Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
These mice are going to be what passers by see when they go past our Gallery. Hopefully the right people will be intrigued at what we might have inside. Printed some cards yesterday but not as good as those printed at Ballarat Camera House. Need consistency in product. Also need to know what card/paper they use to print and possibly look at a better printer for me. Label stickers for my works - find out how to get printed. Lots of things to think about and plan for. Also setup for the room and kitchen things to be able to provide nibbles and drinks
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Met some lovely people yesterday by chance at the Merimbula market. Jane invited us to meet them later at their home in Cobargo where they make - funnily enough - homemade icecream. On the way there we stopped in at http://www.ivyhill.com.au/ to see two amazing exhibitions of photography - Bob Georgeson and Christine McMahon - very inspiring and thought provoking. Then on to Cobargo. Met up with Jane and later had a drink with them both at the local pub where they shared insights to starting and being in business which was just what I needed. Hopefully we will see them again in Victoria at http://romanticvineyard.com . I am actually in business just haven't adapted to the thought myself. Feel like a fake which is a common feeling. Bought a CD at the market from a young man wanting to further his career into singing and got a real perspective on what it means to follow your path. It means doing what you have to do and what you want to do and also getting input from others which may alter your direction. All very inspiring.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saw Rob looking at books in a second hand bookshop today. Marilyn Monroe and Harley Davidson. Started us thinking about what other 'things of interest" could be in the gallery for people to look at and browse through. The idea being that people come to see the photos, chat, drink (coffee or wine/beer) and maybe have photos taken of their bikes and cars. Rob bought the Marilyn Monroe book and I am going back to get the Harley one as I want to look at the types of photos in it. Acouple of groups we have identified as being ones we would like to invite are - Ballarat Rockers, The God Squad and The feral Car Club.
Friday, June 18, 2010
We are wanting to set up a gallery. What does that mean? What does that look like? so on this holiday we are going to look at and talk about galleries and how we would like it to look. Buying a notebook today to add ideas to. Went to the cantina in Merimbula last night and liked the concept and the people there.