Lantern Season is over…for this year

Since returning from the  Bird Lab Residency is Sweden I have been deep in lantern land. First the Lismore Lantern Parade This year we celebrated the 20th anniversary of this fabulous event. and then INTO THE LIGHT – Cycles of Change. This was the 4th year for INTO THE LIGHT, which started in response to the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Each year we have reflected on the process of healing and with a group of local artists,designed an event in response to where the community is at now. It is a very special event. I feel privileged to be part of it…

the meditation of doing

Today my head is full of how to why to what to who to do it with why how what why and this continues as the energy waxes and wanes and confidence grows and dissipates with every success and failure and i finally sit pick up the needle and rope and start sewing tight stitches tighter than usual neat precise stitches that turn a rope found into a nest bound and to each stitch is attached  one of these thoughts and questions and i find some of the whys disappear as i remember why and some of the hows get…

reconnecting

How quickly a couple of months can go by a crazy time filled with work, lanterns, children, paper and cello-tape A time when personal projects/ my practice has been put on hold and the studio gathers dust and i lose track of what it was that i was doing and why i was doing it. But….. my work is creative, and i am earning a living from it and quite possibly this too is “My Practice” and as October turns from empty a space i was relishing as a time to return to ‘My Practice’ into overwhelming as i try…

May showing

In January, when i was looking at my year ahead, i made a commitment to show some work in May. Life, and work as it tends to do took me in a slightly different direction, On the day i booked a gallery, i was also offered a tour to the USA with Polyglot Theatre, needless to say i took the job and i leave on Wednesday. I did install the work into the studio one friday night and had a play with a couple of friends and….. and made a short video and here it is my May showing……. into…

open studio

yesterday was open studio at River studios, while not overly successful in terms of people coming through It was a great excuse for me to get back into the studio (its been a while) sweep away the dust and rearrange a few things in preparation for the next wave of creative urge. This next creative urge is now postponed for 3 weeks due to a Polyglot tour to the US…… i can’t complain when one creative opportunity takes me away from another, instead i count my blessings and honor my opportunities…..yippeeee an adventure……