Thursday, 12 July 2012

Bangkok, Oriental City

SOLD! to the man in the check shirt....
Well, this is the last post I'll be making in New Zealand folks!  Two weeks ago I accepted a library position in Bangkok.  Whilst we're through the panic stage, we're still transitioning into the ex-pat stage, which means pack up, sell up and ship out.  I've had to sell and give away my art and studio contents (boo hoo)...but with the promise of continuing with the exhibition I had planned (my first) called Childhood Memories, in Bangkok. As you can see in the photo above, one of the pieces I'd been working on was sold. Dan, the man in the check shirt, will be installing the little white boxes I had planned on suspending from the canvas.  The boxes are still a work in progress too, so I will be posting them to him from Bangkok.

The entire process of distilling our life down to the essentials is proving difficult but worthwhile.  To me it has meant a couple of boxes of books and all my friends' art.  My studio fits into a little plastic case, where my ATC supply stock resides.  The rest, it seems, can go!  So until we arrive in Bangkok there is virtually no chance of my producing art.

Till then, take care and my next posting will be from Thailand!! 


11 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'm so excited for you! Safe travels and enjoy every minute of your new adventure. I'm sure you will have an abundance of inspiration and can't wait to see how it will manifest in your work.

Lisa said...

What a chance of a lifetime lucky lady! I'm so happy for you and the family...such an exciting journey awaits all of you!! looking forward to hearing about your adventures and of course seeing how the new location impacts your art!!

Candice said...

What the!!??? You're moving to Bangkok!!!???
How did I miss this!!!???
WOW!!! This is amazing!!!

Clytie said...

Ohmigosh, what a wonderful and exciting change of scenery!!! I can't wait to see what you post from Thailand!!!

Debrina said...

Hey everyone, thanks so much for your kind wishes...! YES Candice, we're off in less than 4 weeks now! How indeed did you miss it, lol, the news is plastered all over my facebook page!!

Caterina Giglio said...

How exciting for you and I have been following you on FB, hope you will get your studio back together upon settling in... take good care..xo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

God speed and bless you as you enter this new homeland and journey to Bangkok. I am so proud of you courageous lady! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Wendy @ the Late Start Studio said...

Fabulous gobsmacking Bangkok - a wonderful crazy place where, sometimes, nothing makes much sense and at other times it does! I worked in an international school there for almost 6 years and loved living there - oh envy! Enjoy it all!

Dortesjs said...

Your work is so inspiring

Jill Zaheer said...

Oh Dear Sweet Debrina,
Where have I been? I am just reading your post and am so excited for you. I see you wrote this a while ago so presumably you are there by now. Sending love and the wish that this is the most amazing opportunity of a lifetime!! Hope to hear about your journey soon! xo
Hugs, Jill

Seth said...

Hi Debrina...following in Jill's footsteps I too am seeing this late. I do hope you are well and have made a smooth transition. Look forward to the time when you begin to blog again.