Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009: the year that was

And what a year it was!

The highlights of January were a road trip to Bendigo and the end of my exhibition Playing House: Contemporary Dolls' Houses 1957-2007 at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

In February I was interviewed by ABC 666 (and blogged from the beer fridge!) then started studying for the first time in 20 years.

March saw the end of the Seven Things challenge
, the arrival of my Wreck this Journal (still, alas, unfinished). I went to Melbourne, and started designing a possum costume upon my return.

I attended my first National Folk Festival in April. I also started working at the ACT Library Service, which was just as well as my permanent job's hours were halved down to one day a week. Work on the possum costume continued

May was busy. My dolls houses were featured in an Israeli magazine
, I was offered a one year volunteer internship at Craft ACT, because the proud owner of an iMac and spent my 43rd birthday in Noumea.

Life settled down a bit in June and July, with the only highlights being the purchase of the Daisy Doll collection of my childhood dreams and the inclusion of my work in the Knitta Please exhibition at The National Gallery of Australia.

In August I quit my permanent job and the Possum costume was completed.

I managed to get my work hung inside The National Gallery of Australia in September.

The Collectors came to call in October, the same month I became the proud owner of an iPod.

N is for November but also for New Zealand, where I ran away to that month. N is also for needless worry (or nincompoop): I earned a High Distinction in my course.

And the highlight of December? Being given a Gocco.

I wonder what excitement 2010 has in store?

1 comment:

Li said...

Sounds like a fruitful year :D All the best in 2010!