14 days to go…
September 26th, 2009
Yesterday I sent off two paintings to the Bundaberg Arts Festival… I hope they arrive in good condition and good time. One painting is for the section themed ‘sea change’ for that I painted a cassowary family at Etty Bay (where they can be found locally) and my second art piece is for the portrait section. I painted a portrait of local Bundaberg identity Rebecca Berrett – children’s book illustrator.
The 42nd Innisfail Art Society Biennial Art Exhibition is 14 sleeps away… and I am looking forward to it more than ever before. Not because it is one of the biggest Art Exhibitions in North Queensland and has the most prize money but because I will be able to breath a sigh of relief. The logistics of putting together a show of this size is amazing. It has been over twelve months in he making, $8 500 in donated prize money and the local businesses have come through with support in so many ways.
The exhibition is to be officially opened by Mr Herb Layt (Patron of the Innisfail Art Society) on Saturday Night the 10th October in the Innisfail Shire Hall. The show will be open 10am – 7pm each day till Saturday the 17th October. Sunday morning has free entry to follow the Judge (Bernhardine Mueller, Sydney based print maker) around the exhibition and listen to her critique each piece. A great learning oportunity to find out about your art. the critique is followed by an Art Deco luncheon and ‘Art in Art Deco’ talk by Robin Grow (President Art Deco and Modernism Society Aust) after which Bernhardine Mueller will have a presentation of her own work. WOW a full day of art related activities to be had by all.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
I can add photos now – I think.
September 10th, 2009
Well, thanks to my Web – Guru Greg I can now upload photos onto my blog. So for my first… In an earlier blog I promised to put up one of my photographs of the Tree Kangaroo I saw. So lets give it a try shall we…
Well I’m not too sure it worked I will have to publish this post and go have a look see.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (3)
TMIS – I am a sufferer.
September 9th, 2009
While I ponder away the morning trying to decide which of the paintings I will attack next (I have 3 to finish for looming deadlines) or should I continue on the novel… or what about the non-fiction book I am working on… or one of the twelve picture books…
NO, lets cruise the internet, it’s not like the looming deadlines are THIS week, they’re next week – no problems… or should I be writing that aquittal for Biennial grant number one of three…
No, no, cruise the internet… and I have just come across an interesting article I would like to share with you. It is an article about TMIS (Too Many Ideas Syndrome) and I am a sufferer (not that I would concider it suffering). The article describes the problem and gives some suggestions for coping and perhaps overcoming it. I’m new to using this blog so I have put the address for you to copy and past into your browser or hopefully it will take you there if you click on the address – good luck – may the force be with you.
The article written for Writers Digest Magazine by Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant is a light, fastpaced, amusing read and if you too suffer from too many ideas you may just find it helpful….I already use tecnique 4 but I think tecnique 1 may suit me too.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (1)
Things Come in Threes
September 8th, 2009
29 sleeps to go… the Innisfail Art Society Biennial Art Exhibition is happening very, very soon. I have been running on adrenilin (I think), maybe not even running, perhaps plodding… I am suffering from severe lack of sleep… do you know how many different ways a person can dream of an art exhibition and wake up in a sweat? LOTS!
I have managed to finish off one artist book and have almost finished another for the Biennial. One out of two paintings for the Bundaberg Art Exhibition DONE, sketches for the second piece in process, these pieces will be sent off late September. I have also started sketches for a portrait of a local lady for our Biennial. So all in all, it’s all under control – has anyone seen my desk… I can’t seem to find it?
Sunday was Fathers Day and our little family went for a boat ride up the North Johnstone River NICE. However, quite a few kilometers up the river in a very deep dark hole (45ft by our depth sounder) the engine stopped and refused to go. Even though it was only 8am it was very hot and perhaps it was the sun but visions of news reports of a family missing… taken by crocodiles… over turned boat with floating oars kept my bum glued to my seat. Did you know there is a Johnstone River Crocodile, so named because this is where they breed. The reason we were even in THAT part of the rivr is totally due to the fact we know there is a crocodile there – friends of ours know the people who own the ajoining farm and they see them all the time. During one of the quieter moments (when the engine had a repreave from being attacked) I saw a rather large head surface and check us out – floating lunch box. After quite a lot of convincing – after I had started rowing – the engine decided to splutter to life… and took us home.
Yesterday (Monday) was one of those days too, they say things happen in threes. I was waiting at school to collect Lachlan and take him to an interview for high school… my car overheated – no one told me you can’t sit in a car with the air conditioning on for an extended period of time – go figure. Anyway we eventually got to the interview and it went well, then we ran to the art society meeting – which really didn’t go as planned it was WAY longer than I wanted (or the kids for that matter) then off we went home… No such luck. As we were driving out of town a semi trailer coming toward us around a corner, lost a pallet load of truck wheel hubs – right infront of my car – luckily we were not quite beside the truck and the hubs hit the road infront of us bouncing, then rolled all over the place surrounding our stopped vehicle. They would have done huge damage if we were any closer, each weighed approx 80 kilos. An hour later in the undamaged car again we made our way home.
I’m feeling safe today… three things in the last couple of days… nothing today YET.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)