Monday, November 28, 2011

Workshop Juliana Cole

I have been busy what with fairs, 6 days in four weeks, I am so tired and glad they are finished for the year.  At the same time I have been doing a really good online workshop with Juliana Cole of Extreme journalism which is very therapeutic.  I would recommend this workshop to anyone, for $95 there is so much in it and you learn really great techniques and the forum is really supportive and sensitive to any issues you are sharing.  Following are the pages I have done to date, I still have more to do.

 This is the old book I chose to use for this workshop, it is an old album with good strong pages but rather large at 10 x 12 inches, which equates to a lot of writing, a lot you cannot see as it is buried under layers of paint, issues that I am working through.
 this is the first two pages of fears I had no idea what I was doing but enjoyed and just followed the process Juliana lead us through.
 Next pages where on your personal geography also called mapping, had to look that one up on the internet had not the foggiest about what was wanted, was fascinated with this subject.
 Another challenge, doing a palm reading, with so many marks on my palms was a difficult to read what was what
 Bride of Frankenstein was fun, could let your imagination run wild, underneath is a letter to someone I admired.
 My haunted house which is scary but also somewhere to feel safe.  As I had so many images I wanted to include I had to make flaps to hold it all.  On the left is the outside plus the spooky grounds with tombstones.  The right is an old window with all the eyes looking out.
 The flap opened shows what I find comfort in, in a home, can you see the ghost screaming, the staircase leading up to nowhere......
                                        and another hidden flap where my fears can feel safe!!!

The last one I did, I took the challenge and did a self portrait.  I have about 5 more pages to do.  I don't know why I signed up for this workshop but I am so enjoying it, dream about what pages I am going to do next, mmmmh bit of a problem there aye!!!! Will share when I finish.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Perth Upmarket

And we will be here Sunday 27th, this is a great market for original handmade items, I am making new products that I will have here for the first time, come and say hi 
Start Date: 27/11/2011
End Date: 27/11/2011
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section.
Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible.   Two ATMs onsite.

Claremont This Week

Come and visit us we will be here Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week.  We will have left over stock from the shop at bargain prices, drop by and say hi ..

Your chance to buy unique Christmas presents, browse amongst amazing Antique and Collectable dealers and visit our Polka Dot Vintage Market.
Date:Friday 18th Nov to Sunday 20th Nov
Time:9.30am - 4.30pm

Lots of your favourite exhibitors plus many new ones
Our market offers quality hand-made crafts including jewellery, adults and children's clothing,bags and accessories, body products, country craft, fabric craft, woodwork, toys, pottery, homewares, patchwork, scrapbooking and many more.

Our foodies bring you sauces, condiments, preserves,
cakes, biscuits, chocolate and confectionary.
We look forward to seeing you there!
p.s. Don’t miss your chance at winning the $2000 door prize. 

Entry Fee: $6
(Children under 12 FREE)
Plenty of free parking.
Trains stop in Showgrounds.
Free Shuttle bus operating.
Free Antique Valuations: Bring along your family heirlooms to see what they are worth!
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