SIT WITH ME
I found this bench a while ago at the local dump and thought it would look good on the balcony. It sat there for a bit, and then I heard about this exhibition that was coming up. Taking place at the Corner Café (corner Brand and Cromwell in Durbs), the theme was "hearts" to tie in with the Corner Café and adjoining shop Mint's logos.
So I thought I'd get a little handyman vibe going on. Hauled out the old mans electric sander, paint-scrapers etc. It ended up being a whole day of hard graft under a relentless sun, and then an evening and a half of back breaking bending in my flat painting the two coats. To be honest though it was so worth it. I realised that I'm hooked on the process of art. Yes, there were times I wondered whether it was really worth all the trouble, but before I started any work on the bench, in earnest, I had decided this bench would be a "love seat". I had also decided that the lettering would read "Sit with me". In working I realised how love is often like the bench I was working on. At times it's draining, and it's never perfect, it involves effort and time, a will to work on it and involves much more give than take but it is ultimately fully worth it and is undoubtedly rewarding.
The exhibition opens this evening 7th of February. Be there.