I’ve been busy in the workshop and even though I havnt written anything in my blog for a million years I havnt been sitting around doing nothing!!!
Ive started some small boats with maps which are very cute and I’m working on some small pieces to sell at markets in the upcoming months. I’m also desperately seeking a new workshop! I have outgrown where I am and so have spent the last couple of months scouring my neighbourhood looking for somewhere that can fit all my treasures and my kiln and me and be affordable!! Not easy. I have my eye on a couple of spots and have yet to approach the owners. Its a long haul decision and I dont want to move and then have to move again so it has to be right. I’m even considering combining a workshop with a small gallery space but its so expensive. Any ideas let me know….
I’ve also started a small Etsy Shop which is exciting, but I can only list a few simple pieces as my art is very hard to post so I’m limiting my worry for that. Though because I am new to Etsy I’m not sure how to get people interested. I will have to take a course maybe, and last but not least I’ve started Instagram as well so lots for you to check out…
February 7, 2016
December 28, 2015
November 22, 2015
At this time of the year I’m trying to do about seven things at once and right at this moment have decided to make some beautiful greeting cards, at first they were going to be christmas cards but I have wandered off that track and am now doing cards that are “Greetings from the South-West” I have collected over the years quite a lot of beach glass, of course, no where nearly as beautiful as they find in Scotland and England or even Russia but still lovely and tumbled into strange shapes. So this is how the card idea started, but then I have veered off abit and am using broken shell as well because they are beautiful as well. I think that in the not to distant future there will be no beach glass washed up anymore, so maybe I will become a hoarder so my grandchildren can see what I’m talking about.
I’m also doing a selection of small boats which I have just added the resin to today, so they are drying ad I have an appointment with my kiln very soon as I need some sails for my little boats.
All very busy in the workshop, will TRY and keep you posted….
November 9, 2015
Recently I have had a fabulous break in Singapore and Phuket. Both great places to visit but for very different reasons. I loved Singapore and can understand how people could easily live there, such a visually stimulating place and of course the city itself is so clean and well looked after. We really enjoyed exploring this exciting city. At the time we were there fires were burning in Maylasia and the smoke was blowing through, and even though we coudnt see as far as normal we still got a good look from the Marina Bay Sands top deck. 57 floors!!!!
September 27, 2015
I know I constantly say it but where does the time go!! I can never find enough time to do my beloved blog and I know I’m whingeing but I can barely find the time to photograph my art. But I do have good news. The FABULOUS Margaret River Gallery is now representing me!!!! Yes, little old me!!! I am so proud to have my beautiful sculptures there and one piece sold the first day that I delivered. I was a bit overawed as I’m in very prestigious company with many famous artists showing there. I hope that my art will speak for itself as being born & bred in Western Australia with all found pieces from the W.A. coastline, so each piece is a unique memento of Western Australia. So please remember to go and visit this beautiful gallery when you are in Margaret River and say Hello! to gallery owner Sally who will show you around her tranquil and inspiring space.
September 1, 2015
I know its been an age since I actually wrote a page but I can assure you that I have not been idle in all this time. I have done two shows in August, the fantastic Army Art exhibition in Fremantle and the Art Extraordinaire in Bunbury, both in Western Australia.
I was pleased with both shows and my beautiful pieces sold very well. Yay!!! Altogether I had made 24 new pieces (exhausting!) but was satisfied when at the end I only had 7 left. Now I’ve started all new pieces some to go to a gallery in the South-West and some to a gallery in Fremantle. My time is limited, so the process can be slow but I will get there in the end. Ive uploaded the new pieces to the photo gallery for those that wish to see the whole shibang!!!
June 17, 2015
The weather has finally turned a bit blustery and cold but of course it is winter in Western Australia and so I must expect some rain I suppose. Lately the weather has been quite cold but still sunny so I have been spoiled. Have been busy in my workshop getting ready for some shows that are coming up a bit to quickly though i’m trying not to panic!!! Lots to do, lots to do….