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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Icon exhibition

Yesterday I went to St. Johns in Camberwell , and in one of their rooms there was the exhibition from a class I had attended a couple of years ago.
The huge leap in the quality of the work was astounding. It is so interesting to return after a period of time and see the growth, these were parishoners who had no previous painting experience .

I know I said my New years resolution was that I would draw each day..... it is true that last year I made the same vow.

Here are two of those pages, the first quote is by Henry Miller and the second Lois Pasteur.

( I realise that it is difficult to read.) here it is.

"Develop interest in life as you see it, in people, things,literature, music- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures,beautiful souls and interesting people.

Forget youself."

and the second "Chance favours only the prepared mind"

Tomorrow the pieces for the exhibition go to the gallery to be hung

We are really puting ourselves "on the line" now.

Certain level of tension, having never done this before!?

I think the demonstrations on the next day will be more relaxing....feel confident with the teaching and "chatting" bit.


Ro Bruhn said...

Love the pages and the quotes. It must be very exciting now your exhibition is only days away. Good luck and I hope to make it to the opening night.

Jacky said...

Good luck with your exhibition Janette. I cant get there until after Sunday (so disappointed), but I will be there as soon as I get home again.
Sooooo looking forward to your exhibition!

Jeane said...

Hi Jeanette! - your drawings are wonderful and I also love the picture of you in your sidebar pouring a libation and a huge pile of gifts! a birthday? - am counting down the days for your opening from here! you will all be a huge success!

Anonymous said...

Lovely work; so good to share. And, please, where is St John's in Camberwell; for when I read this, I fogot you live on Australia and instantly thought of Camberwell in S.E. London where I taught in the late 1950s. (Ann, from UK)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Exciting just thinking about your opening with your wonderful group of supportive artists...! Best wishes!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Janette, I have a real "thing" for Icon's...takes me back to going to Greek Orthodox Church with my mum when I was little. Loved them then too...Your pages are fantastic!

BTW You hide your tension very well...maybe I do too. Looking forward to tomorrow night! Love Jo