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1000 Cups of cranes - Week 51

Week 51

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

1 weeks to go... ONLY 21 cups to go, 42 cranes to fold and an entire exhibition to plan, organise and run!

As I am burning the almost midnight candle writing this I am half wishing I hadn't drank quite so much in week 51 as I have been rationing myself to a strict 3 cups a day for the last week so I can end up having the 1000th cup at 3pm on the Sunday the 11 of january at E for Ethel

You are all more than welcome to come and join me for this momentous occasion.

I am extremely torn about finishing this journey. It is a very strange and interesting thing to have been consciously counting, folding and recording my life via coffee, origami and photos for an entire year. I have been saying to Sean this week "What am I going to do with myself once this is over?" 

At the moment I do have the exhibition to plan, promote, organise, hang OH and a rather large number of cranes to fold, coffee cups to build, fire, decorate and fire again. I will  also be in residence at the exhibition on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights during the exhibition. On Saturday we have the origami mobile crane workshops - the link to the tickets are on the end of this post. So I think I will be ok as to what to do with my time. :)

It is all becoming very exciting that in 7 weeks my first solo exhibition will have been officially opened. I really do hope that a large number of crane get returned to the exhibition. The invitations will be arriving very soon to your inboxes, with instructions of what you need to do with your little crane (and what to do if you can not attend) I will also be very active on Social Media and in person at the Fringe Funhouse in Rundle Mall. 

And for the last time...

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

953. Planning 2015 with Leonie and the Angels
953. Planning 2015 with Leonie and the Angels
Monday 29.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Arki Hilder. Background: My new angel feather cards and 2015 Leonie Dawson workbook
954. Stepping Stones
954. Stepping Stones
Monday 29.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Imogen. Background: Colouring book
955. Pink, purple and emerald
955. Pink, purple and emerald
Monday 29.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Young. Background: Origami paper
956. Frangipani and bamboo
956. Frangipani and bamboo
Monday 29.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Abby. Background: my purse
957. Fallen
957. Fallen
Tuesday 30.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Felix. Background: fallen sundial
958. Forest dwellers
958. Forest dwellers
Tuesday 30.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Matilda. Background: tree
959. Golden Christmas
959. Golden Christmas
Tuesday 30.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlotte. Background: Christmas card
960. Golden Giraffe
960. Golden Giraffe
Tuesday 30.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jess Young. Background: giraffe pencil case
961. Terracotta
961. Terracotta
Wednesday 31.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Justin. Background: watering can
962. Upside Down Miss Jane
962. Upside Down Miss Jane
Wednesday 31.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Justin. Background: wall feature
963. Staff Only
963. Staff Only
Wednesday 31.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Naomi. Background: chain, sign and stairs
964. The ripple effect
964. The ripple effect
Wednesday 31.December.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at Charlie's diner. Background: carpet
965. Penguins
965. Penguins
Thursday 1.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Tess. Background: toilet roll penguins made by Emma
966. Happiness in Suffering
966. Happiness in Suffering
Thursday 1.January.2015- Cranes decorated by Helen R. Background: painting and blanket
967. Velvet Panther
967. Velvet Panther
Thursday 1.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Polly. Background: Panther's fur
968. Barking Mad
968. Barking Mad
Friday 2.January.2015- Cranes decorated by Ellie. Background: Bark and grass
969. Spikey
969. Spikey
Friday 2.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Neeve. Background: Origami paper
970. Scales
970. Scales
Friday 2.January.20154 - Cranes decorated by Cleo. Background: Origami paper
971. Gem storm
971. Gem storm
Saturday 3.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Cate. Background: Gems on a box
972. Shower of strips
972. Shower of strips
Saturday 3.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Alix. Background: Shower curtain
973. Purple Flower
973. Purple Flower
Saturday 3.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Finn Doughty-Garside. Background: Origami paper
974. Green Leaf
974. Green Leaf
Saturday 3.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Finn Doughty-Garside. Background: Origami paper
975. Pink Leopard
975. Pink Leopard
Saturday 3.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Scott. Background: Origami paper
976. Artist Concert Ukulele
976. Artist Concert Ukulele
Sunday 4.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Asha Doughty-Garside. Background: Ukulele
977. Makala Soprano Dolphin Uke
977. Makala Soprano Dolphin Uke
Sunday 4.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Cathy. Background: Ukulele
978. Henry
978. Henry
Sunday 4.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: Dad's cat, Henry
979. Heartivity
979. Heartivity
Sunday 4.January.2015 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Young. Background: Crocheted bicycle seats made by Sue from Uanfink


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

Cheers Naomi - The Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes -Week 50

Week 50

2 weeks to go... it is a very bizarre feeling knowing I am so close to the end. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

927. Sand Dunes of Blue
927. Sand Dunes of Blue
Monday 22.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Scott. Background: sarong
928. Knitted dunes
928. Knitted dunes
Monday 22.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lauren C. Background: Knitted Jumper
929. Dusty dunes
929. Dusty dunes
Monday 22.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Noah Mills. Background: sheets
930. Aerial dunes
930. Aerial dunes
Monday 22.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Callum. Background: sheets
931. Tasselled
931. Tasselled
Tuesday 23.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Zoe. Background: sarong and my leg
932. Ocean waves
932. Ocean waves
Tuesday 23.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sabrina. Background: quilt cover
933. One love
933. One love
Tuesday 23.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marissa. Background: Alex band tank top with song lyrics on it
934. Hibernating
934. Hibernating
Wednesday 24.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mia. Background: sheets
935. I love you (Wonkie Knee)
935. I love you (Wonkie Knee)
Wednesday 24.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Heidi . Background: placemat I made
936. Funny Face
936. Funny Face
Wednesday 24.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Shaya. Background: Cat carry box
937. Christmas morning
937. Christmas morning
Thursday 25.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ruby Ivory. Background: special occasion coffee cup
938. 'haigui' 海龟
938. 'haigui' 海龟
Thursday 25.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charles k. Background: turtle placemat I made
939. Christmas Lunch
939. Christmas Lunch
Thursday 25.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lucy K. Background: Christmas place setting
940. Snowman
940. Snowman
Thursday 25.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sarah W. Background: Vegetarian pastry that I made
941. Santa strawberries
941. Santa strawberries
Friday 26.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Polly. Background: mini Santa Strawberries
942. Tinsel
942. Tinsel
Friday 26.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ayla. Background: tinsel
943. Copper crane
943. Copper crane
Friday 26.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Isabelle. Background: bes side lamp
944. Jellyfish
944. Jellyfish
Friday 26.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Phillip Evans. Background: bed side lamp
945. Christmas tree Skiing
945. Christmas tree Skiing
Friday 26.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlotte. Background: Christmas tree decorations
946. Aussie jewels
946. Aussie jewels
Saturday 27.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: Recycle glass drops Julie from AussieJules made for me to use in the origami crane mobiles
947. Crossed
947. Crossed
Saturday 27.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by L'incontro. Background: a cafe stool
948. Speckled
948. Speckled
Saturday 27.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by L'incontro. Background: the floor of the arcade
949. Pumpkin pie
949. Pumpkin pie
Sunday 28.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jack. Background: Pumpkin pie
950. Optical Illusion
950. Optical Illusion
Sunday 28.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Eddie Milner. Background: Eddie's pants
951. Rainbow Leaves
951. Rainbow Leaves
Sunday 28.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sarah Rooney. Background: grass in backyard
952. Blue grey tracks
952. Blue grey tracks
Sunday 28.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jackson. Background: Harry the cat's toy

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

Cheers Naomi - The Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 49

Week 49 

3 weeks to go... it is a very bizarre feeling knowing I am so close to the end. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
912. Watering can of peacefulness
912. Watering can of peacefulness
Monday 15.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Oden Kruszynski. Background: a watering can
913. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance
913. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance
Monday 15.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ange Hoh. Background: my 2015 shining yearly planner from Leonie Dawson
914. Rainbow bridge
914. Rainbow bridge
Tuesday 16.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Deity. Background: trellis
915. Two cranes in a pod
915. Two cranes in a pod
Tuesday 16.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Finn. Background: fire tree pods and tree
916. Red red coffee
916. Red red coffee
Tuesday 15.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Max. Background: coffee cup
917. A little ray of cranes
917. A little ray of cranes
Wednesday 17.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mia. Background: pottery in the backyard
918. Aged to perfection
918. Aged to perfection
Wednesday 17.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Toby. Background: wood in the yard
919. Green Moonlight
919. Green Moonlight
Thursday 18.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Luca. Background: folding chair
920. Piece of pie
920. Piece of pie
Thursday 18.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Josh. Background: tree in the backyard
921. Grapes
921. Grapes
Friday 19.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Young. Background: grapes hanging over the fence
922. Bright green grass
922. Bright green grass
Saturday 20.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Valeria. Background: my new fake grass for my stall
923. Purple Sloth, Tiger
923. Purple Sloth, Tiger
Saturday 20.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alix. Background: Sloth made by 'little green cat'
924. Santa Giraffe, Beer
924. Santa Giraffe, Beer
Saturday 20.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Derek. Background: mascot giraffe with santa hat
925. Living in the 70's
925. Living in the 70's
Saturday 20.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Aaliyah. Background: Dress at the market
926. Splashes of cobalt
926. Splashes of cobalt
Sunday 21.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nicholas. Background: the road


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

Cheers Naomi - The Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 48

Week 48 

900! only 100 to go! WOW the end seems so close now.

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

896. Chilling under the trees
896. Chilling under the trees
Monday 8.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Young. Background: Dappled light on my makeshift outdoor table
897. Resting
897. Resting
Monday 8.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Asha Doughty-Garside. Background: leaves of my bonsai tree
898. Exploring the marshes
898. Exploring the marshes
Tuesday 9.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Finn Doughty-Garside. Background: the moss under the bonsai tree
899. Purple Penguin
899. Purple Penguin
Tuesday 9.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tara Kruszynski. Background: the Wonkie Pet Pot I made for my niece
900. a little ray of sunshine
900. a little ray of sunshine
Wednesday 10.December.2014 - Cranes folded from Sugar packets at Eire Cafe. Background: the table, business card and the floral table decorations
901. Cave of denim
901. Cave of denim
Wednesday 10.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jack Donaldson. Background: My jeans
902. Rock n Roll
902. Rock n Roll
Wednesday 10.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lily. Background: one of the rocks in the garden steps
903. The edge of possibility
903. The edge of possibility
Thursday 11.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chanel. Background: Brick bench seat
904. Morning coffee
904. Morning coffee
Friday 12.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tess. Background: the trestle leg
905. Stitcharooney
905. Stitcharooney
Friday 12.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Helen R. Background: hand made Christmas trees by Stitcharooney
906. Kaleidoscope
906. Kaleidoscope
Saturday 13.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Asha Doughty-G. Background: My shorts
907. Rustic Rainbow
907. Rustic Rainbow
Saturday 13.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jess Young. Background: part of my make shift table
908. Double texture
908. Double texture
Saturday 13.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Vicki Waldren. Background: a tree in the backyard
909. Lizard friends
909. Lizard friends
Sunday 14.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kathy Hilder. Background: a lovely young lad's pair of lizards
910. Summer blossoms
910. Summer blossoms
Sunday 14.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sweet Pea. Background: Jason's beautiful flowers
911. Old friends become new, thank you universe.
911. Old friends become new, thank you universe.
Sunday 14.December.2014 - Cranes made from sugar packets at Mamma Carmela Cafe Pizzeria in Glenelg. Background: One of my high school friend's dress


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

Cheers Naomi - The Wonkie One




1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 47

Week 47

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

876. Twigs
876. Twigs
Monday 1.December.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at the Kensington hotel. Background: Tree branch decoration
877. Red Tree
877. Red Tree
Monday 1.December.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at the Kensington hotel. Background: Red painted tree decoration
878. Pink leaf cranes
878. Pink leaf cranes
Tuesday 2.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Caleb. Background: Origami paper
879. Pink fans
879. Pink fans
Tuesday 2.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Liberty Booth. Background: Origami paper
880. Spoonful of cranes
880. Spoonful of cranes
Tuesday 2.December.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from Indochina Unley. Background: The remnants of my deep fried icecream
881. Yellow waves
881. Yellow waves
Wednesday 3.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Vanessa M. Background: Origami paper
882. Green Dragon
882. Green Dragon
Wednesday 3.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Noah Scroop. Background: Origami paper
883. Climbing pink cranes
883. Climbing pink cranes
Wednesday 3.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chaya B. Background: my Origami paper
884. Nativity
884. Nativity
Wednesday 3.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Isla Mathews. Background: Nativity scene made by my niece and her Granny
885. Cheetah Cranes
885. Cheetah Cranes
Thursday 4.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Zac. Background: my Origami paper
886. Pretty peacock cranes
886. Pretty peacock cranes
Thursday 4.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Bea Moody. Background: Origami paper
887. Tiger cranes
887. Tiger cranes
Friday 5.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Henry. Background: Origami paper
888. Zebra Cranes
888. Zebra Cranes
Friday 5.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chris Radborne. Background: Origami paper
889. Purple roses
889. Purple roses
Saturday 6.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jo. Background: Origami paper
890. two cranes in your hand are better than in the wind
890. two cranes in your hand are better than in the wind
Saturday 6.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Angela. Background: Angela's hands
891. Reusable bonbons
891. Reusable bonbons
Saturday 6.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Macenzie. Background: Reusable bonbons from Wonder what you were
892. Pineapple candles
892. Pineapple candles
Saturday 6.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ellie. Background: Pineapple candles Chloe Jane Candle Co.
893. Honey lady
893. Honey lady
Sunday 7.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jasper. Background: Honey products from the Honey Lady
894. Bee the cranes
894. Bee the cranes
Sunday 7.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jess. Background: Bee garden ornament from A Small Art Factory
895. Etsy Adelaide hoot hoot
895. Etsy Adelaide hoot hoot
Sunday 7.December.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sarah. Background: Etsy banner by Col's Custom Stickers

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

Cheers Naomi - The Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 46

Week 46

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

858. Emma's dinosaurs
858. Emma's dinosaurs
Monday 24.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Moritz. Background: my Niece's colouring
859. Swimming with the fishes
859. Swimming with the fishes
Monday 24.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Karl. Background: a piece of material my Mum bought me because of the meaning of the Koi fish
860. Polly put the kettle on
860. Polly put the kettle on
Tuesday 25.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charli. Background: a commissioned drawing of Polly a ragdoll cat.
861. Aqua threads
861. Aqua threads
Tuesday 25.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ben W. Background: cotton hand dyed and handspun by my late grandmother.
862. Make like a tree and leave
862. Make like a tree and leave
Wednesday 26.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Hope. Background: leaves at Really useful pots studio
863. Grass and Matte
863. Grass and Matte
Wednesday 26.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Archer Scroop. Background: a matte outside of Really useful pots studio
864. How much is that crane in the window
864. How much is that crane in the window
Wednesday 26.November.2014 -Cranes decorated by Karen Beinke. Background: the window of Really useful pots studio
865. Pretty peacock dress
865. Pretty peacock dress
Thursday 27.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: Part of a dress created by a year eleven student @ unley high.
866. Contrasts
866. Contrasts
Thursday 27.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Connor Scroop. Background: Origami paper
867. Water cranes
867. Water cranes
Friday 28.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Beverly. Background: Origami paper
868. Fire cranes
868. Fire cranes
Friday 28.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: Origami paper
869. Leafy cranes
869. Leafy cranes
Friday 28.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Cassandra. Background: Origami paper
870. Stripy cranes
870. Stripy cranes
Saturday 29.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alyssa Booth. Background: Origami paper
871. Aquarium cranes
871. Aquarium cranes
Saturday 29.November.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at cafe primos unley. Background: water bottle and table
872. Spotted cranes
872. Spotted cranes
Saturday 29.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lola. Background: Origami paper
873. Drumming rainbow cranes
873. Drumming rainbow cranes
Sunday 30.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Georgia Budarick. Background: A Drum from Dreadlock Drumming/Red Mandala
874. Tulips
874. Tulips
Sunday 30.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: an new origami piece I created
875. i see you
875. i see you
Sunday 30.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Max Bradford. Background: Carpet





















































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

1000 Cups of Cranes -Week 45

Week 45

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
842. I'm tanked
842. I'm tanked
Monday 17.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kaelan. Background: tank with paint on it
843. Fenced in
843. Fenced in
Monday 17.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lucy. Background: fence
844. Rusted roads
844. Rusted roads
Monday 17.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Finn. Background: fence post
845. What is this, a picnic?
845. What is this, a picnic?
Tuesday 18.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: picnic chocolate bar
846. Alligator
846. Alligator
Tuesday 18.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Oscar. Background: cutllery box
847. Stripy
847. Stripy
Wednesday 19.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jen. Background: box
848. monochrome with a slash of purple
848. monochrome with a slash of purple
Wednesday 19.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Brenda Mikolic. Background: mum's shirt
849. WFO (wonkie flying objects)
849. WFO (wonkie flying objects)
Wednesday 19.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lillianna. Background: mum's tail light
850. Purple wood
850. Purple wood
Thursday 20.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lara. Background: computer desk
851. Ripped
851. Ripped
Friday 21.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sufjan. Background: ripped paper
852. Scribbles
852. Scribbles
Friday 21.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Keaghlan Ling. Background: coloured paper pattern for origami flyers
853. Row Row Row your boat
853. Row Row Row your boat
Saturday 22.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Shannon O'Neill. Background: coffee cup lid floating in the flood in my stall @ Fullarton market
854. Singing in the rain
854. Singing in the rain
Saturday 22.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tess. Background: Terranium @ Fullarton market
855. Juanita Tortilla Bags
855. Juanita Tortilla Bags
Sunday 23.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Phoebe. Background: Juanita Tortilla bags signage @ Stirling markets and Stirling laneways
856. Really useful pots eggs
856. Really useful pots eggs
Sunday 23.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alexa. Background: New eggs from Really useful pots @ Stirling markets and Stirling laneways
857. Aqua
857. Aqua
Sunday 23.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ursa. Background: clay pot @ Stirling markets and Stirling laneways




















































































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

1000 Cups of Crane - Week 44

Week 44

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
825. Read all about it
825. Read all about it
Monday 10.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by James Perryman. Background: Chinese newspaper
826. Sunny Green
826. Sunny Green
Monday 10.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Arie. Background: Magazine
827. Snowy mountain
827. Snowy mountain
Tuesday 11.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jackie. Background: sheets
828. Grove
828. Grove
Tuesday 11.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Carli . Background: box
829. Woven Cranes
829. Woven Cranes
Wednesday 12.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Amie Hobbs. Background: basket
830. Snowflakes
830. Snowflakes
Wednesday 12.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jalal Hobbs. Background: ribbon and origami paper
831. Cruising the waves
831. Cruising the waves
Thursday 13.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chris Pollard . Background: chux cloth
832. Grey skies
832. Grey skies
Friday 14.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nejla. Background: printer
833. Spacestation
833. Spacestation
Friday 14.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Annie Mac. Background: car front grill
834. Scorpion
834. Scorpion
Friday 14.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Taniie. Background: cardboard box
835. Out of this world
835. Out of this world
Friday 14.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Di Willsmore. Background: paper weight and paper
836. Santa is coming to town
836. Santa is coming to town
Saturday 15.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Poppy R. Background: origami workshop @ Flinders st Market with Julia's Jars
837. Red flowers
837. Red flowers
Saturday 15.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: origami paper
838. colourful giraffe
838. colourful giraffe
Saturday 15.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: cushion from April 12 @ flinders st market
839. Tame the Dragon
839. Tame the Dragon
Sunday 16.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: tablecloth at mum's
840. Cotton Blue mountain
840. Cotton Blue mountain
Sunday 16.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: serviette at mum's
841. Fruity
841. Fruity
Sunday 16.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by magazine. Background: fruit platter





















































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.


1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 43

Week 43

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

809. The wall that Mary Built
809. The wall that Mary Built
Monday 3.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lynn. Background: The wall my Grandma built
810. Stripes of shirt
810. Stripes of shirt
Monday 3.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Andrea Paleologos. Background: Kimmie's Shirt
811. Sandy
811. Sandy
Tuesday 4.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Maya. Background: sand on the footpath
812. Foam Mountain
812. Foam Mountain
Tuesday 4.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Maya. Background: old hydroponics bin of my grandfather's
813. Australiana
813. Australiana
Wednesday 5.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Renee Dean. Background: Gum leaves on the ground
814. Plains of concrete
814. Plains of concrete
Thursday 6.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lily Martin. Background: concrete
815. I'm free falling
815. I'm free falling
Thursday 6.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tyler Hicks. Background: tree in my backyard
816. Rusty path
816. Rusty path
Friday 7.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Issac. Background: Part of a wheelbarrow
817. Pipe Dream
817. Pipe Dream
Friday 7.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marcia Dean. Background: an over turned pot with a pipe in it
818. Blueheads
818. Blueheads
Friday 7.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Maya. Background: Wooden card table
819. I've got you where I want you
819. I've got you where I want you
Saturday 8.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Arie. Background: pair of shorts
820. Cranes on tap
820. Cranes on tap
Saturday 8.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Catlin. Background: small plastic water tank
821. It's beginning to look lot like Christmas.
821. It's beginning to look lot like Christmas.
Saturday 8.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Brianna. Background: origami christmas presents
822. Flight School
822. Flight School
Sunday 9.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Catlin . Background: chair @ Meadows market
823. Parked
823. Parked
Sunday 9.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Brianna . Background: bench @ Meadows market
824. Ride the reindeer
824. Ride the reindeer
Sunday 9.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Allan . Background: origami reighdeer @ Meadows market





















































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

1000 Cups of Crane - Week 42

Week 42

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
 
790. Giraffe Cranes
790. Giraffe Cranes
Monday 27.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alice. Background: Origami paper
791. Green dragon
791. Green dragon
Tuesday 28.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by David. Background: white paper
792. Basket weave
792. Basket weave
Tuesday 28.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emma. Background: waste basket
793. Plaited cranes
793. Plaited cranes
Tuesday 28.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marie-Ann. Background: my hair in a plait
794. Nest of Metal
794. Nest of Metal
Wednesday 29.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Natalie Mudge. Background: pile of paper clips
795. Golden ribbons of wood
795. Golden ribbons of wood
Wednesday 29.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Michael Bollen. Background: Tree stump and dried grasses
796. White ribbons
796. White ribbons
Wednesday 29.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Madeline. Background: White strips from the double sided tape
797. Arise from the coffee beans
797. Arise from the coffee beans
Wednesday 29.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kayla. Background: Bag of coffee beans
798. Flying the yellow skies
798. Flying the yellow skies
Thursday 30.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlize . Background: Bag of coffee beans - Last decorated square from the Gawler show
799. Cranes amongst the reeds
799. Cranes amongst the reeds
Thursday 30.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Amanda. Background: shopping bag- first decorated square from Flinders st Markets
800. No. 2 Cafe
800. No. 2 Cafe
Thursday 30.October.2014 - Cranes folder from sugar packets @ No.2 Cafe. Background: Window @ No.2 Cafe
801. Alien Cranes
801. Alien Cranes
Friday 31.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lola. Background: pot plant
802. Spiky Cranes
802. Spiky Cranes
Friday 31.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sharna Aspinall. Background: pot plant
803. Cranes Rock
803. Cranes Rock
Friday 31.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Toni Baten. Background: decorative rocks
804. Circles of blue and texture
804. Circles of blue and texture
Saturday 1.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlie. Background: storage container @ one tree hill market
805. Fenced in
805. Fenced in
Saturday 1.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nathaniel and Denzel. Playground fence @ one tree hill market
806. Learning to fly
806. Learning to fly
Saturday 1.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Drawing by David Williams
807. Sunrise
807. Sunrise
Saturday 1.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Drawing floorboards
808. Lazy Sunday Afternoon
808. Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Saturday 2.November.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kirra Ellen Rose Aspirnall. Pillow case
































































































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.

1000 Cups of Cranes- Week 41

Week 41

I have become very busy due to christmas. So here are the photos for this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
773. Circles
773. Circles
Monday 20.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Bev Rudnick. Background: a postage envelope
774. Alien Landscape
774. Alien Landscape
Tuesday 21.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Conner. Background: bottom of my shoe
775. In the nest
775. In the nest
Tuesday 21.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Gabbi. Background: shower brush
776. Bale of String
776. Bale of String
Wednesday 22.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlotte. Background: twine
777. Locked
777. Locked
Thursday 23.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Charlie Dp. Background: part of the jag
778. Purple peacock
778. Purple peacock
Thursday 23.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mya. Background: new dress
779. Ride the seahorse
779. Ride the seahorse
Thursday 23.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by olivia. Background: shower curtain
780. Forget me not
780. Forget me not
Friday 24.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emily. Background: t-shirt
781. Fly the friendly skies
781. Fly the friendly skies
Friday 24.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Indiana. Background: painting in progress
782. Mangroves
782. Mangroves
Friday 25.October.2014 - Cranes folded from origami paper. Background: artwork black trees
783. Friday night
783. Friday night
Friday 24.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Camryn. Background: a notebook
784. Moonwalk
784. Moonwalk
Saturday 25.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kaine. Background: carpark
785. yum yum.
785. yum yum.
Saturday 25.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by S. Michelle. Background: dried fruit
786. Raindrops falling on my head -
786. Raindrops falling on my head -
Sunday 26.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: the road at stirling market
787. Family
787. Family
Sunday 26.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by (Grug)Brayden. Background: Takumi Ikoma's origami cranes visit him on FB @ Japanese Calligraphy Art
788. I Felt that
788. I Felt that
Sunday 26.October.2014- Cranes decorated by Destiny. Background: Felt hat, visit Samantha on FB @ Adorn Felt Finery by Samantha Goodburn
789. Hippy 30th Anniversary GKR
789. Hippy 30th Anniversary GKR
Sunday 26.October.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets @ Hotel Grand Chancelor - Hindley street. Background: table centre pieces




















































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets are now available to purchase through the fringe website.


1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 40

Week 40 

This week we attended the Crazy Cat Capers show on the Sunday. It was a nice relaxing afternoon. Mum's friend Jackie came by to say hello. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

752. Red rubber bands
752. Red rubber bands
Monday 13.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Summer Tylor. Background: a red box with rubber bands
753. Purple Iris
753. Purple Iris
Monday 13.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Madison King. Background: Iris and grass
754. Follow the yellow brick road
754. Follow the yellow brick road
Monday 13.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: the tent
755. Crumbs
755. Crumbs
Monday 13.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alana. Background: crumbs on white paper
756. Purple crane flower
756. Purple crane flower
Tuesday 14.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Shani Rae. Background: bench and the other half of the decorated square
757. Tree city
757. Tree city
Tuesday 14.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Christine Merritt. Background: a tree in my front yard
758. Angel Trumpet
758. Angel Trumpet
Tuesday 14.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Shannon Cornish. an angel trumpet
759. Sweet nothings
759. Sweet nothings
Wednesday 15.October.2014 - Cranes from sugar packets at Michel's Kurralta park. Background: cup and sugar packets with sweet nothings written on them
760. Ivy
760. Ivy
Wednesday 15.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mary. Background: Ivy and white brick wall
761. Topsy Turvy Sunset
761. Topsy Turvy Sunset
Thursday 16.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Georgina. Background: the tail light of my car
762. Tail light
762. Tail light
Thursday 16.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Skye. Background: the tail light of the jag
763. Envelope
763. Envelope
Thursday 16.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: two pieces of paper with staples
764. Pink and Blue lines -
764. Pink and Blue lines -
Friday 17.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Merrett. Background: bathers
765. Under lights -
765. Under lights -
Saturday 18.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Wynona. Background:class on paper
766. Reel them in
766. Reel them in
Saturday 18.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ellie. Background: telephone extention
767. Aerial view
767. Aerial view
Saturday 18.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tomeka. Background: the floor of the gym
768. Looks like snow
768. Looks like snow
Saturday 18.October.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at Eire Cafe. Background: scone crumbs
769. First flight of the day -  - Crazy Cat Capers
769. First flight of the day - - Crazy Cat Capers
Sunday 19.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Caitlin. S. Background: The vent in the gym
770. Crane of the castle
770. Crane of the castle
Sunday 19.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: toys and blankets
771. Bonsai, Danielson, Bonsai!
771. Bonsai, Danielson, Bonsai!
Sunday 19.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emily . Background: a hibiscus bonsai created by John Ferme
772. Ring around the crane
772. Ring around the crane
Sunday 19.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Georgia. Background: chopping boards

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets will be available to purchase through the fringe website in the near future stay tuned for more details.

Thank you to the three lovely people who stopped at the crazy cat capers and coloured a square.

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 39

Week 39

These next few blogs will be brief so I can catch up. SOOOO busy getting ready for christmas with exciting new collaborations, decorations, christmas products and and influx of orders for christmas.

This week Susanna and I had 2 more days of Clay making students at Really Useful Pots. So amazing. Can not wait to do more classes.

I met with Joanna from the Woman's Community Centre in Stepney. To book in 2 classes on
Mondays:

Clay Basics  - 10:30-12pm
and 
Beginners landscape painting - 1-3pm

   Starts 13th Oct-15th Dec, 64 Nelson St, Stepney
$15pp $12conc per session, term packages available
Bookings required: enquires@wccsa.asn.au or 8362 6571

Finally we finished out the week with the BIG 19 hour walk at the relay for life. out Team - Team GKR v's Cancer Round 1 raised a whopping 11K + and took out the most raised at the Mclaren Vale Relay. It was an awesome couple of days. It looks like we will be back for Round 2 next year. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

736. Black Tartan
736. Black Tartan
Monday 6.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kayla. Background: a black box
737. Blue Mountains
737. Blue Mountains
Monday 6.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jade. Background: paper that is a little wet
738. Red hills
738. Red hills
Tuesday 7.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: jacket and a sheet
739. Green leaves
739. Green leaves
Tuesday 7.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: embroidered material
740. Bus
740. Bus
Wednesday 8.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Grace Mcphee. Background: the floor of the bus
741. Blue splash tails
741. Blue splash tails
Wednesday 8.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Daisy. Background: a bucket with clay @ really useful pots
742. Pair of purple headed orange stripes
742. Pair of purple headed orange stripes
Wednesday 8.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Daniella. Background: white paper
743. Asparagus
743. Asparagus
Wednesday 8.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Angel. Background: asparagus
744. Marmalade
744. Marmalade
Thursday 9.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Akari. Background: toast with marmarlade on it
745. Textures
745. Textures
Thursday 9.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Claudia. Background: Couch
746. Zippered
746. Zippered
Friday 10.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Holly. Background: my jacket and pants
747. BUTTONS! -
747. BUTTONS! -
Friday 10.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Dayle Zban. Background: box of buttons
748. Flying @ the relay for life
748. Flying @ the relay for life
Saturday 11.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Indy. Background: vintage car
749. GKR @ the relay for life
749. GKR @ the relay for life
Saturday 11.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Indigo. Background: pink paper and GKR headband
750. Zig and Zag @ the relay for life
750. Zig and Zag @ the relay for life
Saturday 11.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: display box
751. The end of a long walk @ the relay for life
751. The end of a long walk @ the relay for life
Sunday 12.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: grass at the relay
Squares coloured at the Relay
Squares coloured at the Relay
Thank you to the six people who were able to stop and colour in a square.

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. Also at the exhibition I will be running mobile crane making workshops. The tickets will be available to purchase through the fringe website in the near future stay tuned for more details. 

Cheers from the Wonkie One - Naomi Campbell

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 38

Week 38

This week Susanna and I ran some Clay making classes for school holidays on wednesday and thursday. The classes are so much fun and the children and adults make some really awesome creations. 

We  had the Relay for life Quiz night on the Saturday night at West Adelaide Football Club. It was a fantastic night and we raised a LOT of money for the Cancer Council. 

I also had a clay making class on the sunday, and we launched the idea of making Wonkie Pet Pots. The idea is that people make their creatures with their mouths open and once they are fired a succulent can be placed inside. So some of my creations will be available with succulents inside very soon.

Please check out Alyssium Delights, some fantastic goodies and a supporter of our fundraising efforts for the Relay.

Also I have been a little crazy busy so I have included the squares decorated at the Dog Day Out and Flinders St Market below the images from this week.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.
717. Mottled Green
717. Mottled Green
Monday 29.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: the big green tent
718. Barking up the wright tree
718. Barking up the wright tree
Monday 29.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: a tree
719. Harvest time
719. Harvest time
Tuesday 30.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Angelica. Background: the carpet at the dojo
720. Climbing the insurmountable wall
720. Climbing the insurmountable wall
Tuesday 30.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Brianna. Background: the wall at the dojo
721. Love who you are -
721. Love who you are -
Tuesday 30.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Delyth. Background: the tiles in my kitchen
722. Riding the Train
722. Riding the Train
Wednesday 1.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Will King. Background: the chair on the train
723. Dusty Pink pattern
723. Dusty Pink pattern
Wednesday 1.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Angel. Background: Susanna's bag
724. Hmm Minty
724. Hmm Minty
Wednesday 1.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Daisy. Background: blackboard pot plants made by Really Useful Pots
725. The rose between two cranes - Dave Merrett
725. The rose between two cranes - Dave Merrett
Wednesday 1.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Daisy. Background: blackboard pot plants made by Really Useful Pots
726. Wood Turning
726. Wood Turning
Thursday 2.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Daniella. Background: Lazy Susan at Susanna's
727. Alpha drill
727. Alpha drill
Thursday 2.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lyam. Background: Tools of the trade at Susanna's
728. A bright new day
728. A bright new day
Friday 3.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Joel Pope. Background: Air vent in the side of the house
729. Alien perspective
729. Alien perspective
Friday 3.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tara Lord. Background: driveway and a plant
730. Number 6
730. Number 6
Friday 3.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alanah. Background: letterbox
731. Shadows
731. Shadows
Saturday 4.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Eleanor. Background: shadow of leaves on the footpath
732. Lovebirds -
732. Lovebirds -
Saturday 4.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Joel. Background: Stems of the long thick stalks of grass
733. Relay for life
733. Relay for life
Saturday 4.October.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets and West Adelaide Football Club. Background: Relay for life donation box and the table
734. Tasty Treats
734. Tasty Treats
Sunday 5.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Akari . Background: Goodies at Alyssium Delights market stall
735. Beautiful Bird
735. Beautiful Bird
Sunday 5.October.2014 - Cranes decorated by Claudia. Background: Marica's Tattoo.
Dog Day Out on the 21st of Sept
Dog Day Out on the 21st of Sept
Thank you to the 12 people who decorated squares. Stay tuned for your cranes they will appear soon.
Flinders St Market on the 5th of Oct
Flinders St Market on the 5th of Oct
Thank you to the 8 people who decorated squares. Stay tuned for your cranes they will appear soon.
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Cheers from the Wonkie One - Naomi Campbell


1000 Cups of cranes - Week 37

Week 37 

700! WOW!

I have started getting very busy and the blog gets bumped for preparing for markets, writing grant applications, writing reports. I wish I could just write my blog and create art. But unfortunately when you are a one woman show, you have to do it all. Mum has started assisting me with some of the administrative stuff that I can ask her to do. THANK GOD FOR MUMS!!!

It has been a while since my last entry so I am going to attempt to be short so I can catch up. 

This week I had a week off from the markets and did some running around to prepare for the busy Spring and Summer market season. I did however drop into Flinders St Market for a coffee from The Macaroon Man, it is very nice coffee. 

The exhibition dates have been moved a week earlier and will open on the 27th of February and will run for 3 weeks until  the 20th of March. I will also be holding Origami mobile workshops on the Saturday 28th feb, 7th and 14th of March. Tickets will be available through the Adelaide fringe website. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 27th of February and running until the 20th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

699. Just do it!
699. Just do it!
Monday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Stephanie the last square from SALA on Show. Background: a shoebox with a filter.
700. Crashing Cranes
700. Crashing Cranes
Monday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sean Watts. Background: Sunset at Hallet Cove
701. Nesting
701. Nesting
Monday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alice Lilly the first square from The Gawler Show. Background: Pot plant in the shopping centre in Hallet Cove.
702. Cracker cranes
702. Cracker cranes
Tuesday 23.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Heidi. Background: Crackers
703. Lily
703. Lily
Tuesday 23.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nathan Islip. Background: a Lily
704. Rain Sprinkled Leaf
704. Rain Sprinkled Leaf
Tuesday 23.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Hayley Jenner. Background: a Lily leaf
705. Rainbow crayon cranes
705. Rainbow crayon cranes
Wednesday 24.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sarah Bauman. Background: Crayon Box
706. Tribal Cranes
706. Tribal Cranes
Wednesday 24.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emma Roth. Background: Sean's T-shirt
707. Striped Yellowhead cranes
707. Striped Yellowhead cranes
Thursday 25.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chantel. Background: Stacks of white squares
708. Sole cranes
708. Sole cranes
Thursday 25.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jenny Dayman. Background: Sole of my sandles
709. I've been framed
709. I've been framed
Friday 26.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kiesha Johnson. Background: Matt border and the table
710. Rip it
710. Rip it
Friday 26.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Darren aka Lurch Background: the cover of the Shimbun
711. Burn it up
711. Burn it up
Saturday 27.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ella. Background: the top of the incinerator
712. Coffee on the balcony
712. Coffee on the balcony
Saturday 27.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jorja. Background: the side of the incinerator
713. Spring flowers
713. Spring flowers
Saturday 27.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Molly G. Background: flowers in the backyard
714. Metal leaves
714. Metal leaves
Sunday 28.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emilee. Background: the water feature in Burnside village
715. Flinders St Market
715. Flinders St Market
Sunday 28.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from Mr Macaroon. Background: the Flinders St Market
716. Butterfly races
716. Butterfly races
Sunday 28.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Hope Destiny. Background: Origami Butterflies folded to become a mobile

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until February 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 27th of February (or during the exhibition closing on the 20th of March), register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Cheers from the Wonkie One - Naomi Campbell

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 36

Week 36

Hello, Monday the 15th was my Birthday! It is the year of the horse this year, MY YEAR! I can feel the awesomeness already! My sister Hyeon took me out for some Yum Cha and we also had coffee at Mooi in mitcham. 

I would LOVE it very much if you could all help me. 
 I will be selecting one image from each week to be on display at the exhibition. I am really not quite sure HOW I am going to do this. 
So this is where you come in. I would appreciate it very much if you could 
PLEASE comment on each blog which image is your favourite. 
THIS will help me so very much and I thank you in advance.
If you comment you will be in the running to WIN an awesome prize! 
I have not decided what the prize will be yet, but it will be awesome!

This week I worked on a drawing of Panther, I am not sure if I am going to keep it or sell it. I guess if anyone wants to make an offer on him, for the right price I will sell it. ;o) The photo of the drawing is below this weeks crane images.

I went up to Really Useful Pots this week to catch up with Susanna and work on the coffee cups. I had a collection of cups that had been through a bisque firing and so I decided it was time to do some decorating and have some completed cups, to show you all. I spent the day underglazing as many cups as I could, from memory I believe it was 17 cups. I am very excited to see them. Susanna, bless her heart put on the clear glaze for me and fired them for me. So I will have photos for you very shortly. 

Susanna and I have set up some more classes for some school holidays fun:

Clay Making Classes are on Wednesdays & Thursdays 
1 & 2 October and 8 & 9 October 
2 sessions 11-12.30pm & 2-3.30pm. 
At Really Useful Pots studio in Angaston
Contact Susanna via Facebook or Message her on 0421331181  

Also I will be running another Making in the Markets at Flinders st Market
visit the event for more infomation
this is on sunday the 5th of October, 10am, $30 per head
or to book your place
email me naomi@wonkiekneeart.com or PM me on Facebook

I also attended the Dog Day Out in Mawson Lakes on Sunday this week. It was such a wonderful event, with so many people and their dogs. Mum and I didn't really have time to eat lunch. I had the privilege of drawing some beautiful dogs on the day and I look forward to meeting with all the people who won the raffle prizes I donated and the people who received the 10% off vouchers that were included in Doggie bags given out on the day. 

Time for me to sign off now. I apologise for the REALLY long post... but there is soooo much going on over the next few weeks, but until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition opening on the 6th of March and running  until the 27th of March at Gallery One in Mitcham. Please Register your interest here.

677. Tiger Print
677. Tiger Print
Monday 15.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets at mooi mitcham Background: The table
678. Flying over the countryside -
678. Flying over the countryside -
Monday 15.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kirsty Kane. Background: a sketch of a gourd
679. Balance the Donkey
679. Balance the Donkey
Monday 15.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Joanna. Background: an egg from Really useful pots and a donkey sculpture
680. I see you
680. I see you
Monday 15.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Paquita. Background: a sketchbook
681. Pretty Birdies
681. Pretty Birdies
Tuesday 16.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nathaniel. Background: a sheet
682. Textures of green
682. Textures of green
Tuesday 16.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Casey Harrigan. Background: a rug, a homemade card and a plastic bag
683. French Flag
683. French Flag
Wednesday 17.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Perrine Guiraolo. Background: a card table
684. Pastels
684. Pastels
Wednesday 17.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alessia Caruoto. Background: my jumper
685. Giraffe crossing
685. Giraffe crossing
Wednesday 17.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mardi. Background: a birthday card with a giraffe on it
686. The Panther, sit still, briefly
686. The Panther, sit still, briefly
Thursday 18.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Zara. Background: My new kitten Panther
687. Pink blossoms
687. Pink blossoms
Thursday 18.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by unknown. Background: a notebook
688. Making Tracks
688. Making Tracks
Friday 19.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tori Winther. Background: the wheel of a wheelbarrow
689. Living on the edge
689. Living on the edge
Friday 19.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Megan. Background: the side of the clay wheel at Really Useful Pots
690.White ripples
690.White ripples
Friday 19.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ricky. Background: an old sink
691. Purple fringe
691. Purple fringe
Saturday 21.September.2014 - Cranes folded from a magazine. Background: a placemat on a coffee table
692. Peaceful warrior
692. Peaceful warrior
Saturday 21.September.2014 - Cranes folded from a magazine. Background: a Tai Chi warrior figurine and a candle with the chinese kanji for Peace - hé
693. Pretty White
693. Pretty White
Saturday 21.September.2014 - Cranes folded from a magazine. Background: a tablecloth
694. Spots
694. Spots
Saturday 21.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lila. Background: another birthday card and a piece of paper
695. Blue Stripes
695. Blue Stripes
Sunday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marc Spurgen. Background: my invoice book @ the Dog Day Out In Mawson Lakes
696. Pink texture
696. Pink texture
Sunday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sonja Smith. Background: 2 pieces of card, scissors and a tablecloth @ the Dog Day Out In Mawson Lakes
697. Taking a cruise
697. Taking a cruise
Sunday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jude Islip. Background: a carry bag @ the Dog Day Out In Mawson Lakes
698. Textures and Light
698. Textures and Light
Sunday 22.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kathy Haverland. Background: The bedroom wall, the top of the bedhead and the light from the lamp

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night on the 6th of March (or during the exhibition) , register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Cheers from the Wonkie One - Naomi Campbell


Here is my drawing of Panther from this week 
Title: "Panther's Gaze" 
Size: 35.5cm x 28cm (11"x14")
Medium: Pastel pencil on pastel paper
Artist: Naomi Campbell (nee Wrightson)
Price: Make an offer


1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 35

Week 35

Hello, so in this week in my downtime I spent the week researching for a new kitten for my birthday as Sean wanted to get me one but was unsure if it was too soon until I ask. He didn't want to come and meet the kittens as he would have wanted to take them all home.

In my working hours as well as getting ready for the Dog Day out in Mawson Lakes which is on the 21st of september.  I spent most of this week working on some more coffee cups for the exhibition in March. 

I also had a meeting with Gallery One on the Friday. I can announce that I have booked the exhibition. Opening night will be Friday the 6th of March and the exhibition will run for 3 weeks and close on Friday the 27th of March. Now the planning and fundraising begins! If you know of any grants or any parties that might be interested in partnering, sponsoring or assisting with the exhibition please let me know. Also need someone to make a deep frame for my large pieces, at a very affordable price!

On the FridayI went out to parafield gardens to meet a black kitten that I found on gumtree that just see to say come and find me. I met with him and his foster mum and well obviously as you can see in image '673. Little Panther' he is now ours. He is a beautifully affectionate kitten and he is mostly black except for his little white marking on his neck, that we call his cravat and he has another small blotch of white down below his belly, that I call his budgie smugglers. Padme is not too happy that he is here, but she is getting used to him sort of. They both like to eat each other's food, the other day she was just sitting there watching him eat her food, what is with that?

On the Saturday, Sean and I went to the Adelaide Zoo for my birthday and so he could take photos of the animals for his photography class. It was a very enjoyable day. I attempted to take the crane photo with the meerkats and giraffes as a background but the wind blew one of the cranes into the meerkat enclosure. So as I am kind of fond of my fingers I decided to refold a crane and take a better photo. I really love the shot I ended up with in the petting zoo with the textured post and the alpacas in the background. 

On the Sunday was the State Titles for GKR SA. I went along and helped set up and then I walked over to the Art Gallery of SA for a Japanese Calligraphy class with Hiroko Watanabe. In which we learned about Hiroko's Calligraphy and she taught us to paint the kanji for wind - Kaze. We then painted the first stroke of the character and Hiroko went around and completed the Character based on the initial stroke. This was a very interesting exercise and a very enjoyable class. I wish there was somewhere I could learn japanese calligraphy on a regular basis.
 
During the class Hiroko spoke about when writing Kanji the Shinto-Buddhist concept of nothingness is very important. In western Graphic design we talk about negative space, but in Japanese it is more about the potential of something, that all things flow from nothing to something and from something to nothing.  I found this very interesting, Hiroko said that as she spent more and more time learning calligraphy she realised that if you can make the white space beautiful you succeed. She also spoke about how students who learn calligraphy usually give up before that are good at it and can truly enjoy it. I think that this is true with so many disciplines, I feel similar frustrations while teaching my karate students. 

After the calligraphy class I went back to the Karate Tournament, had a beautiful cup of coffee from Gianni the owner of Cirelli Coffee. Thank you to Gianni, his dad and his Barista for setting up their coffee cart and donating some of their takings to the Relay for Life team. 

The cranes featured in this week were decorated by people at SALA on Show.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

656. Scribble Cranes
656. Scribble Cranes
Monday 8.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Isabel Willsmore. Background: My Jumper, twisted
657. Stitched
657. Stitched
Monday 8.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sophie Atiken. Background: My Jacket
658. Gold splashed beach
658. Gold splashed beach
Monday 8.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Penny. Background: Hand painted tote bag
659. Purple piano
659. Purple piano
Monday 8.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jola. Background: Record cover
660. Swirls
660. Swirls
Tuesday 9.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Luka Dakovic. Background: Plastic bag
661. Kisses and butterflies
661. Kisses and butterflies
Tuesday 9.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Margaret Hassan. Background: Plastic bag
662. White cave
662. White cave
Tuesday 9.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Elba Beltfaine. Background: Paper
663. Smile
663. Smile
Wednesday 10.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ahaan. Background: Inside of a glass with my finger over the flash
664. Colour comes alive
664. Colour comes alive
Wednesday 10.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Minna. Background: paper and the other half of Minna's decorated square
665. White ribbon
665. White ribbon
Thursday 11.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Orla. Background: paper and a ribbon
666. Colourful Zebra
666. Colourful Zebra
Thursday 11.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lilah. Background: origami paper
667. Red, white and blue
667. Red, white and blue
Thursday 11.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Paul Hester. Background: Ramekin on a reflective surface
668. Morning
668. Morning
Friday 12.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lee Greenslade. Background: a wooden bench and a plant
669. Snake skin
669. Snake skin
Friday 12.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Orla. Background: a wooden tray
670. Spots
670. Spots
Friday 12.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Elana. Background: origami paper
671. Blue Shwirly
671. Blue Shwirly
Saturday 13.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Helen. Background: cat scan envelope
672. Zoo time, Alpaca my bag!
672. Zoo time, Alpaca my bag!
Saturday 13.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from the Adelaide Zoo . Background: The fence post around the Alpaca enclosure and the Alpacas
673. Little Panther
673. Little Panther
Saturday 13.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Orla. Background: My earlier birthday present a new black kitten called Panther.
674. Turquoise stadium
674. Turquoise stadium
Sunday 14.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Bree K. Background: The chair at the AGF+W
675. Kaze/wind
675. Kaze/wind
Sunday 14.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from AGF+W. Background: The Japanese kanji for the word wind 'Kaze' painted by Hiroko Watanabe
676. Cirelli Coffee
676. Cirelli Coffee
Sunday 14.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from Cirelli Coffee Background: Cirelli Coffee box and bags of coffee beans.
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 34

Week 34

I spent this week creating my donations for the Relay for life and organising the donations, I received from the Flinders St Market stall holders. I also worked on a poster for the fringe festival. I used the butterfly image in photo 644 for my poster. I haven't heard anything yet so I am going to go with - I was unsuccessful! 

Almost all the paper used to fold cranes this week were decorated at SALA on show. 

Mum and I attended a Mongolian Calligraphy class at the Art Gallery as part of OZ Asia. We had such a great time and the artist Odontuya Byambaa from Ideal Brush painted all of our names for us (651). I really love the image with the character for perfection in it. (649) If you are interested in Mongolian Calligraphy you can email Ondontuya at byambaaodontuya@yahoo.com

Sunday I spent the day folding a variety of different origami creations. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

635. Orange Shadow
635. Orange Shadow
Monday 1.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tanya Hudson. Background: Shadow of the lace curtain on orange card
636. Fluffy Tartan
636. Fluffy Tartan
Monday 1.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Stephanie. Background: Fluffy Jacket
637. Preparing the troops. - Ollie Hack
637. Preparing the troops. - Ollie Hack
Monday 1.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tanya Hudson. Background: Rows of folded cranes
638. Spelunking
638. Spelunking
Tuesday 2.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nicole. Background: Strings of folded cranes
639. My turn next
639. My turn next
Tuesday 2.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lewis. Background: Shopping bag
640. Plastic wrapped
640. Plastic wrapped
Tuesday 2.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Trisa Trezise. Background: Plastic wrapped raffle prizes
641. Follow the leader
641. Follow the leader
Wednesday 3.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jedd. Background: Blue Sheets
642. Pink Rain
642. Pink Rain
Wednesday 3.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Max. Background: Scarf
643. Turquoise and orange with a pinch of pink and purple
643. Turquoise and orange with a pinch of pink and purple
Wednesday 3.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Asha. Background:
644. Blue Butterfly
644. Blue Butterfly
Thursday 4.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Stephaine. Background: Folded paint butterfly
645. White fence
645. White fence
Thursday 4.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Robert Davies. Background: Foldable trellis
646. Escape from prison
646. Escape from prison
Thursday 4.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Aarit. Background: The fence in the dark at the dojo
647. Cranes caves
647. Cranes caves
Friday 5.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Clare. Background: The couch
648. Textures of orange and green
648. Textures of orange and green
Friday 5.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Sharon Winther. Background: Paper and a blanket
649. ulemjin chanar/perfection
649. ulemjin chanar/perfection
Saturday 6.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Aniesa. Background: The Mongolian character for perfection
650. Odontuya Mongolian Calligraphy
650. Odontuya Mongolian Calligraphy
Saturday 6.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from AGF+W. Background: Mongolian Calligraphy by Odontuya from Ideal Brush
651. Shirley and Naomi
651. Shirley and Naomi
Saturday 6.September.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets from AGF+W. Background: Mongolian characters for Shirley and Naomi
652. Attempting to blend in
652. Attempting to blend in
Sunday 7.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Hugh. Background: My new notebook
653. The grass is always greener
653. The grass is always greener
Sunday 7.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Holly. Background: The rock wall and grass in my front yard
654. Colourful dial
654. Colourful dial
Sunday 7.September.2014 - Cranes decorated by Luca Hudson. Background: New movable origami
655. Ride the Giraffe
655. Ride the Giraffe
Monday 25.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ivy Ethan. Background: Origami Giraffe and wooden dining table
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.



1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 33

Week 33

I have been distracted again. This week we attended the Gawler show, George next door to us had these amazing trucks and other vehicles made from coke, beer and spirit cans, they were very cool. Mum and I met an amazing amount of people and 85 of you participated in the 1000 cups of cranes project by colouring in a square of paper for me. I thank you and stay tuned to see your creation become one of my crane creations in the new future. 

Here are all the squares decorated at the Gawler show. 


Some of the backgrounds used in this week are items donated by the wonderful and extremely generous stall holders from Flinders st Market for Team GKR vs Cancer fundraising efforts for the Relay for life. Thank you so much to all the stallholders their facebook or website pages are listed after the photos from this week, please visit their pages and look at all their amazing creativity.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

608. Climbing the pink furry mountain
608. Climbing the pink furry mountain
Monday 25.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Bree K. Background: a gorgeous pink sloth from Little Green Cat
609. Crocheted cranes
609. Crocheted cranes
Monday 25.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lucy. Background: a crocheted bottle bag created by Uanfink
610. Fruit Salad
610. Fruit Salad
Monday 25.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Miranda. Background: a beautifully covered folder by April 12
611. Circles and squares
611. Circles and squares
Monday 25.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ethan. Background: a packet of candles from Inspired Candles
612. You can make it
612. You can make it
Tuesday 26.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Talia. Background: a sheet
613. Good things come in small packages
613. Good things come in small packages
Tuesday 26.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Guy. Background: A wrapped pot from really useful pots
614. Soaring over the ocean
614. Soaring over the ocean
Tuesday 26.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chris Radbourne. Background: paint scraped across the paper
615. Wooden Waves
615. Wooden Waves
Wednesday 27.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mary and David. Background: wooden table
616. it's a 2319, 2319!
616. it's a 2319, 2319!
Wednesday 27.August.2014 - Sugar packets from Michel's in Castle plaza. Background: Ham and Cheese Croissant
617. What a hoot
617. What a hoot
Wednesday 27.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jo Hammond. Background: a business card holder
618. Walk the plank
618. Walk the plank
Wednesday 27.August.2014 - Sugar packets from Cafe Xenia. Background: Coffee, spoon, handbag and shopping bag
619. Sunset cranes
619. Sunset cranes
Wednesday 27.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Freya. Background: the chair in mum's car
620. Red, blue and gold
620. Red, blue and gold
Thursday 28.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Oha. Background: material
621. pink, purple, yellow and blue
621. pink, purple, yellow and blue
Thursday 28.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Claire. Background: assorted paper
622. Silver and blue with a splash of orange
622. Silver and blue with a splash of orange
Thursday 28.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Michael Bollen. Background: the printer
623. Red Leather
623. Red Leather
Thursday 28.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Tim S. Background: curtain and card table
624. Splashes of cranes
624. Splashes of cranes
Friday 29.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alix Harrigan. Background: my t-shirt
625. Orange Alligator
625. Orange Alligator
Friday 29.August.2014 - Paper donated by Made in Japan - Fullarton. Background: Origami paper from Made in Japan
626. Sunny Cranes -
626. Sunny Cranes -
Friday 29.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Trish. Background: My Jeans and Sunglasses
627. Blue sunrise
627. Blue sunrise
Saturday 30.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Stacey. Background: tablecloth
628. Diamonds and leather
628. Diamonds and leather
Saturday 30.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marcus Whatley. Background: handbag and pants at the Gawler Show
629. Cheetah Cranes
629. Cheetah Cranes
Saturday 30.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Arabella. Background: a hat at the Gawler Show
630. Furry flag
630. Furry flag
Saturday 30.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Winsome. Background: another hat at the Gawler Show
631. Dragons and Cranes -
631. Dragons and Cranes -
Saturday 30.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Nikki my sister-in-law. Background: special dragon box
632. Pink pot
632. Pink pot
Sunday 31.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emma Wight-Wrightson, my niece. Background: decorative bowl
633. Rolling waves
633. Rolling waves
Sunday 31.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emma Wight-Wrightson, my niece. Background: folding chair
634. Coke and cranes
634. Coke and cranes
Sunday 31.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by shirley my mum. Background: truck created from coke cans made by George

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One


Amanda Donald - Your Inspiration At Home Consultant - "Natural seasonings, spices, salts and other gourmet items, Australian Made and Owned Company"
April 12 - 'Wonderful creations items for the home from folders to baby blankets"
Babycakes - Jewellery from Lego to Dr Who and even Vincent Van Gogh
Chloe Jane candles co - "Natural soy candles lovingly hand-poured in Adelaide, Australia; for a wonderful candle experience."
The Fabulous Scavenger - "Unique homewares made from recycled and repurposed materials"
Fleeci - "Designed and created in South Australia with huge amounts of love! The Fleeci range of Eco-friendly giftware will make your heart smile"
Glacier Jewellery - "Contemporary silver jewellery design incorporating gems, fossils and found objects to create unique pieces"
Inspired Candles - "A home based business selling high quality soy candles in Mawson Lakes, South Australia"
Juice Excuse - "Providing delicious fresh juice at Markets!"
Little Green Cat - "Little Green Cat is a textile craft, costuming and design business based in Adelaide, South Australia"
Minnie House - "Handmade beautiful Crocheted items from gloves to rugs"
Poschka Designs - "Gorgeous handmade earrings and accessories for every day wear. Handmade in Adelaide"
Really Useful Pots - "produces an eclectic range of classic hand thrown pots designed to be touched, to be used and above all loved."
Serenity Jewellery - " All Serenity pieces are one-of-a-kind and bring together high quality materials such as semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls."
The Sunshine Van - "The Sunshine Van is a delightful little old caravan transformed into a snazzy Art Gallery Store - showcasing beautiful artworks by 27 talented artists."
Uanfink - "Handcrafted and upcycled gifts"
With Love By Ky - "include vintage covered button earrings, wood inspired earrings, rings and hair clips"

Also received a donation from Kelly Lakeman Avon consultant.

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 32

Week 32 

600 plus cups of coffee, less than 400 to go!

This week was very much a rollercoaster ride for me. Mum and I had coffee and cake at Michel's in Castle Plaza while we visited the Optus shop as I thought my phone was going to have to go in to get a repair. But luckily it was just the charging port. Woo Hoo!

I had an awesome day up at Susanna - Really Useful Pots making cups and the first four have been through their first fire and I am very excited at how they have turned out. I also now have a copy of my instructional video to wheel throwing that Tim Wilson and I created for a Uni Assignment. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please email me naomi@wonkiekneeart.com

Then Thursday and Friday HAPPENED! Thursday was fairly relaxed I had a rest day after a full on weekend and travelling to the Barossa on Wednesday. Even stayed home from Karate as my body wasn't playing fair. Tiger and I watched some TV on the couch and I headed off to bed just before midnight. I had just settled into bed when Sean started yelling from the other room. I came out to find a very distraught Sean and Tiger unable to walk on his right front leg. It seems his right front leg was paralysed and he was having great difficulty to breathe. We took him into the bedroom and made him comfortable gave him some of his medication to ease his breathing issues. Then we decided to go to the emergency vet on Anzac Hwy. 

Tiger HATES the car and he becomes extremely distressed and starts malting, panting and meowing. So by the time we got to the vet he was really anxious. The nurses were very polite and concerned. We were made to wait for what seemed like a really long time to the sounds of laughter and merriment coming from the back. Once we actually saw the Vet. I found her VERY abrupt and also not very informative. I understand she might be working in emergency but bedside manner is still necessary. Once she actually did give me just two choices I asked for her to give him some pain medication and we took Tiger home. 

Tiger held on tight to me all the way home. We tried to make him comfortable but it was very difficult for any of us to settle as we were concerned for him and that he might be laying awkwardly on his arm. Eventually he settled  in between us under the covers. I was able to check him, make sure his arm was not underneath him or twisted and we got a little bit of sleep. 

Friday came and he was struggling to push himself up just to change position, his arm was still very cold to touch. He had not eaten, drank or been to the bathroom and his personality was fading. Tiger and I hung out in bed, I cried and cried. We went down to our local vet that afternoon. The vet said it was most likely that he had a clot restricting the blood flow to his arm and as his breathing had not improved, it was extremely likely there were other clots restricting blood to his internal organs. We decided it was time to say Goodbye to our most beloved friend and companion. 

Tiger was really the most amazing animal I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. I am so incredibly grateful that I was given the privilege to be his person for 11 years of his life and that I have known him for all of his nearly 16 years on this earth. He brought so much joy into my life. He was very funny, friendly, cuddly and sometimes demanding in a very loving way. He was chirpy and considerate. He was a bit of a tease to my other cat Padme. But I truly believe she has been looking for him for the past week. Tiger would snore when he slept. He would say Thank you when you let him in. He would also say Hello when you walked by and came home. He would headbutt to say 'I love you' and he would also give you a reverse head nod, which is the feline equivalent of the Fonz going "Eyyy". TIGER was definitely a COOL CAT and my best friend. Everyday I'm shock how much he was always around me, but I am not shock how much I miss him because I knew saying goodbye was going to be one of the hardest things I have ever had to experience. 

That was Thursday and Friday. 

Saturday morning I ducked into Flinders street Market to collect some donations from the stall holders for our Relay for Life events. Thank you to all of the stall holders for you donations, your kind words on a difficult morning and your hugs. This market is becoming an extended family to me. I spent the day making coffee cups at Gallery One. Which was a lovely day and I tick over 600 cups of coffee! Thank you to the friends and family that came to visit me. 

Sunday I attended SALA on Show as an Artist in Residence and I also had work in the pop up gallery in the shopping centre carpark. I spent the day making coffee cups in the beautiful memorial gardens in Unley. Mum and I talked to so many people about this project and it was fantastic to meet you all. 79 people decorated squares for me fold into cranes as part of my project. Thank you so much for your involvement and enthusiasm towards my idea. Here is a photo of of all the decorated squares. SALA on Show was brilliant day and thank you to the organisers. 
Some news on the exhibition, I will be meeting with Sanya from Gallery One to lock in some dates and start the planning, grant writing etc that goes with organising an exhibition! So stay tuned for details in the near future. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

582. Two tone blue
582. Two tone blue
Monday 18.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kimmie. Background: the inside of my shoe
583. Patterned blue -
583. Patterned blue -
Monday 18.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Denise Averay. Background: Blue paper
584. Purple and black -
584. Purple and black -
Monday 18.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lianne. Background: Black Paper
585. Crane flower
585. Crane flower
Tuesday 19.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Syd. Background: Blue paper and 8 blue origami cranes in a circle
586. Crane Butterfly
586. Crane Butterfly
Tuesday 19.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Dahlia. Background: Blue paper and an orange origami swallowtail butterfly
587. Chocolate Michel's - Castle Hill plaza
587. Chocolate Michel's - Castle Hill plaza
Tuesday 19.August.2014 - Cranes folded from Michel's sugar packets. Background: Michel chocolate cake
588. Adventures in another galaxy
588. Adventures in another galaxy
Wednesday 20.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Pip Heinrich. Background: The lounge chair at Susanna's
589. Orange skin
589. Orange skin
Wednesday 20.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jewels. Background: Susanna's handbag from Italy that is made from paper!
590. On the edge of red
590. On the edge of red
Wednesday 20.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chloe Grayling Background: The sink in the Really Useful Pots Studio
591. Diagonal Green
591. Diagonal Green
Wednesday 20.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chloe Grayling . Background: Another chair at Susanna's
592. Golden Red
592. Golden Red
Thursday 21.August.2014 - Cranes folded from a red chocolate wrapper. Background: The box the chocolate's came in
593. Double Gold
593. Double Gold
Thursday 21.August.2014 - Cranes folded from a gold chocolate wrapper. Background: The box the chocolate's came in
594. Golden Blue
594. Golden Blue
Thursday 21.August.2014 - Cranes folded from a blue chocolate wrapper. Background: The box the chocolate's came in
595. Copper Gold
595. Copper Gold
Friday 22.August.2014 - Cranes folded from a copper chocolate wrapper. Background: The box the chocolate's came in
596. I love you, Tiger
596. I love you, Tiger
Friday 22.August.2014 - Cranes folded from silver origami foil (extremely small) Background: My beautiful loving boy, Tiger. This is my tribute to him as we had to say goodbye to him. This was our last coffee together. Bye beautiful buddy, I will miss you everyday!
597. Twisted Happiness - Kristy
597. Twisted Happiness - Kristy
Friday 22.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kristy from Babycakes. Background: Mum's coffee cup that has the kanji "happiness" on it and the bench
598. Brightly curved - Denise A
598. Brightly curved - Denise A
Friday 22.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Denise Averay. Background: My Jeans
599. Adventures in the greeney - Megan
599. Adventures in the greeney - Megan
Saturday 23.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Megan. Background: The pot plant at Gallery One
600. Ribcage
600. Ribcage
Saturday 23.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ruth Brooks. Background: The bag of coffee cups at Gallery One
601. Blue Peacock
601. Blue Peacock
Saturday 23.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Mandy . Background: Mary's (a visitor to the Gallery) bag
602. Red tips
602. Red tips
Saturday 23.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Wendy Hackel . Background: The arm of a sculpture on display in the Gallery
603. Turtle Hearts
603. Turtle Hearts
Saturday 23.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Emma Wight Wrightson my niece. Background: A soft toy turtle
604. Chains of green
604. Chains of green
Sunday 24.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by a mystery, he signed the back of the square but unfortunately I can not decipher it. Background: The chain around cannon in the Memorial Gardens in Unley during SALA on Show
605. Absailing
605. Absailing
Sunday 24.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Anne. Background: A palm tree in the Memorial Gardens in Unley during SALA on Show
606. Dabbled path
606. Dabbled path
Sunday 24.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by brother Barney. Background: The footpath in the Memorial Gardens in Unley during SALA on Show
607. SALA on Show
607. SALA on Show
Sunday 24.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Marie. Background: A gum tree with a SALA poster on it in the Memorial Gardens in Unley during SALA on Show










If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 31

Week 31

This week my sister gave me some really nice material and some origami papers that she had, so I could start working on her crane artworks. So a large portion of this weeks cranes are made from origami paper. Also a few of the cranes were decorated by the Brown Owl craft ladies from Gallery One

On Saturday this week I spent the day making coffee cups inspired by the photos from this blog at Gallery One in Mitcham. It is really interesting going back to the photos I took in the beginning which were just images not influenced by countless other images and the concept of having to find inspiration from the photo for the coffee cup. I feel like the first 500 photos will be inspiring the coffee cups and the second 500 the idea of creating coffee cups are inspiring the photos. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

561. Flock of cranes
561. Flock of cranes
Monday 11.August.2014 - Cranes folded from green origami paper. Background: a piece of material with cranes on it
562. Symbolic Black, white and Gold
562. Symbolic Black, white and Gold
Monday 11.August.2014 - Cranes folded from gold origami paper. Background: a piece of material with asian symbols on it
563. Purple origami hair
563. Purple origami hair
Monday 11.August.2014 - Cranes folded from white origami paper with purple hair in it. Background: white origami paper with purple hair in it.
564. Blue with Brown Stripes
564. Blue with Brown Stripes
Tuesday 12.August.2014 - Cranes folded from icecream wrapper. Background: the carpet
565. Purple and Silver
565. Purple and Silver
Tuesday 12.August.2014 - Cranes folded from silver origami paper with purple hair in it. Background: purple material
566. Join the club
566. Join the club
Tuesday 12.August.2014 - Cranes folded from black origami paper. Background: The 1000 cups of cranes "numbered cranes" artwork
567. Floating with the flowers
567. Floating with the flowers
Wednesday 13.August.2014 - Cranes folded from cough drop wrapper. Background: the fountain water bowl with a flower in it and the reflection of the sky
568.  New Flock
568. New Flock
Wednesday 13.August.2014 - Cranes folded from maroon origami paper. Background: the test piece for my sister's crane artworks
569. Almond Blossoms
569. Almond Blossoms
Wednesday 13.August.2014 - Cranes folded from red textured origami paper. Background: the almond blossoms in the backyard
570. Gliding with Grandpa
570. Gliding with Grandpa
Thursday 14.August.2014 - Cranes folded from blue origami paper. Background: the sky in my Grandfather's painting of my Grandmother
571. Primary ribbon
571. Primary ribbon
Thursday 14.August.2014 - Cranes folded from yellow origami paper. Background: a plastic bag
572. Exploring the reef
572. Exploring the reef
Thursday 14.August.2014 - Cranes folded from pastel green origami paper. Background: my uncle's old rusting Jag
573. Grilled Cranes
573. Grilled Cranes
Friday 15.August.2014 - Cranes folded from pastel orange origami paper. Background: my toasted crosiant
574. House of cards - ivy
574. House of cards - ivy
Friday 15.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ivy. Background: my art cards
575. Sparkling Flower
575. Sparkling Flower
Friday 16.August.2014 - Cranes folded from pastel pink origami paper. Background: my new notebook cover
576. Segregated Cranes
576. Segregated Cranes
Saturday 16.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kate Ellora. Background: the plastic drop sheet at Gallery one
577. Stone expedition
577. Stone expedition
Saturday 16.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Andrew. Background: the Wall and floor at Gallery one/Multicultral centre
578. Pink Prints - kate
578. Pink Prints - kate
Saturday 16.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Katie Richer. Background: One of the Brown Owl craft ladies bags.
579. Fly me to the moon
579. Fly me to the moon
Sunday 17.August.2014 - Cranes folded from the label/packaging from some card I bought. Background: the inside of my Kung Fu Panda pencil box
580. Hidding in the trees
580. Hidding in the trees
Sunday 17.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by joy. Background: a tree
581. Caught in a web
581. Caught in a web
Sunday 17.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kim. Background: a magazine


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One



1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 30

Week 30

Hello I have been busy/slack for a couple weeks again. I have decided to put what the backgrounds I have used in the description of the photos along with either the name of the person who decorated the paper or the up-cycled item I used to fold the cranes so that the information is all together and you can all find your contributions much easier. 

This week some of the adventures that I got up to were:
On Tuesday I was invited to by one of my Karate students along with her mum and fellow instructor Eliza to introduce her classmates to Karate. So on the way I had breakfast at a lovely little cafe "Suzette's Caffe" in Burnside. I met Suzette herself, an what a wonderful lady, great coffee and food.
Wednesday I traveled up to Really Useful pots Studio/farm to work on 1000 cups of cranes coffee cups and to plan the handbuilding and wheel throwing classes Susanna and I will be running in the school holidays and next term.
Friday afternoon I met my sister at IKEA to find some frames for a crane artwork I am working on for her, then we had dinner at mum's place.
Saturday we had a Relay for life GKR vs Cancer Team meeting to plan and update each other on our fundraising efforts. We will be having two events

GKR vs Cancer Auction Night  -  Sept the 13th at The Griffins Head 
and
GKR vs Cancer Quiz Night - Oct the 4th
more details to follow
The Relay for life that we are participating in is on the 11th and 12th of Oct 

Sunday would have been tournament day, but unfortunately I came down with a bug! Hence no coffee that day.

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

543. Orange Sugar
543. Orange Sugar
Monday 4.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by my Aunt Rosemary. Background: a Jar of Raw Sugar
544. Rednecks
544. Rednecks
Monday 4.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ivy. Background: inside of a notebook, slightly closed
545. Seeing double
545. Seeing double
Monday 4.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jett. Background: inside of a glass stein
546. Feeling Flat
546. Feeling Flat
Monday 4.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kristy from Babycakes. Background: homemade flat bread
547. Topsy turvy
547. Topsy turvy
Tuesday 5.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jasmine. Background: pot plant at Suzette's Caffe in Burnside
548. Playing with the pigs
548. Playing with the pigs
Tuesday 5.August.2014 - Cranes folded from blue sugar packets. Background: coffee cup and notebook at Suzette's Caffe in Burnside
549. The Dojo Floor
549. The Dojo Floor
Tuesday 5.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Danielle. Background: The Fullarton Dojo Floor
550. Rocky Beach
550. Rocky Beach
Wednesday 6.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Alyssia. Background: the top of a wooden drum filled with rocks and sand
551. More space travels
551. More space travels
Wednesday 6.August.2014 - Cranes folded from a brown paper bag. Background: the dinning chair at Susanna and Mark's place
552. On a ledge -
552. On a ledge -
Wednesday 6.August.2014 - Cranes folded from Decal patterns. Background: an old stove
553. Sun rising over the reeds
553. Sun rising over the reeds
Thursday 7.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ella the lunch lady's daughter. Background: the bright sun through the curtains and my cat Padme's back.
554. In the grove
554. In the grove
Thursday 7.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jett. Background: my artwork sun trees aka the grove
555. Chatting to the caterpillers
555. Chatting to the caterpillers
Friday 8.August.2014 - Cranes folded from an old Wonkie Knee Art flyer. Background: Grass and a caterpiller
556. Reed Sliding
556. Reed Sliding
Friday 8.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by my brother in law Dan. Background: a plant outside of IKEA
557. Brick Climbing
557. Brick Climbing
Friday 8.August.2014 - Cranes folded from coloured newspaper. Background: The brick wall at Mum's place
558. Spiral of cranes in progress - jasmine
558. Spiral of cranes in progress - jasmine
Saturday 10.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jasmine. Background: the 1000 cups of cranes, "1000 cranes" artwork in progress
559. Black Tips
559. Black Tips
Saturday 10.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ivy. Background: the inside of my jacket
560. Swirls and Bricks
560. Swirls and Bricks
Saturday 10.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by my cousin Penny. Background: coffee cups at the Relay for Life GKR vs Cancer Team meeting

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until March 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 29

Week 29

This week was a monumental week for me, as my work is now on display at Gallery One in Mitcham. I am finally living my dream I have had since I was 15 years old. 

The backgrounds of the photos this week are a table, block of chocolate, the seat at the fine frame studio, a loom my grandad made, a jumper of a volunteer/artist at Gallery One, sponge at Really Useful Pots, another sponge, an item in Susanna's living area looks like an old pan used to heat the bed sheets, wall of pebbles, pink pj's, jumper hood, quilt cover, ceramic bottles, jewellery, another sponge, a bag, some homemade critters, scarf, car console, my cousin's top, my notebook, canvas and half of the square my cousin decorated. 

As you may know I have started a drawing table at the markets and it will also be available during the open studio sessions at Gallery One. I ask people to decorate a small square of paper and I will use them to fold cranes when I needed. I have stated who decorated the cranes under each of the photos. 

If you would like to participate in the 1000 Cups of Cranes project you are welcome to decorate 2 small squares of the same size. (between 3 cm - 4.5 cm square). Please be aware that when they are folded into cranes there is not a large surface that is visible, so you do not need to spend a lot of time or be artistic. Please post to 6 Alma St Panorama, with your name on the back of your squares and if you include a return address I will do my best to post you back the crane if it is used in my project. 

This week on Saturday Susanna and I had a making in the markets session at Flinders St Market. We had a fabulous group of ladies who made some AMAZING creatures from clay. If you are interested in more clay classes please let me know Susanna and I will be running classes at Really Useful Pots studio in the Barossa and if there is enough interest I will run some either at Mum's place in West Beach or at another location (if i find one) 

534. Faith, love, hope - Serenity Jewellery. Sarah makes some fabulous jewellery out of pearls and other semi precious stones and metals. 
537. Happy furry faces - little green cat. Hillary makes awesome creatures That are tactile and GORGEOUS! Also makes costumes, jewellery and other items. 

Today I am going to be working on sorting, collating and putting the cranes from the past few weeks into the 2 Crane artworks for the exhibition in March. 

In August I will be at
Sat 16th, 11am - 4pm  In residency @ Gallery one 1 Torrens st Mitcham
Sat 23rd, 11am - 4pm  In residency @ Gallery one 1 Torrens st Mitcham
Sun 24th SALA on Show in the memorial gardens (on the corner of Unley Rd and Thomas St) adjacent to Unley Shopping Centre 
I will also have work in SALA on Show Marquee
Sat and Sun the 30th and 31st @ the Gawler Show

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

521. Jewels of wood
521. Jewels of wood
Monday 28.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jewel
522. Hills of chocolate
522. Hills of chocolate
Monday 28.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kate Ellora
523. Silver weave
523. Silver weave
Tuesday 29.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Chloe Grayling
524. Living on the edge
524. Living on the edge
Tuesday 29.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Dahlia
525. Checkerboard
525. Checkerboard
Tuesday 29.July.2014 - Cranes folded from sugar packets
526. Journey to the moon
526. Journey to the moon
Wednesday 30.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Lucinda from Friends with Benefits
527. Bottom of the sea
527. Bottom of the sea
Wednesday 30.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kirsten from Friends with Benefits
528. Copper
528. Copper
Wednesday 30.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Kirsten from Friends with Benefits
529. Pebbles
529. Pebbles
Wednesday 30.July.2014 - Cranes paper provided by Kimmie
530. Marshmellows
530. Marshmellows
Thursday 30.July.2014 - Cranes folded from blue paper bag
531. Furry fringe
531. Furry fringe
Thursday 30.July.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jasmine
532. Tiger waves
532. Tiger waves
Friday 1.August.2014 - Cranes folded from origami paper
533. Hamster wheel of clay
533. Hamster wheel of clay
Friday 1.August.2014 - Cranes folded from chocolate wrapper
534. Faith, love, hope - Serenity Jewellery
534. Faith, love, hope - Serenity Jewellery
Saturday 2.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Susanna from Really useful pots
535. Rainbow sponge
535. Rainbow sponge
Saturday 2.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Ruth
536. Zebra crossing
536. Zebra crossing
Saturday 2.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Phillipa H
537. Happy furry faces - little green cat
537. Happy furry faces - little green cat
Saturday 2.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Megan
538. Grey grid
538. Grey grid
Saturday 3.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Hyeon (My sister)
539. New leather
539. New leather
Saturday 3.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Dan (My Brother in Law)
540. Aztec patterns
540. Aztec patterns
Saturday 3.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Jerry (My Dad)
541. Orange pearls
541. Orange pearls
Saturday 3.August.2014 - Cranes folded from the strip peeled off of the double sided tape
542. Colourful swirls
542. Colourful swirls
Saturday 3.August.2014 - Cranes decorated by Penny (My Cousin)

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 28

Week 28

Wow I am now up to date with my blogs! 
YAY!

Tomorrow I will be at  Flinders St Market I will have my stall set up and my Fabulous mum, Shirley will there to take orders for pet portraits and/or specialised artworks. Or help you pick out some art cards, prints or an original artwork. Or you can also decorate a square for me to use to make cranes out of. While Susanna from  Really Useful Pots and I run our  Making in the Market session #5 - Making creatures from clay, there are still seats available so come on down and get messy.

On Sunday I will be at Gallery One for the opening of the SALA exhibition Elements that I have 4 paintings in and together are called 5 elements Wu Xing.
Cards and prints of these artworks will be available shortly if you want to 
pre-order them please email me naomi@wonkiekneeart.com

The exhibition is on at Gallery One in Mitcham from the 3rd of August until the 24th of August. Weekdays 10:30 -4:30 pm. Weekend open studios 11-4pm.
The exhibition opening is on Sunday the 3rd of August from 2-4pm.
I will be in residence for Open Studio Sessions on Saturday
the 16th and 23rd of August. 

During these open studio sessions I will be creating the coffee cups for the 1000 cups of cranes exhibition in March 2015. You will be able to come to the Gallery and colour in a square at the drawing table. If you are lucky you can have a coffee with me and be a part of the whole process, watch me fold the crane take the photo and even contribute to the coffee cup. 

The backgrounds featured in this weeks images are the flowers and grass in the backyard, the cat's biscuits, piece of paper and the cranes are made from painted plastic, a ramekin, a leaf, painting number 4 for SALA exhibition at Gallery One The Vermillion Bird of the South, shopping bag, the floor of my studio with packing material clouds and wooden frame wedges as buildings, my cat Tiger's Belly, raisin toast with butter, piece of paper, the tail of The Vermillion Bird, the box of laminate sheets, a t-shirt, a handmade bag, a basket, a case and a pot, pencil shavings and a rug, record player, neck ties and earrings, bottles on a tie dye bedsheet.

Last weekend I was at The Flinders St Market. 
515. 100 Percent Hand Made - Uanfink. Sue from Uanfink makes handcrafted and recycled gifts. Mum bought me a hat to match my personalised Wonkie Knee Art, art jacket. It is very warm and is a really nice hat!
516. Basket, case, pot - In the moment ceramics. Kym specialises in unique ceramics and vintage kitsch. Some fabulous items from an fabulous lady. 
517. Pretty pencils - efrossini chaniotis. Efrossini creates colourful caricatures of people and other colourful imagery.
518. Scratch out some tunes - ModStore Records + Vintage. Rolly plays the awesome tunes you can hear most weekends at the market. Rolly's stall has fine second hand vinyl, vintage cameras, books and more. The cranes in this image were decorated by Lucinda from Friends with benefits
519. Coffee and patterns - Dressed for Sunday. Leah creates some amazingly lovely handmade accessories to brighten your life. From coffee earrings to very stylish neckties. The cranes in this image were decorated by Ella from The lunch Lady. Ella is Anelis's daughter, she had a ball colouring in a number of squares for me. I folded and addition crane for her.
520. Alchemy - The Fabulous Scavenger. Sam is definitely an Alchemist, her products are beautiful. I have one of her tiny bottles of trinkets. Mine has a feather, a peg, a key and number of coloured stones in it. (I am going to add a crane too.) Sam also decorated the cranes used in this image. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in March 2015. Register here.

501. Buttercup
501. Buttercup
Monday 21.July.2014
502. Rocks
502. Rocks
Monday 21.July.2014
503. Painting under wraps
503. Painting under wraps
Monday 21.July.2014
504. Arena
504. Arena
Tuesday 22.July.2014
505. Purple patterns
505. Purple patterns
Tuesday 22.July.2014
506. Blazing Trails
506. Blazing Trails
Tuesday 22.July.2014
507. Royal Blue
507. Royal Blue
Wednesday 23.July.2014
508. Crane City
508. Crane City
Wednesday 23.July.2014
509. Tiger's Belly
509. Tiger's Belly
Wednesday 23.July.2014
510. Butter slide
510. Butter slide
Thursday 24.July.2014
511. Red backs
511. Red backs
Thursday 24.July.2014
512. Phoenix Tail
512. Phoenix Tail
Thursday 24.July.2014
513. Hit the dance floor
513. Hit the dance floor
Friday 25.July.2014
514. Climb the Great Wall of China
514. Climb the Great Wall of China
Friday 25.July.2014
515. 100 Percent Hand Made - Uanfink
515. 100 Percent Hand Made - Uanfink
Saturday 26.July.2014
516. Basket, case, pot - In the moment cermics
516. Basket, case, pot - In the moment cermics
Saturday 26.July.2014
517. Pretty pencils - efrossini chaniotis
517. Pretty pencils - efrossini chaniotis
Saturday 26.July.2014
518. Scratch out some tunes - ModStore Records + Vintage
518. Scratch out some tunes - ModStore Records + Vintage
Sunday 27.July.2014
519. Coffee and patterns - Dressed for sunday
519. Coffee and patterns - Dressed for sunday
Sunday 27.July.2014
520. Alchemy - The Fabulous Scavenger
520. Alchemy - The Fabulous Scavenger
Sunday 27.July.2014

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 27 - 500!

Week 27 - 500!

Would you believe it 500 cups of cranes. That is 500 cups of coffee, 500 photographs taken (if you don't count the rejected shots) and 1000 cranes folded!!!! Amazing stuff. So I am officially halfway to my target of 1000 cups of cranes in a year. Very proud of myself so far and I am even more excited about creating the 1000 coffee cups to match the photos. I can see the exhibition in my minds eye. I can see you all coming in and asking to purchase your little piece of this interesting journey and project and loving it as much as I do. 

This week the backgrounds to the images are my pancakes with banana and yogurt, my hair, a memento box, dust cloth, my jumper, the view from the Really Useful Pots Green Shed of the Really Useful Pots studio with a Really Useful Pots Bird, an old cart at Really Useful Pots, my vampire creation with a moustache, Sun Tzu statue, embroidery of an Asian building, newspaper, old radio with dust included, vase, brick alcove in the wall, sideboard, piece of bread, flower box and curtain, the wall at the restaurant. 

This week I had a week off from the markets. Spent almost every moment I had working on the painting for SALA exhibition at Gallery One in Mitcham. Except for Wednesday, I went to Really Useful Pots in the Barossa Valley. Which is such a beautiful place, the scenery is AMAZING and the sunsets are INCREDIBLE. Susanna and I held two clay making classes and they were FABULOUS you can see photos on either Really Useful Pots facebook page or on Wonkie Knee Art's Facebook page. Susanna and I will be running a Clay making session at the Flinders St market tomorrow the 2nd of August. To get one of the few spots left please visit the event Making in the Market #5 - Making creatures from clay

On the weekend I did take some time out from painting to attend a special seminar with the founder and chief instructor of GKR Karate, Kancho Robert Sullivan. It was a fantastic seminar and I felt every minute of the 2 hr session for the next couple of days. So I know it was worth it and I trained hard. I was trying to make it to number 500 so I could give it to Kancho, but alas I didn't quite get there by Saturday and I gave him 496. Bricks in the wall.

On Sunday night, Sean and I went out to New York Bar and Grill Caffe Primo in Marion. I took the photo with the cranes in the groove of the wall I really do like the image and I have an awesome idea for the matching coffee cup. I decided to give the crane to a couple of other diners in the Caffe. We shall see if #500 returns or not?

I am enjoying this journey immensely and now that I have reached the hump I image the second half of this journey will start gaining more momentum as I start making coffee cups and planning out the finer details of the exhibition. I really would love to know what you think about the photos so far. So please leave a comment below or on our facebook page. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.

483. Snow mountains
483. Snow mountains
Monday 14.July.2014
484. Void
484. Void
Monday 14.July.2014
485. Hope
485. Hope
Tuesday 15.July.2014
486. Textured green wave
486. Textured green wave
Tuesday 15.July.2014
487. Blue and Silver Stripes
487. Blue and Silver Stripes
Wednesday 16.July.2014
488. Beautiful Blue Bird at Really Useful Pots
488. Beautiful Blue Bird at Really Useful Pots
Wednesday 16.July.2014
489. Rustic Blue
489. Rustic Blue
Wednesday 16.July.2014
490. Vampire Stash
490. Vampire Stash
Wednesday 16.July.2014
491. Sun Tzu
491. Sun Tzu
Thursday 17.July.2014
492. Flying Home
492. Flying Home
Thursday 17.July.2014
493. Pink and Blue
493. Pink and Blue
Thursday 17.July.2014
494. Dusty Radio
494. Dusty Radio
Friday 18.July.2014
495. Purple Shimmer
495. Purple Shimmer
Friday 18.July.2014
496. Bricks in the wall
496. Bricks in the wall
Saturday 19.July.2014
497. Wooden Tunnel
497. Wooden Tunnel
Saturday 19.July.2014
498. Floating on air
498. Floating on air
Sunday 20.July.2014
499. Flower pot
499. Flower pot
Sunday 20.July.2014
500. Vanishing Point - New York Bar and Grill Caffe Primo
500. Vanishing Point - New York Bar and Grill Caffe Primo
Sunday 20.July.2014

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 26

Week 26.

Would you believe that I have been doing this for 6 months ALREADY! 
Time wise I am halfway, next week I will drink my 500th cup, I am getting excited about that. 

The backgrounds used this week were, my painting briefcase, the lid of my painting box with golden painted lunch bag, my second artwork for SALA at Gallery OneThe Black Turtle of the North, the mirror on the door of my studio, the quilt cover, the lid of the box the chop came in, an orangutan soft toy, butcher's paper that has been wet and then dried, the third painting for SALA at Gallery OneThe Azure Dragon of the East, a coaster, the printed chop, a table cloth, a Chinese newspaper, pizza, newspaper again, orange paper, the dragon artwork, a different quilt cover, the bed sheets and a massage tool, fake flowers, dried flowers and lastly a box of Apples.

So this week I was knee deep in painting the turtle and the dragon for SALA. I attended Meadows country market on the Sunday. 
480 and 481 I gave to the two lovely ladies who run the kitchen at meadows. They do make the best scones. Also a lovely cup of soup, that warmed me up as I was freezing. 

482. Granny Smiths is a box of apples from the energetic Nicci from Avindale Farm who is there every week selling her amazing produce. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

461. Crossroads
461. Crossroads
Monday 7.July.2014
462. The Golden Lunch bag
462. The Golden Lunch bag
Monday 7.July.2014
463. Climb the mountain
463. Climb the mountain
Monday 7.July.2014
464. Refections
464. Refections
Monday 7.July.2014
465. Carmel
465. Carmel
Tuesday 8.July.2014
466. Red Carpet
466. Red Carpet
Tuesday 8.July.2014
467. Orangutan Orange
467. Orangutan Orange
Wednesday 9.July.2014
468. Ripples
468. Ripples
Wednesday 9.July.2014
469. Floating in the sunset
469. Floating in the sunset
Wednesday 9.July.2014
470. Koffee Kup Kranes
470. Koffee Kup Kranes
Thursday 10.July.2014
471. Neiohmi -  Inside, profound, rice
471. Neiohmi - Inside, profound, rice
Thursday 10.July.2014
472. Red Doily
472. Red Doily
473. Chinese medicine balls
473. Chinese medicine balls
Thursday 10.July.2014
474. Exploring Blue China
474. Exploring Blue China
Thursday 10.July.2014
475. Splashes of green
475. Splashes of green
476. Green Shadows on Orange
476. Green Shadows on Orange
Friday 11.July.2014
477. Flying with Dragons
477. Flying with Dragons
Friday 11.July.2014
478. Exploring the Dunes
478. Exploring the Dunes
Saturday 12.July.2014
479. Chilling at the Spacestation
479. Chilling at the Spacestation
Saturday 12.July.2014
480. Red flower
480. Red flower
Sunday 13.July.2014
481. Dried flowers
481. Dried flowers
Sunday 13.July.2014
482. Granny Smiths
482. Granny Smiths
Sunday 13.July.2014

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One


1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 25

Week 25

Hello loyal 1000 cups of crane readers. I apologies that I have not updated the blog for FOUR WEEKS. This is due to locking myself in the studio and painting for the SALA Festival that official opens today the 1st of August. I will be smashing out the four weeks that I am behind. I hope I manage to mention all of the wonderful people I have met in this time. 

This week backgrounds were: Quilt cover, pot holder, my first artwork for SALA - The White Tiger of the West, paper, container of slip, my easel, my jumper (that I knitted) art goal workbook from Leonie Dawson, paper at Gallery One, Knight Rider box set, office chair, bubble wrap, inside of a slipper, white plate, Tangerine meg's paints, The Tardis model, earrings and necklace, bathsalts, hot dog, moose and plant and a homemade teddycat.

On Wednesday (cup #449) of this week I visited Gallery One in Mitcham. The artworks for SALA will be on display at Gallery One until the 24th of August. I explained the 1000 cups of cranes journey/project to the Gallery coordinator Sanya and she really loves it. All things going well the exhibition 1000 cups of cranes will be held at Gallery One in March 2015. At some point before visiting Sanya at the Gallery I had this brainwave to create 1000 COFFEE CUPS inspired by the photos from this blog.  I have begun this second phase of creating these ART CUPS to be sold at the exhibition along with the photos and the crane artworks. I am very excited by this new phase of this journey. You will be able to come to Gallery One on the 16th and 23rd to see me making these cups and possibly even contribute to them in some way.

I have also started a drawing table, where you can colour in a square for me to use to fold cranes out of. This table will be available at most of my market event from here on out. (If I have enough space)

Over the weekend I was at Flinders st Market 
455. Tangerine Cranes - Tangerine Meg an wonderful lady named Margi who creates bold art with bold colours for bold souls. 
456. Dr Who - Babycakes run by Kristy a bright bubbly woman who creates awesome Jewellery from Dr Who to Vincent Van Gogh (one of my favourites) to Lego pieces. I recently bought some flowers to match my Wonkie Knee Art custom art jacket. 
457. Coffee & Vanilla - Oh Deer Sugar. Bath Salts that have coffee in them. I AM IN HEAVEN!!!! Sharni and Nikki make all of their vegan body products. The smell is incredible.
458. Elaborate Nest Building 101 - Haddo's Hog Dogs. Oh My Gawd!!!! 
Carly and Glenn make the best dang hot dogs EVER!!!       "Get in my belly"
459. Moose Juice - Juice excuse. Dani makes a killer juice and an extremely tasty warming soup well worth it on a winter's day.
460. 460. Sleeping Teddy Cat- Sukie. Kareen makes some beautiful handmade home decor items and children's clothing. I couldn't go past the gorgeous Teddy cats. So cuddly and just adorable. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 
441. Stripey Wave
441. Stripey Wave
Monday 30.June.2014
442. Puffy Pink
442. Puffy Pink
Monday 30.June.2014
443. White Tiger in Progress
443. White Tiger in Progress
Monday 30.June.2014
444. Get the green dot
444. Get the green dot
Tuesday 1.July.2014
445. Concentric circles
445. Concentric circles
Tuesday 1.July.2014
446. If your not living on the edge. You're taking up too much room
446. If your not living on the edge. You're taking up too much room
Tuesday 1.July.2014
447. Textured Purple
447. Textured Purple
Wednesday 2.July.2014
448. Colourful patterns
448. Colourful patterns
Wednesday 2.July.2014
449. Orange at Gallery One
449. Orange at Gallery One
Wednesday 2.July.2014
450. Fire Cranes
450. Fire Cranes
Thursday 3.July.2014
451. Textured wave
451. Textured wave
Thursday 3.July.2014
452. Big Pillows of air
452. Big Pillows of air
Friday 4.July.2014
453. Snow cave
453. Snow cave
Friday 4.July.2014
454. Ice Skating
454. Ice Skating
Friday 4.July.2014
455. Tangerine Crane - Tangerine Meg
455. Tangerine Crane - Tangerine Meg
Saturday 5.July.2014
456. Dr Who - Babycakes
456. Dr Who - Babycakes
Saturday 5.July.2014
457. Coffee & Vanilla - Oh Deer Sugar
457. Coffee & Vanilla - Oh Deer Sugar
Saturday 5.July.2014
458. Elaborate Nest Building 101 - Haddo's Hot Dogs
458. Elaborate Nest Building 101 - Haddo's Hot Dogs
Sunday 6.July.2014
459. Moose Juice - Juice Excuse
459. Moose Juice - Juice Excuse
Sunday 6.July.2014
460. Sleeping Teddy Cat - Sukie
460. Sleeping Teddy Cat - Sukie
Sunday 6.July.2014




































































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition.

Thanks, Naomi - the Wonkie One

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 24

Week 24

Hello again, so close to the half way mark I can just taste the coffee. Ha Ha Ha.

This week the backgrounds were the dinning table and ruler, the tiles in the lounge room, quilt cover, sandal, the card table, dojo and students, pink note pad, scarf, blanket, side of the stereo, ice cream cone, a bench, my apron, thank you card, parsley, tablecloth, a board for clay, large crane and basket, inside a rusted old laundry tub, a book and chocolate bar.

So this week I spent most of the week creating some clay creatures taking progress shots and smashing out creating the instructions to use for our clay sculpture classes. It felt really good to be using both my bachelor's degree and my graduate diploma in my business. This really makes me feel like I am doing what I was meant to be doing and what I have dreamed of doing since I was 15 years old. I am very excited to see what creations these resources inspire. 

Susanna from Really useful pots and I conducted a introduction to clay creation at New Life Church in Tanunda for the UP Kids Club, ranging in age from about 5-12. They all had a fantastic time getting messy hands producing all sorts of imaginative creations, one small young lady around 5 years old created a couple of little tiny tea cups and three hand bags. It was an awesome night and the team gave us both beautiful cards and a box of chocolates. 

We spent the weekend at the Flinders Street Market and it was totally rocking. Gas heaters DELICIOUS food, fantastic stalls and enthusiastic people, such a wonderful place to spend a winter weekend.  I had such a great time creating clay in the market and life drawing with Dr Sketchy. 

But first 435. is the tablecloth at Raewyn stall Betty's Frock Shop. Raewyn has some amazing clothes, boots and other groovy things. I especially love the dress she made out neck ties it is a true work of art. 

Number 436. really awesome ideas I decided needed to go to one of our behind the scenes market people Lisa. She is there every week making sure the little things get done, that every one has what they need and supporting Georgia so I though she could have this one because .... she is AWESOME and the market was helping all of us like minded creatives generate some awesome ideas. 

437. Are you our mummy? went to a couple of new stall holders at our little rocking shed. Tina  from Poschka Designs Handmade earrings and accessories and Natalie Three Parsons a fashion label. I heard they had paper cranes in their stall so I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to take a photo of my cranes with theirs. 

On Sunday we had a very special visit from Dr Sketchy Adelaide and a live model. A few of us stall holders and some of the public sat for a couple of hours drawing sketches of Hannah the model, bobby for apples in a bit of a risque fashion. It was very enjoyable and if time permits I will be completing an artwork for possible selection in the calendar. I am also looking forward attending more of Dr Sketchy's events in the future.  

Olive branch is part of the cover of Diana Hutchinson's book “Setting Yourself Free”. Diana runs a life coaching business Directions Coaching she also offers business coaching, and goal setting groups. 

The final photo of this week "440. Dreams do come true" refers to the awesome weekend I had, the market was rocking, a lovely lady by the name of Amber came down to ask me to draw her beautiful dog Bailey, book into our clay workshop and on Sunday Sanya from Gallery One came down to the market to have a look at my work, more about this in next weeks blog. 

You can find me at the following markets for July and August.

July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
I am having a weekend off for painting and recharging.
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market
August 
2nd of August Wonkie Knee Art and Really Useful Pots will be at Flinders St Market hosting a workshop 
Event hosted by The Sunshine Van
We hope you will join us it is going to be so much fun. 
3rd of August - Gallery One, SALA festival exhibition - ELEMENTS opening.


For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 
421. Crane Ruler
421. Crane Ruler
Monday 23.June.2014
422. Divided cranes
422. Divided cranes
Monday 23.June.2014
423. Mountain Hiking
423. Mountain Hiking
Tuesday 24.June.2014
424. Crosshatches
424. Crosshatches
Tuesday 24.June.2014
425. Fullarton Dojo
425. Fullarton Dojo
Tuesday 24.June.2014
426. Double Pink
426. Double Pink
Wednesday 25.June.2014
427. Glowing green
427. Glowing green
Wednesday 25.June.2014
428. Knitted yellow
428. Knitted yellow
Thursday 26.June.2014
429. Escape your cage
429. Escape your cage
Thursday 26.June.2014
430. Waffle Crane
430. Waffle Crane
Thursday 26.June.2014
431. Office Blue
431. Office Blue
Friday 26.June.2014
432. Stone cranes
432. Stone cranes
Friday 26.June.2014
433. When I grow up I'm going to be a Butterfly
433. When I grow up I'm going to be a Butterfly
Friday 26.June.2014
434. Playing with Parsley
434. Playing with Parsley
Friday 26.June.2014
435. Flag - Betty's Frock Shop
435. Flag - Betty's Frock Shop
Saturday 27.June.2014
436. really awesome ideas
436. really awesome ideas
Saturday 27.June.2014
437. Are you our mummy?
437. Are you our mummy?
Saturday 27.June.2014
438. Bobbing for apples with Dr Sketchy
438. Bobbing for apples with Dr Sketchy
Sunday 28.June.2014
439. Olive branch
439. Olive branch
Sunday 28.June.2014
440. Dreams do come true
440. Dreams do come true
Sunday 28.June.2014



































































If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi




1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 23

Week 23

Hello everyone. Sorry about the delay on Week 23. I am under the pump now. As I have lots of exciting things on the horizon for Wonkie Knee Art. Working in collaboration with Really Useful Pots, is very exciting and the classes that we will be running from Susanna's Studio in Angaston are going to be fantastic. Her property is fantastic, peaceful and pretty much my absolute dream home/studio can not wait to start producing some incredible clay pieces.  

From now until the end of July I am locking myself in my studio as much as I can to finish my four artworks series "Five Elements" for the SALA festival exhibition at Gallery One in Mitcham. 

This week the backgrounds were the footpath, inside a chocolate wrapper, hot chips, artwork sketch, wine glasses at Susanne's house, coffee cups made by Really Useful Pots, Sean's hood, the bench at mum's with dark lighting, the quilt cover, a vase with flowers in it, the dash of the car, lump of clay with crane imprints, capsicums, blanket, red rug and table cloth, wooden mushrooms, embroidered positive message, Calcite gemstone, flowers, the heater. 

This week I visited Really Useful Pots on Wednesday to work on some ideas for our collaboration. Susanna's Studio is brilliant and I am so happy to be visiting her on a more regular basis. It was an interesting week, my business has truly taken a new path and it is wildly exciting.

Also spent the weekend at my new favourite hang out Flinders Street Market. 
I met some more fantastic stall holders. 

Saturday we met Julia from Starr Fruit and Veg, her capsicums starring in 413. Fresh fruit and vegetable every week the best reason to get down to the market and have a look at all of the INCREDIBLE market stalls.

Blue on Blue with tunes - Theo is an fantastic musician I met at Market on Oaklands who has decided to join the Flinders St Market party. He brings all the bells and whistles and the kids can provide some percussion and sing along. Mum picked up the ukulele and provided some back up. 

Red Red Red is the Beautiful Coco Stop who I have mentioned before. But who can go past homemade chocolate, in the most amazing flavours. Bebe is so adorable and Ama and Phil are so wonderful to have in the market each week. Phil has stepped up to help our lovely leader Georgia with the logistics of the market and is doing an marvelous job. 

On Sunday we were joined by Graham and Carol. Graham makes some amazing wooden items from bowls to mushrooms featured in 416. Carol makes some beautiful clothing for children. You can contact graham via email marvin42@y7mail.com

Friends with Benefits are making it happen. The are a new enterprise that are looking for 'makers' who are creative and passionate, they want to be your friend with benefits and help share your talents with the world. 

I love the colour and textures of 418. Calcite from Steven Corfield Jewellery Design. Steven makes all his own unique beautiful jewellery featuring metals and stones.

That is all the fabulous people that I talked to this week at the markets. 

You can find me at the following markets for June and July.

June
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
Having a weekend off.
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market

August 
2nd of August Wonkie Knee Art and Really Useful Pots will be at Flinders St Market hosting a workshop 
Event hosted by The Sunshine Van
We hope you will join us it is going to be so much fun. 

For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 
401. Rainy Day
401. Rainy Day
Monday 16.June.2014
402. Pink cave
402. Pink cave
Monday 16.June.2014
403. Crane Chips
403. Crane Chips
Tuesday 17.June.2014
404. Stripey Pink
404. Stripey Pink
Tuesday 17.June.2014
405. Glass rings- Really Useful Pots
405. Glass rings- Really Useful Pots
Wednesday 18.June.2014
406. Brilliant Pink Glaze - Really Useful Pots
406. Brilliant Pink Glaze - Really Useful Pots
Wednesday 18.June.2014
407. Tartan
407. Tartan
Thursday 19.June.2014
408. Streetlight
408. Streetlight
Thursday 19.June.2014
409. Shadows on the dunes
409. Shadows on the dunes
Friday 20.June.2014
410. Fish Watching
410. Fish Watching
Friday 20.June.2014
411. Drive in the rain
411. Drive in the rain
Friday 20.June.2014
412. Crane prints
412. Crane prints
Friday 20.June.2014
413. Capsicums, red and yellow - Julia
413. Capsicums, red and yellow - Julia
Saturday 21.June.2014
414. Blue on Blue with tunes - Theo
414. Blue on Blue with tunes - Theo
Saturday 21.June.2014
415. Red Red Red
415. Red Red Red
Saturday 21.June.2014
416. Wooden Mushroom forest - Graham
416. Wooden Mushroom forest - Graham
Sunday 22.June.2014
417. Make it Happen - friends with benefits
417. Make it Happen - friends with benefits
Sunday 22.June.2014
418. Calcite - Steven Corfield
418. Calcite - Steven Corfield
Sunday 22.June.2014
419. Pretty pink and white
419. Pretty pink and white
420. Purple heat
420. Purple heat
Sunday 22.June.2014
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 22

Week 22

400 cups only 600 to go!!!!

The backgrounds that I used this week were a t-shirt and dressing gown, coffee cup, blanket and coffee table, table, bench at the post office, Sean's jumper, coasters, a box with ribbon on it, bed sheets, socks, easel, paint pallet, my jeans, box with giraffe print on it, carrot cake, pumpkins, hair ribbons, plant and water crystals, tea towel, and my feet in the bath. 

So this week we attended the last Market on Oaklands, I walked around and met each and every market stall that was in attendance. Those who had business cards I collected and I have listed them below. (sorry if I missed anyone) Thank you to all of the markets holders who donated prizes for our Relay for Life team, if you wish to donate some money my partner Sean has joined the GKR team and you can donate here -  Donate to Relay for life. - Sean Watts.

If you are a fellow business and would be interested in donating anything that we could use as raffle or auction items we will be running at least two events. One in August which will be a quiz night and another in early October which will be a themed night at the Griffins Head Hotel. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.  

Or if you want to join our team send me an email or message on facebook and we will get you organised. 

My favourite photo this week is 400. This little piggy went to Market. I was going to go out an have a special cup but I was in so much pain and exhausted from the day at the Market I had a bath instead.

Please follow the links at the end of this blog to contact any of the market stalls from Market on Oaklands. 

You can find me at the following markets for June and July.
June
21st and 22nd June - Flinders St Market
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
Having a weekend off.
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market

2nd and 3rd August SOMETHING VERY EXCITING HAPPENING !!! So stay tuned. 

For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

The exhibition will probably in March 2015 during the fringe festival. I just need to find a venue. If you have any suggestions for an awesome place to hold my exhibition, PLEASE let me know.  As time is a constant thing I need to start planning the exhibition so IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Here are this weeks images.

381. Purple waves crashing onto a black sandy beach
381. Purple waves crashing onto a black sandy beach
Monday 9.June.2014
382. Two tone red
382. Two tone red
Monday 9.June.2014
383. Orange with a fringe of blue
383. Orange with a fringe of blue
Tuesday 10.June.2014
384. Tuesday afternoon
384. Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday 10.June.2014
385. Starry sky - Mitcham Post office
385. Starry sky - Mitcham Post office
Wednesday 11.June.2014
386. Fluffballs
386. Fluffballs
Wednesday 11.June.2014
387. Disks of rainbow
387. Disks of rainbow
Thursday 12.June.2014
388. Red present
388. Red present
Thursday 12.June.2014
389. Ebb and Flow
389. Ebb and Flow
Friday 13.June.2014
390. A sock full of posies
390. A sock full of posies
Friday 13.June.2014
391. Splashes of colours
391. Splashes of colours
Friday 13.June.2014
392. Paint pallet
392. Paint pallet
Friday 13.June.2014
393. Red white and blue with tiny bit of purple
393. Red white and blue with tiny bit of purple
Saturday 14.June.2014
394. Giraffe Crane
394. Giraffe Crane
Saturday 14.June.2014
395. Hmm carrot cake
395. Hmm carrot cake
Saturday 14.June.2014
396. Pumpkin slide - Product of BR & GC Schiller
396. Pumpkin slide - Product of BR & GC Schiller
Sunday 15.June.2014
397. Bow tie - Grandma's Crafts
397. Bow tie - Grandma's Crafts
Sunday 15.June.2014
398. Purple jelly - Suzie's & Paulie's Water Crystals
398. Purple jelly - Suzie's & Paulie's Water Crystals
Sunday 15.June.2014
399. Purple Elephant - Kerrie
399. Purple Elephant - Kerrie
Sunday 15.June.2014
400. This little piggy went to Market
400. This little piggy went to Market
Sunday 15.June.2014
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi

Market on Oaklands Stall holders
a large number of these stall holders also trade at Blackwood craft market
held on the 1st Sunday of the month in The Blackwood Memorial Hall

Kerrie Gould - Blackwood Craft Market 
Organiser and a stall holder of crafts and homewares

Beagle Bean Coffee www.beaglebeans.com.au 
Freshly roasted premium coffee

Claire's Creations cphillips@adam.com.au 
Handmade Jewellery and Cottage Craft

Chooky Little Bookys - www.chookylittlebooky.com 
Specialising in Unique Stationery and Gifts for children 

Crystal Spirit Aromatics - Mary 0401 261 523 
Aromatherapy healing, Specialising in organic chakra and auric mist sprays.

Daisy Chain - Facebook - Handmade gifts

Doggaloggle Delights - Facebook 
100% real food Preservative and Wheat free dog treats

Grandma's Crafts - Jan 
 rebelbec81@yahoo.com.au - scarfs, beaded balls and other crafts

Julie Wildman - Patchwork Crafts, Toys and Gifts - 0447 901 986

Just Joeys Candles - Facebook - Handmade candles

Klever Krafts - Marion marionj48@gmail.com and Sandra sandraandles@bigpond.com

Kurly Kyoos - Facebook - Ann Soffy

Maryelen's Piece of Heaven Craft - Facebook - 
Teapots, Vintage high tea items and hire Childrens tea party items.

Parents and Kidz - www.parentsandkidz.com

Party Lite Candles  - www.partylite.com.au - Alison Huffa - 0432820697

Products of BR & GC Schiller - bgedas@bigpond.com 
Fruits and vegetables, emu eggs and feathers. 

Rikie's - rkfadol@picknowl.com.au - Handmade crafts

Ruffin - Facebook 
Fun accessories for dogs, Handmade, collars, bandannas, coats, toys and treats

Soy Nice Soy Candles - Facebook - Soy candles 

Suzie's & Paulie's Water Crystals - Pauline 0411986902 
Colourful water crystals for decoration and fantastic for keeping your plants alive.

Whimsical Sheepskin Teddy Bears - Susan - howee@chariot.net.au



1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 21

Week 21

380 Cranes.... next week I will reach the 400 mark!

This week the back grounds used were my shirt collar and skin, the armrest on Grandma's chair, my dressing gown, the heater, bed sheets, inside of a glass, a light shinning through a glass onto butchers paper, the inside of a plastic bag, sandpaper, the inside cover of a notebook, the outside cover of a notebook, the window in the door with the sun going down, the credits of a movie, bananas and yogurt on bread, my drawing, a felt scarf, a toy car, some garlic, the dashboard of my car and my new knitted gloves. 

This week Sean and I went and saw "Edge of tomorrow" @ Wallis cinema in Mitcham. AWESOME movie, I love it, I want to watch it again. This crane I left on the table in the foyer of the cinema. Whenever I leave cranes in random locations I want to stay and watch how people react and engage with it. But I didn't. If you found it I would love to hear your thoughts/feelings about it.

I had a day off from markets on Saturday, I spent the day drawing one of the commissions I had on my books to do. It is an awesome drawing and I will share it as soon as the client has given it to her mum.

On Sunday Mum and I attended Meadows Country Market and it was a great day. Mum did me a massive favour and measured all 99cards... So this week I tick over 100 original artworks in around about 1 year.  Not a bad effort. 

This week we met Melinda from reincarnate and one of her scarves is featured in 
photo 376. Melinda has just started attending markets with her felt creations. We also featured one of Richard's cars in 377. He and his wares are in attendance at  Meadows (2nd sun) and Stirling Markets (4th sun) each month. Hopefully in Spring you will be able to see me in attendance at Stirling Market as well. 

Image 378. stars garlic organically grown by Ruth who with Tyson runs the Meadows Market. Ruth and Steve grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and meat on their farm Yerelina. You can find Ruth selling food and produce from her farm at Meadows on the 2nd sun and Adelaide Hills Farmers Market in Mt Barker every saturday (except the 2nd sat).

The last two photo of the week were taken while making pie with Mum.  I went for a quick trip to get some more ingredients and I left number 379 on the self serve check out at the local IGA. From my car I saw the attendant pick it up. I wonder what happened to number 379 after that. Will 379 make it to the exhibition, or not?

380. Handmade is the best - Mundawora Alpacas. The background for this image is my new pair of gloves made by Jan Bentley from  Mundawora Alpacas.

That is all for this week. Unfortunately it seems that Market on Oaklands will not be running after this Sunday. So if anyone knows of an indoor market I can attend as a stallholder in the Marion or surrounding areas on the 3rd weekend of the month please let me know. 

 You can find me at the following markets for June and July.
June
15th June - Market on Oakland
21st and 22nd June - Flinders St Market
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
20th July - Looking for a new market in Marion or surrounding areas 
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market

2nd and 3rd August SOMETHING VERY EXCITING HAPPENING !!! So stay tuned. 

For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows
ASA Marion Leisure Centre, Oaklands Rd, Morphettville

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

The exhibition will probably in March 2015 during the fringe festival. I just need to find a venue. If you have any suggestions for an awesome place to hold my exhibition, PLEASE let me know.  As time is a constant thing I need to start planning the exhibition so IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Here are this weeks images.

361. Sitting on the edge
361. Sitting on the edge
Monday 2.June.2014
362. Hot pink
362. Hot pink
Monday 2.June.2014
363. Fluffy purple & yellow
363. Fluffy purple & yellow
Tuesday 3.June.2014
364. Hot Chocolate.
364. Hot Chocolate.
Tuesday 3.June.2014
365. Pixelated rainbow
365. Pixelated rainbow
Wednesday 4.June.2014
366. I'm getting dizzy
366. I'm getting dizzy
Wednesday 4.June.2014
367. In the spotlight
367. In the spotlight
Wednesday 4.June.2014
368. Apple green
368. Apple green
Wednesday 4.June.2014
369. Sand everywhere
369. Sand everywhere
Thursday 5.June.2014
370. Mauve branches
370. Mauve branches
Thursday 5.June.2014
371. Hanging with the hummingbirds
371. Hanging with the hummingbirds
Friday 6.June.2014
372. Purple Honeycomb
372. Purple Honeycomb
Friday 6.June.2014
373. @ the movies - Wallis Mitcham
373. @ the movies - Wallis Mitcham
Friday 6.June.2014
374. Banana Breakfast
374. Banana Breakfast
Saturday 7.June.2014
375. Blue eye
375. Blue eye
Saturday 7.June.2014
376. Layers of felt by reincarnations
376. Layers of felt by reincarnations
Sunday 8.June.2014
377. Running away to the Circus
377. Running away to the Circus
Sunday 8.June.2014
378. Pretty Purple Garlic - Yerelina
378. Pretty Purple Garlic - Yerelina
Sunday 8.June.2014
379. Quick trip to the shops
379. Quick trip to the shops
Sunday 8.June.2014
380. Handmade is the best - Mundawora Alpacas
380. Handmade is the best - Mundawora Alpacas
Sunday 8.June.2014


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 20

Week 20!

WOW only 32 weeks to go! And 640 cups to drink 1280 cranes to fold! (still sounds like so many) 

The backgrounds that I used this week were the grass with fresh raindrops on it, a pair of large leaves with clover cover below, my new note holders from Officeworks, curtains, clovers with rain on them, the cut branch of an almond tree, the wooden floor at the pizzeria, a book, leaves and grass, flowers, blanket with an inverse filter, textured paper, different grass, the wardrobe and a sign, bowl of apples, crochet rug, key hanging ornament on wooden table, pair of earrings that I bought, awesome salad that I ate and a fabulous chair!

This week Sean and I went and had all you can eat at Toto's Pizzeria, sitting on the floor taking photos is a conversation starter. ha ha ha. 

We also attended Flinders St Market on Saturday and Sunday. So I met lots of wonderful people and stall holders. 

355. Bobbing for apples - The Sunshine Van. Rene' and her daughter Sugar had their Sunshine Van - a caravan art gallery store next door to us on Saturday and Sunday. - "The Sunshine Van is a delightful little old caravan transformed into a snazzy Art Gallery Store - showcasing beautiful artworks by 27 talented artists"  It is a fabulous art space filled with an abundance of art and crafts.
  
356. Thinking outside the square- Minnie Crochet Boutique A fantastic collection of amazing 'Crochet slippers, lariats, home decor and accessories and embroidered gifts.' Some really warm things for winter available from Minnie.
 
357. Elephant taxi - A stall of a fantastic collection of things from key hanging ornaments, to clothes and clocks.

358. Swingtime - Juanita Tortilla. 'Juanita makes fabulous bags and accessories out of unloved things for Eco-conscious people.' I bought the crochet earrings featured in this image. Because, well, I love them and they match my Wonkie Knee Art jacket I painted. Juanita is a girl after my own heart, as she enjoys re-purposing materials and other things into a new and fantastic products, something I also love to do. Which reminds me of the boxes of things I have in storage, that are going to have to come out and be completed into a new range of things for the spring market scene so stay tuned for that....so much to do so little time....     Also make sure you check out Juanita's awesome website and blog.

359. With Salad - The Lunch Lady. Anelis makes the most AMAZING salads, muesli, rhubarb crumble, cheesecake and I am sure the other things she makes are also delicious. As you can see mum and I ate soooo much from her stall. The muesli with strawberries and my fave yogurt was excellent. Mum had 2 crumbles so must have been tasty, we had salad for lunch and I had more for dinner. The salad we had was 'Bio-dynamic Brown Rice Salad with Raw Zucchini, Mixed seeds, Almonds, Mint and Avocado' and the dressing is divine! 
The White chocolate and raspberry cheese cake O MY GAWD!!!! Any way check out her FB page and come down to the market next time she is there and have a taste. B-E-A-utiful. 

360. You ARE a doily! - Pretty by Pip. And last but certainly not least is Pretty by Pip. "Pip has released her own range of natural, mineral makeup. Great for sensitive skin - the only animal testing is on Pip! This range is made in South Australia, is Vegetarian friendly (has some Vegan friendly products, too) and is divine!" If you feel like getting a make over Pip is the one to see.  

If you are curious about the title of this image, the cranes were folded from a doily from the lunch lady and if you have been following my journey you will be aware there are two other references to a doily and a line from a movie. That always makes me laugh. First person to post the correct movie to our Wonkie Knee Art Facebook page will win a postcard and limited edition art tote prize pack! Valued @ $40. 

Also other fantastic stalls holders that I met on the weekend were Juice Excuse fantastic Juices and INCREDIBLE soup, which was definitely needed on Saturday as it was so cold. 

Consultant  which is a "Natural seasonings, spices, salts and other gourmet items which are inspired by ethnic regions and custom blended to make cooking fast, simple and healthy (with no added gluten, MSG or preservatives) Australian Made and Owned Company". If you would like to arrange a tasting contact Amanda via her facebook page.

This weekend had so many other superb stalls if you want to know the line up at Flinders st Market each week stay tuned the markets facebook page. But make sure you visit me @ meadows this Sunday.

 You can find me at the following markets for June and July.
June
8th June - Meadows Country Market
15th June - Market on Oakland
21st and 22nd June - Flinders St Market
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
20th July - Looking for a new market in Marion area 
26th and 27th July - Flinders St Market

For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows
ASA Marion Leisure Centre, Oaklands Rd, Morphettville

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

The exhibition will probably in March 2015 during the fringe festival. I just need to find a venue. If you have any suggestions for an awesome place to hold my exhibition, PLEASE let me know.  As time is a constant thing I need to start planning the exhibition so IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Here are this weeks images.

341. Collecting rain drops
341. Collecting rain drops
Monday 26.May.2014
342. Leaf pods
342. Leaf pods
Monday 26.May.2014
343. The Giraffe and Rex
343. The Giraffe and Rex
Tuesday 27.May.2014
344. Waves of Green
344. Waves of Green
Tuesday 27.May.2014
345. Raindrops keep falling on my head
345. Raindrops keep falling on my head
Wednesday 28.May.2014
346. Three hundred and forty six years old, that cant be right?
346. Three hundred and forty six years old, that cant be right?
Wednesday 28.May.2014
347. Dog Fight - Toto's Pizzeria
347. Dog Fight - Toto's Pizzeria
Wednesday 28.May.2014
348. Mystery Cranes
348. Mystery Cranes
Wednesday 28.May.2014
349. Purple leaf
349. Purple leaf
Thursday 29.May.2014
350. White flowers in the afternoon sun
350. White flowers in the afternoon sun
Thursday 29.May.2014
351. Silvery blue
351. Silvery blue
Thursday 29.May.2014
352. Two white textures
352. Two white textures
Friday 30.May.2014
353. Race you to the top
353. Race you to the top
Friday 30.May.2014
354. Keep Calm and Have a coffee
354. Keep Calm and Have a coffee
Friday 30.May.2014
355. Bobbing for apples - The Sunshine Van
355. Bobbing for apples - The Sunshine Van
Saturday 31.May.2014
356. Thinking outside the square- Minnie Crochet Boutique
356. Thinking outside the square- Minnie Crochet Boutique
Saturday 31.May.2014
357. Elephant taxi
357. Elephant taxi
Saturday 31.May.2014
358. Swingtime - Juanita Tortilla
358. Swingtime - Juanita Tortilla
Sunday 1.June.2014
359. With Salad - The Lunch Lady
359. With Salad - The Lunch Lady
Sunday 1.June.2014
360. You ARE a doily - Pretty by Pip
360. You ARE a doily - Pretty by Pip
Sunday 1.June.2014
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it until march 2015 when you will be asked to bring it to the exhibition opening night, register your email address HERE so I can send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. So your crane can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi

1000 cups of Cranes - Week 19

Week 19!

This week I have made it to 340, which means I am over a third of the way there!
As we were out when I had cup 333, my partner and I were curious about who will get number 666? I have also been a little concerned of other numbers that might be deemed unlucky but alas what can I do. 

Enough about that I believe that everything happens for a reason and the right numbered cranes will luckily go to the correct person.

The backgrounds that I used this week have seen me start moving in another direction which I am truly enjoying a lot, but firstly in order, my t-shirt, the table, my diary, the curtains in the hall, a coffee cup and the coffee table, my cat Padme, a piece of gum tree bark in the grass, my jumper,  the clover patch, a piece of butcher paper with strong lighting, a piece of red paper with strong sunlight coming from the window, the mossy grass under the clothes line, my latte at the Pancake Kitchen, my drink bottle and my t-shirt, the sky with the gum tree leaves and one of the clothes line wires, a bench at a school, the gymnasium floor, the wooden folding table top, the bed sheets again and finally my jumper with the bed sheets and the lamp light. 

The new direction that I have been following has been moving outside and taking some amazing photos of cranes with leaves, grass, bark and sky, they just look incredible especially coupled with red cranes for contrast. So I am finding this collection to be very exciting and it gave me the idea of grouping shots into a smaller series of images, either as a set of cards or as artwork collection. We will see when we end up on the other side of this journey. 

I have to specially mention cup 340. Watching the sunset. This would have to be one of my favourite images to date. As this photo is my jumper with something underneath it to make the mountains. I held the bed sheet up behind the mountain and moved the lamp in close to create the amazing lighting effect. 
Which prompts me to say that all of the photo I take are not enhanced or photo-shopped after they are taken with only my HTC one phone. Some of them I use the filters on the phone, most of them I take without a flash. On occasion i will use the flash but I will shield the flash using either a piece of paper or my finger. I digress... 

This week Sean and I went and saw X-men at Mitcham Cinema and then we went into town for a late dinner at The Orignal Pancake Kitchen, the food and service at the pancake kitchen was awesome. The other guest were..... well the title of the image says it all "too much information" in so many ways. And that is all I am going to say about that. 

Mum and I went to the Persian Breeders Cat Club Show on Sunday for other cat show events visit the Feline Association of South Australia page. I will not be at the next event as I am already booked in at Market on Oaklands. This event was excellent and the food at the canteen was AMAZING, we met some wonderful people and were privileged enough to draw and met some beautiful cats, visit our Wonkie Knee Art facebook page. (they will be uploaded to the webpage galleries as soon as I have time)

For the months of June and July you can find me at the following markets.
June
31st May and 1st June - Flinders St Market
8th June - Meadows Country Market
15th June - Market on Oakland
21st and 22nd June - Flinders St Market
28th and 29th June - Flinders St Market
July
5th and 6th July  - Flinders St Market
13th July  - Meadows Country Market
20th June - Market on Oakland
26th and 27th June - Flinders St Market

For more information on each market visit their facebook pages
230 Flinders st, Adelaide
The Meadows Memorial hall, Mawson St, Meadows
ASA Marion Leisure Centre, Oaklands Rd, Morphettville

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

The exhibition will probably in March 2015 during the fringe festival. I just need to find a venue. If you have any suggestions for an awesome place to hold my exhibition, PLEASE let me know.  As time is a constant thing I need to start planning the exhibition so IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Here are this weeks images.

321. Printed Flower
321. Printed Flower
Monday 19.May.2014
322. Polished Pink
322. Polished Pink
Monday 19.May.2014
323. Pink spots black stripes
323. Pink spots black stripes
Tuesday 20.May.2014
324. Fluffy
324. Fluffy
Tuesday 20.May.2014
325. Lil Dude
325. Lil Dude
Tuesday 20.May.2014
326. Time to Groom, Padme.
326. Time to Groom, Padme.
Wednesday 21.May.2014
327. Which way should we go
327. Which way should we go
Wednesday 21.May.2014
328. Vibrant Orange on dunes of Blue
328. Vibrant Orange on dunes of Blue
Thursday 22.May.2014
329. Cloverpatch
329. Cloverpatch
Thursday 22.May.2014
330. white on white with cubes of colour
330. white on white with cubes of colour
Thursday 22.May.2014
331. Ready for take off
331. Ready for take off
Friday 23.May.2014
332. Moss
332. Moss
Friday 23.May.2014
333. Too much infomation @ the Pancake kitchen
333. Too much infomation @ the Pancake kitchen
Friday 23.May.2014
334. Purple sky
334. Purple sky
Saturday 24.May.2014
335. Cranes on a wire
335. Cranes on a wire
Saturday 24.May.2014
336. Woodpeckers
336. Woodpeckers
Sunday 25.May.2014
337. Floating on water
337. Floating on water
Sunday 25.May.2014
338. I'm not talking to you. Me neither.
338. I'm not talking to you. Me neither.
Sunday 25.May.2014
339. White tailed Cranes
339. White tailed Cranes
Sunday 25.May.2014
340. Watching the sunset
340. Watching the sunset
Sunday 25.May.2014
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it for approximately one year, register your email address HERE and I will send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. In which I will ask you to bring the crane back so it can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 

Thanks Naomi


1000 cups of cranes - Week 18

Week 18

Sorry again for the delay, time just seems to be getting away from me at the moment. Lots of drawing and painting to do YAY!

This week the backgrounds used were a croissant at Ricca Coffee, the cover of Sean's 2nd draft of his feature film - it's going to be a awesome movie. The bench at mums house with a cup, my crane container, a bottle of milk and mum's shirt. The curtains in my studio, a chair, the keyboard, a mug and a pair of scissors, the window, more curtains, a pencil sketch, the bed sheets, a jumper, my red jacket with a pair of Tim Tams, the Opera House lego box at the Bricktopia event that a gentleman named Shaun was building, my big breakfast, my jeans, a scarf, the table cloth, mum's glass cleaning cloth and a coffee brochure.

317. Burnt Orange is a felt scarf from Kay's Kids at Market on Oaklands.
Kay's Teddy writes a blog of all his adventures and our artwork features in his blog on the 18th of may. The blog is very good, it is poetry, and is so much better than my diary entries. Click the link above to have a read. 

320. Coffee?  Was a taste of Organo Gold Coffee also at Market on Oaklands.
Organo Gold Coffee includes 100% certified organic Ganoderma which is regarded by the chinese as "Miraculous King of Herbs". It is a red mushroom. Check it out, the coffee tastes great.

I will be in attendance as Market on Oaklands every 3rd Sunday of the month. This is a great market, so make sure you come over and have a look. 
It is inside the Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre on Oaklands Rd. Morphettville, 
Each 3rd Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm.

This market is also the closest market to my house and it means if I have Karate students grading I can just duck out of the market briefly to support my students and then get back to the market to help mum pack up. 

Week 19 is coming up very shortly I promise. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here. 

The exhibition will probably in March 2015 during the fringe festival. I just need to find a venue. If you have any suggestions for an awesome place to hold my exhibition, PLEASE let me know.  As time is a constant thing I need to start planning the exhibition so IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Here are this weeks images.

301. Pastry Mountain - Ricca Coffee
301. Pastry Mountain - Ricca Coffee
Monday 12.May.2014
302. 2nd Draft
302. 2nd Draft
Monday 12.May.2014
303. Blue milk
303. Blue milk
Monday 12.May.2014
304. Giraffe Ocean
304. Giraffe Ocean
Tuesday 13.May.2014
305. Sandy Beach
305. Sandy Beach
Tuesday 13.May.2014
306. Keyboard Kranes
306. Keyboard Kranes
Wednesday 14.May.2014
307. Red and Green
307. Red and Green
Wednesday 14.May.2014
308. Silhouette
308. Silhouette
Thursday 15.May.2014
309. Leaving the Nest
309. Leaving the Nest
Thursday 15.May.2014
310. Chameleon Cranes
310. Chameleon Cranes
Thursday 15.May.2014
311. Dip your toes in
311. Dip your toes in
Friday 16.May.2014
312. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
312. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Friday 16.May.2014
313. Tim Tam lava rafts
313. Tim Tam lava rafts
Friday 16.May.2014
314. Legopera House
314. Legopera House
Saturday 17.May.2014
315. Big Breakfast - Zoom Cafe
315. Big Breakfast - Zoom Cafe
Saturday 17.May.2014
316. Blue Mist
316. Blue Mist
Sunday 18.May.2014
317. Burnt Orange - Kay's Kids
317. Burnt Orange - Kay's Kids
Sunday 18.May.2014
318. It's MY Chiko roll!
318. It's MY Chiko roll!
Sunday 18.May.2014
319. You look like doily, too
319. You look like doily, too
Sunday 18.May.2014
320. Coffee?
320. Coffee?
Sunday 18.May.2014


If you have found one of these cranes please keep it for approximately one year, register your email address HERE and I will send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. In which I will ask you to bring the crane back so it can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 
Thanks Naomi


1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 17

Week 17. 

Unfortunately I have had some computer, technical issues this week and have not been able to post my blog. I know it is a little late, but it is finally here.

I reached the 300th Cup this week, which coincided with my sister's Birthday. Which means I am nearly a third of the way through my journey. 

I thought I had used a lot of white last week! But I think that this week has more white in it than last week. Tall Shadows (280) came about from a piece of paper that I had cut some sentences out of. It reminded me of a city landscape and I thought it was visually interesting so I used it and I really like the end result. 

Other textures and backgrounds that I used this week were an omelette, pencil shavings, biscuits, the car window, printed paper, material, water in the sink, coffee spilled on paper, a towel, my new white jacket, my red jacket, the painted words I added to my new white jacket, inside a lantern, the giraffe pattern curtains, my jacket and it's embellishments  again, my top and the tassels on my wrap, sketch paper, the curtains at Meadows Market, the brain storming paintings I created for mum's jacket and finally the Transformer model at the Mitcham cinema, Mum my sister and I went to dinner and a movie for her birthday and mother's day. We saw 'The other woman' I was in tears it was very funny. 

On Saturday night Sean and I attended the Central Districts Shows Associations award night. At which I was presented an award for the most successful exhibitor for 2014 in the Art Section. It was very exciting to receive an award recognising my efforts. We had a lovely meal and met some great people. 

This week I was at Meadows Market on Sunday and I purchased some gourds which are know as natures pottery so look out for some gourd artwork in the future. I will be in attendance at Meadows again next month on the 2nd Sunday of the month which will be the 8th of June. I hope to see you there. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.

280. Tall Shadows
280. Tall Shadows
Monday 5.May.2014
281. Brown Stripes
281. Brown Stripes
Monday 5.May.2014
282. Pencil shavings
282. Pencil shavings
Monday 5.May.2014
283.  White Chocolate & Macadamia
283. White Chocolate & Macadamia
Monday 5.May.2014
284.On the Move
284.On the Move
Tuesday 6.May.2014
285. Camouflage
285. Camouflage
286. Orange tipped white
286. Orange tipped white
Tuesday 6.May.2014
287. Vibrant Blue
287. Vibrant Blue
Wednesday 7.May.2014
288. Coffee Drops
288. Coffee Drops
Wednesday 7.May.2014
289. Sandswirl
289. Sandswirl
Thursday 8.May.2014
290. I'm over here
290. I'm over here
Thursday 8.May.2014
291. Blue backs, red
291. Blue backs, red
Friday 9.May.2014
292. Yellow Backs, Art
292. Yellow Backs, Art
Friday 9.May.2014
293. Pink Lantern
293. Pink Lantern
Friday 9.May.2014
294. Giraffe Mountain
294. Giraffe Mountain
Saturday 10.May.2014
295. Purple flames
295. Purple flames
Saturday 10.May.2014
296. Trophy award night
296. Trophy award night
Saturday 10.May.2014
297. Pink Shadows
297. Pink Shadows
Sunday 10.May.2014
298. Tiny splash of Purple
298. Tiny splash of Purple
Sunday 10.May.2014
299. Wo ai ni, mei shu
299. Wo ai ni, mei shu
Sunday 10.May.2014
300. Happy Birthday Hyeon
300. Happy Birthday Hyeon
Sunday 10.May.2014
If you have found one of these cranes please keep it for approximately one year, register your email address HERE and I will send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. In which I will ask you to bring the crane back so it can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 
Thanks Naomi

1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 16

Week 16

This week I spent the week working at home and I had a week off from the markets. My body really needed it. 

I am a little short on the coffees only 2 a day, which is a good thing but not so much for my target. Oh well and last night I was planning on having 1 more to hit the 280, but I forgot. I was to caught up in drawing The Pelican and watching movies. So I made it to 280 this morning. 

The photos this week starting with 266. Doodle cat, named this as the cranes have doodle drawings on them. She was sleeping on me and looked so cute I had to include her in the photo. 

A Pair of Phoenixes (267) was created with my finger over the flash. It reminds me of lava and fire, it is one of my favourite photos. Cherry Blossoms (271) is a new t-shirt I painted for my mum. 

White Pelican (272) is the drawing I have been working on this week, it is nearly complete. Looking at the images as a whole it appears I has a thing for white this week. I really like Black & White with a splash of Red (276) the cranes are made from black velour paper I placed them on a puffy envelop on which I had written the address with a red marker. The light hit if just right, I think. 

I love the last shot of this week, it really makes me think that the cranes are out climbing in the Snow Covered mountains and the vanilla slice was delicious. 

This weekend on Mother's Day  Sunday the 11th, I will be at Meadows Market.
Next weekend Sunday the 18th Market on Oakland
The following Sunday 25th I will be at the Persian Breeders Cat Show. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.

266. Doodle Cat
266. Doodle Cat
Monday 28.April.2014
267. A Pair of Phoenixes
267. A Pair of Phoenixes
Monday 28.April.2014
268. Sunrays
268. Sunrays
Tuesday 29.April.2014
269. Grey
269. Grey
Tuesday 29.April.2014
270. Daytime, Nighttime.
270. Daytime, Nighttime.
Wednesday 30.April.2014
271. Cherry Blossoms
271. Cherry Blossoms
Wednesday 30.April.2014
272. White Pelican
272. White Pelican
Thursday 1.May.2014
273. Noodles
273. Noodles
Thursday 1.May.2014
274. Flowers hmm.
274. Flowers hmm.
Friday 2.May.2014
275. Purple Reflections
275. Purple Reflections
Friday 2.May.2014
276. Black & White with a splash of Red
276. Black & White with a splash of Red
Saturday 3.May.2014
277. Red & Blue Stripes
277. Red & Blue Stripes
Saturday 3.May.2014
278. Watercolour
278. Watercolour
Sunday 4.May.2014
279. Snow Covered
279. Snow Covered
Sunday 4.May.2014

If you have found one of these cranes please keep it for approximately one year, register your email address HERE and I will send you an invite to the opening night of the exhibition. In which I will ask you to bring the crane back so it can be placed into an artwork at the exhibition. 
Thanks Naomi



1000 Cups of Cranes - Week 15

Week 15.

Well well well, we have arrived at Week 15. 
265 cups of coffee consumed. 265 photos taken and 530 cranes folded!
Still on track to make it to 1000 in one year. So that is pretty exciting. 

This week I explored different materials to fold cranes with, mostly Easter egg foil, which can be a little bit of a challenge but fun nevertheless. In the photos I used a lot of different fabrics and food to create backgrounds. From t-shirts to doughnuts. 

This weekend I attended Flinders st Market which is quickly becoming one of my favourite markets. Just because I love the uniqueness of the market and the stall holders, but mostly because I am making some wonderful friends. 

(260) Live your Dream - Really Useful Pots,(fb page) was next door to me at this market and Susanna is fabulous. When she returns from her holidays we are going to collaborate on some fantastically fun projects, so stay tune! Make sure you check out all of her Really Useful Pots! (website) 

We also met Shane, but my Mum brought him over to my stall so it was a little bit amiss of me, but I am not sure what he sells, besides Dr John Tickell's books. I will find out. Then there was Ama and Phil from The Coco Stop. Featured in (262) Pop Rock Chocolate, it is so tasty and fun. We also had some white chocolate and dried strawberry. YUM!

On Sunday we attended the Market on Oaklands at the Marion Leisure Centre. 
This is a great market in a massive stadium with plenty of parking. I met some great people here and will be back next month.

Pretty, Henna Tattoo (265) is the arm of the lovely Deepa, who has just started visiting markets to decorating the visitors with beautiful Henna Tattoos, she also does eyebrow threading and nails and will have a fb/website shortly.

I am attempting to create a regular structure through the autumn and winter months with my market stalls. So far this is where I will be
The Second Sunday of the month I will be at Meadows Country Market
The Third Sunday of the month I will be at Market on Oakland
The Fourth weekend of the month I will be at Flinders St 
(still deciding on sat or sun or both)

I have yet to secure a  Market for the first weekend, I am looking at Blackwood and/or Uraidla. So nothing for this weekend I am needing a rest after a couple of busy weekends. 

Remember it is Mother's Day Shortly. And if you are in need of a unique gift. I can create a wonderful drawing for your mum. (If you are quick.) I also have fantastic blank art greeting cards of all my art. Or you can grab a gift voucher to whatever value you like, for mum, from me, so she can choose the masterpiece she wants. 

Until next week may all your cups be delicious and all your cranes fly free. Make sure you register your email if you found a little bit of luck (a crane) or would like to attend the exhibition in approx 1 years time. Register here.

248. Surfing the Dunes
248. Surfing the Dunes
Monday 21.April.2014
249. Nectar of the Gods
249. Nectar of the Gods
Tuesday 22.April.2014
250. Happy Easter Egg
250. Happy Easter Egg
Tuesday 22.April.2014
251. Ride the Slide
251. Ride the Slide
Wednesday 23.April.2014
252. A rare pair of Mustard and Black Silver Tips
252. A rare pair of Mustard and Black Silver Tips
Wednesday 23.April.2014
253. Pink and Gold Roses
253. Pink and Gold Roses
Wednesday 23.April.2014
254. Purple & Purple
254. Purple & Purple
Wednesday 23.April.2014
255. Purple Wave
255. Purple Wave
Thursday 24.April.2014
256. Foraging in the Trees
256. Foraging in the Trees
Thursday 24.April.2014
257. Rock Jumping
257. Rock Jumping
Thursday 24.April.2014
258. She'll be coming round the mountain
258. She'll be coming round the mountain
Friday 25.April.2014
259. Blue Dunes
259. Blue Dunes
Friday 25.April.2014
260. Live your dreams - Really Useful Pots.
260. Live your dreams - Really Useful Pots.
Saturday 25.April.2014
261. Reflections
261. Reflections
Saturday 25.April.2014
262. Pop Rock Chocolate - The Coco Shop
262. Pop Rock Chocolate - The Coco Shop
Saturday 25.April.2014
263. Blue Leather
263. Blue Leather
Sunday 26.April.2014
264. Sugared Cranes
264. Sugared Cranes
Sunday 26.April.2014
265. Pretty, Henna Tattoos
265. Pretty, Henna Tattoos
Sunday 26.April.2014