Saturday, September 26, 2009

In Hiding

I've been in hiding a lately. Experiencing a little artistic drought and I'm trying to get myself out of it. Whenever I go silent you can be sure that I'm experiencing a drought. I finally reach a goal and then I sabotage myself and stop being creative. Its the same old story. Fear of success so lets sabotage it all. I should know the signs by now. It starts with overeating and ends with loss of artistic drive. I'm trying really hard to snap out of it. I went to the art shop today and bought some new supplies. That always helps. I have these old deck chairs (sometimes called directors chairs) and the canvas is all ripped leaving them unable to be used. I've decided to replace the canvas but first I will do some artwork on it. I bought some canvas roll and I am going to play around with some acrylic encaustic painting techniques. That should make for some interesting looking deck chairs. Hopefully that will entice my inner artist child to come back out and play.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Exhibition Photos

The sun shone, the wine flowed, a nice gathering of family and friends, a fabulous opening speech, perfect!

One of the highlights was the sign outside with MY name on it so Julia and I promptly had our photo taken with it hehehe.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yay, I Did it!!!

My new website is up and running. Its a huge step for me as I'm not confident with computer stuff at all. I will in the future have a shop element from which to sell my work but baby steps for now. Click here to check it out and let me know what you think. Julia will be so proud of me.

My daughter Julia is going through some terrible sadness. Her darling pet rabbit Mazzy passed away. He will be very missed as he had such an infectious personality.

My exhibition opens this Sunday at 11.30am and it runs till the 6th October. There is a preview on Friday night and I'm really nervous about it. Deep breath .... in .... out. I can do this! Seeing I'm so good at posting links now click here for the gallery website hehehe.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I am in the process of setting up my own website. Of course I had help from Julia. She found a site where you can create a free site. It has templates you can choose from just like when you set up a blog. Its not hard to do. Its just that you have so many decisions to make like what to write in your artist statement, what pictures to use, colour schemes etc etc. Its fun though. Its just another little step forward for me I suppose.

My solo exhibition is getting close now. I delivered all the artwork to the gallery on Tuesday. There is an invitation only preview on Friday 11th and the official opening is on Sunday 13th September at 11.30am at Greenhill Gallery. The invitations were going out today. As the gallery does all this I haven't actually seen them. They always use the same format using an image from one of the artworks in the exhibition. I really haven't had to do anything except make the work and write the artist statement.