set up’ for the Craft Fair. I have too much on my mind to sleep and have been working for 6 months to have everything ready. I can see Venue 5 from our accommodation and as it is deserted, it is hard to imagine the activity planned for the day. Perhaps I will ponder on some highlights of the last few months. Since Lesley Dare (Director of TCF) visited my studio on Bruny Island in April I started thinking of how I would present my work. So with 7 metres of canvas I started ink drawings of Tasmanian Birds, I needed the 3 metre table dining table on Bruny to roll the canvas out, hope it looks good as really have no idea until it is hung. It took 4 months of a few birds at a time. Also attended the Byron Bay Writers Festival in September and what a great experience that was. Highest quality speakers, wordsmiths, lots of laughter and tears. Peter Greste, Walter Mikac, Richard Fidler, Kitty Flanagan, Amanda Nolan and many more new and young voices. If our world is in the hands of these young authors then there is some hope, as things deteriorate around us. Back to the Fair, I will have a large painting of two masked owls to finish, will have books, thousands of cards and the newest poster which I loved doing and took me 5 weeks to plan and draw…’How a Bird’s Egg is Made’. How can that not be fun! Say hi if you are there, top spot at the Fair.