30 January, 2009

I'm rising early, trying to beat the sun

{Here are some images captured in the morning light, while it's still usually below 35 degrees celsius}.

It seems that I fantasise about another season only in Summer. Come on, Autumn, and with you bring your crisp air, tickling sunlight, and brightly toned deciduous leaves.

I'm eating refrigerated apples to cool my gums.
I'm sleeping on a deflated lilo in the tent in the backyard {which admittedly does have a degree of wonder as I get to look at the stars, and contemplate my minimal presence in this universe}.
I'm sticking my head in the fridge, convincing myself that I'm looking for something other than some respite from the heat.

The cool change is expected tonight between 5 and 8. Yippee!

25 January, 2009

I wish

My digital camera has run out of batteries.... and the lens is still open! I've taken some photos on my good ol' SLR but for the same reason as I can't afford more batteries, I can't afford to develop my roll of film.

I thought this post very appropriate to express how far I am from obtaining more possessions in my life at the moment.

Have a peak at this Gorgeous pocket sized squirrel gal from Melabo.

Also.... If you're in Melbourne, please please please venture to ACCA for the most amazing and beautiful experience so far this year. {Have I pumped it up too much?} Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger, a Swiss collaborative duo, have made a poignantly poetic and very environmentally conscious piece based on Victoria's drought. AMAZING! I was thinking they could make a piece for me one day...... ha!
The Vegetative Nervous System
museum kunst palast Düsseldorf, since 2006
This image is not of what's on in Melbourne, and has been pinched from their website, so full credits to them.

07 January, 2009

welcoming 2009

I've been long absent- so....MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope much merriment was had by one and all.
Mine was a very busy but very wonderful Christmas, filled with multiple family gatherings and feasts! Boxing day was Chris's birthday, so all over again {but this time at our home} was the smorgasbord had.

Along with Chris {acting as an amazing collaborator} and myself, many family members and friends helped create The Sphere Project, an installation work consisting of 100 various-sized calico spheres, with eight fins each, a wire skelteton and decorative/functional stitching. This project has been in the planning since October/November, when I won an award from the Fringe Festival and Funding from the Falls Festival to create and install an artwork for the Falls Music and Arts Festival in Lorne over New Years.
It was a crazy, hectic period of time, a great experience and a nice little pocket of exposure.... but gee, I'm glad it's over.

This list is a big shout-out of thanks. THANK-YOU: Penny Arvanitakis and Isaac Webb, Karen, Terry and Taylor Dyson, Jenny Detez and Gordon McVicor, Kali Bateman, Natalie Hawken, Nicola Crowle and Darlington Garage, The Age Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Falls Festival, and CHRIS BLOMLEY!!!!!!
Your efforts and support have been incredibly valuable and so very much appreciated. We wouldn't have achieved the outcome without you- CHEERS!