Kainga-a-roto

I’ve been feeling a little homesick now and then. Yes I am having an amazing time but there is a part of me that longs for air, the sea… home…
koru hand painted rocks
I’m sitting in a park as I write this. It has trees and I was so excited when I came across it so I decided to sit on a park bench and write.
A pigeon stopped by just before and I was visited by one this morning too – it came right up to the window and lingered for a while, it’s beautiful feathers shimmering in the light…
Kainga a roto – the home within. I carry my home within… it is also the name of Sonja’s and Sen’s work here in Istanbul. I stopped by their work today to see home, the flowing water, ferns just to feel home again…
And the work is beautifully presented in a recycled case that represents a boat. And the story is brave, sincere, healing… It was nice to have comfort away from home, just for a moment…
Arohanui,
Jo x
PS – you will have noticed I am only using three colours – because I only brought three colours with me to Istanbul – so I’m making my backgrounds as colourful as possible! This is one of my paint trays that I have been using during the year – it has many stories too!

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