Hello! Exhibition opening was a success! Thank you so much to everyone who came along, really meant a lot. Im impressed we managed to get it finished (poor Adrian waiting for my images to swap!) I came back from an impromptu weekend trip to Wellington Monday morning and begun painting sometime mid-afternoon – yes three days out from installation day. Haha seems Bec was on the money when she mentioned our Last Minuteness.. nevertheless it was completed!
Heres a few happy snaps from the night (thanks Adrian!)
New Year Resolution #7 complete. Happy hap.
Next on the cards is a trip to the homeland, Japan with my dad. His new passport was delivered just 3 minutes ago so its all systems go now! Really cant wait. Dont be surprised if I dont come back.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Cirque Du Soleil: Journey of Man
So Ive a spare minute to update you on all things exhibition! Surprisingly its coming together (yes ill admit I had my doubts). However, yesterday was a very horrible day. Couldnt draw or paint which made me feel very much at odds with myself and so I became a Very Angry Person. Two days to complete a body of work and no ability to create such a thing! Youd be angry too.. Thankfully though, after a day of Mentally Preparing Myself while at work (ie.. ignoring the situation) Ive managed to get some things done tonight. thank god. Ive still to re-do my self portrait, but that can wait til 3am.. Ive got time…….
Talk soon x
Listening The Illusionist OST
Reading The Art of the Hobbit
happy 100th post! I know I’m fairly slack at posting often, but I am proud that I’ve kept it up at least semi-regularly. Heres to a hundred more I guess!
I went to visit my Pop this weekend down the coast. His place will always be one of my favourite in the world. City living leaves me smog-minded a bit too often and going to his place tends to rid those cares, or at least help me see through them.
This is a picture of my favourite road
As usual I took more books than clothes (ps found the most sweestest bookstore on my way down! books circa 1830s!! bliss) and happened upon this, its taken from Drawn to Life Vol 2 by Walt Stanchfield:
I know its lame but I dont care. I think I’ll take these on as my new years resolutions.. speaking of resolutions! Last week I spent some time writing down what I wanted to achieve this year (yes, I do love a good corny list). One thing on my list was ‘I want to exhibit’.. I put down my pen and not even a minute later an email appears in my inbox from the other half of Boom Blip Blip asking if Id like to exhibit at Bohemian Grove.. Um?! haha of course I said yes and of course the exhibition opens in less than one month and of course I have nothing yet prepared. I’m sure you’ll see more updates on here though as things (hopefully) get moving.
Anyway, here are three pictures I painted while I was away. And I’m thinking of putting them up for sale.. how exciting! Let me know if youre interested and you can have first dibs.
Reading A Tale of Two Cities
about to watch Persepolis
Wishing I was in Emeryville, CA
today was meant to be the day to film the Karoshi clip for Walking in Fields but Zeus had other plans. Instead of a beautiful golden sunset we’ve been blessed with grey skies and showers for the evening. Harumpf. We did get a few test shots to play around with grading and focus.
Listening The King of Limbs
Watching too many episodes of Arrested Development
I did warn you I may become obsessed…
This one is thanks to the beautiful Sam Nagle who showed me this link. If you’d like one I can make you one. Perhaps I should sell them?
I found this in the thrift store on Thursday. I thought it so pretty that I must share it with you. It was $1! What a steal!
Listening Have One On Me Joanna Newsom
Reading The Lord of the Rings: The Appendices