Hi there, hope my southern hemisphere friends are keeping warm, and those up north are having fun.. remember, the days are getting shorter already for you guys muhahahaaaa!! ;-)
I've been having loads of fun with.. you guessed it... watercolour!! I've been doing a lot of drawing lately, inspired by this online course which I recommend to all. Nothing like rekindling the old spirit and getting out the trusty old graphite and a piece of nice paper. There is something pure and true about pencil and paper and I dream of an exhibition showing only drawings on huge strips of paper!!!! I wish.
In the meantime I have a couple of small works in the making for an exhibition at Huia Gallery in August (14 - 28), Odlins Lower Hutt, Wellington, reflecting on the ocean... "handle with care" will be included - the shell skeleton is that of a Coluzea Altocanalis, found in NZ waters around the Chatham Islands, and only about 6 - 8cm long. Te Papa has some samples..
This image was a random find.. and having a geriatric mind, I just can't recall where this was from. I know it was in a public space somewhere between Auckland and Kerikeri - could even have been on a ferry or something? Anyway, it made me chuckle - and that is a major, to make someone chuckle out loud. To make someone take a piccie of the chuckle is even better.. and sharing it is a no brainer. Now if someone could just tell me where I found this, my happiness would be complete.
The creativity and pizzaz of people boggles the mind. Brilliant. Thank you invisible person. You might just be the next Banksy - keep going!