This will be a longer three part post..I promise there are pictures and plenty of goodies to click on!
Thank you so much, to those lovely people who came to the preview of Narrative Playgrounds (pics) last night! It was curated beautifully by Rosalind Clark, director of Pixel Ink Gallery, and there was a great turnout.
Jinx’s paintings feature an incredibly delicious palette of colours, especially seen in the flesh – I am not a pink person but I fell in love with the candy floss clouds in this painting. Check out their amazing work!
Rachel’s watercolour technique is just superb. Her synthesis of textures and colours flowing from one form to another is quite mesmerizing. She has amazing red hair too!
Make sure you check out their work, just click on the links above ^^
The exhibition is on until the 29th May, so you still have plenty of time to go see it for yourself!
I realize I didn’t make an update about Craft 2.0, which was last weekend!
The day was a little overwhelming – so many talented crafters and so many lovely visitors! I was pretty pleased overall with how my stall did…and Nestled was by far the most popular print. It was a busy day, and my only disappointment was the lack of time to fully explore all the awesome things created by fellow Craft2.0 sellers!
I did make an exchange with the lovely Nini from Things Unseen. She took home my little windy wellington bunny brooch, and I am so pleased to have this new piece of beautiful jewelry..
It’s incredibly intricate and makes me feel special to wear it…like right now~~ Thank you Nini!!
I have also got a precious folder titled ‘Inspiration’, which is bursting with artwork images, from Aert de Gelder to Brett Manning; this collection is very in need of further categorisation so I can find things more easily! I love this folder though, it is a great source of revitalization for the mind.
I also have a whole heap of links in my ‘Favourites’ folder, of inspirational, thought-provoking and honest advice I have accumulated from blogs, forums and other wonders of the internet. I revisit these now and then..and they are all superb, but a few really stand out.
Here he presents a list of simple but significant ideas, illustrated with examples that hit the nail on the head [link below]
I also love Kleon’s definition of ‘collector’ –
‘An artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: hoarders collect indiscriminately, the artist collects selectively. They only collect things that they really love.’
Collecting is time consuming work. But every bit of information we digest will change us, even if it’s an infinitesimally tiny change. Over time, like waves patiently carving out jagged cliffs, it makes us evolve in our mindset, character and the understanding we have of our unique world view. So I figure it’s worth the effort, to try and experience as much as possible, while ensuring that all the influences I come into contact with are things I love, and things worth striving for.
Austin Kleon’s How to steal like an artist (and 9 other things nobody told me.
Just as a side note – I love Austin Kleon’s name! The URL (…austinkleon…) always makes me think his name is Austin Tinkle. Heh..
Thank you for reading this far down the page!
I do actually have more to post about, but I will save that for later; now to get all my pictures ready for hanging at Pranah cafe tomorrow! x