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, November 28, 2010

a thank you to postcard makers from July!

In my last post I mentioned a small volume (curious words that!) I had put together to document the year of 'Homage to the Seed'. See previous post for more on that (you can skip the Portuguese!)

I made a 2 page tribute to all the bloggers who sent in cards...  I needed another few pages for this purpose actually... but you can imagine space was limited. And I must mention there were quite a few other bloggers who were simply wonderful and went to the trouble of spreading the word about this mail-art show on their blogs... I put a little tribute to all bloggers in the acknowledgements page.


left page of double page spread



right page
Well... I did try to fit them all in... in the book they are a LOT easier to see... and I have suggested to readers they come and read all about who sent cards from where at this blog!



68 page treatise



So where did I get the image for the cover from ... this close up section of the painting below titled 'seed lab maths' ...before i put the white ink circles on it! I loved the texture of the line and selvedge and the paint from a loaded brush dragged across the linen. I also didnt want to spell out the contents on the cover. Odd the decisions you make at the time. The printer was quick to say "why didn't you use this image ... I like it?
                      Imagine if you asked everyone you knew...!



'seed lab maths'  45 x 45 cm


I'll add more pages here or there. Been at the studio all day and half the night...  I was stuffed so came home and have had a lovely time popping in and visiting bloggers here and there. I'm inspired and decided week after next I want to try and post an image from everyone's blog that I frequent...so if I come knocking...!

ciao,
S x

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Homenagem a semente

A residência está chegando ao fim com o fim do ano se aproximando rapidamente ... Será que essa exposição ocorrerá na próxima semana, durante 3 dias no terreno do Jardim Botânico no Herbário, que fica a 30 metros da Administração é a construção (onde a biblioteca se encontra).Veja o convite abaixo!

O espaço é compartilhado com o artista Anual da Sociedade Botânica de Botanica da exposição Qld .... Aberto diariamente das 10:00 até 04:00 (15:00 no domingo!)

Vou postar as obras da série depois que se fechou no site. Todo o trabalho será para a venda,juntamente com um livro página 68 (21 x 23 cm) Eu tenho produzido na Homenagem ao Projeto Semente ($ 30) e postais diversos Quais serão os projetos disponíveis também. Para os blogueiros maravilhosa Já que perguntou se haveria Disponível com livro de registro tem fotos ...Será que esta contém 12 páginas do meu diário, uma seção de Pintura, Outros recursos visuais de O Laboratório de Sementes e assim por diante. Eu incluí páginas sobre os eventos do ano com uma página dupla no cartão postal da blogosfera-exposição Arte Correio.


click here to go read about this!!!



Se você tiver quaisquer inquéritos, não hesite em enviar e-mail ou deixe um comentário que vem através de meu e-mail mesmo! Eu não criaram paypal ... A Mostra visa onça conclui-se que eu posso certamente endereço se for necessário.

 Ok...so what's this?

I was visiting unicef-org.blogspot.com and my blog was listed on their blog-roll and when I clicked to visit I was delighted to see it translated into Portuguese... not that I can read this language...but simply because i love the fact it makes you really look and think. This text above is what I wrote before about my new project and what's happening next week.

You can read about it in English here!

ciao,
S x

PS if you haven't read this already.....




Friday, November 26, 2010

soon...

phew.....


deadlines and more deadlines... everything's due...


Its 20 past 12 and I must get some sleep...  looked at my blog tonight and could not think of a single thing to put on it...  scanned down the sidebar and saw all these busy enticing windows I had no time to view...


promise I'll be back soon with things to share....
Go well,
S x

Friday, November 19, 2010

Escape into life

For a little diversion this morning before I run out the door...I just stopped by my blog...(hello my lovely bloggy friends...I still exist!) and when I trawled down the bottom of the sidebar I found this website/blog I'd forgotten to visit for a LONG time called 'Escape into life' ...and I randomly viewed this artist and these whimsical paintings were perfect for a mellow friday morning after the rush of late.

So I invite you to go see more of this artist's paintings and have a look at the site! There's some great contents there!

Ciao everyone!
S x

escapeintolife J Zanes 6
Gold boat, Water rising

The artist is Julia Zanes (her link is below and 'escape to life' is for some reason impossible for me to load this morning ...Ive never had a problem  linking before. Excuse me for this tech problem... and do try google till I sort that out!!


esczpeintolife J Zanes 5
The Good Me, the Bad Me


Julia Zanes Website















Friday, November 12, 2010

COMING SOON !!!

Hello everyone...

this is what has been keeping me so very busy...  come december 6th I may be back travelling the blogosphere... till then probably studio.... computer .... and hopefully some refreshing naps!

visit the website to see more ( I will add photos bit by bit!) and of course the homage to the seed blog where you can read what this years project has been about!.
 cheerio,
S x

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

more words worth pondering...



well, I'm all out of images today... 
too busy of late! Have not been around at all for days... wanted to leave a sign of life at my blog....so very quickly ... I happened across Risky Wiver blog and these words decided to come with me to my blog...
words are good.....especially a few brief ones that get you thinking...hope you are all well... I'll be back when I can...
Sx




Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
- Mary Oliver



Nietzsche said that one of the best days in his life was the day when he rebaptized all his negative qualities as his best qualities.
- John O'Donohue


Every day we have around 6,000 thoughts; most of them are repeats.
- Patrick Holford



We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
- Japanese proverb



Don't be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being joyous.
- Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan



There are plenty, younger than you or less young, who live in the expectation of extraordinary experiences.
- Italo Calvino



So much universe, and so little time.
- Terry Pratchett





oh I did find some photos over at this wonderful blog!!!!!















Tuesday, November 2, 2010

between 2 work sites...


busy , busy  busy.... what more can be said!


untitled as yet.... 1m sq


unttled as yet... 1 m sq


Seed lab maths -  45 x 45 cm sq



seed species tags


postcard design

 back soon I hope!