Just before I packed my bags for New Zealand a few weeks back, in the midst of a painting spree, a phone call came to invite me to take up the artist-in-residence position for 2010 at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coo-tha. Well...you can see what my answer was here!
I have spent the past few nights conceiving this new web-journal to accompany the Residency. Last year putting together the proposal involved extensive thought and research, so there was no need this week at least to search for a title and scratch around for ideas. I wont say any more here, but instead invite you to click on sophiemunns2010.blogspot.com and be transported to 'HOMAGE TO THE SEED' where you will be kept posted over the course of the year on the experiences around this project I am very much looking forward to generating.
I do hope my lovely friends in the blogosphere will still visit from time to time ... and if this blog is looking slightly lonely you will at least know where I am and jump over and say Hello I hope!
I also hope to not be so way-laid that I cant keep visiting you also... so a little patience may be called for whilst I adjust to these changes... including a new temporary studio!!!
I started this blog in May last year after being shown the basics in April. It took me 3 weeks to get over my fear of the unknown cosmos that I was entering....one night around 2am I could not sleep..so that was my first toe in the water! Really I had no idea how to do half the operations on the computer...I am amazed how much I learnt about using a computer from blogging - let alone what else was learnt along the way. Its been an incredible odyssey - so thankyou for meeting up here and there along the way!
Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!