Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Look at me...I'm an exhibiting artist ...la di dah.

Can't put the piccie up here, but click on this link to the Albion St Gallery to be impressed...of course, I'm yet to do most of the work for this, but hey- keeps it all exciting right?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Van Gogh

Found this fascinating series of letter sketches by Van Gogh on the wonderful Bibliodyssey blog...was he really crazy? Seems pretty sane to me.

"The feeling for and love of nature always strike a chord sooner or later with people who take an interest in art. The duty of the painter is to study nature in depth and to use all his intelligence, to put his feelings into his work so that it becomes comprehensible to others.

But working with an eye to saleability isn’t exactly the right way in my view, but rather is cheating art lovers. The true artists didn't do that; the sympathy they received sooner or later came because of their sincerity. I know no more than that, and don't believe I need to know any more."
{Vincent Van Gogh b. 1853 d. 29 July 1890} [252]

Parsonage garden with trees in blossom

To Theo from Nuenen
April 1884 [444]

"I send you herewith a croquis of a painting I’m working on with some others — this is an effect of trees in blossom in the late afternoon. [..]

You mustn’t, whatever you do, think that I have great expectations regarding the appreciation of my work — I believe one must be satisfied if one gets to the point where one can persuade a few people of the soundness of what one is striving for and is understood by them, without exaggerated praise.

And the rest is a matter of, if something comes of it so much the better, but something that one should even think about as little as possible. But still I believe the work has to be seen, precisely because the few friends can settle out from the stream of passers-by. One doesn’t have to be guided by what the majority say or do, though."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Object of Desire

I have an old Polaroid camera (and I mean 'old' not one of the pretty new ones they put out just before folding completely but one I inherited from my wonderful camera benefactor- my stepfather) and I felt quite sad, but not surprised when the film became completely extinct. So...imagine my joy when the indispensable photojojo folk emailed me their newsletter about this little beauty...The Fuji Instax Instant Camera... ta da!
A new little camera that prints instantly...sigh, I want one..and I will get one! Of course the film is fairly expensive (just like the old Polaroid film) and the prints are teeny tiny- about business card size- but somehow that only adds to the appeal for me. One woman's gimmick is another woman's "ART"...right?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Esther Aart

Discovered these wonderful creations by Esther Aart via drawn.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I sold a print!

Some lovely person bought a print of this photo of mine at the opening night of the Gallery HM show! I'm rather pleased...(this is an understatement).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An Afternoon in the French Countryside

I recently ordered the new photojojo book, and when it arrived in all it's kooky loveliness, there was a cute "Raaawr" little dinosaur included.
Of course I immediately photographed it...what else?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gallery HM Show

If you find yourself in Sydney tonight- a tad bored, and at a loose end, why not go and check out this fantastic show at Gallery HM? My work is there as well as a galaxy of other talented artists...go on- you know you want to.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Diem Chau

I just love this work of Diem Chau's- found via the ever wonderful Poppytalk.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Another show in Sydney

One day I may actually get to one of these shows! A special TTV show lined up in November, organised again by the very talented and creative Mr Andrew May.