Monday, July 26, 2010

48 Ford

Finally a picture of the painting I did of David's old Ford pickup for his 2009 Christmas present.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Colour My Day

Over the last week, colour has really been making an impact on me. Each day, a specific colour really stands out to me. When I woke up in the morning the other day and slipped on my new blue slippers, I felt wonderful.
Green happens to be one of my favourite colours, as a child it was my most favourite colour. This is our latest crop of limes, don't you just love the colour.
Recent purchases at a trash and treasure, turns out that I was having a very yellow day.Finally, walking around the Botanical Gardens the other day, I was drawn to this beautiful pink hibiscus (however this does not mean I am going back to painting flowers).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Beautiful Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Cootha

On Saturday, I ventured to the Brisbane Botanical Gardens to see my art friend, Sophie Munn's Homage to the Seed exhibition. I dropped in to see Sophie's amazing exhibition of art works and was pleasantly surprised as I could sit down and chat and participate in a bit of drawing while I was there. I had a little wander around the gardens to take in the attractions and came across the lake which was full of wildlife and lillies and surrounded by people picnicking.
I ventured up and down and around and around and kept finding lovely sculptures amongst the gardens everywhere I turned. My favourite was this native australian bee on a log which contained real australian native bees busily going in and out. I have 2 hives of these and am presently babysitting half a dozen hives of these bees for a friend and learnt a lot about their activities while I was there from a lady who can tell you what plants to plant to attract certain types of aussie bees, butterflies and other insects -

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Nicola Moss at Redlands Art Gallery - Plant Life

Nicola's latest exhibition will be at the Redland Art Gallery from 18 July to 15 August. Nicola is also a member of the BAD Co-op (Brisbane Artist Development Co-op) which is free to join and a wonderful place to meet other artists and learn new things about nurturing and maintaining an arts practice. Check out more about Nicola Moss by visiting her website, click HERE.

Sophie Munns, Artist in Residence, Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Open Studio Week, July 12 - 18

For more information, check out Sophie's blog - Homage to the Seed. Love your work Sophie!

Artist of the Month for July at the Dayboro Community Art Gallery - Lorraine Emerson

Come into the Dayboro Community Art Gallery this month and see Lorraine Emerson's beautiful hand felted shawls and scarves. Michael Foreman is also Artist of the Month, click HERE for more information about Michael's exhibit.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dayboro Art Gallery - July Artist of the Month

This month at the Dayboro Art Gallery, Michael Foreman, photographer, is the Artist of the Month. Come out for a drive and check out Michael's display and the other wonderful artist's work. I am working at the Gallery today (Sunday) which is open from 10am to 3pm, another good reason to come and visit today!