Firstly thank you to everyone who commented on my blog last week. Your thoughtful feedback was greatly appreciated. Please keep it coming, good or bad, and include any topics for discussion you might find interesting.
The week has been totally occupied by my ever growing studio.
The shed arrived as a flat pack on Wednesday during the once in a life time dust storm which covered the entire eastern side of Australia with a thin layer of the Simpson Dessert. It looked very small stacked in the front garden. I was very glad it wasn't from Ikea as we had already had an alan key incident earlier in the week.
On Thursday morning three very clever and hard working young men arrived to erect it.
By this afternoon I had two walls.
The outer shell should be completed by the middle of next week. With all this going on it has been difficult to get down to work.
I have managed to
• Send off my entry for the Liverpool City Art Prize. I am entering Mirror of Uncertainty, a diptych which I completed late last year.
Mirror of Uncertainty. Acrylic Shredded Visa
and Ink on Canvas. Diptych. 100cm x 140cm. ©2008 Susan Buret
• Read and work on my artist's statement. It really helps when I am making new work as it focuses my thoughts.
• Accept an invitation to show work in the Doggett Street Christmas Show.
• Enjoy an interesting blog discussion with Janice Mason Steeves about the experiences of making and showing new work. I love the opportunity to share ideas with someone from the other side of the world. Thank you world wide web.
• Make several more new works in the post card series.
• Mail off images and catalogue from the Brisbane show to my gallery in Melbourne. I had prepared two other packages to send off to galleries in Brisbane and Sydney but I got cold feet at the last moment. I will do some deep breathing and think about it again next week.
However, with so much going on I feel like I have let lots of things, especially correspondence, slip this week.
Next week I hope to
• spend more time in the studio.
• catch up with all my correspondence.
• plan a trip to Canberra to look at galleries there.
• at least think about my entry for the Chapman and Bailey exhibition in Melbourne
Tomorrow I am off to Sydney to see Nicola Moss and Tanmaya Bingham's work at the opening of the Flower Show at Brenda May Gallery.