The first news I have is really exciting as "Judy and the Jacaranda" has been selected for exhibition at Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, USA. The exhibition is entitled Transparent/Opaque, so "Judy" is a perfect fit. I'm very pleased about this as it is my first international exhibition and represents an important step in my career.
In case anyone is new here, you can take a look through "Judy" page-by-page on YouTube.
The second thing to share is that in a little over a month I will be heading overseas for 10 lovely weeks. I'll be returning to Paris for 4 weeks, in particular to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary. After that, we'll head to Northern Ireland (where my best boy comes from) for a month. On the way over from France, we'll be diverting to Cambridge (England) for the third exciting piece of news.
I'll be attending a workshop with the super-talented Mia Leijonstedt. If you aren't familiar with Mia's work I recommend that you hop over to her website and check out the gallery.
I've been an admirer of Mia's work for several years now, and had dreamed of stopping off in Dubai one day to take a workshop with her while she was living there. Now she is offering this one in Cambridge a few days after we check out of our apartment in Paris, so it seems it is meant to be.
The last thing I'd like to share in this blog post is a couple of photos of two new books I have bought in the last couple of weeks.
The top one is by Daniel Essig, someone else who I find to be hugely inspiring. Next is a miniature book of maps by Joy Serwylo on Etsy. And finally, the two together.
P.S Please excuse the whacky formatting. I'm in Sydney posting from my iPad. This afternoon: off to see Monica Oppen and her wonderful collection of artist's books.
P.P.S In desperation, this post was re-formatted using BlogPress on my iPad on April 1st (and no, it's not a joke!)