Friday, 18 November 2016

It's a mixed bag...

today, rather akin to my mind, I suspect.

I'm in the midst of preparing for a full weekend mixed media workshop in Kimberley.  Are you going to join me there?  Please do - we're in for a crazy play-ful time!


I'm also working on three pieces for a show in Kimberley - this one is in June, and I'm already starting to  feel the push.  Don't you love doing shows for the kick-start they provide?  This small table leg is a just the start of a project that's going to take a good deal of time.


 This wood panel will sport layers of snowflakes of all kinds...final outcome TBA!


Here I'm using a technique I love - gessoed cheesecloth and organics for a background that will eventually be puddled with more than a dozen glazes of colour.  It's a tiny area of a large mirror that's in the works.


All three pieces are being created with cast-offs - furniture, wood, dried leaves (Mother Nature is so very giving!), etc.  The name of the show is Material Change, instigated by a fabulous textile artist Darcy Wanuk of Kimberley.  It will feature her work, the work of Puffin Design owners Alison and Bart Bjorkman, and mine.  I hope your Art Appetite is fully engaged, 'cause it's going to be a knock-out!

Of course, that's not all that's on my mind...there's always more.  In the studio and in my life, I expect the unexpected, so stop in next week to see what else is happening!

26 comments:

  1. How Exciting! A workshop, your new pieces, another show. Yes, I agree, what a wonderful mantra to live by, to "Expect the Unexpected", and dare I add, "live in the moment"... because you do it better than anyone else I've met!

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    1. So much on the go, it's like being in the middle of a 'now' whirlwind, Lynne. And thanks for the kudos from a poster girl for 'live in the moment'! :D

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  2. Such super pieces in the works Winn! It looks like you have been busy with more stencils which is-something I have been trying too (although not as successfully I am afraid). Have fun at the workshop.

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    1. I love working with stencils, Val, and one of the workshops that I have 'in my mind to create' is one that's totally devoted to them...I'll keep you posted!

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  3. Your sneak peeks look fabulous already and I would love to join your MM class but alas it is a little far ! :o)
    Corrie x

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    1. Just way too bad, Corrie- we'd have a hoot playing together!

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  4. Loving your sneak peeks Win! The two-day workshop sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Zsuzsa - they're larger projects and out of my box, so it's going to be fun to see where they go. And the workshop will be a massive play weekend; I can hardly wait!

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  5. That table leg is gorgeous. I can only imagine how stunning it's going to look when you finish it. Blessings!

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    1. Aw thanks, Arnoldo - I'm mandala-crazed, and the whole tableis going to be covered in them! :D

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  6. Best wishes with your show Win!!
    The leg looks very intriguing!! Can't wait to see where you are going with it!
    hugs my friend,Jackie

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    1. Me either, Jackie! :D Luckily, it's a good while before it needs to be finished, so it can grow a bit on its own. xo

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  7. So exciting! Hope you will have much fun and wishing you the best for the show!
    OXO
    Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi - isn't the art life the best ever?!!!

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  8. A bit of a commute for me, Win, but I have to tell you this sounds so exciting! Lucky ladies who will be learning from you.

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    1. Wish you could come and play, though Kay - wouldn't we have a blast?!

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    1. Thanks, Roz - it's such a pleasure to be in the studio!

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  10. That table leg is a great tease Win! It's going to be a wonderful show and I know your workshop is going to be a hit!

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    1. I just love those close-ups where one has NO idea what's going on...and we're going to have a blast at the workshop and at the show!

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  11. I love the effect of the cheese cloth, will look for it :) Have a fun with the workshops, wish I could join in. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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    1. Oh, me too, Shirley...I think it's a fabulous look! Hugs, my friend...xo

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  12. This sounds so fun, love your snowflake theme and design especially the last piece of cheesecloth texture. Would you mind if I used it woven through one of my designs it is such a fabulous texture and color. Don't be afraid to say no, I understand.

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    1. Absolutely feel free to use the image - any time Deann! You know I'm going to love whatever you do it!

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  13. I have just found your blog Winn. Looks like a blast.

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  14. Happy to see you here, Gay - we're built for fun! :D

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