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Collage workshop in my backyard.

We had a very hot day but it was a fun day.  I erected a marquee so we had shade for our group that were cutting images from books, inking paper and squeegieing paint onto paper in preparation for their assemblages.  We used gorgeous Fabriano and Arches 300gsm paper.

Maxine O’Brien made the two images shown here.

Collage is such a fun and friendly medium.

We have had a very hot hot hot Summer so we are hoping for a little relief from the heat soon.  By the way two days ago we had 43 degrees Celcius and overnight did not dip lower than 30 degrees Celcius.  Bit hot, just a bit.

Candle holders from garage sale

Found these at a garage sale. Loved them from a distance. Wasn’t sure what I would have paid for them but $2.50each was terrific. Lucky me. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs2aBpdFKpW/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ie6ye4vtolu1

Collage in my backyard workshop.

We had a fabulous workshop with a group of gorgeous women.  They were brave enough to come to the workshop without any planning, no preconceived ideas which can be daunting for many people.

What emerged was some beautiful squeegied backgrounds (see the yellow and amber one) some clever cutouts, (see the linked boxers, fish, rabbit).

I actually showed my work at the beginning of the class which I do not normally do.  I showed how easy it is to move a piece of paper from one scene into another and how to not be too precious about things.  If your paper cut breaks/tears it is easily fixable with glue.  We used beautiful Fabriano and Arches 300gsm paper.

Everyone brought food to share, we had scones and homemade raspberry jam, apricots and bubbly.   It was a great day.

Surreal and figurative collage assemblage.

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A trip into the city, that’s Melbourne.

I don’t get into town as often as I should so it was wonderful to see lots of new shops and businesses opening up.  On line shopping has it’s place but seeing new things that you might not even think of looking up on line is a great way to go.

I only went to Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, the Emporium and David Jones food hall.  David Jones food hall sounds really fancy but its not.  They have great food there which is eaten at communal tables.  I was on my own and met a great couple that were visiting from Brisbane.  I gave them some tips on what to see and they gave me their enthusiastic and friendly company while I was taking a break with a coffee and an apple and walnut cake big enough for three people.

I have not done very much wood carving recently and I am just a novice but I have posted a picture of a sweet little girl – more painting and less carving.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2019.

 

PS I am missing the snow that WordPress magically makes fall over my posts in December.

A view of Christmas 2018

Happy Christmas everyone.

Alphington Open Studios is this weekend 24th and 25th November 11-6.

It’s not a big area around Alphington with only 13 (diverse) artists participating. See Alphington Studios facebook site and or Alphington Studios Website where you will find lots more information about all the artists.  More pictures from me on Instagram: annewarrenart.  The beautiful fine tapestry work is by one of this year’s guest artists Joy Smith.

If you do make it to Alphington please say hello.  studio 1 set upstudio 2 set upstudio lounge set up 1studio lounge set up 2

Alphington Open Studio art weekend is coming up 24th and 25th November.

Hope to see some of you at this very special event this year.  We have thirteen artists including some special guest artists exhibiting.  You will see my collage and my still life paintings plus from everyone else you will see either sculpture, jewellery, tapestry, textiles, glass, ceramics, mosaic, drawing and more.  I hope you will come along with a friend or a neighbour and take a stroll around Alphington to see us next weekend.  All artwork will be for sale.untitleduntitledthe horsesquare blood orange and pear

 

 

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