Thursday, January 26, 2012

Float - Australian GhostNets and Joannah Underhill

I think this is going to be one of my favourite exhibitions this year!!  Go along and see if you agree.....

at the
27 January to 25 February 2012
Just beautiful!
(images generously supplied by Joannah Underhill - thanks!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Papergirl - The Art of Giving

Papergirl Brisbane is an exciting innovative cultural initiative which works to bridge the gap between the wider public of Brisbane, and the local artists and writers who live here.
Art and writing is collected from the local creative community, exhibited in a gallery, rolled up, and then distributed by bicycle to the random passers-by in Brisbane’s CBD.  Hope I'm lucky enough to receive something!!!
Anyone who wishes to be involved is invited to participate, regardless of age, education, profession, gender, or location. Artworks accepted include drawings, photographs, text, pictures, stickers, posters - basically anything ‘creative’ and considered that can be rolled and distributed by bicycle.
Writers, poets, and lyricists are also invited to get involved in the project. You are asked to submit as many contributions as you would like and in some cases artwork is reproduced to allow more people to receive your work.
Check out the Papergirl Brisbane website for more details and how to submit your work.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Studio Makeover

Inspired by Sophie Munns recent post, I finally tackled my studio, tidying, decluttering, sorting, discarding and making a more conducive working space. Sophie's mention of a wonderful view from her room while working at her desk inspired me to re-arrange my studio so I too looked outside. 
Its going to take a little getting used to but the action of tidying up and clearing out has started to have the desired effect. After I was finished yesterday my mind was clearer, although no new ideas were immediately forthcoming. I wondered when the ideas might come and decided to work out in the garden for a while and mow the grass (with a lot of help from Millie).
Today is a different story, ideas started to tickle around the edges of my mind, and then more and more came.......sometimes just by taking the first step and tackling the most mundane chores, a little bit of magic happens........ 
Like everyone, I have my moments of doubt in relation to my art and abilities, etc, however Candice Herne recently gave me this gorgeous teatowel by Nadine Sawyer, which I have pinned to my wall to remind me everyday that I am following the beauty of my dreams! Trusting you all are too :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lazy Beach Days......

 Am spending my days wandering this amazing shoreline
Contemplating what the new year will bring.....
I am here but will soon have to leave this restful place....

So while I can, I am reconnecting with family, collecting sea shells and more ideas for art work

Wishing you all find peace and contentment this year :)