My studio was featured in the (melbourne) magazine yesterday, a glossy monthly supplement to our city's broadsheet, The Age. Apart from noting that I look extremely embarrassed, I wanted to set something straight. "I FILL THE GAPS WITH SUPER THINGS" is not a jaunty assessment of my cluttered surroundings. It is an entry from an old diary: a declaration that I had been foolishly idealising my new beau. I pinned it up because I wanted to make an artwork about it. Not because I think that I actually fill gaps with super things! It is interesting that the writer, Konrad Marshall, focused on the words that he saw in my studio.
...Or maybe I will fill gaps with super things when I'm old and wise, like Margaret Olley?
More importantly, I wanted to mention that Indi the stylist, Sharyn the photographer and her assistant Tess were all really lovely and went out of their way to help a nervous photoshoot-novice like me feel comfortable, as did Konrad. Of course the quality of the entire article proves that. Secondly, this photo shoot came about via Craft Victoria. I am incredibly grateful to the wonderful women there for the enormous amount of support that they have given me over the last two years. The other reason that I mention them is to urge anyone out there to whom a Craft Victoria membership might be relevant -- i.e. they live in the state of Victoria, and they make craft -- to join.
It could change your life!!!
Meanwhile, have a sunny weekend.