Sunday, October 26, 2014

little gouaches

After I finished the acrylic paintings for the garden exhibition, I dug out my gouache paints with the idea of doing regular little post card sized paintings... of course I've only done about half a dozen before other projects have intervened, but I hope to get back to these in the christmas holidays.

this one done in the nick of time for the garden exhibition!

this one inspired a lino cut I'll show you next time.
Coming up next month is the Tactile Arts members show - on the theme of Cyclone Tracy, and the Christmas Craft Fair down at the waterfront, not to mention a customer request I'm working on, so I'm very busy in the studio at the moment!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Cautionary Tale

Right at the end of August my computer stopped working, it just wouldn't boot up. I thought, never mind, lucky I took out the extended warranty. Little did I realize that it meant I had to send it away to Sydney to get fixed. It took a week for the freight connote to come by post from Sydney to Darwin, a few days for us to get organised with bubble wrap and the right sized box. A week for the computer to be freighted to Sydney, over 3 weeks for it to be fixed, and another week for it to travel back...about 7 weeks in all... next time someone offers me an extended warranty I'll be asking more questions!!

Now I'm back in the 21st century I'm looking forward to catching up on some blog reading :)

I'm sure I have lots of things to show you, but will have to get photos organised...and my brain in gear!! For now here are the lino prints I showed in 'The Magic Garden' exhibition at Tactile Arts at the end of August.