(completely unrelated pic of acacia pod and euc leaf.... but exciting enough in their own right I think...)
It's been one of those golden days today.... not just because of the dual warmth and chill of an aussie autumn.... but its been a day filled with lovely little excitements...
excitement one: email from Manly Library - "Thank you for submitting your book and being a big part of our Artist Book Award. So many clients have commented on your book since the event, Manly Library would like to acquire ‘serpens volumen’ and to have it become part of the library’s permanent collection."
('serpens volumen - arcus pluvius' - rainbow serpent book detail)
yay little snake book! you get to live forever-more in a library (soooo fitting.... given that the piece was created from rejected library books!) - happy dance
excitement two: phone call and email from Byron Bay Writers Festival director - "I’m delighted to attach your ‘official’ invitation to the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival for 2011...." - Yowza! (gulp) it's real... In August I'm heading north to be artist-in-residence for the Bryon Bay Writers Festival
Now - how did this invitation come about did I hear you ask? welllllllll - remember the speed dating for artists gig? yep - this all came about because of an informal sideline chat that day with Tony, the CEO of Arts Northern Rivers .... moral? not everything comes through the front door, and you don't need to be a 'go-getting-gal-about-town' (I'm really lousy at promoting myself..... it just feels icky and false to me) - sometimes it's better just to be yourself and let things develop all on their own (like acidophilus culture on milk...)
(sorry for what seems mostly an 'aren't I great' post - I just wanted to share my excitement.... and encourage other arty folk far from the centre of things to keep on keeping on... 'cause that's the REAL moral to this tale)