In the meantime, Carlene and I are in Cairns (that's north Queensland, for those not in the know). Little Miss Two is turning Three tomorrow, and we would be really remiss as Grand-parents if we missed that milestone, wouldn't you agree? Not that it is easy catching up with everyone's birthdays these days...with ten grandchildren scattered around the country, we can't really get to EVERYONE! But we have decided to come for this one....
We are staying at my sister Rose's place. Rose is what is termed in the Art Community as an "Emerging Artist". I am not sure what this means. It is not as if she has appeared from the back of her lounge suite last week. In fact, I have known her all her life, and she has always been into Art. It just these days she is more active in the scene than she used to be. You can read all about her here.
But much as I would like to talk about my sister Rose, and no matter how she tries to bribe me to talk about her, I shall resist! As a few artists and cartoonists occasionally read my Blog (and maybe you are one?), I thought I should tell you about an Art Exhibition and Award that my sister is organising in Cairns. International, national and regional artists will be in the running to receive awards from a prize pool of at least $5000. Why not enter yourself? You can see the 'Call for Entries' above. And you can find more details about it by clicking here.
This year the push is for innovation and unusual print media alongside the more traditional and technical forms of the genre. Cartoonists who have created original artwork can produce an edition of their artwork on a digital printer and submit the works for selection in the Exhibition. So get PRINTING!