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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Inspiration

We all need it don't we? I went with Jo to the Firestation Print studio (it is in an old Fire Station) to see an exhibition of Bronwyn Rees work. I came back with the 'fire" again it has been sadly lacking in the maelstrom of History essays and packing up the house.
I MUST MAKE TIME FOR MY ART! This should be our mantra?
The exhibition was truly interesting with both of us the potential owners of her work, that is when the exhibition is over. The most exciting part for me was looking at her travel diary just in a simple spirex book but with lovely free naive watercolours, showing amazing confidence simply because of their naivity.
A while ago I mentioned making quilt for a friends family who lost everything in the recent bushfires.
This is one of them.

I mean to make more. Have made 2 patchwork ones for the children and one more to go.

I am the proud owner of a new car...my first new car! afterdriving for 47 years!!!!!

So excited was I that i took some photos..and then played.

It is amazing what you unearth in the garage when you are moving house and "downsizing"

This was a collaborative pot made by my husband and myself and I had packed it away in preparation for glazing some time in the future..sadly I no longer do ceramics, so it will need to remain bisqued only...it still makes me laugh.

This is a collage of the light through a new little bubble glass window I mean for it to be the beginning of a "piece"

Hope to begin catching up on reading the posts I have missed.

13 comments:

Tom said...

welcome back, some beautiful images x

Jo Horswill said...

Great day we had visiting The Firestation Print studio yesterday, seeing Bronwyn's work and meeting her.
Just love your zippy RED car...fun collages.
And of course Hippo in the bath :) xx Jo

HeartFire said...

Janette, I love what you do with your photography... I am going to have to try that, they are so wonderful! Love your birthday pix too.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You have been BUSY!!! Your quilt is beautiful..a true gift. Happy trails in the new car!

Bron said...

dear Janette
being an internet dolt, i'm not sure if i'm in the right place, but thankyou so much for your comments and support of my show.
i love your photo montages, i have fiddled with such things in the past, but never with much result.
i was a musician too.
now i'm going to go and learn about childcare so i can get a job that pays an hourly rate!
cheers bron, i'll stay in touch

Ro Bruhn said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous Janette and I know the colours in real life must sing. Congratulations on your new car, things are really changing in your life and well deserved too. I hope we get to see photos of your new place when you move.

Bron said...

dear Janette
third try lucky. i am a blogger idiot. thanks for coming to my show and commenting on same.
love your blog page, hope you can check out the firestation's as well.
look forward to seeing you and jo on the 25th, come after 1pm, when i'll be there, and we can have a cuppa.
cheers bron

Bron said...

dear Janette
i am trying to publish a comment on your blog. this is a test

mansuetude said...

a wonderful quilt, love the dance music of the colors!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! That is a fabulous hippo sculpture an I love the bubble glass pictures!

:@}

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Hi Janette - lovely images and thanks for the update. Great that you got a new car. Love the hippo in the bath.

Home Girl said...

hi janette claerwen here dropping by your blog. looks like you get a lot of joy from blogging about the things inspiring you and sharing your creative output. blogging has been enriching for me too, its lovely to get feedback from likeminded people all over the world. i get the impression you r a lover of colour and collage as your images are often busy with both. look forward to having more of a poke around and dropping by again

ArtPropelled said...

Oh I do love the hippo in the bath! Pity you no longer do ceramics.