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Student Exhibition Opens Tomorrow Come On In To The Opening at 2.3o pm


There is much excitement floating around the studio this week as we prepare for the student exhibition.  This is the first time many of them have had their works hung and that can be a bit of a scary experience.  The thing about being an artist is that you want people to see and acknowledge your work, however, at the same time you don’t want to put yourself out there.  Creating art is a very personal journey and every painting we do we share a little more of who we are and what is meaningful to us. Here are a few snippets from the week’s journey to get the studio prepared.  I want to give a big shout out to my partner John who is the ever patient, executor of my many small jobs that needed to be finished off.

Student Exhibition,Chai is on window cleaning duties, sparkling up the door

Chay is on window cleaning duties, sparkling up the door. Thanks, Chay!


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John Is doing fiddly bits with the tracking for the paintings. Thanks, John!

This wonderful guy went to Bunnings and bought some really cheap aluminium channelling stuff, and then made up some little bits to slot inside it, and then put it up in the studio for me, and hey presto, great studio tracking at a fraction of the cost you pay for the ready-made stuff. So if you’re ever wanting to put tracking in your studio this is a really inexpensive way to do it!

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Ironing The bookcase coverings


Do you ever have things that you hang on to for what seems like forever? You know, you can’t just bring yourself to throw them away or get rid of them. Well, I finally found a use for some pieces of fabric I have been holding onto for over 10 years now. I needed something to cover up the bookcases in the studio, so I could hang some extra paintings for the student exhibition. So I thought I’d dig into an old chest I have before I went out and bought something from Spotlight. And, lo and behold, I found this piece of printed silk Velvet that I made years ago, plus some unprinted velvet and an old satin sheet. Perfect!