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Be Bold. Don’t Apologise.

NOT as a life mantra for me, perhaps.

Be Bold. Don’t Apologise.

But as an art mantra …. it struck me today, that maybe I can do that or, at least, aspire to it.

There is too much being sorry; not enough boldness, courage or conviction, behind what I do. Maybe that comes across, maybe it doesn’t. But it’s there.

Saw Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series today at the Geelong Art Gallery. So much boldness. So much colour and strength. And no apology.

So, let’s see what happens.

Kirsten

Just for the record, it took me a long time to work up the bravery to actually post this!!! Hahaha!!

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