'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Busy


It's been a very busy last week, and the next one will be even more so.  As I will have nine art works from my 'Godwit Series' on show this coming weekend at the OSNZ* Conference in Tauranga, there are a lot of things to do before then.
Framing is almost done, offset reproductions are being printed, hanging arrangements finalised, lighting, invoice book, table, cash box, display cards made, check if I have enough business cards, catalogue printed, wine and nibbles is being taken care of, trailer for the display panels organised...  puff puff...

I'm being interviewed for the local rag tomorrow morning.


And also hopefully getting my artist website up and running. It's all go!

So I shall be away from my keyboard a little longer.  
But I'll catch up with the world of blog next week.





* Ornithological Society of New Zealand

22 comments:

  1. There are no flies on you....

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    1. Thank you Robert. Only the spots where they've been?

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  2. Good Luck to you with your exhibision. Wish i could be there.

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    1. Thank you Kirsten! I wish you could too. If you email me your contact details, you shall receive a personal invitation to the opening night when I go 'public'. (This is a private function, and only part of my series shall be revealed).

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    2. Thanks Katherine, - but i think i am to far away from New Zealand to come. I live in Denmark and New Zealand is the farthest away you can come from here. Have been there twice and if i get money and health i will come back.

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    3. I knew you were so far away. But I still thought it would be nice to send you an invitation. Then I could say I have international renown!

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  3. Congratulations on your exhibition - I hope it all goes well. Of course MAF will be very interested in the fruit fly on your keyboard - they have just had half of Auckland in a quarantine panic over this little pest - please stop breeding them and distributing them to your friends - you will bankrupt the fruit export industry.

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    1. Thank you Alden. Erm, I am innocent of your censure. It's not a Drosophila, I promise.

      Ha! Actually, it's just occurred to me what it is. It's a blue-arsed fly! Hahahaha!

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  4. You have the talent. You have the skill. Like anyone, though, talent alone is not enough. So I wish you the luck you need for the break.

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    1. Thank you Geeb. I've just picked up the paintings, and may I say that I'm really thrilled how they look framed up.

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  5. sounds like a lot of work.... if you ever need a P.A. just give me a call.... I'm REALLY cheap as most people in Yorkshire will confirm!

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    1. Right, you're on, Foxy. When I'm a Name I'll need someone in the UK.

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  6. If cheapo Foxy Loxy is going to be your UK agent may I represent you in Blogland? Trust you will later post some pictures of your exhibits and good luck with it all.

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  7. YP, I'd be honoured if you would be my Pacific-Asian sector manager. A Very Important Post, encompassing as it does, the critical migrant wader refueling stopovers in the Yellow Sea. Your first job is to formulate a plan to obtain meetings with the North Korean ruling body and persuade them to recognise that they are privileged among all nations of the world in having these wonderful bird 'gas stations' on their shores, but that their continued reclamation of esturine tidal flats is impacting heavily on these mostly site-faithful birds (they can't go anywhere else) and seriously eroding the migrant wader populations.

    Pictures coming.

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    1. Okay. Will do. Please send your bank details so that I can purchase a business class flight to Pyongyang - plus expenses of course.

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  8. I'd be happy to supply you with these details YP as soon as you have written authorisation to enter North Korea and a 100% reliable commitment from the government that someone with appropriate standing and influence will meet with you and hear your presentation without interruption.

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  9. Katherine,
    Good luck with your exhibition.
    Recently I found out that Godwits increase their numbers in the polder where I grew up. Beautiful birds.

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    1. Thank you for your wishes, Ben. The Dutch amateur birdwatchers are known throughout the world as being very passionate and diligent. In fact, two of my pieces make reference to them.

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  10. Hello Katherine, forgive me writing on your blog pages but I just wanted to say congratulations on your exhibition and to say, from the few images that I have seen of them, how absolutely exquisite your ornithological studies are. Those first steps as a commercially viable and recognised artist are always the hardest and you have negotiated them not only well but with unfaltering grace. May you go from strength to strength.

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  11. Thank you for your comment Elizabeth. I was well tutored in the business side of things. My lecturers Laurie, James, Emily, Ani and Gerald were fantastic.

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  12. Oh dear,my apologies,Katherine,i didn't mean to imply otherwise. I'm so sorry if it sounded like that.I genuinely was pleased for you...

    I feel absolutely dreadful now.I saw your images and thought they were so lovely, tried to find a way to convey a private message to you, but couldn't and resorted to the comment box.I'm so,so sorry that I obviously expressed myself badly and got things wrong again. I wish you all the success in the world.

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  13. I don't understand why you feel you have to apologise Elizabeth. I was merely acknowledging the wonderful teaching I have been given that has helped me get this far. Thank you for your comment and your support.

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