Time to do something different for a change. I felt like playing with acrylic paint and a large painting knife. The result reminds me of my favourite local beach, Long Bay. It's a 1km long sandy beach gently sloping towards the water. It is also protected area and great for an early morning walk.
-acrylic on stretched canvas 400mm x 500mm- thanks for visiting my blog ..e^)
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..
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.
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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…