Daft Art

When I sat to write this post (like, a kabillion times) there was just too much to include, and it was sending me batty – absolutely, completely overwhelmed with all that had been happening the last 2 months. So for the next few posts, events and happenings will be categorised rather than diarised, so my brain (and yours) doesn’t explode!

My oldest son’s school had their bi-annual Fair and it was amazing, once again. This year, they allowed market stalls and I jumped on that one very quickly. Along with originals and prints, I made some special jewellery.
They were a hit. I was so happy everyone’s feedback and with the quality and service from Ruth at Little Red Raspberry that I’ll be making some more.
On Sunday 13 October I’ll be at a Networking/Pop-Up Shop event at Nudgee Junior College at Indooroopilly, so if you’re local, would like to connect and be inspired by other Women in Business, come and say HI. I’ll have some new HOME DECOR items available as well.

Also, as part of our cARTwheel Collaborative Group Exhibition from Thursday 17 October, the exhibitors are contributing to our Exquisite Book project. Here is my contribution from one page.
The combined efforts really are a work of art in itself. I’m looking forward to the book completed, bound and published so I can share the whole catastrophe with you.

I’ve also taken the opportunity to go back to “school”. Having been back teaching for those few contracts at my local high school was great, but I also became exhausted and consequently lost my MOJO!!! I purchased these classes from The Land of Lost Luggage when they were on sale and the beauty of Jane and Chris’s classes is that they DON’T EXPIRE…..EVER!!! I have access for as long as I need to dip in and out of them. Awesome!!!

So back to basics making colour wheels with colours on-hand (including playing with 2 reds);
and while I was in the mood, adding new colours to my stash. Yes, poor me! LOL

When my Art Mojo escapes me, I find working on functional art very satisfying. Lately Alisa Burke posted a cool tute on tricking up plain exercise books. It gave me enough motivation to gesso my lot and start decorating.
Here’s the first completed one. I used my original stamps, acrylic paint and acrylic ink.
Only 3 more to go!!!!

Aaaaaand there’s your lot for this week. I’m feeling a little less daft and congratulate you on reading to the End (God bless your scan-read abilities!!)


Here are all the links again…

Ruth at Little Red Raspberry http://www.craftumi.com.au/LittleRedRaspberry
Krystal Clear Projects http://www.krystalclearprojects.com.au/event-1/
cARTwheel Collaborative http://www.cartwheelcollaborative.weebly.com
The Land of Lost Luggage http://thelandoflostluggage.com/mixed-media-workshops/
Alisa Burke http://alisaburke.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/back-to-school-altered-notebooks.html

4 thoughts on “Daft Art

  1. Janine Whitling says:

    Thanks for the blog Gi. I enjoyed catching up in your world. I must say, those necklaces are super special! Hoping you might sell some at our exhibition so that I can buy one or two! And how cool is that book cover?! Very funky.

  2. african safari says:

    Having read this I believed it was really informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy
    to put this content together. I once again find myself spending way too
    much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was
    still worth it!

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s