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A propos of nothing at all

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A propos of nothing at all is one of my mother's favourite phrases, and I am using it as a title because this post has nothing to do with Yuniko and what happens in the studio. Nevertheless,  I do like to muse upon things and as musing is very much a part of the creative process, I think it is appropriate enough.

When my mother uses the a propos of nothing at all phrase, it is either to change a topic of conversation that she doesn't want to pursue, or to attend to a pause in the conversation which is in danger of becoming an awkward silence. It's usually said in a sing-song way and sounds like a tinkling bell alerting others that a shift is about to  happen. I have grown to appreciate these linguistic curiosities used in everyday conversation because they bring to mind things beyond the here and now and hearing them provokes a sense of curiosity that leaves one wondering about their meaning. There are many phrases that I grew up hearing without really understanding. Fo…

On the importance of flexibility

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How great it is that we can change our mind! I don't mean in the literal sense, because perhaps you can but I don't know for sure (customer: "Please can I have another one - I don't think this one works very well").

I do know that there is nothing stopping one from deviating from a path previously decided upon.

What on earth is she on about? Well, it's about being flexible and how great it is to be so. I think. I did mention that I was working towards an open studio, then I was offered a spot at the next Perth Upmarket, so instead I have decided to do that and not worry about the open studio, though I could still do that, but cannot say when ... does it really matter? The next post may well be ... On the art of surprise!

For now, please be informed that my work will be on show and for sale at the next Perth Upmarket on Sunday September 12th at the University of WA.