Friday, April 22, 2016


Anyone who has been following my little insta space would have noticed

I'm doing things with (and to)
 those books in my collection again...


just small things

booky and ephemeral things

 interacting and collaborating with nature

and creating things that speak of my dual interests in knowledge and place

instagram makes sharing and interacting so easy -
no downloading, resizing, uploading, arranging etc etc ---- wheeeeeee
(which of course means I've been neglecting this space somewhat)

I've dropped a few things in here so those not on IG (or farcebook)
know I'm alive and well (and flexing my ephemeral arty muscles again!)

ahhhhhhh its good to be home.

Friday, April 15, 2016


its April already!
and I haven't been back here to tell you all how much I enjoyed presenting 
the collaborative project 
at Noted 2016

here's a scrappy little pic of the #LookUP project table at the independent publishers fair

(the drawers from my wonky little depression era chest were just perfectly sized for our card series)

 and here's the lovely Melinda Smith giving the one minute overview of the project 

(gosh didn't our table get unruly! 
there were so many people pouring over the work - things got a bit all over the place)

meanwhile, in a darkened small room not very far away 
I was ensconced for most of the day, supposedly making sure the projector/computer/etc behaved itself 
for the debut of our ceiling projection....

ooo how I wish I had managed to get a photo of our space --- 
just days before the work was to be presented Melinda did a reckie 
and noticed that the ceiling in the space was totally useless for a projection  
- there was a fan, 2 enormous fluoro lights and lined boards.... 



 not to be defeated, 
Melinda and I rapidly built our own little space within the space -- 
using a garden gazebo, steel buckets with creek rocks, stretched painters drop cloth 
and lots and lots of squishy pillows! 

it all turned out marvellously 

 I spent almost all the day talking to lovely folk 
who were all reclining on squishy cushions and looking up 

and Melinda spent almost all the day talking to lovely folk 
dropping by the table at the indie publishing fair


(but utterly exhausting..... )

and then it was time to pull it all down and drive home and home again....

soon we hope to find an online space to share some of the printed cards.... 

I keep telling you how wonderful the poetry is so 
I really really REALLY will have to SHOW you what I mean.

(how's this for serendipity -- 
I reached into the box of 366 cards and pulled out the card of the projected piece above) 

(#LookUP 213 aka Saturday 1st August) 

ps if you'd like to see more from #LookUP or other arty things I'm currently up to

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