Well a friend from my Sunday Art group made a comment about the little Indigo Spirit Doll I was working on and said I was making a Voodoo Doll So many people pricked up their ears and declared "I WANT ONE TOO!" So I decided to have a bit of fun! First came the T-shirt design! Then a little doll I decided to keep it simple but attractive So of course I had to use my own fabric! I named the doll The Generic Arsehole! (Aussie Spelling of course!" Then I added a label to attach to the doll to make it a Specific Arsehole! All in fun and good spirit of course I thought life can be so hard at times it may just be a therapeutic way to rid your anger and tension for an individual without getting yourself into any real trouble. So no bad language no fisty cuffs Just private inflicting of hoped for Karma. I have so many orders already I am going to be busy! Seems a lot of people out there need tension relief Of course one could just purchase it as a fancy pincushion (wink)
I have set this blog up as a way of working through my masters degree I have just this year and two units to complete One is to finish off the practical work I have been doing since I began and the other is to collate and justify it all in a theses. I am revisiting many of the readings I have previously read and written on "Way of all Women", by J Ester Harding, Of Woman Born, by Adrienne Rich, "Joy Hester" by Janine Bourke to name a few. Joy Hester is one of the artists who have influenced my work as is Frida Karhlo and Mirka Mora I am as fascinated by these women's personal life stories as I am by their work.
I will be posting thoughts and photos on here as I progress through the year and blog about what I am currently working on.