I had such a lovely day yesterday, dropping off work to the various shops and galleries that stock my sculptures.
Great to go and see the beautiful work at the Artisans Store at the Old Butter Factory at Mirboo North, have a scrumptious lunch with Heather from Heathers Café, Craft and Wool in Korumburra, a chat with Faye, from B'Zarte at Jindivick and some more work into the Baw Baw Arts Alliance Hub at Yarragon.
A big day, no wonder I feel so tired!!
This weekend I also have work in at the Mirboo North Arty Gras Art Show and this month in at the "Hot to Trot" exhibition at BBAA.
Today I will be finalising dates for Term 3, after the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne. I will be back at Wyreena on for workshops and the Powertex Trainer Course, as well as in Geelong and the Daylesforrd area. More details soon!!
I am so proud to present the artwork of Sonya Else. I have been supplying Sonya with Powertex and curiosity got the better of me and we started chatting about what she was using the product for.
She has graciously given permission to share her artwork and how she has been using Powertex.
Sonya isn't actually a trainer with us yet ( I am working on it), but I just love her work and thought people would be interested to see how other artists use the product.
Above is "Picture Perfect" equal first prize in the Peoples Choice Award at the Rochester Fine Art Show, 2014. Sonya says "The tree I also found the powertex very useful, I just love it!!! The mountain and rocks are made from painted Tyvek using the heat gun then free hand stitched, I have had so much fun creating these pieces".
The Lotus Pond is made to be viewed from above so it will sit on the floor it
is approximately 1.6mts x 1.mts, with the dragonflies suspended on wire and the Lotus are made from felted wool and stiffened with Powertex and water lily
leaves are cotton fabric stiffened with Powertex.
The Butterfies are all freehand machine stitched and stiffened with Powertex.
Sonya facebook page for her business Soul Heart Art.
Thank-you so much for sharing Sonya and congratulations on your well deserved 1st prize at the Rochester Fine Art Show, 2014.
I had another lovely day with Joy Tedjosiswoyo from Thomastown today, as she completed Level Four of the Powertex Trainer Course.
Joy is looking forward to holding workshops to display and share her knowledge of the Powertex range of products.
For anyone in Melbourne, you will be able to come along and met Joy and the rest of the Powertex team at the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition centre in June.
Level Four is the Powerprint aspect of the training and I have included the image that Joy started with, going through to the finished product. Joy used a number of other techniques, including some paper tole of the fence railings and use of mixed media, including bark and balsa wood for the bridge palings.She had told me that she didn't paint much, but I am sure everyone will agree she has done a fabulous art piece!!
I had a busy day yesterday, dropping off some work for the "HOT TO TROT" - an exhibition of cash and carry art works, all created by members of the Baw Baw Arts Alliance.
This exhibition will run from 30th April until 1st of June at the BBAA Arts Hub, 2 Murray Street, Yarragon. This is the link to BBAA..
You can meet the artists from 2pm on 1st June. This is a great opportunity to take the art work with you when you visit the exhibition - no need to return at its conclusion.
From there, back to Melbourne to pick up some sculptures from one of the galleries. I will be delivering new pieces next week to galleries and shops that stock my work.I will also have some artwork in at the Mirboo North Arty Gras Art Show, on over the Mothers Day Weekend.
I am Rhonda Hunt, from Faeries with Attitude, a Gippsland based artist, who dabbles in all sorts of things. Ideas, thoughts, silly musings at midnight, assorted bits of inspirational stuff, and things to get your creativity going. I have tried just about every craft known, so my interests are quite eclectic. Hopefully, you will find something here to interest you.