November 26, 2013
Hello hello hello….. yes I am still alive and I am slowly coming up for air. Crazy busy last couple of months. I will share with you over the next few weeks some of the highlights and a few other things I have been slowly saving for you over those months.
But for now….. something fabulous. Poppytalk calls it ‘What happen’s when you give kids thousands of stickers. Take it as a pre-Christmas warning….. or Encouragement …. if you like.
- Hat-tip Poppytalk, stuart addelsee, sccart, and heybubbles and colossal). Via The New Domestic. …. so apologies if you have seen it before.
- I think it appeals to me because it’s how the last half of the year has felt like, but makes it look so much more joyful than it was some days.
- Though out it all Tim was fabulous and the kids were great. I am hoping and praying that in the next month leading up to Christmas I can embrace the joy in the chaos….. and get to take the opportunity to serve them, and others, like they have been serving me.
October 7, 2012
August 6, 2012
August 4, 2012
Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback on where to start creating again.
These are some shots from the classes so far.
I was a bit out of practise and unsure so I spent some time sketching, using the inspiration you all suggested.
This is what the first week produced.
During the second week I developed a couple of these ideas.
Using the pears and pomegranate I worked with crumpled handmade paper, collage, cross hatching, ink, pencil and stitching to start creating an artwork. It will take a while to finish….. lots of stitching to come.
I have decided to keep an online visual art diary with another blog. It’s called ‘Art is cheaper than therapy’
If you would like to follow along with the creations, that is the place to go.
I will link to it occasionally, and it will be purely notes and pictures.
I would love and welcome any feedback via comments….. even negative ones.
See you soon when you can help me decide where to go next.
May 7, 2012
Just thought I would let you know, I have one of the loveliest present making and buying families in the world! I’m sorry if that makes you jealous….. but it’s true.
Yes, today is my birthday and they spoilt me, yet again.
Earlier in the year I had emptied my wallet framing these works that were quickly becoming damaged without the protecting framing provides. You may remember we had them in our bedroom in the last house. One of the great things about abstract art is you can hang it anyway you choose! They now are taking pride of place in the lounge room but hung differently.
…….anyway, I had said that this would be my birthday present, but Tim and the girls went ahead and gave me a voucher to do more art classes! I am running out of walls. I will have to start painting miniatures.
13 year old painted me something, and they all took me out for a grungy pub dinner near Newtown.
I think I am having the most artistic birthday ever!
July 22, 2011
A really simple, beautiful idea….. with exquisite execution.
June 23, 2011
12 year old got to join in as it is a year 7 students only exhibition and competition.
Last night we went to the opening of the exhibition…and I’ve go to say…. these kids have skills!
All of year 7 must enter… which is about 120 kids. We got there right as the gallery opened pretty much and it was full…..so sorry about the oddly cropped photos!
The Dully Archies has 3 prizes, just like the Archibald.
- The packing room award (given by the curator/hanger of the exhibition)
- People’s choice award (voted buy the punters on the night)
- Judged award (by a previous (real)Archibald winner….. the dully archie winner.
She didn’t win (although the peoples choice prize is still being counted so there is still a chance) , but had a great time putting her portrait together.