I think I unsettled everyone with yesterday's image, I thought I may as
well continue with the general tone by including another texta drawing I
did yesterday in the searing heat... I promise to bring you something 'nicer' in
Well Melbournians certainly can't complain that they haven't had a summer this year. It's been pretty much consistently toasty, and I must admit that the Bulla frozen yoghurt ice creams (the strawberry, mixed berry & mango combo box!) have become a new fave... maybe a little too much so! I looked after URSAstudiohouse today, while Ursula retreated to a well earned beachy get away before a whole load of new craziness begins. Not only is she running her beautiful boutique shop of goodies from designers, artists & makers, the crazy entrepreneurial gal that she is these days, has paired with Hannah Crosbie to open a pop up Milk Bar right next door. You heard it folks... a pop up Milk Bar!! It's called Lickety Split and will be opening next week (hopefully Wednesday if all goes well) - and as their Facebook page so aptly spruiks..."Just a humble milk bar wanting to put you into a diabetic coma. Come
down and try milkshakes, spiders, icy poles, ice creams, licorice,
lollies, chocolates and so much more."I've had a sneak peek and they've got some really fabulous b/w & b/w tinted images on the walls of 60's icons (eg, a young Goldie Hawn, Mia Farrow, Twiggy) in the middle of some kind of icecream/milk bar item ingesting/contemplating moment. A really clever DIY design to the interior (and immensely more elegant than my gaudy texta scrawl!!).
image: Lickety Split
But as I melted this afternoon in URSAstudiohouse, I really REALLY wished that it was open today!! So yep, on the way home, I grabbed a box of Bulla instead... but, as of next week... I reckon a good ol fashioned spider is on the cards.
Sadly I'm back in the
big smoke after a wonderful few days at Venus Bay - dipping and
diving amongst the surf, which is my absolute all time favourite thing
to do. It makes for a very very happy gal from dawn to dusk. Lots of animation was watched
and of course, there was the Headspace project to intercept activites! So to backtrack (since there was no internet) here's a quadruple upload. Above is Friday's
work (Headspace 039), and following is Saturday (Headspace 040), Sunday (Headspace 041) & today (Headspace 042). There were LOTS of grannies that featured in films submitted to MIAF this year, so today's (the last one) is my own little homage.
about to flutter away from telephones & internet for a few days -
time to swim (first swim this summer - and amongst waves - yay!!), watch some films for the festival, and celebrate a rather
significant 10 years with my loved one!! So on Monday I'll do a bumper
quadruple post (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) for headspace. I hope you have a superfantabulous weekend
I'm a little excited. January is now behind us, and I've successfully
created a little artwork a day for this project. Who would have thought?!! It's been such a
pleasurable experience dabbling with different mediums. I imagine that as time goes on, there will be periods of more similar works, but at the moment, it's a bit of a dog's breakfast! I'm al;ready looking forward to seeingFebruary's collection :^)
I'm so used to drawing in detail, that it's great to get some brushes and paint and just splotch away. Painting has never really been part of what I do - but I'm discovering that it can inspire such a pleasurable spontaneity. For me it's a bit more akin to playing around with sound, or dabbling in creative writing. At the moment we're talking pretty small scale, but I would definitely at some stage like to go bigger to see what happens!