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Bed and Blog: resting while working, the modern woman’s answer!

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Right, no posts for a while now. Life somehow always gets in the way of doing nothing…. then again, who’d want to do nothing?? Having said this however, this was my aim today but I’m failing miserably. Maybe just one point for me though, as I’m writing this post in bed! Gotta love a laptop!

Anyway, it’s all happening at once. I’ve recently submitted a grant to ArtsACT to fund the costs for mounting my work in Sydney, the date of which is fast approaching (I am sort of panic stricken, if you must know – but very excited at what this opportunity could also yield!). I hope to hell that the grant pulls through otherwise it’s up the proverbial creek without a paddle. I should know in a few weeks.

It’s been an interesting process to watch from above myself but also to experience, deciding how I want to exhibit the work and of course which images to use. Naturally I will be running around right up to the very end making new images, so God knows what I’m going to end up with. So long as it’s not a dogs breakfast I’m sure it’ll be OK. (I’m honestly trying to convince myself of this! You know the Little Engine’s mantra “I think I can, I think I can…”)

At least I’m not the only person out there who has insecurities about their work. Even David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer extraordinaire has admitted to a few of his own. What I like about him though is that he keeps going and doesn’t get too self-absorbed in such worries… it’s simply part of the creative process. Take a look at his blogs – he has 4, just follow the links – all worth a read. Plus he seems to me a great mentor, a trait no doubt picked up by Magnum as his recent appointment to their Education Development program attests. I’d love to see more of this sort of thing in Australia.

And because my battery is about to run out here are a couple of recent pics for you (the second image will be included as 1 of 12 in my show in Sydney – yep, it’s gone from 6 to 12!! Eek! But, I know this is good….).

A Steiner Family

A Steiner Family

Little Sisters


Written by Lee Grant

September 25, 2007 at 10:21 am