It only just occurred to me that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, or even updated my website at all. I thought ‘Oh, goodness. It’s been a few months.’, and when I logged on, I realised I haven’t posted since October last year. A little more than a few. If you follow my social media, you’ll at least know that I haven’t disappeared under a rock… but, honestly…
Where has the time gone?
Mmmm. To keep this concise, I’m just going to think back to October and retrace my steps from there.
In October I was embarking on the last month of my Masters at UNSW Art & Design, and was well and truly absorbed in the process of developing works with copper, which I wrote about here. I finished a small body of these works, and exhibited as part of the grad show at Kudos Gallery.
I confess, part of my website (lack-of) updating downward spiral started at this point, because rather than finishing uni, updating my art CV and having one to many wines at the grad show opening, I finished up and jumped straight on a plane for a solo travel expedition.
So November and December were spent in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Yosemite National Park. This will be a whole other blog post at some point, but here are some of my photos for now.
I returned to Sydney just in time for Christmas. I found out that I was accepted for a residency at Warringah Creative Space, so I moved studio, and then in an ‘I-spent-too-much-money-travelling-after-being-an-art-student-for-two-years’ panic, I immediately started a part time design job with arts not-for-profit, Sculpture by the Sea.
I continued my usual art practice, commercial illustration and design juggle… then spent a couple of intense weeks working with them over in Western Australia, for the Cottesloe exhibition in March.
Somewhere amongst all of this (late nights on the couch with my laptop), I also started getting excited about my new love project, Quiet Sydney. Again, another blog post for the future – maybe next week, when I’m set to go live.
I also worked on a few private commissions, and collaborations with Gretta Ray, Toby Eagle Jewellery and Audi for Hamilton Island Race Week.
Jumping on a plane again in May, I made a visit back to Europe, mostly to see family (and friends) in London, Samos and Athens.
And this brings us to now. I will endeavour to write the blog posts I’ve casually mentioned in this rambling update, and hopefully will be on here more regularly again.
Thanks for reading xx
*I may have failed to mention something pretty big that has also been happening… I am now 29 weeks pregnant. Oh, goodness. Indeed!