Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Art and Soul and Continuum

Really chuffed to present the work of three women artists I worked with before going back to school: Karen McColm, Renuka Russell and Marie-Louise Fry. Today I went to a local library where their work is on display and it was a terribly moving experience to see the work I already knew (and the stories behind them) and new works that prove that they really are on the Art & Soul Continuum. Fantastic, ladies, well done. Your work looks wonderful and talking to the library people, apparently you have had many good comments.

Apologies for the poor quality photographs, the lighting was difficult and the camera wasn't great, but here is a work from each of these wonderful artists:

If you live locally, make sure you get into the Arana Hills Library to see them!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Artists I Admire

Going to scrap the page (tab above) cos I never get a chance to update it, but you might have noticed a list of contemporary (and a couple of not so) artists to the right which I update when I discover another artist that I particualarly like. Yesterday I discovered Emily Valentine through the NAVA website and I have put on a link. She is an Australian artist and she 'paints with feathers'. I have pinched one of her images to give you an idea of the lovely work she does. You can go to her site by clicking on the piccy too. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mini worlds with a function

I know it has been a while, yet again. Can't tell you how ridiculously busy life has been. Anyway, I have been trying to make some smaller pieces lately that might have more commercial appeal. I have made some little paperweights and my favourites are some mini rock pools. I have also been trying my hand at some jewellery, with some of the examples below. They all involve resin, of course, and bits and pieces of other things. I am not sure if I'll make any more, but this has been a good distraction for me over the last few busy school months. I will be trying to put these on Etsy in the next few days.

Rock Pool paper weights:

Sample Jewellery: