Today officially marks 8 weeks till opening night. It’s bare knuckle time.
I have sent out real ‘paper’ invitations. Even the mayor accepted my invite to be a guest – although he does have to dash off to be official and open some other important function.
I am very close to having the 24 drawings I set out to create. I have written my essay – artist statement.
I have come up with a dozen different ideas for other works – but – I have not allowed myself to get too side tracked… yet…
I have had mild panic attacks. I have questioned my sanity. I have been overly optimistic about how long a couple of the pieces would take to do. I have been disappointed when the idea in my head didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.
I have been on the biggest roller-coaster ride of emotions when it comes to my art. But I wouldn’t change it for anything. This process has taught me a lot about myself, and my work.
I still have some star shapes swimming in my mind so there may be more than 24 drawings… and a few 3d pieces too 🙂
I am very proud of what I have created so far and I seriously can’t wait to show it all off!
I recently read somewhere on the interwebs that you should keep your goals secret. Apparently the more people you tell, the less likely it is that you will achieve those goals. I am not sure I agree with that ….
One of my long term goals has been to hold my own solo exhibition ….
I told a few people quite some time ago now that I wanted to do it and since then I have slowly but surely been working up to it.
Now I have told a few more people, booked a space, created more art and guess what?!
I AM HAVING MY FIRST EVER SOLO EXHIBITION! SQUEEEE!! (insert enormous grin)
Nervous excitement ensues!
About 12 pieces are complete – with another 10ish planned. There are essay’s to transcribe, invitations to design, blogs to write and more art to create.
I love the work I have been creating – it is all pointillism though – so if I look at you funny next time I see you, it might just be my eyes adjusting 😛
Here is a sneak peek of some of the work that will be showcased …
Notice a bit of a theme happening?
Yup – the five pointed star is the “star” of the show … These guys have been following me around for years and I am finally doing something with the idea.
I am creating a Facebook event so you can join us but I am also sending out real actual paper invitations to those that would like one.
Save the date – Opening night 7th August – Ipswich QLD. Let me know. Would be awesome if you could come.