Friday, October 31, 2008

Je suis desolee

My Mac is sick! I am writing this on a clunky PC. It's just horrible! The separation anxiety is intolerable. I can't even work out how to put the accent on desolee.
And, of course I hadn't backed up all my data so I now have to wait with baited breath and ready credit card for the call from the Mac Doctor.
Sympathy cards, wreaths and floral tributes will be accepted.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

That after BAS feeling.

I don't know about anyone else but I put off doing my quarterly tax returns for as long as possible. I don't know why as they are usually fairly easy to do and then I hand some money over to the tax man. I will find any excuse to avoid getting on with the job. I even went to Ikea this morning( to buy plastic bag clips which my partner had to have!!) to delay the task. But I have finally faced the music and they are done for another three months.

Of course I now have to confront the fact that I will never become a millionaire from my arts practice (or even earn a healthy living) but I am doing what I want. What I must do and now I can get back to enjoying some time in my studio.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Shepard Fairey

Look at this beautiful work! The show is on at Irvine Contemporary in Washington. I wish I could see it. I like the message, the only alternative to the crazy, gun toting narrow minded, war mongering Alaskan fruitloop, but the image also overlays beautiful intricate patterning.
Well I did promise to say more on the blog!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stolen Geometry from the Garden of Love

I know I promised to write more but I wanted to post this new work. Its very early days but this is the new body of work fermenting in my head.
There should be a picture here but blogger doesn't seem to want upload it just now!

Blogger Angst

I've been thinking about my blog a lot recently.
I am not one of nature's writers and tend to make these posts pretty minimal which is fine for me but not necessarily for those without the ability to fill in all the gaps. 
Am I just rabbiting on in an egotistical way, posting short blogs to keep the blog active. The answer is yes and I am always in a hurry because I tend to blog at the end of the day and often at times when it takes ages to upload and image.
So I have resolved to put more time into blogging in the future and to write a real post about my time in Melbourne when my exhibition opened my next post because I have just finished and have to walk the dog and get the day going so I can get to my studio. See what I mean! 

Friday, October 10, 2008

Life is Good

In between smelling the Rhododendrons and looking at art we stayed in this beautiful cottage near Healesville.


In between Gallery visits in Victoria I took time out to smell the Rhododendrons. In case you haven't guessed they are my favourite flowers. For some reason I find them Gauginesque (yes I know they grow in alpine regions) and expect beautiful Tahitian women to emerge from the foliage.......a fantasy I first had in Hampstead Heath. Yes my mind works in mysterious ways.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shadow of a doubt

From The Age 3 October 2008.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Installing the Exhibition

On Monday afternoon I went to the gallery to install the exhibition. It went so smoothly.
See more info about the show in Art Almanacs Artist Profiles.