Friday, February 18, 2011

Hot week in Perth

No use in complaining this is what you expect when it is February in Perth, pump up the airconditioner and stay inside.  But I cannot procrastinate, classes and workshops to prepare and teach, products to make for markets.  It feels good to be productive, but, I find that when you work from home there is no division from work and home and tend to work all hours. Like today, my plan was to finish these Journals, well its nearly 4 pm and I still haven't finished.  These are to take to the Midland Arts and Crafts Market tomorrow.  As I have to be set up by 8.30 am I also had to load the van, at least that is done.  The time it takes me to make these journals and the price I ask for them makes me realise I am working for a pittance.  Just as well I enjoy making them.  I only make a few at a time, but like to have something new each month for this market.
It is going to be very hot again tomorrow, they keep raising our hopes, rain is coming hah!  Luckily I get provided with a large porta shade which I share with another artist, they consider me an artist?  I won't tell them if you don't.
Stay cool

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Blog

Recently I set up a new blog to record and share my journey with Golden Artist Paints.  I have registered my first Golden Workshop 'Dancing on the surface' commencing on Thursday 17th February 2011, if you have an interest in art go check it out.  I have decided to separate my blogs as I am aware that some of my readers like to read what I am up to and others more interested in the art.  As well as teaching the Golden Workshops I am still teaching more the mixed media classes and in particular Journals.  Since shutting the shop I have had these classes at home but it has limited the numbers available.  From Tuesday 15th February, 10 am to 12 am I will be holding these classes at a community hall in Brown Street, Morley.  This lovely little hall could easily hold up to 20 students, plenty of parking at the rear, which is accessed from Redgum Drive.  Following photo's are of the journal that will begin on that date.  Influenced by Teesha Moore, Roben-Marie, Sally Jean this journal will be using techniques involving painting, collage, writing, colour co-ordination and other mixed media techniques.

If you are interested in joining this class please contact me for any other details.
best wishes