Monday 28 May 2012

The Exhibition's Open

What a fabulous day we had yesterday despite the wet and gloomy weather. The opening to our exhibition was fabulous. Lots of people, great food and a perfect setting. Cathy, the gallery owner, did us proud. After we set up and left on Friday night, a big thank you to Paul, Jacky's husband, who very patiently hung all of the paintings for us, Cathy did her magic, adding touches here and there to make the whole display meld together beautifully. The atmosphere in the gallery was full of energy, lots of natural light and for a very cold day, to us Aussies anyway, toasty warm from the heating. The exhibition is on for the whole of June which is wonderful. I was thrilled to see two red dots on two of my paintings even before the exhibition was officially open.

The 4G, Jacky, me, Dot, and Patsy

The delightful actress Beverley Dunn officially opening the exhibition.

What a thrill to see two red dots on my paintings.

My paintings, the framed ones are my pastel paintings.

Some of my jewellery, Patsy's fabulous painted tiles, in frames, in the window and Dot's stunning cushions and stitched birds.

Patsy's gorgeous work on the far wall, Jacky's amazing lino prints on the right wall and some more of my jewellery on the glass table.

A view down the gallery.

Dot's amazing framed textiles on the right wall.

Dot in front of her delightful treasures.

Jacky with her gorgeous printed birds

and Patsy with her fabulous textiles and tiles. Patsy also has some wonderful bags and repurposed coats in the exhibition.

The outside of the gallery. They have magnificent gardens but it was too wet to go for a wander.

If you're visiting Warragul in the next month and would like to drop by, the exhibition is at the Lillico Glass Studio Gallery, Lillico Road Warragul.

A special thank you to Cathy, the Gallery owner and her lovely sister. Paul, Jacky's husband for helping us put it all together. Beverley Dunn for opening it for us. Leah for helping out on the Friday and for very generously providing us with a beautiful lunch, the rest of us didn't think about food. Jen for her delicious afternoon tea and Lee for waitressing. Des, Patsy's husband, for being the bar man, my DH for taking all of the photos and a huge thank you to all of the lovely people who ventured out on such a miserable day to make it such a success.
A special big thank you to Patsy, Jacky and Dot, three amazing, inspiring artists.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Exhibition details

I can't believe how quickly our exhibition has crept up on us, it's only a week and a half away. I've been so busy making jewellery. I still have some paintings to finish, nothing like leaving it until the last minute.

I've also been making the exhibition invitation. We'd love to see you there if you can make it.

Here are just some of the things I've been working on.

Drilling and wiring beach glass.

Etching metals with my hand made stamps.

Drilling and soldering china.

Cutting spoon handles, making beads and more yoyos with old tin centres.

My desk top where the jewellery happens, always a mess but I get there in the end.

Caught in action - DH snapped this looking down into part of my studio. He says he refuses to come down unless he's wearing a hard hat.

I also held an Altered Book workshop a couple of weeks ago, I haven't posted on my blog since then, very slack of me. Eight lovely students created some fabulous new books from old ones, with gorgeous pages to sketch, journal, write poetry or just leave as is.

Thanks for visiting, I hope to not take so long for my next post.
I'd better get painting.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

The Winner is......

The winner in my give-away is comment number 8 Diane. If you could email me and give me your address, the package will be on it's way to you.

Thanks to everyone who commented and entered. I'll have another give-away later in the year.