Monday, April 9, 2012

Website and Roses

The website is up.
I'd love to hear any comments you might like to share.

This image is from a lithograph I made a few years ago.   The reference for it was a rose at Heide, a garden that is part of a very special art museum complex in Melbourne.  If you don't know about them, you can read a little bit about the story of John and Sunday Reed by following this link.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Craft Victoria and Saffron

Craft Victoria -

I am now officially an accredited member of Craft Victoria, and am proud to be associated with such a wonderful organisation.

Thank you Craft Vic for all the wonderful work you do for so many arts professionals.

Saffron -

While I was having a lovely time at the Castlemaine Artist Market an especially wonderful couple noticed one of my cards with a garlic drawing - and we got to talking about saffron bulbs.  This is the bulb they consequently showed to me so I could have a go at drawing it.  I took quite a few photos so I had a good record of this silky bulb, then did some sketchy drawings that didn't do this wonderous little thing justice.  It is much the same size as a daffodil bulb, but the papery exterior is silky. (The photo doesn't show the texture well enough, but I reckon it would keep that Princess from the Princess and the Pea happy).  I only had the bulb for a few hours as it needed to be planted, but I am grateful for having had the opportunity to see it.  There are so many things that help maintain a sense of wonderment, which are only amplified by the generosity of complete strangers that share ...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Arts Open - Meet the Makers - Castlemaine and District, Central Victoria

This promises to be great fun!

About 40 studios will be open for the general public to visit Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th April 2012.

Check out the website

The brochure (which you can also view on the website) was officially launched last Friday night in Castlemaine by Martin Paten, Director of the Castlemaine Festival. As you can imagine the evening had a wonderful sense of community. I live amongst such fantastic people, and a whole damn amazing bunch of artists. I am blessed.

Meanwhile I spent some time at the Castlemaine Artist Market on Sunday with some of my purses and a few prints. It was a lovely lovely day. The weather was great and people were out and about. All in all a great time!

Some of the purses below aren't quite finished, but you get the idea ...