Thursday, 26 February 2009

Salt and Light...



Ohhh I have lovely news... I have the opportunity to show my work, the Salty Superstitions narrative in a public space. It is a beautiful community centre overlooking the sea, location wise it couldn't be more perfect for the narrative; all that salt air and sea light, the sound of waves right outside the door... I just need to get moving, get them printed and framed up and on their walls soon...

I am also looking into opening an Etsy store selling prints of my work soon, I'm a little worried about this; I have no confidence about letting my work lose in the world... I'll start very small and see how it goes...

Tomorrow I have to give a ten minute presentation on my work in college; how I form narratives, my refrences, my inspirations, my materials; photography, writing, documentation along with found and created objects. I plan to serve tea and tell stories but what else I plan to say or do changes by the hour... Confidence here is also an issue, I've put so much of myself into my work that standing with it, revealing my hows and whys makes me feel more than a little exposed...

Today I love every shade of blue and fresh raspberry scones with tea, I love rain on the windows and inky pens. Today I love stacks of well worn books, old friends made of paper and ink and as always I hate dreams that leave me reeling... Today the woman I want to be is comfortable enough with herself that she is grace and light, she is as at home in a crowded room as she is on her own, she walks along the beach each morning and her life is daylight and sea salt...

6 comments:

laitae said...

Oh, fantastic news! I hope the display if your works will give you a bit more confidence.
You're such a beautiful person that has so much love and passion to offer:)

When you set up your Etsy, I'll be the first person to buy so no need to worry about that:) Let me know about it.

Much love,
Agnes

Indie.Tea said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations on the showing, and I cannot wait for the Etsy shop.

Rustic Urbanity said...

Congratulations on your great news.And Let me know about your Etsy site if you get one going. I also have one and it is a great place to sell. Talk soon, Juli

John said...

Hey girly, well done and you really shouldn't worry you make everything around you more beautiful you'll do great just keep hold of what is you!

Jojo said...

ooh congratulations, that is so fabulous and what sounds to be a perfect setting for your work. A hearty well done to you and I look forward to your Etsy shop... keep us posted :)

me melodia said...

you have a beautiful blog!