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I finally finished 100 days Project and it feels good to have completed it. It was quite difficult at times, specially when I had lots of graphic design work to do and I felt like I needed a break. It’s amazing how much creative energy it took away from me, and in fact, I still feel like a need a break! but it will have to wait until I finish the work for an exhibition which I will have in November (more details soon). I am looking forward to a few days of no computers, no projects… sun, beach, trees…
In the meantime I travel with my dioramas, to the moon with my dog, to the sea to see whales, to the gardens to see dragons…
Georgia and I will be celebrating the end of the 100 days project at the opening of our exhibition, you are all invited to join us! 22nd of October, from 6.30 to 8.30 at the Old Post Office Store in Upper Moutere.
“100 days later” is the name of the exhibition in which my friend Georgia Barber and I will show the work we’ve done for “100 days project”. It will take place in The Old Post Office Shop, in Upper Moutere. We both can’t wait to show you our work, and to have completed this journey. We’ve started a Facebook page, so click here to find out more.
The opening night will be on the 22nd of October, 6.30 to 8.30. You’re all invited!Read More
After my experience last January trying to help the whales that got stranded in Farewell Spit I had the need to draw something to express the pain and confusion I went through during that time. This is a small series of 10 screen prints that I have sent to the Internation Print Exchange in the UK.Read More
We are now on day 40, nearing the half way. My 100 day project’s page is filling up, full of earth tones. There has been days when it hasn’t been easy to create a piece, but I have to keep going… keep learning… keep making and not judging myself, which is probably the hardest thing.
I’ve found a small dragon in the woodshed.
Think it must have come from deep inside a forest
because it’s damp and green and leaves
are still reflecting in its eyes.
I fed it on many things, tried grass,
the roots of stars, hazel-nut and dandelion,
but it stared up at me as if to say, I need
food you can’t provide.
It made a nest among the coal,
not unlike a bird’s but larger,
it is out of place here
and is quite silent.
If you believed in it I would come
hurrying to your house to let you share my wonder,
but I want instead to see
if you yourself will pass this way.
(Poem is by Brian Patten)