Sunday, June 26, 2011

Workshop Wonders

This weekend I attended a Workshop run by Sophie Munns at the Perculator Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane. Sophie is an amazing, inspirational artist who helped us get our "Klee on" and explore Colours in Nature: the Nature of Colour. We all bought along found objects from nature to include in the various exercises which we pursued in various mediums, pastels, inks, acrylics, pencil, etc.It was so refreshing and a much needed reminder to revisit colour making and just do exercises that explored this rather than working on my current projects.

Sophie reminded me of how wonderful it is to come together with other artists and allow ourselves to just enjoy the spontanious creativity that inevitably happens and interact and converse with like minded people about creative pursuits.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing, Sophie is offering many more workshops so book in now so you don't miss out!

Amongst the creative people I had the pleasure in meeting yesterday, was Joannah Underhill and her work is exceptional, I totally recommend checking out her website by clicking HERE and keeping an eye out for her upcoming exhibition at the Woolloongabba Art Gallery.

Finally just a quick peak of what I've been up to this week.
Still painting and stitching on my corrosion stained pieces of fabric. This one happens to be a some fabric from the wedding dress I wore once upon a time in another life, beautiful silk tafetta. I would appreciate any suggestions you have for a title.........Also progressing the bowl series I've been pursuing over the last couple of years, this one will be in an exhibition at the Albany Creek Library in July with other members of the Dayboro Art Gallery. More on that soon.


  1. Katrina...
    what a treat to visit your blog and see all this posted up already. Great to see your work here from yesterday... and how gorgeous those colours look in that horizontil abstract.
    Thanks for your warm words and for bringing your enthusiasm along yesterday!
    Imagine if we'd gone an hour or two longer what would have been busting forth from the group! Wonderful talent there yesterday and lovely to see the links to Joannah's excellent work here too!
    Be in touch as soon as I can get something downloaded... yeeks... busy week... will get there though!
    ps good working!

  2. Hi Katrina
    Good to reconnect with you at Sophie's wonderful workshop. Sophie, you have so much to offer, imagine a workshop over several days, the place would be positively humming.