Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mr. Jimmy

I was in the car with my Dad this morning because he was helping me take my paintings and stuff to the gallery and we were listening to the radio and there was like a countdown of songs from 1973 I think and the familiar sound of the London Bach choir chorused "I saw her today at the reception.. a glass of wine in her hand" and then I turned it up really really loud and it was perfect and great until it was heavenly at that first guitar strum and sublime when the angelic Mick Jagger comes in with "I saaw her today at the recep-tion.. a glaass of wiine in her haynd" and I realized the closest I've ever gotten to a religious awakening or experience is listening to particular pop music like The Stones/Joni/Leonard very loudly or looking up at the bowl of stars with my head hanging out of an open window.


I always sing along, in my Mick Jagger voice and that's me above just having some kind of religious experience via pop music obviously.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Since we last spoke

Important stuff I found on the internet:

"There is to be no thinking"

I put my foot down and am going to stay home tonight. Ultimately right now what I want to do is be like Matilda in the movie Matilda where she is like 4 and makes pancakes when her parents leave her home alone and the song 'On My Way' by Rusted Roots is playing. That would be heaven right now. It's not exactly the same but I just made poached eggs and am listening to Magic 1278AM on the radio and the segment on a Saturday night is called 'Party Time' and they play really good songs. I will have to do some drawings while I'm relaxing but that isn't so bad.

I've been really busy lately for a number of reasons the most obvious being that my exhibition 'Halos and Plateaus' opens on the 3rd of February which incase you didn't know or forgot is this coming Friday night! Truth be told the thing I am most worried about is the fact that I don't have a dress for the occasion - not that fact that I haven't finished my paintings or printed any works yet.. but do not fear it WILL happen. I will get a dress. And probably finish my work too. I am well aware that constant plugging makes for boring blogging. I'm apologize to you dear reader amidst this plug - it won't happen .. Oh I'm distracted 'You Keep Me Hangin' On' by the Supremes just came on the radio.

As you can see my attention span is short and I've just come back to writing this after getting lost in the Supreme voids of videos on Youtube for like 45 minutes... could I be avoiding something? Work perhaps? ANYWAY. This is the publicity picture for 'Halos and Plateaus'. A weird combination of Georgie's and my work. I love it/told you it was wild - but, stranger things have happened. Sorry this is a kind of crap post I think I will do a vibes post later which will be like better.


Right now it's very late and I'm thinking about a few things. I can hear my air conditioner spluttering out uncannily cool air in waves. The blister on my heel stings unforgivingly but I don't cringe because no-one's watching. Remnants of fabric cut outs pepper the carpet and I can almost watch open tins of paint slowly dry out and suffocate. I am mindful of the huntsman spider in the far corner becoming increasingly active as the night groans on, and the faster he runs the slower my lids close heavy. A compliment passed on sings me to sleep but the heartbeat it drives me mad.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"He who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news"

Beige and boring. I actually really like this top though, I got it from Savers and it is an original 1970s piece with the most amazing bat wing sleeves you have ever seen. There's so much fabric that it looks like a cape and I feel really floaty wearing it even though it is awful polyester. I just got back from No Lights No Lycra, (nlnl) which is kind of like a dance class where you just go and dance entirely however you want for an hour and a half. There's no alcohol, no drugs, just 'pure' dancing and it is great. Afterwards I always feel really liberated.

Also today as usual I was googling obscure things like '1964 sunglasses girl gingham' or 'June 1978 disco number one europe' and I came across these amazing 1960s sunglasses that you can change the lenses of, to different colours. I mean these would TOTALLY brighten up the above top, and entirely change my life, no? Unfortunately they are significantly out of my price range so I will add them to the list of things to buy when I'm rich and successful...

Also thanks for all your comments on the last post, Niki is so fantastic and I'm so glad you think so too. We're kindred spirits, you and I - with the same EXCEPTIONAL taste!

Monday, January 23, 2012

I Implore You

Lately I have been infatuated with the lithographs of Niki de Saint Phalle. Not only was she a super babe but she made art that is infinitely appealing to me with the awkward figures and shapes, ornate cursive text, and a particular lightheartedness ensued by the tongue in cheek irony weaved into her sappy statements of devotion. (Worlds within worlds, anyone?) In other words she's one groovy chick. It's kind of hard to find good quality images of her work but my best Googling efforts came up with the few below.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"I once won a twist contest"

I have absolutely nothing of any value or importance to say other than "DUDE LOOK AT MY BRUISE" Marvel at those colours, it's sheer size, the little veiny bits... it sort of looks like one of my drawings. Looking at injuries is kind of like slapstick comedy, a really base form of entertainment which is fine in moderation, I guess. So, numb your mind and stare into the abyss of ruptured blood vessels - a first for this blog.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

At Last

This is just a quick post to say "Honey, I'm home! (earlier than expected)" I have work tomorrow so I cut my holiday off prematurely. This means I had to catch the bus home along the Great Ocean Road, which I thought I would hate but actually was really enjoyable with the sun hitting the peaks of the waves and seeing how far out to the horizon I can see before you get confused between water and sky... I had my headphones on listening to the late Etta James as a tribute and there was something so eerie and  haunting about 'At Last' that hadn't been there before.

The above picture is from a 1970s National Geo I found in the Op Shop, and my little sister drew the flower.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


This is my Rookie diary post for this week. I'm going down to the beach for a couple of days today, and I'm not really fussed about the beach part of this holiday but I know that there's a really good little Op Shop that has always helped me out with my National Geographic collection. So long for not so long. xo Minna

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Long time no vibe

The best thing that entirely encompasses the vibes is THE BELOW VIDEO AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. The ocean waves overlaid on the roses, the DANCING (That is how I dance but I dunno no-one else ever seems to be know the same moves), their dresses, and let's face it they are probably wearing amazing platforms but we just can't see them, their hair.. it's all PERFECT. The are vibes most articulately described as late 70s disco with like a metallic tinge and a strong European accent. Yes sir, I can boogie.