was the Whittlesea community festival…..
we made bunting out of children’s drawings…..
and a few signs to show the way
and i have to show you the work of Paul Blackman whose magic touch always adds to a festival or event……
Art days are on hold,
a community festival has my attention.
I spent the day scanning and laminating art drawn by primary school children to the provocation of “your favourite place”
many beautiful drawings.
4 schools, 4 completely different responses and mediums
Its been great to see how the different teachers have responded to the themes and inspired their classes.
yay to art
I hung the paper drops i have been working in the dance studio.
I invited 2 friends, we turned on the theater lights (basic and limited)
put on some music
danced and played.
I’m very excited about this work, i think it has much potential.
it was lovely to stand and play amongst the paper.
Later when the lights were off it was incredibly peaceful, and a little airy to be in it,
like standing in a forest.
So there is a new working tittle… In the forest
Its a place for the creatures ,that emerge in my impro, to play
theres a place for shadow and mystery
theres defintely a place for beauty, and moving beautifully.
Theres a world waiting to emerge……
One of my new years resolutions had been to make and present a work for May 2012.
While my concept had simplified
I still intended to present something.
So i booked a small community gallery.
Dates set, i went home to check emails etc
And sitting there was an invitation to join a tour with an interactive children’s show
to the US.
A moment’s hesitation
is this a test about my commitment to my own art making process ?
or just another wonderful opportunity in the journey of life.
I have said yes
It’s hard to turn down an adventure, esp a paid adventure
The gallery is postponed
indefinitely as I’m not sure were it fits in the rest of my year …..
As a friend pointed out,
I’ll still be doing my art
just not that particular piece of art ……
I’m thankful for the choices i have to make
but curious about their timing!