Week 27 - 500!
Would you believe it 500 cups of cranes. That is 500 cups of coffee, 500 photographs taken (if you don't count the rejected shots) and 1000 cranes folded!!!! Amazing stuff. So I am officially halfway to my target of 1000 cups of cranes in a year. Very proud of myself so far and I am even more excited about creating the 1000 coffee cups to match the photos. I can see the exhibition in my minds eye. I can see you all coming in and asking to purchase your little piece of this interesting journey and project and loving it as much as I do.
This week the backgrounds to the images are my pancakes with banana and yogurt, my hair, a memento box, dust cloth, my jumper, the view from the Really Useful Pots Green Shed of the Really Useful Pots studio with a Really Useful Pots Bird, an old cart at Really Useful Pots, my vampire creation with a moustache, Sun Tzu statue, embroidery of an Asian building, newspaper, old radio with dust included, vase, brick alcove in the wall, sideboard, piece of bread, flower box and curtain, the wall at the restaurant.
This week I had a week off from the markets. Spent almost every moment I had working on the painting for SALA exhibition at Gallery One in Mitcham. Except for Wednesday, I went to Really Useful Pots in the Barossa Valley. Which is such a beautiful place, the scenery is AMAZING and the sunsets are INCREDIBLE. Susanna and I held two clay making classes and they were FABULOUS you can see photos on either Really Useful Pots facebook page or on Wonkie Knee Art's Facebook page. Susanna and I will be running a Clay making session at the Flinders St market tomorrow the 2nd of August. To get one of the few spots left please visit the event Making in the Market #5 - Making creatures from clay
On the weekend I did take some time out from painting to attend a special seminar with the founder and chief instructor of GKR Karate, Kancho Robert Sullivan. It was a fantastic seminar and I felt every minute of the 2 hr session for the next couple of days. So I know it was worth it and I trained hard. I was trying to make it to number 500 so I could give it to Kancho, but alas I didn't quite get there by Saturday and I gave him 496. Bricks in the wall.
On Sunday night, Sean and I went out to New York Bar and Grill Caffe Primo in Marion. I took the photo with the cranes in the groove of the wall I really do like the image and I have an awesome idea for the matching coffee cup. I decided to give the crane to a couple of other diners in the Caffe. We shall see if #500 returns or not?
I am enjoying this journey immensely and now that I have reached the hump I image the second half of this journey will start gaining more momentum as I start making coffee cups and planning out the finer details of the exhibition. I really would love to know what you think about the photos so far. So please leave a comment below or on our facebook page.
Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.
Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One