Okay so I pretttty much did nothing today. I was excited though because I knew that today a post about me and my work was going live on The Design Files blog! I woke up early to read it, yay :) It's been shared to death by me already throughout the day, but hey - here it is again incase you somehow missed it: http://thedesignfiles.net/2014/03/new-kids-on-the-blog-minna-gilligan/ The article is written by none other than Lisa Marie Corso, who has been nothing but positive and enthusiastic about my work and career. She's brilliant.
A thank you also to everyone on social media and in real life who has been excited and enthusiastic and congratulatory. It really, really means a lot to me! Below are a couple of pictures from the shoot in my studio, by Eve Wilson. It was funny because my studio is so small and I share with two friends of mine, so Eve did a lot of climbing and negotiating of space and still managed to take these great shots, wahoo!
So yeah, apart from freak out (in a good way) about being on The Design Files, I really didn't do a lot. My Mum and I took our dog Soda to the vet to have some stitches out and then we went to the local shopping centre for some wandering which I always enjoy because it's kind of boring and nothing, and usually there's nothing I want to buy at a shopping centre so I don't spend any money. I actually bought a toy for Soda and that's it. I literally keep telling you I'm not cool! I replied to some emails that were long overdue, watched a couple of episodes of The Simpsons, freaked out (again, in a good way) when the postman arrived with the Miu Miu leather jacket that I won in an auction on Ebay and I was dying to get. Here is a photo of it:
and this is the back:
I keep looking at it hanging up on the hanger and I like die thinking that I own it. The only thing is like I don't do anything that would really warrant wearing this jacket but I suppose I don't mind being overdressed sometimes...
Tonight I hung out with my friends from high school, Bree and Therese. They are so funny and I love hearing about their lives when we catch up. I ask them so many questions that they can't even finish their meals because they're talking so much. We have a tradition where we always go to the same burger place and eat burgers and then we eat Kinder Surprises. It's someone's job each time to bring a pack of three Kinder Surprises, one for each of us. It's so fun and sounds silly and it is but I love it.
This post is in stark contrast to the previous one - and I am feeling a lot more positive today, but still have that little pang inside. I know I can defeat that pang if I focus on work and the beautiful friends I have and face the things I don't necessarily want to do but know I have to do because it will be easier in the long run if I do. So specific.. ha. Tomorrow I plan on spending some time in the studio finishing a piece for Rookie. I am looking forward to that. Little things I'm tellin' ya. Thanks for reading, new readers and old. X Minna
Hi Minna, this is going to probably some across as really odd but i think you are an amazing artist who i can relate to easily. I get what you mean by trying to socialise more, I should follow your steps on that one. Some days I much prefer to just sit on my bed listen to the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack and make a zine on weird things like feminism or periods then go out, it can be an effort and relating to your previous post, lately boys have been giving me the frumps too. I feel ya. and go you, I think you are an amazingly beautiful and talented women.ReplyDelete
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