Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Wendy and I went in to Ultimo to do an interview at 2SER with Sarah Hanniffy
After that we headed up to Oxford St and did some intensive postering. Posters are starting to run a bit short, we might have to print more next year.
Wendy at the Tool Shed.
We popped into Wooly's Wheels and ran into Philip Gomes of Spinopsys fame. They already had our poster up in a prominent place so that everyone coming into the store would see it. We spent some time trying to persuade Phil that he should be one of our Silver Marshals and gave him a handful of postcards for him to distribute to especially favoured customers.
Got back home in time to pick up the kids and then fielded calls from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Southern Courier who both wanted pictures for articles they are writing about the ride. I also spent some time trying to organise a BBQ for the morning of the ride so that everyone can have some tucker while they are waiting to head off. I'm trying to persuade the volunteers that we need a vegetarian option. Meanwhile Wendy is still chasing prizes and someone to make coffee. I heard from Red Captain Tania today, she has moved to WA so the Red Captain position is now vacant.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Eventually we found a narrow footbridge that led us into Henderson St in Turella which was full of factory workers lazing in the shade during their lunch break. From there it was only a short ride to the old Ice Cream Factory which has been transformed into a magical creative warren full of sculptures and busy artists (and their dogs).
We met up with Des (Second Marshal and Chief SBAR Fixer) and then discussed plans for our paint enclosure with a lanky fellow named Ran. The designs look great and for the same price as the temporary fence we hired last year we will get a much more attractive enclosure that we can paint with our own designs and keep for future rides. I will probably go down and put a base coat on some time in the next week or two with some cheap blue paint that Des has found. So if you're handy with a roller and would like to give me a hand...
After that Ran showed us around and then we went down to Arncliffe to draw some money as a deposit on the fence. That done we chucked our bikes in Des's trailer and headed over to Adora Chocolate shop where we had some enthusiastic discussions about how we would decorate the new enclosure. After eating lots of chocolates we said goodbye to Des and then rode back along Cooks River, putting up posters wherever Steve had not already hung one.
Paul Johnson dropped in this evening and took more posters and cards to cover some of the Southern suburbs and Reshan called to say he has already used all the ones he picked up on the weekend. Tomorrow I have an interview on 2SER at about 10.05am and then Wendy and I will be going postering up Oxford St to Centennial Park. Come along if you'd like to lend a hand.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
It's time to get organised. Please contact Headquarters asap!
Julie (Captain of the Greens) and I are going out postering on Thursday and we need some volunteers to help us. Anyone fancy a trip to the Beach?
If you'd like to help write to firstname.lastname@example.org
For event details visit www.sydneybodyartride.org
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
A performance for the sand and sky in the empty Utah desert