30 March 2011

You have a memo...

Dear Motorists, 

For God's sake, can you please look before you open your car doors? Please? Seriously. Your thought process may need to be something along these line..
Hmm. I wonder if there is a cyclist coming up behind me, as I am parked along the bike path. Let me look in my rear-view mirror just to be sure. Ok, here comes someone - wait two - ok. I can open my door now since there are no cyclists and won't put them in danger of swerving and getting hit by a car.
Wow thanks Motorist, for checking before you kick your door open into traffic and not attempting to kill me under a tram. You are awesome.

Dear Our Sweet Little House in Brooklyn,
I can't wait to see you! I'm counting down days... Please stay up on the hill and don't fall down. I know all these earthquakes in New Zealand are scary, but you are an older, gentler, kinder house that was built when houses were built properly, we have no doubt you will be ok, but keep in mind... We love you!

With love,

23 March 2011

Upcoming Exhibition - Girls and Sisters

I know, it's been a while since I've posted. Sorry! I still love you! Honestly!

Anywho, I've been working on a painting for an upcoming show over in South Melbourne at the Smartartz Gallery. The opening night is the 13th of April and runs until the 29th. Please go check it out, it's all for a good cause - check out the website for Because I am a Girl for more info on the campaign.

I'm really excited about the painting. It's been a long and slightly painful journey for it, but it's nearly finished.. I know - I'm cutting it fine... It's titled Sisters.

When I was going through ideas about what it means to be a girl, I kept coming back to the weird connection women have with other women. That strange thought processes and mental connection we have with other women that are close to us still astounds me.

The painting relates to the connection I have with my sister. We grew up together in a fairly small, secluded town called Sterling. There was never much to do there, since the population then was probably less than 3,000 people, so we would wander through the woods and rely on our imaginations to stop the boredom from driving us mad.

The painting I've been working on relates to the adventures and hardships that my sister and I went through together. I don't know how my life would have ended up if I didn't have my sister. Now that I live thousands of miles away, I feel in someway, we are still connected. As sisters, as friends, and as women.

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the show and see what 30 other women think about being a girl. Hope to see you at the Opening Night!


02 March 2011