Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The birds have landed

What a whirlwind of a weekend we had for our "Five take flight exhibition". It came and went so quickly but we all had a fabulous time, lots of artwork sold and we met some wonderful people, some we knew, some who just happened by. It was a kaleidoscope of colour with such a variety of art work.

Our wonderful actress Beverley Dunn, opened the exhibition for us on the Friday night, not sure where Jacky was, she missed this photo.

Here we all are together in front of Patsy's painting.
Julia, Patsy, Dot, Jacky and me

Before everyone arrived

Looking down the room.

Another view

Patsy and I made coats to wear for the opening night from some old garments.
They were a big hit and now we have people enrolling to take classes to learn how to make them.
This was mine, purple and blue of course.

Finally guess who sold her painting? 
I decided to hang my little art critic's painting just to give her a surprise when she came to the exhibition,
and she sold it, she was over the moon.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments over the last few posts for my art in the build up to the exhibition. I've been so busy I haven't had time to reply to you all, your comments are very much appreciated. I'd also like to thank all of the people who took time to visit our exhibition, especially the ones who travelled so far, some being fellow bloggers, it was wonderful to meet you all.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Not long to go now

As we Aussies say 'I've been flat out like a lizard drinking' getting ready for our exhibition which opens tomorrow night. I've been working on lots of paintings and today is the day for the 'hanging'. Below are some I've been working on.

This is one I started, I turned it upside down

and it ended up like this.

This one went from this

to this

and ended up as this

and this one knew what it was going to be all along. This is my usual style and is far less traumatic, I know where I'm going with these.

I'll also have lots of jewellery in the exhibition too.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Can't see the forest for the Lollipop trees

Still working like crazy creating and completing projects for the exhibition. I've been making brooches from embellished felt and guess what shape they turned out. I can't seem to get away from my lollipop trees, they've been with me for a few years now and they seem as if they will continue for awhile yet. They are popping up everywhere in my exhibition work.

I still have lots of hand stitching to add to them now. I hope to be adding some to my Etsy soon too.

Jacky and Patsy came to paint the other day, we are painting cylinders to place in the foyer of the exhibition space. Jacky's is fabulous, my photo doesn't do it justice, too much light.

It's not hard to guess who painted this one - the photos above show both sides.

I'm also making fabric collages from my hand dyed, sun printed fabrics then machine stitching around the main subject and machine stitching the writing. I've hand stitched all of the layers, these are then going to have a mount and be framed. I hope to do a series of these including the poppy seed heads and pomegranates.

Thanks again to everyone in the previous post for your lovely comments and words of encouragement, better get back to creating my forest.