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February 2015

New – Landscape Painting class – En Plein Air with Rachel Carroll

underground ARTspace

Four week Term starts – Monday 2 March 6.30-8.30pm
Explore painting & Drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Working En Plein Air – while the nights are still long.
Each class will cover the basics: tone, colour, composition & perspective.
For the more adventurous you can also try mixed media and abstraction

All levels welcome!!!
Contact Rachel for a materials list: 0423982349
Book fast Class nearly FULL

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Made with Love

Here’s something you might not know about me… I LOVE Christmas. Like big time, crazy, start planning gifts around about now. It’s not what you spend, but the thoughtfulness, and the personal touch of a gift that warms the cockles of my heartstrings. I literally have a notes section on my phone, and record stuff that people like, suggest or ideas I have for gifts. You are never safe from my Christmas planning… And because I’m the thrifty snake, I still make use of lay-by, which means I can drip feed the more extravagant of my gifting. I’m not sure why I’m like this, but I’d hazard a guess it’s from too much TV in my dysfunctional childhood. I craved order, tradition and just generally joy – and Christmas is the time of most joy, most giving, thoughtful gestures to others. Time to think about what, and who is important.

I wanted to share with you one of the things I did this Christmas for 2 very special lads. These guys are funny, smart and   2 of the absolute lights of my life. For a 12 and 14 year old they have compassion, empathy and wisdom well beyond their years – and are also the funniest little clowns in the land, like really funny – one of them even honks when he laughs. Frankly, I’m endeavouring to have either of them as a son in law, but thats a whole different blog….

Anyway, being tween/teen boys they’re kind of hard to get gifts for – not because they’re fussy. Frankly, you could give them a bag of chips or gum and they’d be grateful you thought of them, but because of my belief that the gift should befit the receiver. Anyway, here’s what I did… Playing on their personality types and nicknames, I made these. A really thoughtful, not overly expensive – but very personal Christmas gift made with a whole lotta love…photo

Memes my way

I’m often inspired by the words and images floating around the inter webs, and one of the most special parts about http://www.loobylou.com.au is the quotes we put on each candle.

I’ve decided to create a few of my own. Often you read the same message in different words, and it resonates at a different frequency. It may be the image that connects the words, or vice versa. Either way, this is a little project I’m trying, ‘Memes my way’ to encourage and inspire me in my own creative journey, and remind me why and what is important. Sometimes, it’s just to accept that it just is…

Hope you enjoy…

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