Sunday, June 15, 2008

15 June

Today I added to Map and took a drive to Kangaroo Valley. Thanks to Nicola i no longer take offence to having my patterning described as quaint.  

Saturday, June 14, 2008

? Quaint


As Bob Dylan once said, "What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."

"What is success?" asked Ralph Waldo Emerson, "To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty. To find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008


8 June

..we are born for a brief span of life, and because this spell of time that has been given to us rushes by so swiftly and rapidly that with very few exceptions life ceases for the rest of us just when we are getting ready for it.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Origami Takes Shape

After a long consultation with the beginners guide to origami I have decided on this shape. The pieces are called stackers. When you throw a stack of them into the air they take flight in all different directions and land all over the place. I like the idea of free migration uncontrolled by definition. Above is the beginning of my fleet.

7 June 2008

The sun is shining and I have just taken my morning walk to the amphitheatre. I am a city girl (her indoors the human equivalent of the little white dog on the couch!) but it is impossible to be here and not consider making work which engages with the land. The land has already taken possession of me not I it in a real estate transaction. I am thinking about making works with origami shapes in pink paper which talk about my fragile and ephemeral presence as an outsider in this powerful place. Maybe i will scatter them like crumbs to find my way home or perhaps make little paper houses. After photographing the work I will take it home and maybe shred it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tonight's Visitor

This beautiful glossy wombat is in the courtyard outside my studio tonight. He is not disturbed by human visitors and obviously likes having his photo taken. I think my friend Nicola Moss will want to paint him.

Bundanon at Last

After the biggest week in my career/life (yes really I even sold my work at the Churchie) I am finally at beautiful, peaceful Bundanon. look at my studio and drool. I think it will take a few days to wind down and get to work.

Off the Wall

Off the Wall was fantastic. Thousands of people poured through the doors and looked at my work. I could never have got my work to such a large audience in Brisbane with a gallery show. I was also fortunate to make several sales.

The other benefit was that I got to meet and talk and share ideas with several other artists from around Australia.  Jennie Nayton, Tim Sharp, Jason Wing, Sandra Landolt and Cash Brown it was fantastic to meet all of you.