Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Making Workshop

I am at present doing a book making course with Gail Stiffe. Gail is the Editor for IAPMA (International Papermakers Association), and she also runs the Women's Art Register.

The venue for the 'book making' is at St. Stephen's Community House, Ringwood, and at present it stretches over 4 Saturdays. Hopefully, if there is enough interest, then she will consider expanding the course.

I am absolutely loving it. Check out her site.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Brunswick Street Gallery

Art Prize 2010


Calling for entries for the $10,000 BSG Art Prize Prize. Any theme, Any medium, Any size. Judges: Alex McCulloch, Director, Metro Gallery & Claire Harris, Director, Flinders Lane Gallery. Deadline for entries: 27 Aug 2010. Runs: 10-23 Sep 2010.

To enter


Imagination is the active ingredient of thinking
Imagination jumps from present facts to future possibilities
is now proved
Imagination forms mental pictures of things not present
was once
Imagination conceives of situations not yet in existence
only imagined"
Imagination conjures up correspondences and analogies

by William Blake

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Writing About Art

A fantastic 'how-to' book on how to think and write about art is 'A Short Guide To Writing About Art'.

So far, the little I have managed to read, I found extremely informative. However, trying to find another spare five minutes to read some more is another story in itself!

Anyway, gotta go now, the family is hungry and starting to lose too much weight!

In A Spin

Wheee...... round and round I go!

Cornucopia for St Georges Restaurant

This is my drawing for the St Georges Restaurant. The 'Cornucopia' also known as the 'Horn of Plenty' dates back to the 5th Century. It stands for abundance and fertility. I have always loved the symbolism. In my version the horn is an organic matter and it is morphing into orchids.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Picture This 10

Wayne (my husband), Nathan and Dania (fellow students) all have their photographic works on show at Brunswick Street Gallery, Opening night is Friday 6pm, 23rd July.

17 Jul to 1 Aug. Open Photographic Exhibition
Prize and Auction

Congratulations and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

It will be a great show, hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2010 Darebin Art Show

My application for the 2010 Darebin Art Show has been accepted. My work 'Our Path' will be exhibited at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora. The show will run from 2 September '10 - 17 October '10.

Love to see you there on opening night Thursday 2nd September starting at 6.00pm. I will be the one with the glass of champagne in one hand and wearing the huge grin!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lady Autumn

This is one of my older paintings reworked in photoshop.

More of my images

Playing around with Photoshop.
Here I have overlaid two of my paintings; a portrait painting and a crystal painting, and then on top of that I overlaid a photo of a forest.