Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Looks like a need to make a date and book The Yarra Valley Grange for a painting weekend some time soon. It won't be a convention and the weekend will be available for all painters.
You don't need to be a member of any artist group.
Please let me know if you're interested and I'll start making my list.
Thank you Sue from http://sue-niven.blogspot.com/ for my very cute Thumb cushions.
There is a lovely story behind these thumb cushions and a tutorial on how to make them.
I'm off to the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne tomorrow. I hear there is no paint, brushes or anything paint related, however I may find some inspiration or happy faces I know.
I may see you there at the Fair. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Anna
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The Grange was lovely warm, cozy and had great food over the weekend.
The SFDAV held their convention at The Yarra Valley Grange in Warburton.
We had some lovely interstate teachers come along, they were Wendy Ness and Janet Klepatzki.
Sunday morning was my turn to teach. This piece is called "Oriental Theme" I used Jo Sonja Artists Acrylics. Over the top we've used Iridescent paints and Pearl White, then each petal, flower, butterfly is outlined in Rich Gold.
A photo of the class nearly finished. Oh, excuse the light coming off my varnished piece.
Sunday afternoon I attended Effie Carayannis "Santa's Sleigh" workshop. This is an Oil Rouging technique on a ceramic plate using Archival oil paints. As you can see I haven't quite finished. I need to add paint to the baubles and some more shading.
Ok, Everyone that attended had such a great time, I've already been already been asked when is the next weekend. Soooo, I thought I will organise a weekend at the same place for around Spring time without workshops being organised. Just bring along any UFO's or other projects you would like to paint. Of course the cost would be cheaper and this weekend will be open to anyone. Drop me a line if your interested and I'll let you know the details. Email Anna
Ok, now on to some other news; I've been tagged with my first Lovely Blog Award from Shabby Raggy Roses. Actually its my second tag, but I was the new kid on the block then and didn't know what or how to use it.
So now I have to pass on this Lovely Blog Award onto another ten blogs.......................
Hm, this is a hard one. There are lots of lovely, talented, genorous ladies out there, but here goes
Here are the rules of this award:
*Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
*Pass the award onto 10 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Happy Painting, sewing or crafting until next time.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Its been in the makings for a long time with so much to organise for The Society of Folk & Decorative Artists of Victoria.
The theme is "Whimsical Whiskers at The Grange".
We have heaps of lovely workshops organised, lots of fun, games, and even a fancy dress on Saturday night.
I can't tell you too much because that may spoil the surprise for anyone coming.
I'll be sure to take heaps of photo's and fill you in when I get back.