Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Am on the final leg of preparation of my work for the MAANZ Queensland Branch Exhibition. Whew! Am really pleased with how my artwork is developing. Now have company in the studio as I work - found a cockatiel at the dog park so he is living in until I find his family or allow sufficient time to rehome him. Either way it is good - I have a friend who speaks "bird" who will be delighted to have him join her aviary. Smiles.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
While I am still pushing it to get my piece finished for the MAANZ show (the bane of full time work in another field!) I thought I would share other pieces finished in the last few months. Thank goodness we have a good number of public holidays in Australia. It is amazing how much mosaic you can do in a long weekend.
Hope you enjoy these little birds - the Baby Brown Owl is my Lanour Day long weekend effort and the Red Capped Blue Bird came about over Easter this year.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
It amazes me how mosaic still provides a challenge at the most unexpected times. The QLD members of MAANZ got together recently for a mosaic working bee - the challenge being to create a piece 15cm square for contribution to the sign for the forthcoming exhibition at Percolator Gallery. Not only, was the method of working different to my usual style, but I was really out of my comfort zone once I realised that I had prepared my work surface omitting to include a drawing to follow. So, no comfort zone and flying blind....not my usual style....but with the support and shared laughter of friends this is the outcome of my efforts on the day. Brownie points for those of you who can guess what this little dog started out as! Hope you enjoy it!
Don't forget to call in at Percolator on La Trobe Terrace Paddington between 6 and 17 October.