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!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

recognoscere ‘know again, recall to mind’



The story continues... I just posted at the homage blog quite a few postcards from the mail art show I had not posted up before... so definitely take a look over there if you wish.




Katrina at katrinarecycled.blogspot.com worked on this wonderful card above when she joined us at the communal table on her visit to Open Studio Week and decided she would like to contribute to the Mail Art Show. Children had been earlier drawing seedspods so textas and paper was still sitting there.
Great ambience and conversations... thank you for visiting Katrina!




OK...you must go and see the new mail art submissions... this came all the way form Portland Oregon and is made entirely from seeds. Cathy from www.cathycamper.com is a multi-talented creative person...a published writer, creator of zines, a librarian, seed artist and more!

To go to the Homage blog now... click here!

All week playing on my mind has been the list of thankyous owing to those who contributed in small and large ways to the recent  OPEN STUDIO WEEK.
Somehow this event was quite large all considered - and comprehensive, detailed and intense.
This 'recall to mind' meant  reliving the days full of activities, the part played by people  .... and so far I have written only about the two people I am most indebted to...

You can read post Ive written at the homage blog on why these two amazing people played such an important part in the week long event. Basically there would have been no studio week if it came down to doing it solo!  Hopes and plans would have tumbled down this major imput - and I'd have most likely run out of energy by day 3 and put a 'gone fishing' sign on the door!!

children drawing seedpods at the studio - they were so engaged - really taking the observation very seriously...5 years old approximately... and just so delightful!

This was as you can see a very people oriented week... and I cant begin to tell you how much the contributions of others made the series of events work... and well... beyond my wildest hopes!

more soon!
Sx

5 comments:

blue china studio said...

I'm glad it was such a success. Love seeing the children involved too!

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Jacylin,
lovely to hear from you...its funny...I was looking at your blog and posting your postcard on the homage blog when I got sidetracked in another room...so came back and just sent a message off to you...and then here is one from you arriving at the same time...
The kids all seemed to feel very at home... and how they loved the variety of seedpods.

see you,
Sophie

KatrinaRecycled said...

Thanks Sophie! It was a wonderfully inspiring afternoon. I enjoyed chatting and drawing with you and the others and wandering around the gardens. How lucky you are to spend so much time there!

KatrinaRecycled said...

Thanks Sophie! It was a wonderfully inspiring afternoon. I enjoyed chatting and drawing with you and the others and wandering around the gardens. How lucky you are to spend so much time there!

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Katrina,
Its a lovely place to be.... having a slow week just now after all the busyness... back on board next week!! See ya!
Sophie