is always a good thing.
Last night I was in my parent's lounge room when a news story came on the telly about a new exhibition containing artworks by D'Arcy Doyle. It is hosted by his wife, Jennifer. Mum piped up, "Oh look, it's Aunty Jenny."
I always knew I was related to the Doyles in some way but my father's side of the family is rarely spoken of. There are quite a few name changes and it's always been difficult to trace a linage. So, I always enjoy it when Dad recalls stories of his youth. It's always an insight into a man who is both a parent and a friend.
Dad went on to tell me about a time when he was living in Thomas St, Ipswich and how when he was a lad D'Arcy was over at his place and showed an interest in some of Dad's drawings. D'Arcy took the time to give Dad some pointers and tips. It was really cool to hear this story. I've always seem Mum and Dad as creative people and it seems that creativity is a streak that runs deep in our family's blood.