Cindy Sherman exhibition

Exhibition on at the City Gallery Wellington from the 19 November 2016 to 19 March 2017. I first learnt about Cindy Sherman’s art when I was studying at NMIT, and I was so blown away by her work, and the ideas in it. I loved how much I found myself relating to her work, and

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What artists talk about in their artworks

Art can communicate so many different things, that’s why often it is so hard to actually read what the artist themselves are thinking about with their artwork. It can also be super hard to figure out what the artist is thinking about, because what they are talking about could be easily read, or it could

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Mount Holdsworth

This last couple of weeks have been just terrible for me – and one day maybe I will publish a post to talk about my experiences, because situations such as I have been through are good for reflecting and learning, but for now I will move on. One great thing that has happened in the

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Wellington Regional Arts Review

I’ve been popping out and about in my “spare” time – which isn’t as spare as I might like to think – and checking out various art shows that have been on in the Wellington Region. The other weekend though I took my family along to the Lego conference. Pretty cool. It was held at

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Paint paint everywhere.

I’ve been doing a load of thinking recently. There’s been a lot of stuff happening in my personal life and it has me thinking about where I am going with my art, and what it is I’m wanting to say. If you see a bit of a shift in my art, then I hope you

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Working hard this weekend.

This weekend I spent some of the time working on my degree. Its nearly the end of semester when I’ll be sitting a couple of exams. Looking forward to getting to the end of this semester so that I can look forward to Christmas and planning for Christmas festivities. Christmas is my favourite time of

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Gallipoli exhibition

I went to the Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa over the weekend and took my daughter (who is 3) and my husband. It was such a great exhibition and I wish I could have spent more time learning about this tragic event. Unfortunately when I got there we got past 2 of the giants before

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What I have been working on

I’ve been away a long time from here. But while I’ve been away I have worked on a bunch of stuff.                        Here are few examples of embroideries that I have worked on since I have been away from blogging. All of these have been made from patterns designed by other people. Congratulations

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When Size Matters

When creating art work it is important to consider the size of the work you are creating.   There are many considerations in this decision such as: How big a surface do you reasonably have to … Source: When Size Matters

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When Size Matters

When creating art work it is important to consider the size of the work you are creating. There are many considerations in this decision such as: How big a surface do you reasonably have to paint on? If you have only small canvases in your cupboard, or don’t have the money to buy another surface,

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Where have you been Susan? Well, since you asked…

I have been working really hard on life. Sometimes you need to focus a little bit on life itself. Some of the fun things that I have worked on since I last wrote on here. Well, as you can see the latest thing I have worked on is updating my website. I really hope you

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John Walsh

More of John Walsh’s works can be found on his Artsy website Last weekend I went to Pataka Art gallery and Museum where there is an exhibition of John Walsh’s work showing from the 19 June until 18 September. I hadn’t intended to see his work, but had decided, while I was at the Library,

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Liza Hasan

Artist Liza Hasan. You can find her artworks on Talent house. Liza creates beautiful, almost sparkling artworks in watercolour paint. Her artworks are colourful with the colours creating the general mood of the pieces. Her subjects are human with the particular poses and juxtapositions creating the meaning of the work. All of her artworks have

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Where to find inspiration

I find that this is something people are always asking “where do you find inspiration?”  Gosh! Where do I not find inspiration?! I get it though, that question. I mean for the majority of us we are busy, working, building a family, fulfilling your goals, cleaning, eating etc etc. with so much going on its

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What should I paint?

Gosh! The number of times I haven’t created work I should’ve, could’ve, would’ve because I thought what should I paint? And then that would be followed by the question what work will appeal to others? Followed by what sort of artist do I want to be? Followed by any number of other questions. The result:

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