Monochrome Series :: in progress

If you haven’t already figured, 2018 is an experimental and exploratory year. Creating in new ways with new media and tools has been exciting and has produced some crackers! Some years ago I saw a demo using a black watercolour pencil and only white and clear gesso to produce a fabulous monochromatic piece with soContinue reading “Monochrome Series :: in progress”

100 Days of Something

There are a few things that keep me motivated and inspire new artwork. One of them is dipping occasionally into LONG TERM PROJECTS. The latest is the hashtag movement 100 DAY PROJECT spearheaded by Elle Luna and Co (read about its origins HERE). While I began with collage in mind, it slowly very quickly morphed intoContinue reading “100 Days of Something”

Pastel un-Princess

As it happens, I’m sitting here with my new spectacles, brand new rolls of blue painter’s masking tape, new pastel paper (Italian, of course) and asking “How the hell did I get here?” One day I was elbow deep into acrylics and all the delicious mediums, the next I’m SITTING down and working on paper,Continue reading “Pastel un-Princess”

Feb Fast – Yes/No

Are you doing something for Feb Fast? I’m not one for denying myself much at all so I end up having a constant battle between both the pleasure-seeking and focused- discipline sides of my personality. This year, however, I thought February would be my month of ACTION and DOING, hence the February Quickie Project: aContinue reading “Feb Fast – Yes/No”

Aspire to Become

Another week into the “fulltime all the time” artist gig and the flow that comes with clarity is truly liberating. I’ve had the emotional and creative capacity to sit and create without the burden (yes, “burden”) and worry that usually accompanied my months of Job Sharing a teaching role. Removing the financial and career safety-net,Continue reading “Aspire to Become”

Thoughts on Exhibiting

The second cARTwheel Collaborative exhibition has wrapped up. The walls at Percolator Gallery are once again bare and wait quietly and expectantly for the next group of hopeful artists to mark their presence on Brisbane’s art scene. Being part of this creative community is wonderful! I think every artist can benefit from surrounding yourself withContinue reading “Thoughts on Exhibiting”