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Pencil drawing on abstract background.

These works may still be in progress.  Oil pencil drawings on abstract painted Fabriano paper.flower bird drawingflower drawing hydrangeaIMAG6673

Making new art and being inspired by fashion show.

I was invited by fashion designer Linda Britten to attend a wonderful event at Forty five downstairs gallery in Melbourne.

A 8 year old girl sees her mother in a yellow gown…

A 52 year old woman sees herself in a mirror and her search for magic begins.

Memories are the fabric of a family is a full sensory experience containing original couture, original photography and original stories including dance, music and classical voice that maps the discovery of the binding magic of a family and memories.

The exhibition was inspirational.

I have been working on abstract painted backgrounds on paper with a more refined pencil drawing of a botanical on top.  The two below are just small starters that have led to some larger pieces on fabriano paper.  So far so good.

Painting and drawing and then drawing with scissors

I have been trying to formulate a new series of artwork in my head.  I rarely write down what my plan is.  The intention was to do some beautiful drawings on an abstract black and white background  (well at least I would have attempted to do beautiful drawings).  I just fell in love with the brush strokes and the mixing of black and white on the paper so much that I isolated what I saw with scissors.  I may rethink what I am going to do but I still would like to combine the drawing with the cutouts.  I have no idea how yet but I will try.

The apple painting was from a while ago but I thought I would share.  I have been teaching still life painting workshops to a few students and we seem to always do apples and the spotty bowl which is always a pleasing combination.

 

 

Chicks and Bunnies just for fun and maybe Easter.

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Funny rabbits, tough rabbits, spotty chicks, spoons, daisy horses etc.  Had so much fun making these.  I have just a little bit more to do and then I must stop myself.

The shapes were cut out by scroll saw by Wood Club colleague Klaus.  Thankyou.

I will be exhibiting these at Incub8r in Smith Street, Fitzroy very soon, in time for unique Easter gifts.  If you know me you will know that they will not be repeated.

Art display at Incube8er in Collingwood.

Now Showing at Incube8r in Smith Street

Just want you to know that I have taken a small space (a cube) in the window at a cute shop in Smith Street, Fitzroy to show my latest woodcarvings.
If you have never been to Incube8r it is well worth a trip as there are so many original handmade arts and crafts all in this one space.
I have attached a card for you with an offer of 10% off my collection. I have tiny, medium and large spoons for jam, for baby’s first spoon, serving of rice or salad or long handled stirring spoons.  Lots of the pieces are huon pine from Tasmania, some are golden poplar plus others.
Wooden products carry less bacteria than plastic and of course they just look and are earthier.
I of course have some quirky sculpture and will rotate different bits and pieces in this space over the next 12 weeks so I hope you will stop by and have a look.    Some of the work in the future may be artist friends of mine.
Best Wishes, Anne Warren

PS The Summer Workshops held in my Backyard were fantastic and I may have another two in Autumn. Different of course.

Hope you stop by.

Happy Valentine’s collage.

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Having fun collaging or really decorating this little wooden jointed dog.

What can I say except they are all unrelated but all important to me.

Still absolutely loving the spoon making or wood carving however it may seem that I have not shifted much.  Probably haven’t but I know the tools a little better.  The collage is from an exhibition of totems that I did – an oldie that I thought you might enjoy seeing.

My niece Julia and a picture of a dog with the same hairstyle.  Pretty cute I think.

I have put some of my wooden items in a gallery called Incube8er and will post some details about this shortly.  I just set up and realised I didn’t take any photos.

Had an invitation to afternoon tea. Delicious.

The lovely Jan (neighbour, friend, art student, artist, ex fitzroy resident) invited me for a gorgeous afternoon tea in Alphington.  Jan’s house overlooks Latrobe Golf Club.  I have added a spoon I made a few month ago as I am still in the middle of finishing a couple of new carved spoons and a black and white picture that I just love.  I am no photographer but I think I just got lucky with this photogenic little girl (Julia).

Collage in my Backyard.

Collage in My Backyard.

I had two Summer workshops in collage with two gorgeous groups of women.  They made some wonderful work and happily played with ink and acrylic paint and of course my vast collection of books.  We started with very little instruction and  just two cutouts selected to make something funny – big head little body type of thing – this was a break the ice kind of thing (see lady dog below).

Also below are two small and lovely still-life paintings from another workshop (a bit of Morandi happening there).

Australia Day fun in the gardens.

Today is Australia Day.  I was assisting our woodworking club to sell some of their wares whilst other members were assisting children in assembling and building bird houses.  The tap tap tapping of hammers went all day long and the joy in the children’s faces was beautiful.  Here are a few photos for you to see.  It was very crowded and I am afraid I seem to have missed that in these photos.  There were actually lots of people from the parade that were walking around in star wars costumes and others in costumes from the countries that they originally came from e.g. Thai, Greek, Iranian, Egyptian etc.

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