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art in matakana - mARTakana

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Art and fundraising for a worthy cause - Hospice Warkworth and Wellsford.

I've been lucky to be invited again to submit work for this annual art show held in Matakana - a must-see place with a special vibe!

"the importance of the pink toy" is fresh off the easel and will be available at the show this weekend.



 We were house sitting looking after a particularly skittish cat. It tolerated us in the house but only started to interact when I discovered that this 'very important pink toy' really was very important... I could see Mitzy  watching me, thinking "it took you a week to work this out.."  After that we had many mad sessions tearing around the house. But only when she was so inclined..


More info on the show is at Matakana School Hall, 952 Matakana Road, Matakana.


mARTakana Wine & Cheese this Friday Exhibition and sale from 10am Friday to 4pm Sunday
Listen up, art lovers! Martakana 2018 opens on 19th January and promises some fresh and exciting work …

a fine cuppa tea

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Man, I've been thinking. As you do, but I have to grab the odd thought that pops into my head, usually as a result of something else that sparks it.. so not of my own making entirely.

So I made myself a cup of tea - a glorious cuppa mi chai from Healtheries. Which sparked it all, you see, for the teabag tag had a message on it "tea.. (and on the reverse) ..is always a good idea".

Gives one the warm fuzzies, not?

And then I another that said "be happy.. (flick it) ..and smile".

We can play with that one. How about "smile ... and be happy" as I believe one can change one's mood by pasting on a fake smile - and then slowly work your way into swapping the fake smile with a real smile. Mi chai actually makes this really possible. Try it. Spread the smile from the corners of the mouth to the corners of the eyes.

So another tag said "you are ... my cup of tea".  Aw, so the smile worked?

Enough stuff and fluff, time for one more, then back to w…

deep waters

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There is a group exhibition opening tomorrow night (Tuesday 15th August 2017) at 6pm in Lower Hutt, Wellington. A special mention: Sophie Gardiner for the initiative and drive to make this happen, she's making waves.. !!



And for those who don't live in Wellington and surrounds, photos of my work in this to follow soon.
Thanks for following my blog best wishes erika