Why I Love Making Art

It’s the “doing it with your hands”; It’s the “making a mess”; It’s the “solitude and release”; It’s the “market days”; It’s the fabulous friends you make; But most of all…… It’s when the artwork is up on someone else’s wall…… And it makes them smile. Giovanna, I love market girl and smile when everContinue reading “Why I Love Making Art”

Case in Point

Hurrah!!! The School term has begun and it’s “so far, so good (enough)” LOL. Here is my UPCYCLED pencil case I began on the holidays. Nothing is new, except for the zipper. I had no long zippers in my stash and all the clothes in the rag basket had teeny tiny ones. So all up,Continue reading “Case in Point”

Skirting the Issues

It’s been a very busy, tumultuous week in The Life of GiSt. There has been a death in the family, an opportunity causing a shift in priorities, and a renewed connection to sewing! Some time ago (and by that, I mean 6 months), I purchased some material from a fab local store Funky Fabrics alongContinue reading “Skirting the Issues”

Introducing….The GiSt of It

With much excitement, I give you my little Vimeo Channel…..THE GIST OF IT. In line with what you, my loyal followers, have always wanted, I’ve put all my “watch me work” videos in one area so you can find all the freebies easily! Here is the latest creation, the Art Journal page I challenged myself toContinue reading “Introducing….The GiSt of It”

Any House is a Home

Happy Saturday! Priorities have shifted recently and it prompted a lot of soul-searching and reflection. Here is one about our new house, family and Art-making. 18 months ago, we moved from our house of 15 years. It was a quaint little weatherboard, built in 1959 and definitely a testament to its time. Large bedrooms, smallContinue reading “Any House is a Home”

When Enough probably isn’t….

I am the Queen of Restraint when it comes to Art. The minute I submit something my initial thought is, “Damn, should have done more or added something more!” I hoped the weekend immersion with Flora Bowley earlier this year would launch me into a full-scale *brave* intuitive Dreaming state. But my friend, Restraint, madeContinue reading “When Enough probably isn’t….”