The C word…that’s Christmas!!! is coming and I’m having a few markets where I will be selling my wares.
Sunday 7 December, 1-5pm at my house in Adelaide. Please contact me privately if you wish to come to this one
Friday 12 December from 12-9pm and Saturday 13 December from 10am -7pm “Granny Skills Market” Victoria Square Adelaide. This is part of of a bigger event put on by Dirty Girl Kitchen in Victoria Square which sounds awesome. The event is shaping up to be super cool – oyster tasting off the back of a land-cruiser, gin bars, live music, cooking classes, styling and retail.
Please come it sounds great.
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Well, this time last year I was in Greece and heading across to Turkey. Sigh… Unfortunately, no such trip is planned this year… Double sigh. I’m feeling the onset of Winter here at the moment and it doesn’t agree withe me! I need a therapeutic trip to somewhere hot in the middle of winter to look forward to. I am thinking about going to teach somewhere hot in the future but more on that later. For now I”m going to wow you with images of beautiful ceramic tiles that we saw in Istanbul, Turkey that have continued to inspire me and my ceramic work ever since.
These images are from the Harem in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. If you would like to know more about Topkapi Palace and the history of this amazing complex of buildings go to Turkey!! Failing that here is a link to Wikipedia which is somewhere for you to start.
For me the visual splendor of the place was overwhelming.
One of the Courtyards in the Topkapi Palace Harem
This is the tiled walkway into the Harem
Tile close up
Blue and White Tile Design
Turkish tiled wall in the Harem at Topkapi Palace
Turkish tiled wall in the Harem
There are so many more amazing images from this Harem Palace. It was tiled from floor to ceiling on the walls, plus the floors and ceilings themselves were also tiled. Amazing. I hope you’re inspired.
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I’ve just got back from a little sojourn to Melbourne and whilst the weather was horrible and rainy there is always so much art to see EVERYWHERE!! My sister and I spent some time wandering down High Street in Northcote and other funky streets with gorgeous shops full of handmade and bespoke fashion and art.
I loved this work just on a little wall in between a couple of shops. Small CD’s with mixed media stuck directly on the wall. The title of the work is Handmade Opportunities by Cassandra King.
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Check out this link http://www.33cankstreet.co.uk/gallery/ to artist Shauna Richardson’s work. WOW! I love this sculptural use of crochet. So fantastic.
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Giant crochet flower motif
Giant mandala crochet motif
A la naturelle antique bottle vases with crochet covers
Mini antique milk bottles with cotton twine and brickies line crochet covers
Antique bottle vases with jewel colour covers
Crochet jute and brickies line baskets
Upcycled fabric bowls with brickies line
Spice jars with crochet covers in bright colours. Can be used for fun storage idea or put a lit tealight candle inside. Gives a great pattern and won’t burn your hand after!!
All available at this Sunday’s Guerilla craft market 10am -1pm Gate 8 workshop, 44 Phillips Street, Thebarton.
Tea, coffee and cake available too!!
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Priest portrait (oil on canvas) bought from a local artist near Acropolis, Greece.
Water colour reprint bought in Mykonos, Greece from Basso Ziaka. Painting done by her brother but not sure of his first name.
Same artist as above.
Print of original work bought in Oia,Santorini, Greece.
Life drawing of Nadia by Bill
Angelo hard at work on his second drawing
Life painting by Sara
Life drawing by Branwen
My first life drawing of the day
Angelo’s first drawing of the day
My third drawing of the day
These drawings and painting are from my Active Art Studios Life Drawing day. I have a little art school here in Adelaide and the children’s work I have posted so far has been kids from Term Art Classes I run. This work is from a group of adults that come regularly and draw from the figure.
This was a full day of drawing starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm. Bill and Sara’s works (above) took the whole day to complete. The rest of us did two or three drawings.
It’s really great and really relaxing doing a whole day of drawing. The day goes so fast!!!
Being the teacher or tutor I am usually too busy to actually draw but with this smaller group I managed to knock out three pretty decent drawings so I was quite happy!!
Nadia, our model did a fabulous job of holding the same pose for the whole day (broken up into 20minute blocks with stretch breaks in between).
We were discussing in the session a TV show that I saw a couple of days ago which was about how to make quick extra cash. The final tip was to be a life drawing model!! Some people think all it takes is to stand their naked. Let me tell you it takes a LOT MORE than that to be a GOOD life model. Have you ever tried to stand completely still in the same position for 20 minutes?? Try it and you will see!
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