Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today, as I continued in my cleaning duties, I came across one of my sketch books. There were dozens of little drawings reminding me of many a night sitting on the lounge, listening to a TV show & drawing until my eyes were blurry & tired. Its funny, because they don't just feel like drawings in a book; the familiarity of the portraits make me feel like I have found a long lost friend! What a lovely feeling.
Here is one 'long lost friend' for you to meet... she is yet to be named & perhaps when she is finished, she will find herself on one of Gretel Girls hoops. But first... there is more cleaning to be done.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I am super excited: The 'shoe fling' continues... and if you are in Melbourne you are in for a treat with the St Kilda Film Festival next week. You can see 'The Mystery of Flying Kicks'. (Thanks Tash for the heads up. Nice work Viron!)
Here's some links for ya:
Facebook - Click
St Kilda Film Festival: Click
See the Trailer: Click
Monday, May 16, 2011
Well, after a quick Google, Wikipedia tells me that Shoefiti (shoe flinging) is a worldwide activity & infact in some places it is used to advertise the location of a 'crack house' or to mark the territory of gang turf. In some places the hanging shoes signify that someone has died & the shoes hanging are belongings of the deceased. Wikipedia says it may also be another manifestation of the human instinct to "leave their mark on" and decorate their surroundings. The list goes on...
Strangely, I think I was a little disappointed to see soooo many reasons behind the shoe-fling! There was something I liked about driving along to see sneakers hanging from the lines & to think that someone did that for no reason at all!
But it definitely made my day to recently find another hanging treat near our home. Remember those completely giant, oversized, wooden spoon & fork sets that people would mount on their dining room walls in the 60's & 70's? We now are able to appreciate them each day on our drive home... someone has kindly attached 'shoe laces' and flung them over the power lines also. Thank you... not sure about anyone else, but it makes me smile.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
My impatience to share with you is blatantly obvious (but perhaps you like to see the journey?) In my excitement, I couldn't even wait until it was finished... here it is, a new piece in its very early stages.
Its funny, because I look at this rough drawing & for a moment, I see what you probably see: an unfinished sketch with funny eye lashes on dirty paper. But then I see its potential to be something beautiful & amazing. I begin to dream about what fabric she will eventually be teamed with. I imagine her (hopefully) hanging in an embroidery hoop on someone's wall.
I look at her & hear her story, the circus of thoughts dancing in her head. I feel her doubts, her uncertainty. She is not just black lines on a page... not to me. I am excited, and her journey has only just begun!