Monday, May 28, 2012

Canning Bridge Markets on Sunday

Canning bridge markets. I will be a stall holder at this market on Sunday, read the link and find out more about the market.  My sister Phillipa is also having a stall and we are going to dress up our marquee's so should be fun.  We would love to see you, I think this will be a good market as it is more of a art market.  I will try and get around and take some photo's of the other stall holders to share with you.  Hope to see you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Workshop in July

Dark Art Journal Workshop
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July
Finally I have found a venue where I can hold weekend workshops.  The first one for this year is as follows

The 'Dark Art Journal' can be your story using your photo's or you can make up a story using images from a magazine.  The journal will be a hard page children's first book, which will be stripped down to its bones then built back up in your creative story.  You will pull out images that you will decide are important to you and bury others in the shadows.  You will write as much or as little as you would like then bury it as its getting your story out and some of it may be so private that its only for your eyes.  Finally you will tell the story on the top of your many layers of text, images, stamps and paint that you want to share with others.  If you would like to do this creative workshop email me and I will send you the details I am trying to keep this workshop to approx 10 to give all participants plenty of room to move.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coolgardie Meat Safe

Today on a wet and rainy day, yes we finally got one, several in fact, we went into the city to pass some time.  wandering around we came across this great exhibition in the town hall.  Coolgardie meat safe's turned into something very creative.  The scrim on the side of the safe's would have been kept wet and this kept the safe and food in it cool, this was before refrigerators.  John remembers they had one in NZ with wire mesh not the scrim when he was a kid.

This one here was fascinating, the Ugly Mens Association, not sure if still going, but they helped soldiers out when they came back from the war, repairing houses and that sort of thing, not sure why the ugly bit.

and this one man band was playing in Hay Street Mall, can you see that young man just busting his moves, oblivious, just in the zone.  And look at the young girl she just joined in too, smiley faces.  I really admire how the young men are not so inhibited now!

Can you see the string going up to the drums, he shuffled around to beat the drums, strummed the banjo, blew on the mouth organ and sang too, what an act.  I love street acts.
Have a good weekend