Theme for the week: Excitement, nervousness (anxiety even), thinking, planning, preparing.
A while ago - in a fit of unbridled optimism and determination to get this show on the road, I applied for an Artist in Residence with the Mornington Peninsula Shire at Police Point, Point Nepean. As it turns out, I was successful and Monday morning will see me pack my things and head down the road to one of the most spectacular parts of the Mornington Peninsula for TWO WHOLE WEEKS of art making. The whole idea began last year with ideas that I worked on with the amazing Ruth Hadlow at a retreat in Rye and since that time, like tiny limpets - the ideas just keep hanging on, so it will be great to have a good hard look at them and see what I can uncover.
While I turn my mind in circles ( its a running joke that to get me to leave home for more than a day requires a crow bar and several weeks of delicate emotional manoeuvring )... I am gradually piecing together what my time at Police Point will look like. Walking, observations, writing, drawing, stitching and threading ideas of motherhood and history together. Slowly unraveling the emotional strands that have been woven together in my own story.
And I'd like to invite you to share a little of the process.
I would be honoured if you'd join me for
Morning tea and an Art chat on Thursday May 11 10.30am.
extremely interesting things
I like to make things...paintings, stitched things, paper things and such.