Great memories flood back
This month's cover story on Ken Done has hit me with a big wave of nostalgia.
In an instant the thought of those beautiful blues flew me back to the 80s.
For many of us it was a time of renovating old Queenslanders in inner Brisbane suburbs, we faithfully scrapped back the bright oranges and mission browns of the 60s and 70s and thoughtfully re-instituted the colours of federation fashion. Maroons, cremes, deep greens.
Then like a burst of cooling, drenching rain on a hot Brisbane afternoon, Ken Done saturated us with his astounding abstract pictures and Aussie colours. It was refreshing, fun and new and I found it beautiful. Still do.
Other colourful profiles in this edition include one of Queensland biggest commercial builders Trevor Harch and his next stage in life - retirement. We also catch up with Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin.
Of course everyone has a story and you have sent us so much information your own activities we have published a solid seven pages of local happenings.
This month I also attended The International Federation of Ageing 13th Annual Global Conference, sponsored by WHO - World Health Organisation and COTA. We have put most of the stories and videos online at www.facebook.com/ seniorsnews. I gathered a fascinating, fresh insight into our world. I am sure you will too.
I trust you enjoy the read..