Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is the Way I Wash the Sheets.........

My mind is always busy, if I am not thinking about art and how I am going to progress my project and paintings, I am observing the beauty surrounding me, and working out how I am going to incorporate that into my art.
Finding time to dedicate to my creative self is hard, like many, I have parenting and work obligations, volunteer and social engagements and daily chores, etc, leaving little time to indulge in what I love to do creatively.

However, I find that these days I cannot focus on one thing or the other, all are blurring together and I am incorporating the daily tedious (but necessary) household chores into my creativity. (Notice I've not said my art into my household chores).
I see the potential of everyday household items contributing to my creative processes and start ripping up my bedsheets and making erosion bundles. I'm pulling my pegs apart to get the rusty springs to contribute to the erosion bundles and I'm generally utilising any household item I get my hands on to be creative.
Inspired by various blogs like The Erosion Bundle Project and Natures Whispers, I started exploring this concept and am really enjoying the randomness of the marks developing on the sheets with rusted household items. I plan to incorporate these into collages I am presently developing.
Kathy from While Tangerine Dreams writes about what works for her as a busy mother and business operator and has published an Ebook: "Handmade Time: How to Squeeze in a little more Crafting Everyday". I'm always interested to see how other creative souls manage their time, nurturing their creative passions, while being challenged by trying to fit everything into everyday.
Sure there are going to be days when it doesn't all come together and there won't be a spare second to do anything creative, those are the days I will paint in my mind's eye or scribble down a note somewhere to remember the idea for another time.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Erosion Bundle

I dreamed here, upon these sheets........................
I cried here, upon these sheets................
I loved, I lied here..................
I planned and asked why here...........
Now I dye here, on these sheets.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Women of Substance' exhibition at Red Hill Gallery

Leigh Camilleri, About Backeringa
Red Hill Gallery upcoming exhibition entitled 'Women of Substance' features works by
Leigh Camilleri (BAD Co-op member), Susan Gilmour, Julie Hutchings, Pam Walpole
Friday, 18 February to Sunday, 6 March 2011

Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Ph: 07 33681442

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In Between - Corinne Colombo at Redland Art Gallery

Image: Corinne Colombo, Where, why, why now, 2009, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

From 6 FEB – 6 MAR 2011
at the Redland Art Gallery - Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland Q 4163

Exhibition is showing:
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm (Admission free)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

This Moment................

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo, no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember...... Soule Mama