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.
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
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.
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.