Friday, October 14, 2016

Group Exhibition at Koru Gallery Dunedin opens this weekend!

Laura and I both have work in the group exhibition at Koru Gallery that opens this weekend. Unfortunately I won't be able to be there, and it feels a bit weird not being able to help with hanging the show, but our good friends will take care of all that, and I am sure it will be an interesting and exciting exhibition.

Here are some quick images from the show that Rhonda took on her phone as the exhibition was going up (thanks Rhonda!).

The Exhibition looks like fun, do go and see it if you are in Dunedin over the next couple of weeks!

I'm back from hospital after shoulder surgery that I had on Monday of this week, and am doing quite well. Reasonably comfortable, but not much sleep to be had as yet. Most of the time reading, catching short snatches of sleep, and calculating when to take the next pill for pain relief. The Surgeon, Anaesthetist, and staff at Mercy hospital were lovely, thoughtful people, and I am very thankful to friends that got me to and from the hospital, to all who looked after me there and to ACC for funding the operation.

For those of you who like astronomy, I have put these photos up... the images may be of a new planet, but my surgeon slipped them into the paperwork that I was given to take home with me... Apparently, they are photos of the inside of my left shoulder, and were taken when he was floating around in there armed to the teeth with various sharp and pointy instruments! The main thing done was to cut my biceps tendon away from the shoulder joint, shorten it, then attach it with a special screw fitting to my arm bone (humerus). All going well, the bone should start to knit with the tendon after about 6 weeks, and should be strong enough carefully stage a return to serious potting in the New Year.

Typing is a little difficult at the moment, so that is all from me for now. Kind thoughts to you all, and I'll try to catch up with some of your blogs over the next few days.


Melissa Rohrer said...

Sending good healing wishes your way.

Peter said...

Thank you so much Melissa!

Linda Starr said...

Yikes Peter hope you heal well. I did think it was a new planet and then was surprised the photos were not. The show looks to be wonderful and all the colorful art grouped together feels almost French atmosphere - now why those two words popped into my head I don't know but I looked them up and saw there is a song by St. Tropez called French Atmosphere - you can listen to it on you tube -, not a very good song, rather boring, but some background music. Ha. hope your recovery goes by quickly and smooth.

Arkansas Patti said...

Goodness, you had me fooled for a minute that it really was a planet. So sorry that you will be down for 6 weeks. Seems like a long time but hopefully you can make use of the down time. My best to you, nurse Laura and Stopit. Keep us informed. Gentle hugs from Arkansas.

Peter said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for getting in touch, it is nice to hear from you. I will listen to "French Atmosphere" and float along to it and think of warm summers, good food, art, music, splashed down with some imagined French wine! Armchair travelling can be lots of fun, and therapeutic!

Hi Patti,
Lovely to hear from you. Ha, ha, I will have to dream up a suitable name for the newly discovered planet. I probably shouldn't have put the photos up, a bit gross, but it is weirdly fascinating seeing what joints are like inside. I'm sure that photos like that wouldn't have been possible until recent times.
Mmmmm it will be a long time, and the 6 weeks is only the beginning bit whilst things are knitting together, after that will be strengthening and physio to get things strong enough to be useful again. Actual potting on the wheel will be phased in progressively through January and February according to the recovery plan I have been given. The time will pass though, and I'm currently enjoying some reading and sleeping!

Jane Ward said...

Dear Peter, I wish you a strong recovery. And access to plenty of gripping books to see you through! Love from Cousin Jane

gz said...

get well soon! We are hoping to be heading for Aotearoa in January for a few months, but I don't know if we'll be able to go's hoping....

Peter said...

Hi Jane,
How lovely to hear from you, it is really nice of you to leave a comment here. Regarding books, I am already on my third book since the op, and finished a lovely one at 6 this morning. I wonder if you have ever read "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce? It was a real treat, full of sunshine and showers and a lot of kindness. I admit to even leaking a furtive tear or two near the end!
Hi Gwynneth,
Good to hear from you. Exciting that you will be heading for the Land of the Long White Cloud again... You really must come south this time, each Island has its own personality, and definitely worth exploring!

Anna said...

oh not an easy operation.. wishing you good healing asap
I'm still hoping to get over in November a bit too late for this exhibition but I'm sure there will be other things to see. Take care.

Peter said...

Hi Anna,
Good to hear from you, thank you for your kind wishes.
Do let us know if you are able to see us in November, it would be lovely to catch up with you. You can always email at opogallery AT gmail DOT com.

peter johnson said...

Matey..swift and full recovery wishes,looking forward to the naming of the PG bicep planets..
and a closer peek at those pots..the faraway Rhonda shot has me thinking of early jolly old England??! Nice.

Peter said...

Hi Peter,
Good to hear from you. I remember the Planet Key song that came out (then was banned) before the election of yet another National government.., I suppose that what I have is Planet Keyhole... But I'm sure a better name could be found!