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Visiting a Wonderful School in Geelong

Still in Australia, I was delighted and privileged to be invited to speak about Art from Recycled Materials to Year 9 boys at St Joseph’s College, Geelong. The invitation came from the school’s Sustainability Co-ordinator, Kelly Jenkins, as part of … Continue reading

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Van Gogh at The Lume, Melbourne

Also in Melbourne, Van Gogh at The Lume is an interactive exploration of the artist’s work using moving images, lights and classical music. One can sit in Van Gogh’s bedroom for a photo or have a coffee at the famous … Continue reading

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Hello from Australia!

Currently on holiday in Ocean Grove, near Melbourne, staying with my son and his partner, I’ve been fortunate to visit two very inspiring and stimulating exhibitions in the City. Whenever I visit an art exhibition, I’m happy if I find … Continue reading

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FRESH! at Thelma Hulbert Gallery

My son Matthew and his partner Casey are visiting from Australia. Here we all are beside Winter’s Song in the FRESH! exhibition at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon until July 23rd.         I’m wearing “Summertime” (Wearable Art … Continue reading

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“Winter’s Song” – Robin Finally Finished!

After many a false start and detour, I think I’ve finished my Robin. My experiment with vintage fabrics for the background didn’t work out – I was going to post an image here on 22/4/22 but it looked so bad … Continue reading

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Playing with Ideas

Robin: breast now more orange than red and I’m much happier! Previous                                                     Now     … Continue reading

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Robin in Progress

I’m making this Robin for the exhibition to be held at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, May 28 – July 23. It’s from a photo taken by my husband whose hobby is bird photography. John’s photos are very sharp, showing … Continue reading

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Essential Tweaking!

It was no use – I couldn’t leave the Hokusai sky as it was. After a little more paint, I’m much happier!

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Hokusai Finished

Here’s the new Great Wave – I’m not terribly happy with the sky behind Mount Fuji but feel if I fiddle any more, I’ll just make it worse. As usual, I’ve been making lots of tiny changes – I’m terrible … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing

I’m feeling so excited about this latest work – very happy with how it’s going. I needed just a few extra white things for the wave and – hey presto – a bag of toys was put outside my door … Continue reading

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