Happy To Be Here Project: Progress Report 2

Header image with a top view of a succulent in a round pot, ang a rainbow-y photographic self portrait, overlaid with header text in chunky font

I’m working towards an art exhibition in September! Along with 3 rooms and a couple of lobbies lined with my art, in the installation room at the venue we’ll be screening a movie/slide show with photos from readers around the world. I’m calling it the Happy To Be Here Project. Bold souls from near and far can be involved, and bold souls who visit the exhibition can see what other kindred spirits are seeing and doing.

Are you percolating what picture you might send for inclusion in this sense of place + connectedness project? Click this to read first progress post. Read on to check out the second group of pictures bold souls have sent in so far…

This is Gill’s warm happy sign for her elder citizens’ drop in area (correct me if I’ve not quite got that right, Gill) Respite Cottage, Community Respite Services, with a similar spirit of gratitude and sense of place as my art project.

sign for drop in area for older citizens

Here’s Robert – sporting a birthday beard – at one of last this year’s (2016) Tour Down Under (big bike race) locations, the main street of Willunga on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula.

self portrait with mostache and beard, from beside the tour down under bike race area in the main street of Willunga, South Australia

Susan’s cosy, shiny new star slippers…

feet with slippers on dark grey slate floor. The slippers have a shiny star pattern in rainbow colours

Sparky and Jenni enjoying the sunshine on the beach at Malibu, California, US. Click the photo to check out their illustration/screen printing site. Love the colourful nails! Right now in AustralianWinter I’m a bit jealous of the warmth that allows shoes to be off!

2 pairs of human feet, both with nail polish, at a sandy beach with the ocean in the backgroundBold Soul Leonie was at an Art As Therapy conference (again, correct me if I’ve not got that quite right, Leonie) practical session in Malaysia…

art therapy conference

Josh and Billy. Love your mismatched socks, Josh!

pair of human feet in socks, one blue, one green, and a tabby cat concentrating on a toy, the floor is cream carpetI can’t talk.
The eyes.
*attempts recovery*
Click the picture to check out Juanita Tortilla’s website, some of the artwork therein is inspired by this very cat: Pickle (getting more famous & loved by the minute) ;)

By the way, this is the first photo that includes the downloadable bookmark from the Project page.

birman ragoll cat resting it's head on a basket, with Happy To Be Here project bookmark in foregroundLouise at the beach (with me). As you can see she is very good with instagram filters…

bare feet of 2 humans in skirts, the one taking the photo has applied nail polish, the feet are at a sandy beach

Nadja got given some tabi toe socks from Japan, then propped her feet up in them in front of a gorgeous garden pizza oven. It looks a good life. Click the picture to learn more about Nadja’s permaculture design service.

feet in tabi socks, in front of an outdoor pizza ovenNadja’s friend Doreen does extreme adventuring… this is her foot photo at Ball Pass in the area of Mt Cook, New Zealand.

spikey shoe-d feet, crossed, with an outlook over NZ snowy mountain, Mt Cook

Cindy and husband Jeff found these hearts scribed into concrete in Toronto. Click the photo to check out Cindy’s fabric upcycling facebook page.

pair of feet in walking boots, pair of feet in sandals, standing on bricks and facing 2 hearts found in concrete

Blue Suede shoes. I‘m awaiting confirmation, but I think These are blossom petals that look like snow.

feet in blue shoes standing amongst tiny white petals which cover the grey ground

How wonderful is this little collection!? We’re getting a sense both of the participants places, and our connectedness around the world. It’s good. Click this to re-visit the first batch.

Want to join in?

All you do is take a picture of you/what you see/where you are and get it to me. For a few more ideas and how to send, check out the Happy To Be Here Project page! I’d love to put your photo in the next “in progress” post, as well as in the slide show of course! Submissions close in mid-July so I’ve time to tinker with the order, etc before the screening.

I’d appreciate if you’d share this along via social media or what have you – the more the merrier!

Leave a comment below or email me via this page if you’ve other questions!

Have a great week!
Love Meg x o

 

 

PS Adelaide bold souls: Want to play lino printing with me next Saturday at Flinders Street Market? Read more here, and ensure you book by this Wednesday. It’ll be nice to do something practical and messy after casting your vote in the Aussie election!

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