Monday, 27 April 2009

See - High profile now!

A dreadful quality scan of a little promo write up in this month's Art Monthly for Handmade Landscape. Opening in less than four weeks ARRRGGGHHHH!

Really I am quite excited - it is a complete joy to be working with the Ararat Gallery and I am fortunate enough to be taking workshops at the gallery with children and teenagers.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Pumpkin Eaters

A few Saturday nights ago a wonderful thing happened - I turned on ABC2 and came across the film, "The Pumpkin Eaters". An extraordinary film from 1964 about a mummy, and her life. LOVED IT!!!! - I loved it because she was just making her way through life and finding strength after strength to give love to her husband (who was a real pill) and her children. (oh her poor darling boys at boarding school).

Oh did I add that she always looks fabulous and so does her home!

A blog I found writes "By my lights, a "pumpkin eater" is a gullible person, one who (figuratively) can swallow most anything, and doesn't seem to be daunted by whatever the pain of doing so is." But you know I don't think you are gullible for swallowing pain - I think Pumpkin Eaters is really exploring the notion of unconditional love.

Here is a photo of my special place that heals me and helps me build love and understanding inside me.

And here is a source of pure love - a drawing by my son - the source of inspiration for my recent embroideries.


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