Friday, 23 February 2018

Illustration for Book

I know I have been amiss when posting to this blog but I do have an excuse, I have been drawing the illustrations for my up coming fantasy novel that I will be self publishing. It will be called The Gribble's Gift.

I have spent weeks making the cover - see below. I just have to add the words that pepper the cover of a book.

The front, the spine and the back of my book The Gribble's Gift.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Exhibition - Do You Bee-lieve

I really should have put this post up a long time ago. I am just soo busy making mushrooms.
I am very proud to say that three of my hanging houses are presently at the display Do You Bee-lieve at Old Petrie Town, Brisbane. Queensland, Australia.

This is the second time I have been asked to display my work there and I must say Jules and Chris have out done themselves this year. There is a wedding this year between dragons!

I was asked to enjoy a day at one of the Tea Parties that are held before the exhibition is officially opened for the season.

I am soo pleased to be included in this.

Jules placing models into position.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Exhibition at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporay Art

Well here she is, the model is finished and is presently sitting in the front window of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art. I am soo pleased. My first real exhibition.

The exhibition is call Fruit Salad.

Set up day on the left, opening night on the right. It was so exciting.
My artist statement.

Day time with lights on
Night time with lights on

This section of the blog was before the exhibition had started.  This model still has to be finished but I have the other three houses to finish for my other exhibition first. 

Earlier this year I did a workshop, held by Flying Arts, to see how to hold an exhibition because of that the entire group has been offered the opportunity of holding an exhibition. I understand that there should be about 20 artists, me being one of them.

The exhibition will be held at the Judith Wright Center of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude valley Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from the 3rd November to the 15th of December.

This is very exciting and I have offered two models but have suggested the the White House is the best, in my opinion, for this particular exhibition.

I have had to write an Artist Statement, that is a thing, honestly working out what do you actually do with your art gets the mind thinking and what your art is really about. I had to go back 30 years and think of the reason why I actually started making all these models in the first place. It was a place of refuge for me and even though I do not need to live in my fantasy world anymore, maybe there are other broken people out there at could.

Covering (hand made paper)for decking
 was added at Gold Coast Show
Windows (sequins, micro beads and rubber bands)
 were added at the Gold Coast Show
Then I needed to write a 50 word bio - strewth, summing ones self up in 50 words!

Exhibition at Lollipop Land

Time flies when you are busy and I keep thinking I should just quickly say that I have been invited to include three of my hanging houses in the beautiful display being held at Lollipop Land, Old Petrie Town, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Jules came down to choose which three she would like and then I have been changing over all the lights so they can run on 4.5v and mains power for the three months they will be there.

I have put up photos of the houses chosen. I have finished the lights on two of the houses and have one to go and a week and half to change all the lights. I have also added a length of vine on top of them and they really look something. I am very pleased with them.

I call this the Berry House
This is Veeleeta's House.
This is the Shadow House