Sunday, September 30, 2012

My favourite addiction

Our fabulous new venue in Laverton.
For day one on the Blogtober Festival, I am starting with my favourite thing to do in the whole world.

Life Drawing. In recent years, I have met so many wonderful people and spent many a blissful hour at the easel

The old post office scrubbed up a treat.
In October 2007, I started a group at the Newport Community Hall. And we have never stopped. We meet from 2-4pm every Saturday afternoon, rain hail or shine. I feel truly blessed to have made so many fantastic friends, (models and fellow artists). And to have witnessed so much amazing art being made before my eyes.

If I had done nothing else in the last five and a half years, I could still say, I'm pretty proud of Newport Life Drawing.

If you pop over here to my other blog, you will be see some of the amazing work done during the sessions, and meet the crew.

My new baby is at the new Woods Street Art Space in Laverton. A splendid new project by the Hobsons Bay Council. The old post office, derelict for a number of years, has been given a face lift. It is now the local arts centre.

It hosts a range of brilliant activities to suit creative types at all levels. I run life drawing classes on Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Fantastic sessions, and thanks to the centre management, all materials are supplied. If you would like to come along to either of these sessions, please contact me. All are welcome. You can email me or join this group, or call me on 0410 261 403.

My other fantastic life drawing gig is at the amazing SASH art at Rival Revolution Studios in Prahan. This is a lively session, set in a very funky venue, just behind Chapel St. Classes run on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Fun, friendly and productive, a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Run by the amazing artist Steph Hall, and co-facilitated by myself and the fabulous Philippa Crisp. If you would like to come along to any of these sessions, you will need to join this group.

And I highly recommend that you do. It is a great thing to be part of.
Heads down at SASH art life drawing.

SASH is friendly and casual, all materials are supplied.


Come and join us, learn, draw, have fun.

And last but not least, Newport.
A funky old hall, easy to get to and always worth the trip.

My favourite place.

Life is just too short to not grow artichokes.

Spring is the season that I love the most. New life everywhere, blossoms on the trees, baby birds, and Artichokes!

Behold the first of the season. I cooked these babies up into a fabulous soup, with a few home grown potatoes that were still hanging in there from last year. There were also a few chillies left on the last withered stalk.

You will have to take my word for it that it was the most amazing soup ever, Yes of course, I ate it all. Some things are just too good to share.

And they are such handsome fellers to have around the garden.
Oh and I am entering the Blogtoberfest Challenge. That means I will be blogging every day for the merry month of October. Soooooo you'll be hearing from me.

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Stock

Marissa in pink
Sleeping Puppy on Couch

Fire at Rob's.
Well the new prints are coming up a treat on the cushions. Here is Marissa in pink. Isn't she pretty?

Also pictured is one of the sleeping puppy images on a cushion. It was my lovely friend Bruce's birthday last week, so he got the first edition. I'm thinking puppy went to a good home. He looks comfy, and well and truly Bruced in there.

And to chase away the unseasonal chills, here is a warming scene from yesterday. After getting drenched running errands in Footscray, I arrived on the doorstep of my lovely friend Rob's house, looking cold and miserable. What a lovely welcome.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Printing Day

Panels of Puppies
 Printed up a storm today.

I think the girls look nice in red. What do you think?

Quite pleased with my puppies, too.
Marissa in Red

Annie in Red
Sleeping Puppy

Sleeping Puppy again.

Forgot that I was wearing my favourite cardi.