I am still a novice and taking the wood carving sessions very slow. I used a band saw on Friday and felt great. Loved the power. Still working on the bird. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t snap the tail or the beak off. Picture of Mason my Grandson at just under four weeks of age. XXxX
My beautiful Grandson Mason is 14 days old today. I am including him in some of my art. I made a selection of announcement cards from vintage found greeting cards e.g. One month old, Did I tell you my name yet?, I need cuddles. I decided to do a silly funny digital with Mason as the star – one a month for his first twelve months. See the superhero as number one.
This would be for Australia only as we have just three weeks to collect and deliver them.
Can you help out a remote community in the Northern Territory?
Paintbrushes old and new needed
Gurindji Project Paintbrushes.
The Gurindji people live in the remote Northern Territory town , called Kalkaringi, 800 kms south west of Darwin, nearest biggest town is Katherine 400 kms away.
A converted small power station was refurbished to become an Art Space from the proceeds of selling the book “From Little Things Big Things Grow” which is the story based on their Freedom Walk 50 years ago this August. Penny Smith an Art teacher from Queensland went to help set the Art Space up five years ago and is still there. A call has gone out for paintbrushes, new or used. My friend Galia will be travelling there on 5th August to deliver them.
This is a very small community of 600 people with very few facilities/materials and or things to do. Well done Penny Smith you are amazing.
Delivery of Brushes
I am happy to receive them here in Alphington (firstname.lastname@example.org) for address. Another drop off point is Cambridge Studio Gallery in Cambridge Street Collingwood. You can look their Gallery hours up and deliver there if it suits better.
Timeline: Just three weeks. Must pass them on by Monday 25th July.
Thankyou and happy hunting – Anne Warren
I have a couple of openings for art workshops Thursday 2nd June and Thursday 9th of June for anyone that is interested. .
First picture is of Mayu a Japanese girl that stayed with me 6 years ago and as she was visiting Australia she wanted to catch up with me. We went to South of Johnston in Collingwood for lunch and then to Station Street in Fairfield for Greek cakes. Delicious. Good luck Mayu (she works for Korean Airlines and gets a lovely healthy discount for travel).
The abstract designs above just came to me as a bit of a challenge. I had blue splotches I painted on some brown paper bunting for my daughters baby shower (yes it will be a boy) and I didn’t want to waste them so I chopped them up and then assembled into the two blue artworks above. The other one with red is actually not an assemblage but a small painting probably inspired by the earlier pieces.
One thing leads to another.
These amazing characterful soft toys are made by Helen. Helen has been making them for some time now and like most artists is more interested in their personalities and form than in selling or marketing them. I own a couple now and thought I would show you how lovely and individual they are. Please let me know if you like them so that I can relay that back to her for encouragement. I think they are lovely children’s toys but equally lovely adult toys. I hope you like them.