(A polar bear emerges slowly. (A new collaborative artists' book takes shape and I cannot wait to show you more of these ten woodblock mammals.))
(Hurrah! At long last! In my beautiful new Fairisle knit by Elaine Haby, I am ready for next winter. (Thank-you @pasadenamansions.)
(A blow, cushioned. A note to treasure from Sir David Attenborough. ("Dear Gracia & Louise, Thank-you for your message in your charming card. I am so sorry there was a confusion concerning your tickets. Best Wishes, David Attenborough"))
(Spring dash to @operaaustralia's John Bell production of Puccini's Tosca, with tickets in hand (for the right night this time).)
(A sneak peek at a work in progress by @pasadenamansions of Gracia and dear Omar.)
("From an early age, I experimented with various aspects of design. I made my first cone-shaped breasts out of newsprint for my teddy bear Nana. I took a round doily from my Grandmother's house and cut out a circle in the middle of it to make a skirt for my bear. I did a bias cut that way without knowing what it was." Jean Paul Gaultier, 2011 (Collection of Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris, currently on display at the NGV.))
(Find us a nicer early evening than looking at artists' books in good company at the State Library of Victoria. Bet you can't. (Paul Valéry, Album de Monsieur Teste, 1945, Éditions de la Galerie Charpentier. "I have always wanted", Paul Valéry wrote to André Gide: "to invent the story of a young man who thinks" (18 May 1896). The "young man who thinks" stands for Monsieur Teste. This enigmatic figure first appears in La Soirée avec Monsieur Teste. Valéry had meant to dedicate this story to Edgar Degas, but Degas rejected this." [Source: National Library of the Netherlands])
(The very best of libertines.)
Right now, I'm very excited about:
A map to tomorrow night's RMIT School of Art Graduate Exhibitions 2014 opening festivities, designed by us two. I hope to see you in the crowd.
Blindside's 10th Anniversary Celebrations and Launch, with a publication also designed by the two of us, and edited by Verity Hayward and Raymonda Rajkowski. To the left and back some is going to be launched next Thursday the 4th of December, 6-8pm at Blindside.
and a gift for Lisa Solomon received.