Sunday, October 18, 2009

Latest workshop & Kinder Quilt

Yesterday I attended a workshop run by True Blue Decorative Artists. The lovely, talented teacher was Tracey Sims who came down from Queensland to teach a couple of workshops this weekend.
This piece (Boy with Chickens) was painted using Atelier, Interactive Artists' Acrylics.
Tracey is teaching a Still Life piece today, however we are off to celebrate a Great Aunties 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday Aunty Lil.
I have a dear friend-Michelle who recently made this Scrappy Little Fingers quilt for her daughters Kindergarten. The Kindergarten is having a Trivia night to help raise funds to improve the Kinder. All the parents were asked to contribute in some way.
Michelle came up with the idea to make this gorgeous quilt to be auctioned.
With the help from the teachers and children at the Kinder they used paints to apply their hand prints and free hand drawings.
Michelle also added some pizazz and sparkle with Stars, Gemstones and buttons. A lot of fun and effort was put into this quilt to make it one of kind. It took Michelle approximately one month with lots of hours to achieve this quilt.
Well done Michelle.

Thank you for taking the time to pop over to my blogspot and leaving your comments.


Michelle Eaton said...

They are all terrific paintings. I had to laugh at the Tooies extra dry in the pic though. It looks like a subtle advertising shot, LOL. It's a nice choice of beer though ;)

Happy 80th Birthday to you Aunty.

What a great idea with that quilt. I hope it raises lots of money.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Lovely paintings and the quilt looks great too.
happy Birthday to your aunt too.
Hugs to both of you,

Kerryanne English said...

Now that would have been a sensational workshop Anna. Looks like everyone got most of it done too.

Hope you had a great day with your Aunt.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

The Pink Poodle said...

BOY..all looks fab...

YOU are ONE busy woman!!

makes life interesting..
xx andrea

Siobhan said...

Thats wonderful!!!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Anna! Wow! Lots of clever-clogs artists there - lovely work! Bet you didn't take a dip in that pool in the background though! :0)And the quilt sure is cute too - lovely and bright and cheerful. Sounds like you're keeping busy in your little corner of the world! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Anna, all the paintings from the workshop are wonderful...I'm glad you had fun. Your friend's quilt is so beautiful. I love quilts!!


audrey said...

The kindergarten quilt is darling. I love all the little hand prints and it is so colorful, too.
You are involved in a lot of exciting things. That's great!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.
I'll pass these onto Michelle.

Serena said...

Lovely paintings by all! I noticed the Tooheys too.....perfect for quenching the thirst on a hot summer's day.

I hope your great-auntie had a lovely birthday. The quilt is lovely...and what a wonderful collaborative effort!