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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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

who do we have here today?


that's what I ask myself every time an email drops into my in-box from this source. If you dont recognise this familiar bit from the bottom of their web-page then this post is definitely for you. If your visually inclined...whether that translates to avid painter, textile magician, casual collage artist, late night graffitti artist or anything from the realm of possibilities out there... then you probably take an interest... or more than a passing interest... in how people set up their creative spaces, how they live, what they surround themselves with ...etc


at the bottom of each posting - dont you love the unconstructed look of this.

... it makes life interesting you'll probably agree!

God forbid we all had the same take on things ... no matter how little people have to work with we are remarkably capable of shaping something from what we have when so aesthetically inclined.

Ok... some of you know I'm talking the selby .... maybe you're a fan... maybe not ... but I will tell you why I like them so much. And this is not the first time I've put up some images from them...

here's an artist arriving at work...


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More images of artist Gidon Bing at the selby.

So we have not learnt a whole lot of facts abut the artist ... google him for that... but there is a great deal to be gleaned from these images... + many more to see as well! I'll tell you the location... Auckland, New Zealand ... wonderful place!

Apart from your mail this is just the kind of thing I like to see in my inbox of a morning when I'm still waking up... a little daydreaming about some place on the map where people are doing interesting things! Selby is not bothered whether the subjects have a pile of money, fame, own or rent,or it looks this or that... Selby it appears is simply after that special something on their terms ....wherever its to be found , however it is  put into life!

Here's a few more selby features of interesting people...


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good way to start the day you think? 

Its a reminder ....the creative life comes in many forms... and that's what is worth celebrating!




6 comments:

ronnie said...

what a great post! I haven't heard about 'the shelby before now - thanks for sharing (I especially love the pics of eagle street farm)

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Ronnie,
there's some great material at Selby... wonderful urban roof-top farm. Really gets you thinking too!
S
ps loving exploring your world/s!

Maggie Neale said...

some wonderful photos here...loads of them.

Sophie Munns said...

good to hear from you Maggie...
just off for a few days so much take some of my own photos which i've not been doing of late!
S

ArtPropelled said...

Oh my word Sophie.... I disappeared at Selby's for hours.

Sophie Munns said...

ah yes Robyn... know what you mean...
just such a magic rabbit hole to disappear down!