Friday, October 19, 2007

Success!

Just a quick post to let you know that Like Weather has been shortlisted in the 2008 Libris Awards - the Australian Artists Book Prize. This award is part of the largest regular artists book event in Australia. Shortlisted books are exhibited in conjunction with Focus on Artists Books, an international conference with masterclasses held in Mackay, Queensland every two years. Woo!hoo!

12 comments:

  1. Wow Congratulations ! All the effort and perserverance has paid off. Well done

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  2. Oh thank-you cusp! I have to admit I am really chuffed!

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  3. My sincere congratulations, Amanda. This is most wonderful news- enoy the glow of success- you deserve it. Your book is beautiful.

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  4. Oh WOW! congratulations Amanda you must be thrilled and rightly so, 'Like Weather' is a work of art.

    Well done!

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  5. well done!!! Much deserved you little star! That's great news!

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  6. Peggy, Azirca & Mel,
    Thank-you all so much for your kind wishes. I have to admit that as soon as I heard the good news, I wanted to hop online and share it with you all. A pleasure shared is indeed a pleasure doubled!

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  7. Well done Amanda, you so deserve to get on the shortlist. How exciting......better get back to my human made spider web now ...I've got to coat it in polyurethane...yuck !!

    Aine

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  8. Thanks Aine! Good luck with the spider...I can't wait to see the prints.

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  9. Congratulations!! First of all for finishing this beautiful book and of course for having been shortlisted here, that's brilliant, and shows that it was worth persevering in the middle of all those ME-constraints.
    Just voted for you to NOT split off your ME into a separate blog. It's something I think about myself sometimes, but actually always come back to not separating it out, it feels like hiding something that actually has a huge impact on my life and also how I make my art. And somehow ME is such an invisible illness, we don't run around with bandages or limps (well, we probably don't run around at all, but you know what I mean), and because of its belittled status in many circles it's almost linked to shame, to failure. I feel if you (or I) keep it separate we label ourselves somehow. Person with Me. Artist. Separate. But what I want to be seen as is Person. Artist. With ME, yes, but that's only one of many qualifiers. If we keep it separate only people who are already open to ME will read it, whereas if we keep it here other people who may not know anything about ME yet will stumble across it as just one thing that shapes our lives.
    PS. Will establish link to your blog from mine, hope that's o.k.

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  10. Thank-you Marjojo for your thoughts. I am quite surprised that the voting seems to be going so far in favour of keeping the blog as one. I would be really interested to know whether the people who felt it would be better divided into two blogs are PWCFS or not. It seems to me that PWCFS might think it important for the blog to reflect what life is really like with a chronic illness and to show that you can still achieve, albeit much more slowly. I've been concerned that including the CFS posts might make me appear less "professional" but it is really important to me to be honest about who I am, and you are so right that a separate CFS blog would only reach "the converted". I alos think that your art is a reflection of who you are and how you live your life, and while I don't make art with specific CFS content, it must be evident in my work, even in ways of which I am unaware. To exclude it is probably denying a major part of the picture. And after all, when I'm a world famous artist, people will find this all fascinating....

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  11. wow! Well Done you.

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  12. Amanda! I'm just catching up with you now, nearly a month after the fact, but hearty congratulations! It's a beautiful book. Thanks too for the previous post, where you detail how you made the prints archival. Great information.

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