Turner

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I went to see the Turner exhibition from The Tate gallery here in Adelaide. In all honesty I went because I thought I should, not because I had a burning desire or love for Turner. However, I’m glad I went. Some of the work was amazing and way ahead of its time. I took heaps of photos but of course it’s never ad good as in real life. Go check it out if you are able. More on Turner coming soon. Love and art Sarah-Jane

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Adelaide Makers Faire

Adelaide Makers Faire

Things of mine you may see in real life at the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire…. read on to find out what it’s all about…

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I’m very excited to be part of the very first Adelaide Mini Maker Faire. The Mini Maker Faire started in the U.S to showcase all things handmade…and when I say ALL things that’s what I mean.

I found out about if from a magazine called CRAFT an off-shoot of MAKE magazine. This magazine is now only available online and features awesome ideas for making all sorts of Crafty stuff. To check it out click HERE.

To check out other Makers Faires click HERE.

No doubt Adelaide Makers Faire will be a little bit smaller than the U.S version but from what I’ve seen there will be some awesome stuff. It’s all free and there are workshops too.

Saturday 6 April at A.C. Arts Adelaide. Come and say Hi.

Love and Art

Sarah-Jane

Little gems

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Howdy folks,

Here is some of the lovely things I have been making with resin and found objects!! I love using resin, each time I do I learn something new.

The first two images are of brooches I am working on. With these I cast the base or frame in coloured resin, added found images from my vintage book collection and then finally added clear resin on top. Next I have to add a brooch back and they are ready to go.

They look deceptively simple to make but there is a lot of mucking around with resin, making sure it’s the right temperature, no bubbles are rising and stuck in odd places and making sure it’s all at the right temperature so it sets properly. It’s all part of the fun though!!

The third picture is of some resin magnets I’m making using bottlecaps, found images, resin and magnets. I couldn’t believe how well these sold when I did the first lot!! I was thinking how I went to art school for four years to get an arts degree and learn all these different things and all I needed to do was go into business making magnets and I needn’t have bothered with art school!! Cest la vie.

The last two images are also of resin brooches I made using or upcycling old kids game cards. These cards are about 5 cm square and some had really cute retro images on them. Some of the cards though had really weird and kind of odd images, so with those I painted over them and did my own thing with a combination of paint, text and collage. These are really cute and I love the square format.

The tea pot one I gave to my aunt as a present. The text is what my Nanna used to always say about cups of tea.

Tis a long way between cup and lip!! Meaning I love my tea so much it seems to be a long wait getting it from the cup to my mouth!! Love it!! Nanna was full of wise sayings.

Love and Art

Sarah-Jane