I thought I had a big project to announce, but it’s yet to be confirmed. The people I’ve been dealing with haven’t got back to me and after a couple of un-answered emails I’m not sure where to go with it. I don’t want to email the big-boss but… anyway I was getting a bit down about it but two - count them TWO awesome things have happened.
I’ve been commissioned to develop a character for a wonderful program run as an off-shoot of a local engineering company, e-struct Consulting Services. They’ve put their considerable intellect and enthusiasm into ‘Junior Engineers’ a S.T.E.M. program of fun activities in the sciences to develop and encourage problem solving, creative thinking and learning as you do.
When I met the directors, their excitement and integrity with which they are doing this was amazing and infectious. Only just at the beginning of their venture, they want to show children how technology touches their everyday and how they can be part of it. To do this they run events where kids can participate in experiments and solve puzzles, teaching them as they do the activity, letting them explore and find out for themselves.
The character I’ve been asked to design is to create a friendly, mascot type of emblem and I’m loving the sketching… can’t show you all yet, but I will later - of course!
The second thing, which is also so great I can’t believe it’s actually happening, the remainder of my exhibition ‘Endless’ is to be shown at Frankston Arts Centre (FAC).
So there is one last chance to see the few items that weren’t sold. They’ve also put some tea towels and postcards in the display boxes so they’re for sale too. It will be open to viewing on 10th May until sometime in July. What a run, hopefully lots of people will see it and maybe even a few more contacts made!
In other news, I’m currently working on a new series of drawings (above). If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already seen some. It’s a play on entropy, beauty and its fleeting nature… I hope I get better in finding the words to describe it all.
I do know, for certain, that drawing these gives me joy and the finished ones leave me dumbfounded that I did it. I keep coming back to look at them again and again, and they leave my heart satisfied.