Growing a Painting

A while back I decided to delete the Facebook app from my phone.
Best decision I’ve ever made!
I found myself with way more time to sit in a quiet headspace; less time getting caught up in other stuff; more time on Instagram hastagging my way around a truly inspiring art community; more time backing my own process

From working on my latest Inspiration Wednesday art journal page;
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to building up layers and texture; and
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getting to the point where I bring order to the chaos!
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I didn’t think I was the person who played The Comparison Game too much, but when I was looking at artists way beyond where I was, well I guess it got me questioning a lot of things about what I was doing that really weren’t real!

Facebook gets a look in every couple of days, mostly to do friends things, events and private group stuff. The benefits are obvious to me. I have a new groove and I love it!

xx Giovanna

Art is Percolating!!

Welcome to another regularly irregular blog post from Yours Truly *wink*
Hope this update finds you in a good head space because I have some fabulous news to share.
Last year a group of local artists got together and came up with the craaaazy idea of staging a group exhibition. Monthly meetings about the group name, gallery hire, logos, etc, etc, etc….oh, and good food, there was ALWAYS good food and laughs of course……>>>> resulted in this Exhibition Spectacular!
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A host of fabulous local talent in possibly the cutest gallery-for-hire in Brisbane. Official Opening Night celebrations are this Friday, but we are open from this Thursday until the 28th October (excluding Mondays).

Anyone out there who has done this before, will understand when I say “It’s been satisfyingly exhausting.” I’ve learned so much from my fellow exhibitors about staging an independent exhibition and I truly take my hat off to those of you who do it constantly.

If you’d like to know when I’ll be at the Gallery, drop me an email at gistcreative.aus [at] gmail.com and we can catch up.
If you’d like to attend the Opening Night this Friday, please RSVP to Janine on 0413 550 944 for catering purposes.

Break a leg, right?
xx

Fortune Favours the Brave

Happy Winter Folks!
And while the weather is cooling down outside, inside at Studio GiSt, things are hotting up and gaining momentum.

Last Friday night I attended the opening of Art & Design Precinct’s Fortune 500 group exhibition, because…..they selected 4 (yes, FOUR) of my artworks for their walls. See all the pretty pictures here:
http://artdesignprecinct.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/fortune-500-opening-night/
Open until the 3rd July and they open 6 days (ex. Monday). It was a great night with hubby, 2 of my sisters and friends Janine and Peter coming along for moral support.
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Seriously nervous and anxious about the whole process. What if it wasn’t good enough? What if I didn’t get them finished on time? What if What if What if….
However, with owners Michelle and Grant so supportive of newbies like me to the exhibition scene, and putting me on equal footing with more accomplished Artists in the area, it was all so so so good.

I was BRAVE and conquered all the self-doubt and “not-good-enoughs” and the imagined criticisms from invisible nobodies…and JUST DID IT.

I felt as though I had truly “arrived”.

Many fabulous works on display for sale – all 500×500 or less and all under $500. I have some favourites that were full of texture and intrigue, but there is something for all tastes.
But here are mine currently gracing their walls!!

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

copyright Giovanna Scott 2013

Do Yourself a Favour…and get there!!

But that’s not all!!!

Not long after the Opening Night, I sealed the deal to teach art/mixedmedia workshops at The Scrap N Patch at Toowoomba.
Yeah!! Not taught for over a year (not including teenagers) but it was always in the plan to do a workshop this year, and I am so fortunate that Liz asked me to come to her store to run them.
Still in the testing/playing phase, which I always think is the BEST FUN EVER! I might just leave it at the FUN STAGE and leave you all wanting M.O.R.E…..

The first of these sensationally experimental and outrageously fun classes will be on Saturday 13th July at 9am and 2pm. More details to come, but in the meantime, here are some shots of the fun I’M having!!
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Mark you calendar and tell your friends!! Places will be strictly limited to ensure maximum mooching time (this includes copious cups of char, chatting and drying time).
I hope that’s left you sufficiently inspired and excited for 2013.
Heaps more to come including 2 local markets at 2 great primary schools, so stay tuned for some interesting ways to purchase some unique GiSt goodness.

As always, available for commission work – something truly yours for a relative or friend or YOU!!
Contact me at gistcreative.aus [at] gmail [dot] com to get the ball rolling.

Remember to get messy this weekend, hug your loved ones and let me know you dropped by.
xx
Giovanna