I recently had the privilege of traveling to Sydney, NSW, Australia to attend the Awards Event for Craft NSW Emerging Artists 2014 with finalist, Lyndall Bensley. It’s so fun to be in the presence of brilliance and creativity and possibility – all of that is Lyndall. And on top of that she is a top chick!
We arrived in Sydney and walked across the road from our hotel in The Rocks, to see a stunning display in the window of Crafts NSW!!!! How exciting to see Lyndall’s entry, her Humpback Whale Tail, in the main window! – for all passer-bys to see! Pretty exciting!
We then walked around Circular Quay, ran into some really amazing gallery opportunities, and then visited the Chalk Urban Art project in front of Customs House. Absolutely brilliant!
That evening at the Exhibition Awards, we were chuffed to be among such good company – amazing talent in many types of craft. It must have been a daunting task to select a winner. Although Lyndall didn’t win an award, she won. She won on so many levels. So proud of her- she’s one to watch for greatness!
I recently read this on a notebook I have. It sums it up.
“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others. You cannot do much about the length of our life, but you can do a lot about its depth and width.”