A while ago I was asked by someone if they could use one of my artworks for a tattoo and today I was very happy to receive a photograph of it from her. There it is, my artwork permanently forever after...
Things are moving at a bit of a snail's pace around here so I thought I'd post some work in progress. The first is a gift for my parents, the second will hopefully be one of the first originals of 09 available in my shop... shortly.
You too of course. Yes, I'm a little late with the New Year wishes, once you stop blogging for a while it can be hard to start again, especially since I have been particularly lazy of late and new drawings are few and far between.
As I just realised I have spent the last four hours absorbed on a most interesting thought path, I decided I might post some links. While I was up in Sydney visiting my family for Christmas my Grandma and I had a very interesting discussion about Germaine Greer (my Grandma, I tell you what, when they were dishing out wise elders I got pretty lucky). So, this morning in an effort to clear up a slight champagne hangover, I thought I might google Greer to find out more than the bits and pieces I already knew. Starting here, I then stumbled on this, an article she wrote for the Guardian on an image taken of Miley Cyrus by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. Ignore the third article further down the page that describes Leibovitz as a hack and an 'obliging furnisher' of kitsch. Okay, it may be a fair point but I agree with Greer when she discusses the cynicism that Leibovitz must have felt to create this image. Lately many of my drawings have taken a similar pose and it is interesting to see the various implications of such a pose analysed. Moving on I then found this article she wrote, again for the Guardian, about the Baz Lurhman film Australia and there you go, enough said... click click as you please but I'm smitten, this woman is (well, most of the time) on the money.