Oh friends, today’s post comes to you with much gleeful hand clapping and just a wee bit of nervous hair twiddling…
After much plotting and planning and too-ing and fro-ing, I can finally share with you the details of my very first exhibition:
Hurrah! I can scarcely believe that what began as a half-joking personal challenge for 2013 has blossomed into “an actual thing!” (as my family has heard me exclaim with increasing frequency round these parts). I will admit to a skip in pulse rate as I look at my countdown calendar and do a double take – can it really be just 60 days until opening night? Surely not… but then I stand in our hallway and smile proudly at the little family of weaving that is growing on the wall, and the fear turns back into excitement again at the thought of them finding new homes out in the big wide world.
I have been smiling at my snazzy poster for a few days now. It is the result of my dear friend, former A Visual Sensibility Mk 1 teammate, and creative right-hand – Alison from Antler Studio. A humongous and heart-felt “THANKYOU!” Ali for your wonderful work, cheering, advice and all-round radness.
“But Megan, what is this ‘Collaborative Community Weaving’?” I hear you ask.
Well, throughout the duration of the exhibition, visitors and customers of The Seasonal Garden Cafe will be able to make a donation of their choosing to local food rescue service OzHarvest Adelaide, and then add their own ‘little layers of happy’ to a simple frame weaving. The finished piece will be raffled off – one lucky collaborator will win the finished weaving, and OzHarvest will receive much needed funds to continue it’s great work. I am more than a little chuffed and so very grateful that cafe owner Silvia has taken a chance on me and my little makings, and can’t wait to see my pieces snuggle into their spots within such a warm and cosy space.
All this busy making, organising and promoting has called for a new website: meganwalshcheek.com
Pop over to find a (growing) gallery of work, news, links to this blog and to my Etsy store – which will soon be filling up with woven goodies just as quick as my busy fingers can go.
Phew! What a lot of exciting news for one post – time for a cuppa and a bit of a lie down… who am I kidding, I have an exhibition to make for, chop chop!
Here’s to an exciting few months ,