Tonight I played auctioneer at the opening of a new ceramics collective in Daylesford.
This is a new game for me as not only have I never taken the podium before, but I have actually never even been to an auction! EEK! Well... you can imagine how nervous I was, but, as I'm sure how anyone who knows me would guess, once I was up there, gavel in hand I really quite enjoyed myself.
There were some really amazing works going under the hammer and it made me feel proud to be a fellow 'muddy'. I suppose my background in ceramics is why I ended up there on stage under those lights, fumbling for numbers and missing waved bids and thumping down that great big hammer.
This amazing space is so inspiring and I'm so proud of Sue, Kath and colleagues for making this dream happen.
But, as I stood up there, gazing vapidly around, trying to remember if i had said 190 or 180 dollars, I thought to myself "wouldn't it be nice if there were someone here who came to support ME".
But never fear Doily-ateers, as they say in the Homeland, 'you wait ages for one bus then 2 come along at once!' .. indeedy , indeed they do.
Well no news as yet to report on the bus timetable but I'm taking it easy, eyeing off the timetable, no need to rush.
But today was the most fun I've had on skates in a carpark. And thats all I'm saying.