Guardians of Well being 2020 by Soraya Abidin. I love the lates exhibition at my local Artspace and I was super excited to find a form of beadwork in my local gallery. This fantastic creation has beads embroidered on it and was my fave item in the show though miniature dresses by Sai-Wai Foo did come a close second. Mum actually came with me to the artspace and the Jubilee community centre as I wanted to see the Jubilee space as I am thinking of applying to hold an exhibition there to buff up my CV and get some experience with exhibiting. I’ll keep you informed as I go.
the Jubilee space had some fantastic wire sculptures, hand woven sculptures and some fun glass panels full of colour. Mackay and the surrounding areas has some really talented crafters and artists.
Talking about craft I have applied for membership to a large crafter guild and am waiting to hear back from them, I should get an email this afternoon or possible Monday so fingers crossed as membership would be a great boon and will help several other plans along.
Mum is a good egg, she took me to Chances cafe where we enjoyed breakfast although we don’t recommend the coffee (we plan to order different drinks next time) and she also payed it forward, by paying for a meal for a homeless person which is a service that the cafe provides. They also help people to up skill and they have a few other positive community programs happening i believe. Today was also lunch with dad and I mentioned that I wanted wire like kebab sticks and wanted to check out Bunnings after our usual lunch on the harbour wall and they didn’t even have the metal kebab sticks that dad says they always have.
So he decided we also had to look at silly sollies, then in Kmart, which did have kebab sticks but they were super large and too big for what i wanted and then I decided to look in the kitchen shop but they had nothing but said Woolworths had them. Nothing in Woolworths or Coles. I had found some in Canelands yesterday but had thought they were a bit too wide and kinda regret not buying them. Hopefully they will still have a couple of packets left the next time I’m in Canelands as I want them for a beadwork project and am sure I can make it work even it they are a bit wider that I really want. I did by a small set of kitchen scales so that I can weight items for posting.
I’ve been super busy making up things to sell in my new shopify shop that I was getting a bit worn out with it so took a break to make a pattern I have had for a while which I will hopefully post about tomorrow (given that the designer is ok with that.) and have continued on with this sculpture I started several weeks back. It is in the same style as my Golden orb but with just one layer and done in a metallic style bead rather than a silver lined one. I intend to make a collection of different sculptures each a different colour. I really love how the shape and the light shade and highlight different areas and effects how the colour looks.
I have started to put it together and am super pleased with how it looks so far. Unfortunately the photos just don’t do it justice. I will keep working on this one on the weekend but tomorrow I will be making a star for my cousin Kea that I had traded her for cute masks she made me a while back. There is no rush as it is a Christmas thing but I will feel a lot better once I have it done as I have a tendency to get distracted. Other than that my aunt’s friend who we helped with the object speed date even, did me a solid and emailed a lady in the arts development department introducing me so that she might be more likely to respond to my request to point me in the right direction.
I’ve also been playing around with a few ideas for some specific stuff for my artspace application. Don’t hold your breath for news about it though as I might not be ready to apply until the next round.
Anyway I have to finish my dinner and get ready for work, which apparently I won’t get home until about 12pm tonight. Ah the things we do to pay the bills and get by.
Until next time Lou.
(thanks for dinner Kea)