|Third Daughter by John Brack (1954) drypoint National Gallery of Australia purchased 1977 copyright Helen Brack|
Look at this gorgeous card sent to me by my colleagues in Sydney on the day of my departure!
It was a perfect choice and I appreciate the effort that went into finding just the right card, don't you? I do like a good card and this is an excellent one.
I love John Brack's work though I must confess I did not recognise this piece. I am probably more familiar with works like Collins Street et al. I will enjoy hunting it down in the National Gallery next time I am in Canberra.
My last day at work was a bit frantic...colleagues from Sydney flew up to help me complete paperwork and tidy up odds and sods. There were lots of drop in visitors and banking and re-direction of mail and quick orientations for those left behind. Former colleagues and industry members met me for a drink after work at the very pleasant Merthyr Bowls Club. We used to use this as a venue for Christmas parties and other occasions when our office was in New Farm. There were shrieks of joy as I placed the box of old photos on the table and I was spoiled rotten with fine food, drink, pressies and companionship. People very sweetly listened to my five page speech (I kid you not!). I have, as they say, closure :)
And so it's on to new and interesting stuff....a librarianship course through University of Canberra which I hope will make me a better researcher. I am frightened, and excited, by how much I don't know, if that makes sense.
So stand by for some no doubt tedious discursives on information seeking behaviour and collection management...sprinkled with the odd bit of knitting, sewing and book reviews.
I will miss my friends at AFTRS more than I can say...it is a special special place, that's for sure. The good thing though is that there is life after AFTRS and I can still keep in touch.