My first words to Sandra when i laid eyes on her and hugged her were
"You are real!"
Sandra and i intially met through an online art forum in 2007, and ever since then have been comunicating with each other the last three years through redbubble, our art blogs and video link through skype.
It was indeed surreal and a thrill to finally meet when she visited in Sydney last week.
Knowing Sandra has been wonderful, for she is always there with kind words of encouragement,
time, wisdom and balanced viewpoint.
She is only too happy to cast her artistic eye over my work and i value this
for she is an accomplished artist working in many mediums, mainly in watercolour.
Most of all i greatly appreciate her friendship
and i have come to love her for all the support and love she extends to me.
Safe trip home Sandra
and i hope that one day i too can visit you in country Victoria.
Just imagine how different things would be, if only you had made other choices at various points in your past. Actually, don't just imagine that. Stop imagining it! Imagine instead, how everything could have been perfect, exactly as it was, in so far as it led you down a road that you could have embarked upon in no other way. There is something poignant and perfect about the situation you face now, regardless of all that frustrates or upsets you about it. Recognise that, and you will automatically make the best choices next.
Based in Sydney and working from her studio at home, Perugina spends her time exploring different mediums producing works in graphite, oils, acrylics and only recently in watercolour. Perugina also likes to work thematically. Her ongoing series