Friday, 13 February 2009
It has been a while since I have written on my blog, I note the date of my last entry, 28 October 2008.
Three days later I had one of those phone calls you dread, my mother called to say my father had been taken to hospital, was now on life support and was only expected to live a few hours more.
Living on the opposite side of the world to your family has its draw backs. The journey wasn't going to be fast - at least a day and a half. I jumped on the first flight I could back to Brisbane, Australia but unfortunately I was too late. My father had passed away.
My father was quite a remarkable man and his passing has left a huge gap in my life. He was my inspiration, my comfort and my friend and he leaves me with an emptiness in my soul that I couldn't have imagined.
He will, however, live on through his artworks that are dotted around the world. Here are a few examples for you to see.
It is only now, several months later that I can even begin to imagine concentrating on my work and continuing with the challenge of developing my beloved business. For, in the shadow of losing someone so special, it simply faded into insignificance.
But I'm now back in spirit as well as body, and I'm looking forward to the coming year where I will find many more wonderful products to share with you all.