IS THE HEADING ENOUGH TO GET THE WHOLE IDEA, CONCEPT FEELINGS HAVING RIGHT NOW! OMG IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE THEN DO IT YOURSELF!!!!! I DONT WANT TO WRITE I JUST WANT TO MAKE SO IM 49 AND IN NEED OF STUDIO TIME WHEN CHILD 13 GOES TO BED IM OUT IN THE STUDIO!!!!
well here i am april 3 days before my 49th birthday! since my last post I've taken a year off paid work I've 3 weeks of long service to go then I'm going to have to find some work or its back to lentils for this crew! I've formed an artists collective and opened a shop in red hill, its soooo great iii post some photos of the starting, its a grand idea I've got 9 artists each contributing to the rent and they get 1005of their sales they also have to sit the space and help advertise etc I've got some non members who have their work on commission at 1/3 and the profit from these goes back into scholarships in the arts to students, we have now $330 in scholarship money in 3 weeks we have only been open for about 8 days I'm super happy i know just how important scholarships can be to young people, they can save lives, they can give young people purpose and pride, recognition is such a powerful thing especially when the student is not great at things such as sport or school work. anyway iii aim to write at least each week in here to keep a record of whats happening. RED ARTISTS are go!
well here i was 6 months ago just starting to get my life into gear get back to what i do and what i love. and here i am now looking at all the work i have produced sitting in the gallery space, looking clean , finished, standing proud. I allowed myself to get really involved in my art, making and creating lossing myself. I found myself lossing track of time and responsibility. i would stay up till 4am then sleep get up for work at 7 then the following night be asleep at 8 then the next night up til 3am then work at 7 then bed early this pattern continued for the first 6 weeks of this year. school holidays have been a wonderful free for all in the studio. Sad things have happened like my father in law being diagnosed with cancer and given a short time to live. my son moving out of home. however we cope with these things and when lost in creating your mind so often works through feeling and emotions so things can seem clearer. Well the opening of the show is on saturday afternoon. I would never make things to make money however it is great when something does sell, ive sold one piece already, and ive had some beautiful verbal responces such as wow the work is so ful of help, to me this is gold, and will stay with me much longer than cash will.
spoken to karina about having a show at applestick contempory art. quite hard really as this was apples dream and i have really wanted to have a show at his space. one which rina has taken over and done such a great job with. its quite a strange feeling dave apple is one person that wish had never died and i think of him often, his memory has gotten me throug many hard creative times when i hear his voice saying jeannie do your thing! ive been through my drawings today its really to hot to work in the studio today being 35 out there but maqybe tonight iii get in but definatly this week the show is booked for may /june so not long
WELL ITS BEEN A WHILE AND IVE BEEN WORKING LIKE A DOG, HAD A GREAT SUMMER HOLIDAY, WORKING IN STUDIO 7 DAYS A WEEK, FOUND A NEW LOVE OF CLAY, AND COMPLETED ALL MY IDEAS FOR PAPER. WELL I GOT ACCEPTED INTO THE 2 COMPETITIONS, YESTERDAY WAS ONE OPENING, I DIDN'T GO AND HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING, SO NO WIN THEIR, BUT HEY I GOT ACCEPTED SO THATS GOOD NEXT THURSDAYS IS THE NEXT OPENING, III SEE HOW I GO, MAYBE III GO III SEE. LAST WEEKEND I WENT TO CHECK OUT THE LORNE BIENIALE FOR 2014, IT5 WAS A REALLY HOT DAY BUT SUPER INSPIRING.
well i have sent of my first two ever proposals for competitions today, both are drawings and to be honest it is really hard to put yourself out there, but i have done it. so i am now patting myself on the back. it doesn't matter if i get short listed or not but i have done it. I have another couple that i want to work on, one is a combined effort with my son, he is really interested and we are going to go for a mutimedia type installation , so thats pretty exciting we have untill the end of march to put it together.
my mind is absolutly buzzing with ideas, so many i can't get them all down, in fact i think i could be a bit manic and maybe it would be a good idea to just put on a lazy dvd and relax, i have spent an incredable amount of time out here in the studio, these past few weeks (thank god for holidays) don't know how i will go when i go back to work,its all going to be a pretty tricky work/life balancing act... but i am very detirmined to not let work run my life.
OK WELL MY FIRST ENTERY TO THIS NEW WEB SITE, NOT REALLY SURE HOW TO PROCEED, HONESTLY OR RAMDOM REALITY????? ITS ALL REALLY TOUGH. III START AT THE BEGINNING..... I HAVE HAD A MIND SHIFT THAT 2013 IS GOING TO BE A YEAR OF ART, I AM NOT GOING TO LET MYSELF GET STRESSED AT WORK AND I AM GOING TO WORK TO LIVE NOT LIVE TO WORK AS I HAVE BEEN DOING OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.... I AM AN ARTIST. I HAVE BEEN AN ARTIST FOR ALONG TIME AND I HAVE LET THINGS GET IN THE WAY, AND ALTHOUGH ITS IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD LIKE A CONSTANT REALITY, I HAVE LET THINGS AND CLOUD ME, SAYING TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK.
EACH NIGHT I HAVE BEEN DRAWING NOW FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS, AND DURING THIS HOLIDAY I HAVE BEEN SPENDING MOST OF MY TIME IN THE STUDIO. LIFE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC SO FAR THIS YEAR. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON 2 PIECES TO ENTER INTO ART COMPETITIONS SO FAR THEY NEED TO BE IN BY FEB THE 1ST SO I AM AIMING TO HAVE THEM IN BY THE END OF THIS WEEK, SO TOMMORROW I WILL GET THE MONEY ORDERS AND SEND THEM OFF.