Arty postcardy freaky week(y)

Dearest Bold Soul,

I hope this finds you immersed in joyful and fascinating things, with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Here in Adelaide it feels like the ‘ice’ is slowly melting. Thanks for the music, George…

Here’s what’s been happening besides the ‘coolth’ *slowly* dissipating:

Freak Factor tour comes to Adelaide

My friend, Dave Rendall (the Freak Factor guy) was here in Australia doing a tour for a youth workers network. The photo of us above is us ‘measuring’ ourselves under a kind of anti-shelf (is there a specific word for the ‘opposite of a shelf’?) at the Adelaide Italian Centre, where the presentation was. As you can see, Dave wore his Tangerine Meg tshirt of Black and White Cat in the Garden for his talk :) Dave’s presentation wasย as articulate, clear and funny as the book; for me as parent it was quite moving, and another useful piece of the puzzle for me as an individual. I highly recommend you read the Freak Factor manifesto or get the book. It’s a concept that once understood is not easily forgotten or dismissed.

I might add that Brene Brown says the number barrier to ‘belonging’ is ‘fitting in’. Note the difference? I’ve had a few breakthroughs recently whilst reading her book too – The Gifts of Imperfection. My understanding of Brene’s work is a good fit with Dave’s … Being *yourself* as much as possible, with all your positives and correlating ‘negatives’, attendant self-awareness, expression, potential for growth & happiness – and quite likely, uncoolness! Oh well, Bold Soul, you and me both would choose life and uniqueness over coolness, right?

Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap

I printed up some of my art onto postcards, and sent them to Kat for her 2012 Liberate your Art postcard swap. Fun! Sometimes it takes a while for mail to get to America, but Kat emailed that they’ve already arrived :) I tried a couple of different online printing companies out for the first time, increasing my understanding of what is on offer. Here’s a graphic of my Rainbow Lady postcard.

I’ll keep you ‘posted’ (haha) when the swap starts and the other swap artists cards begin to arrive in the mail :)

SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival

I’m in an exhibition for SALA – that’s the South Australian Living Artists Festival!

It’s actually a group exhibition, called In Your Backyard and it’s at Pepper St Arts Centre, 558 Magill Road, Magill, (South Australia) from 5 – 24 August. The opening (or “Community Launch Event” to be precise) is on Sunday August 5 at 2pm. Want to come? Pepper St do these events well – this one is to include music, and demonstrations of jewellery, printmaking and painting.
I would love to see you there. If you come to the launch *and* wear (ok, or bring) something stripey and I will give you one of my new Tangerine Meg Rainbow Lady postcards as a thank you for bringing your bold self along :) Usual gallery hours (when it’s not a community launch day) are Tuesday to Saturday, 12noon to 5pm.

Be As You As You Can Be :)
Love Meg x o