Saturday, January 7, 2012

Delirium

































Today I found mini fake fruits and made a headband out of them! This blog is turning into "Minna uses a hot glue gun to stick junk to headbands" but I'm so excited about this one! It was inspired by Carmen Miranda but it's a more subtle approach. I also got this skirt which is AMAZING, and doesn't look particularly so in the photograph - it's a fully lined original 1960s mini and the fabric is an incredible metallic pink knit. Hoorah!

I am super excited about my fruit headband though. I think I will wear it to an exhibition opening I have coming up. I would crap on about my fruit headband for longer but I'll spare you. This opening is my first real show outside of University. I am sharing the space with my friend Georgie. Our work is going to look really wild together, we are at two opposite ends of the spectrum. Georgie's colours are organic and mine are acidic - she works on the horizontal picture plain and I work on the vertical. We are going to play up these differences, so our works call and answer each other.

You heard it here first... the show is called 'HALOS AND PLATEAUS' and will open on February 3rd at Rearview ARI in Smith Street, Melbourne http://www.rearviewgallery.com.au/ Put it in your diary! Don't just pencil it in, pen it in! If you have a diary that is. I don't have one yet for 2012. I really need to get one. Okay. Sorry for being bossy you don't have to come or get a diary it's just that I've been locked up in my bedroom that is now my studio and bedroom, doing paintings for this thing and I'd love for other human beings to see them. I'll flog this exhibition more closer to the date anyway. By then I'll be clinically insane.

Um... fruit headband fruit headband fruit headband! Sorry. I feel like over the holidays my brain turns to complete mush as do my blog posts. "Hello. I Minna. I blog." I'm so, so, so sorry. Rest assured soon enough I'll have my head in my hands again! Oh happy day.

8 comments:

  1. It may be really late and I may be eating a maxibon... but I'm incredibly excited about your show, i'm totally there!

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  2. haha I love the headband so much! It is cute and the colours go really well with your hair, which is actually a really similar colour to mine! The skirt is amazing as well.
    x

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  3. That headband is so lush! Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day, I always look forward to reading your posts. Good luck with the exhibition! xxx

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  4. Woohoo so far one attendee to my show! plus my Mum haha.. Thanks Katie-Louise! Looking forward to it :)

    Dayzee fellow redheads unite! I'm a natural and I used to HATE my hair and desperately want to dye it but now I'm quite partial to it! growing uppppp!

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  5. Oh and Thanks Annabel!! and, my pleasure! :) :)

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  6. Ooh my god, I am absolutely in love with this fruit headband *__* You should definitely be proud of it! I like how you did your own spin on the Carmen Miranda inspiration!

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  7. Yay! I will be living in melbourne by the 3rd of Feb so i definitely will come to your exhibition opening :) It sounds like its going to be delicious.

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