sophie munns : visual eclectica blog started may, 2009, clayfield, qld
Good morning(?) Sophie! That was a good one you picked! I love everything about that image from the fringe and "stars" on the curtain to the distressed floors, green walls and putty gold trim! THx also for the name check. Love the directions to 52 suburbs. Haven't been there for a while but I love that blog. What a great idea. I'm toddling off to bed but just saying hi! Hope the painting's going well. Are you working on pieces for the 4/17th show? Or are you beyond that already? I kind of hate to part with paintings when I've only just finished them. Although I have. How do you manage that? Somehow I have the idea you have some in reserve!Buon lavoro!
Hello Mlle Paradis,always nice to hear from you!Great image indeed and through an excellent source! I got lost in Greece for 4 months - 23 yrs ago now...well not lost...what I mean is that i just found it calling to me to stay... and in a way I discovered so much through doing just that!The 52 suburbs post was a great find... how to tell those stories - she did and so warmly!I am still painting... I have almost done enough but decided to finesse a couple, finish one or two and then, if energy remains, have a last go at an idea swimming around... sometimes those last paintings before a show contain the bones of the next... so here's to pulling it all together!If i feel a serious deep attachment to one or two in particular I put a higher price on it... hence demanding a real commitment by the buyer that compensates for letting it go.Thats does not happen often and i have found people really understand that...so it has never been a source of contention.The good thing about this show is that the people at the gallery/bookstore have created an outstanding venture -a genuine ideas hub - the location is wonderful , and with 2 nights staying nearby in a very relaxing spot it will be the perfect place to unwind! thanks for the good energy MP!S
I'm sure you will do very well in both the production as well as the sales phase. it's the bookstore that you posted a couple months ago right? I'm doing a post about personal libraries soon, maybe I'll come back and swipe some photos of that one if I may. (Not quite so personal maybe but I can bend the rules in my own blog right?)I know what you mean about the higher price strategy. I've done that too but still sort of regret letting two pieces go so quick. As you say, the seed of the next may be embedded in the one you've just finished. i don't always KNOW what I've doing and it's nice to have the dialogue after the fact to ruminate over "where we've been". On the other hand, I LOVE TO GO SHOPPING after a show!Sounds like you fell in love with Greece. Embarassed to say I've never been. Family members who've lived in Turkey (not so far away) and loved T. were not so impressed with Greece. My only point of contact were alot of Louies and Tony's and Nicks I worked with and for in pizza joints in Michigan! But that is a whole other story!Our sun is setting here, you are probably waking up. Hope you had a good night painting! Do you ever sleep? I just keep seeing you and that pool! Now the tennis court, my husband would love. And yes considering how much posting you do your computer setup doesn't sound SO comfortable. You have your priorities I guess!Toodles!
Is this photo from Greece? That's what first came to mind. I just love it, the colors, the curtain- simple yet seductive
11.30am MP and I am still waking up even thought i've been up for 2 hours! Good painting session last night...i felt refreshed again which is excellent. Who likes trying to create out of fatigued energy?Yes...the bookstore for january! I pit another post on it at the homage blog - they have good images at flickr!Go for it...the great things about blogging is you dont have to buy a plane ticket to see something... you can tap into the universe another way. And even though in person is highly preferable we cant be everywhere - there are enough planes zinging around as it is.Yes - Greece - fell hard for that country. Funny thing is had no idea I would... always wanted to linger in Italy. I liked Italy, but loved Greece... the fact it sat between Europe and Asia was very appealing-culturally speaking - I was besotted with the sounds, tastes, aromas as much as visuals.... in 1987 it was still not "charter-touristed" to death. Im sure one can still be selective and find much continuation of older ways...BUT ?Those Nicks and Tonys at the pizza place could have been found in the old country too...but I wasn't noticing them... put it that way! There is a story there MP!"Thwack! thwack!" woke me up this morning - lucky there are no lights on the court- it belongs to a nearby school! I always joke I should get a coffee machine out under the huge fig tree , earn a few $'s when the Mums in 4WD's come with children for tennis lessons - then point people to my studio! Some did actually send children in for art lessons last year and find a work or 2 they liked.Too busy this year so far and planning to do classes at the gardens!The computer works - eye level is directly a third the way up the screen. For reading it is ideal!enjoy your weekend and good to have a chat!S
Hi Lorena, yes...it was from the work by the photographer I linked to. Visit the whole portfolio...think you would adore it!Its got an atmosphere i saw a lot in Greece - checking my thesaurus - elegiac is what i think I found... and this photo has something of that quality!
Wow. Just wow. That's all I got... :)
hi sophie,this collection is gorgeous, yes? Hope you had a look at Chios too. i loved that one too.thanks for the link back : )jules
Hi Vivi...I think you thought pretty much what I also did... and the one photo from the collection was enough! best,SHi Jules,Glad to have skipped across from MP to visit you for the first time and find inspiration at your excellent blog. Hope to get back again. I did admire the Chios ones... this billowing curtain and the threshold image has such a profound archetypal pull for me - that and the rustic nature of it.Pleasure to make the link!S
superb photo! so mummery. can't wait for it to be here for good!
Hello Nathalie,I still have an image of snow when I think of your blog... snow and ice....so I imagine summer is something you are really hanging out for.nice to hear from you!S
wow is right... i want to know if the walls were painted green for the photo, or if lighting was used... or are there houses with such picturesque nooks, and i just don't live in them?
This is so like places I even saw in greece Em!The drama... the melancholy... the light and dark ... and colours that sing like this green.!S
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