Monday, October 8, 2012

Art Journal / Altered Book Workshop

Things have been very busy in the studio as I am preparing to be away for 6 to 8 weeks and want to get as much done here as I can while I have everything on hand.
I am really looking forward to reconnecting with my beautiful Clarence River and getting home for a while and I will be taking a lot of art materials and setting up a studio space to work in while I am away.

This is a piece I am working on at the moment, it is about the river and my connection to that place, I have called it Kundalini Pathway and it is about the spiralling journey of life and where we feel at home, what lifts us up and makes us feel good. It is one of 4 pieces I am working on to be shown at the Grafton Art Clubs 44th Jacaranda Art Exhibition  Saturday 27th October - Saturday 3rd November at the Grafton Community Centre, don't miss this great show if you are in Grafton for the Jacaranda Festival.

I am also running a weekend workshop at the Grafton Art Club
Art Journal / Altered Book Workshop 
With Louise Kirby

At the Grafton Art Club

Saturday 10th Sunday 11th Nov. 10 – 3

Cost $65 includes hall fees.

Come along for a fun and creative workshop to discover the joy of art journaling.
 An art journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe space to explore,
 to consider different ideas, to experiments and play with different materials and styles and to create a meaningful memento of your journey as an artist.

Over this weekend we will play with various mixed media techniques, making a cover for our journals / books and working on pages within.

Things to bring-

Ø      A sketch book with a sturdy cover or an old hard back book you would like to alter, to do an altered book it needs to be in reasonable condition and bound with sewn thread not glued.

~All other things listed here are optional~
Ø      Any paints/ watercolours/ markers/pencils/ oil pastels/ stamps/ink/ stencils you like to use.
Ø      An old credit card.
Ø      Some images or photographs you would like to include.
Ø      Any small sketches/ doodles/mini art works you have lose at home that you would like to keep in a safe place.
Ø      Tickets/ tags/ mementos/fabric scraps from that favourite outfit and any other reasonably flat items you would like to include.

Contact Rhondella Hyde on 0431735215 for bookings.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Facebook Page and Art Dolls

Lots of exciting things have been happening at River Girl Art

A gathering of Goddess Art Dolls 
have helped me celebrate the launch 
of my new Facebook Page
Please pop over and have a look.

I have started the River Girl Art page to try and reach a wider audience and have been busy posting lots of pictures over there of my work.
Someone said it was like a private art gallery.

I am hoping to increase the sales of my art so I am busy making lots of stock to do handmade markets and I am also selling my art online. This ia all a huge learning curve and a dream I have long held.

These Goddess Art Dolls are made from pure wool felt, vibrant cotton embroidery thread, silk dyes and various charms, glass and semi precious beads. They are all unique and have their own names and associations and come with a beautiful card to share their 'story' 
They are $45 Please look at the Goddess Art Doll album  to see which ones are still available and PM me over there if you would like to have one of your own.   

To celebrate 100 likes in the first week 
I did a little art doll give away

My boys and I printed all the names, cut them apart
 and put them into a hat

and my lovely assistants Mr13 holding the hat
and Mr9 picking the winner

selected the winner and Lavender the Goddess Art Doll
Congratulations Michelle.

It was so much fun we might have to do another give away at the next milestone. 

Today we walked to the post office and sent 
Lavender and Aqua to their new homes.