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.
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.
Susan’s cosy, shiny new star slippers…
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!
Josh and Billy. Love your mismatched socks, Josh!
I can’t talk.
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.
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.
Cindy and husband Jeff found these hearts scribed into concrete in Toronto. Click the photo to check out Cindy’s fabric upcycling facebook page.
Blue Suede shoes. I
‘m awaiting confirmation, but I think These are blossom petals that look like snow.
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!