Friday, 30 March 2012

bits and pieces of yellow

Sometimes I seem to suffer from colour blocks - not sure if that term adequately describes it, a sort of pre-occupation with a particular colour where I start to notice it everywhere, use it and wear is happening to me now with yellow...which I am finding a bit strange as a few weeks ago, I didn't really love yellow. There you have it...

 working outside on a table while yellow leaves fell from the tree may have acutally been the start...

here are some recent paste-ups in Civic, mostly by byrd I think. My first thought..."that wall is the same colour as my badge"
bits and pieces of yellow...badge (from recycled book cover) by Ampersand Duck, and retro plastic beads. I nearly bought yellow tights today but I restrained myself...I am thinking instead of a way to upcycle a bright golden yellow knitted woollen jumper given to one of my grandparents when it was their golden wedding anniversary.

even Lake Jindabyne had a sunny yellow glint to it when we stopped in on the way back from a wedding delivery.

This was the inspiration...a delivery of big bundles of lichen covered branches, the type you see in the bush around the Snowy Mountains

 that was the result...

Next post: Material World...the day after

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Blown away by Bob and art

Yesterday I attended a lecture at the School of Art  ArtForum, ( as a ring-in) by Senator Bob Brown, on Environment and Art. 

If you ever get the chance to hear him speak take it - rather than being preachy, overly political and doom and gloom, it was inspiring, gentle and encouraging. Positive. The overall message was to stop, look around, appreciate the amazing things on the planet everyday, to respond to them creatively and to turn that love and appreciation into respect and therefore, logically into conservation.

I have a few environmental heroes, but I think Senator Brown has just usurped them all for the moment. I was speechless, and so not too many more words on this blog post!

However...I managed to take his advice and get out into the world to see some amazing things - not the Tasmanian Wilderness unfortunately, but the Petite Public Art tucked in and hidden around Civic as part of the YOU ARE HERE festival.

 funky funghi by Jonathan Webster

 trademark crystals by Al Munro

 cheeky snails by Fiona and Adam Veikkanen

 something to give flight to your dreams, by Jacqueline Bradley

 It was great. I missed some stuff as I my parking meter was a-ticking but it was well worth the wander. You should check it out. Then head to the wilderness.