Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! ONE DOOR CLOSES....ANOTHER IS OPEN



What a year 2010 was! The year-long residency at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens has come to a close... sadly ... but happily this is just the beginning of the next chapter for the project Homage to the Seed.... begun tentatively last February.


I had no idea how many stories, people and initiatives I would touch down with through this project...but it has been extraordinary, precious and hugely uplifting to say the least. 


Its far too early to outline what 2011 will involve ... lets just say research on seeds, considerable reflection and also painting at the Paddington studio has continued to be a big part of daily life... with of course breaks for a recent trip to Melbourne, Xmas and time with friends and family. We've also been having the wettest and, for some, toughest festive season in years. Read a story just posted at my other blog!


New years image from the floods of Qld. See more at that story above!



People are still sending me links to wonderful Seed intitaves... so there are lots of posts waiting for me to put up as soon as I can!


If you wish to visit my latest web-link that I started new years eve for some whimsy click seed capsules and you will find my experiment with Tumblr which I am really enjoying... I love the fact that the archive is a storehouse for images I wish to return to, think more about or use in some way! I was a little rusty at first and have to tidy it up but it is SO convenient and I like the feel of it I must say.


From the archive:


artspotting:

Marian Bijlenga, collage from my book “WRITTEN WEED”
Marian Bijlenga, collage from her book 'written weed'





heracliteanfire:

uncertaintimes: thethirdmind: Materia Medica of Vegetable Origin [via]
uncertaintimesthethirdmind: Materia Medica of Vegetable Origin





eyehavenoi:

Lotus Seeds (Hawaiian Sea)

Lotus Seeds (Hawaiian Sea)

Tumblr offers a fascinating world and a really viable respository for images, links and ideas.




Queensland flood disaster
Food bowl for a continent under water!


Last year Food Security emerged as an issue to take seriously in mainstream media. Events such as the Queensland floods point to the kind of phenomena being discussed as a reason we must rethink  the sustainability of the systems in place - food, water, soil, farming and food production... to cope with changes we are experiencing with climate.


...here's something else to think about in 2011... from National Geographic on population... their theme for the year!






I wish you all a wonderful 2011  and hope you will be back to visit, leave comments and links ... and that together we will find ways to be more creative about how we manage the resources of this planet for the best interests of all!


Abundant blessings to all!
Sophie

9 comments:

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Happy New Year, Sophie!! Wow -- so much to ponder and digest on your blogs -- I'm a tad behind and must sit down with a cup of coffee and your blogs SOON! Thanks for your kind wishes and support....Still thinking about your tag challenge :) Best...Gloria

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Happy New Year, Sophie!! Wow -- so much to ponder and digest on your blogs -- I'm a tad behind and must sit down with a cup of coffee and your blogs SOON! Thanks for your kind wishes and support....Still thinking about your tag challenge :) Best...Gloria

sophiemunns2010 said...

And to you Gloria!
WEll you have been one of the very people I was referring to... whom I connected with around seeds over 2010... across the miles!
Lovely to have met you in 2010!
Have a wonderful 2010 with all your projects!
Sophie

Mary Zeran said...

Happy New Year Lady! I've just returned from 10 days of R&R. Raring to go!!! Now to spend some time diggin into what you have been doing! HA!

sophiemunns said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Mary!
Lovely to hear you've had a great break and feel ready for action! Ill be away for 5 days from tomorrow which Im really looking forward to!

kjoto said...

dear sophie!
as well wonder-ful,light and bright wishes for 2011!
hope you had a nice break and i`m looking forward to all the new posts on your blog(S)!
i´m also ready for action now, after a great, great turn of the year!
all the best from kjoto

sophiemunns said...

Lovely to hear form you Kjoto... your new blog is a stunner... will be keenly seeing where 2011 takes. you... thanks for your message and I wish you also many good things in 2011.
Sophie

Robyn said...

Sophie that National Geographic video is brilliant.
I hope you don't mind, but I will be sharing it further.

You are a star and one that I like to follow.

best wishes always
Robyn

PS... thank you for making the time to comment in lenght on my flood post..... much appreciated. x

sophiemunns2010 said...

It is great and Im so glad you are going to share it Robyn!
Ditto star...always got to see what's happening over your way!
I hoped that comment was not going to trigger any upset... ruminating on how to have a big picture and small personal take at the same time... so your note is a relief...
Thank you... for always leaving such wonderful comments...
S x

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