I have had such a lovely day today, working with Margaret McHardy, one of our Melbourne based Powertex Trainers. Marg completed Level Three today and will be back in two weeks to complete Level Four.
She is pictured with her beautiful piece, completed with fibres, Powertex (of course!), StoneARt, pigments, sand and Bister, to create the crackle effect.
On Friday, I am off to Daylesford to train our four new Certified Powertex Trainers, who are going to complete their Level One and Two. So excited, it should be lots of fun!!
Photos next week and keep an eye the websiter for our new trainers from Melbourne, Geelong, Rochester and Bacchus Marsh.
Well, we are just weeks away from the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Exhibition Centre in Melbourne. It is getting very exciting and I am pleased to announce a new website and lots of new training and workshops dates as well as a streamlined booking form for workshops!!
It has been a very busy week coordinating all of this and lots of hours in front of the computer working on the website instead of being down in the studio. All worthwhile though.
I will be at a number of new venues after the Craft and Quilt Fair for workshops and the Certified Powertex Trainer Course. The new venues are:
And of course, I will be teaching from the studio in Churchill, perfect for small groups.
Link here to the new booking form
When I am not making Faerie Bears, I am playing with Powertex. It is so good to be back down in the studio creating.
Let me introduce "Rough Red", "Goldiwho?" and "I've got the blues".
Other designs will be available and they can be done in any colour combination. Finished off with Powercotton for feathers and StoneArt air-dry clay for the wings and beak.
These crazy birds will be available as a half day workshop and also available on a Monday night, at the Churchill studio. Larger birds can be made on request, up to 1 metre tall.
Once cured they will be available to go out in your garden on the stand or can be made to hang in a tree or under a pergola. I have a couple under construction that will be in full flight.
How fabulous to see Powertex Australia at so many Stiches and Craft Shows and Quilt and Craft Fairs throughout Australia and New Zealand next year.
I am so excited about being at both major shows next year with Ashley, the Importer/Owner of Powertex Australia in Melbourne next year.
The Quilt and Craft Fair will be on from Thursday, 26th to Sunday, 29th of June and the Stiches and Craft Show is at Caulfield Race Course from Thursday, 23rd to Sunday, 26th of October.
2014 will be a great Powertex year!!
Over the last few days I have been making a few different things for the market at Hanging Rock on Sunday.
Some candle holders, Yin and Yang inspired sculptures, Buddha candle holders and some new wall art. A nice change!! I will have to take photos of the other things on Sunday, as they are already packed into the van.
For anyone after a great day on Sunday, the Hanging Rock Market should be fabulous. Hope the rain stays away!! Lots of stall holders and of course, Hanging Rock as the most spectacular backdrop for this market.
For more information, link to the Craft Markets Australia page here.
Now that the warmer weather is finally here, spend a fabulous day being creative with an "Arty
Party" with Faeries with Attitude.
OFFER: Organise FOUR FRIENDS plus yourself,
CHOOSE one of the exciting Art Workshops and be rewarded with ONE Workshop FREE!
Do you have some 'Arty' friends? Would you like a Day Out with a difference? If so why not book an 'Arty Party' and have a fun day with your friends discovering how easy it is to create artworks with Powertex! This offer only applies to workshops held at the Churchill studio. All materials are supplied, just bring yourself and your creativity.
Link to the booking page here
Faeries with Attitude will be at the Quilt and Craft Exhibition in Warragul with lots of new sculptures and the fabulous range of Powertex Products. There will be demonstrations each day and also a series of 1 hour workshops so you can discover the amazing versatility of Powertex.
Over the weekend there will be the opportunity to make your own tea-light holder, an elegant masquerade wall plaque, see demonstrations on how to use PowerPrint, the fabulous photo transfer medium, a variety of mixed media products and techniques, and of course sculpture demonstrations!!
Ashley Bowley from Powertex Australia, the importer of Powertex, and Rhonda Hunt, Victorian Distributor and Trainer.
How fantastic does the Powertex stand, at the Craft and Quilt Fair look??
What a huge job, many hours of work, lots of laughter, frustration at trying to get the artwork to hang straight, boxes everywhere, things missing, scissors gone AWOL, and finally a display that looks wonderful.
Featuring artwork by some of the Victorian Powertex Team, there are many beautiful examples for to inspire you, demonstrating what can be achieved with the fabulous Powertex range of products.
There are lots of great show "specials", and workshops and demonstrations throughout the day.
Every day, I will be doing a "Christmas in July" Christmas Bauble demonstration, and a fabric tealight holder workshop. Ash will be doing a Powerprint demonstration daily and a beautiful mask workshop tomorrow at 4.00pm.
Looking forward to a fabulous four days!!
Lois and Jocelyn with some of their work.
Well, I have had a fabuous weekend working with Lois, Jocelyn and Kaz as they finished off their Level 3 and 4 Certified Powertex Trainer Course. Wonderful to see the results that can be achieved using Powertex products, by some very clever people!!
Although there were some concerns that they had not painted much in the past, all the girls achieved wonderful results, proving they were more talented that they were giving themselves credit for.
Lois and Jocelyn finished their mixed media pieces on Saturday for Level 3 and today Kaz joined them to finish Level 4. Kaz's work can also be seen on her Facebook page, Quintessential.
Off to do a workshop at Wyreena Community Arts Centre in Croydon tomorrow.
I will also be taking down my first delivery of sculptures to the gallery which will be there on a regular basis!!
Just a reminder as well that all coloured Powertex 500ml bottles are $25.00 for February. This includes, Ivory, Terracotta, Lead-Grey, Bronze, Black and Green. Postage extra of course.
I have finally over-come my absolute terror at the thought of having to use the EFTPOS machine, so am now quite happy to do mail orders. Our lovely people at the local Australia Post in Churchill have been really helpful, and if it is a large order,I will compare it with a courier. Just as a rough guide, managed to get 6 litres to Melbourne, plus a few heads and other bits and pieces for $15.75.
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.