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20-21 October

2012 > 10

Date is set and paint is almost dry:-) My next solo exhibition will take place at the Lightwave Gallery in Mount Maunganui. Thank you Ken for all your help!!

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The last couple of weeks has been very busy. I delivered the below 3 paintings to The Artist Den and Art Gallery in Auckland last weekend. The Lady in Black is already sold:-)

On Thursday I was featured in Sandra McCall's blog. Thank you Sandra:-)

 

On Friday I delivered the following two girls to The Turner Art Gallery in Te Puna.

And I am this week preparing for a solo exhibition at a local gallery starting on Saturday. Great fun! I will let you know more about this soon!

 

Have a great day!

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Last week I finished The Lady in Black. She is painted on a 120 cm (47") long MDF board and is therefore quite solid and heavy. Her dress and the background are very textured. I have used both moulding paste and crackle paste and she has real feathers over her shoulders:-) 

 

The Lady in Black dances and enjoys life!

 

"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."
Dalai Lama

 

She is for sale in Auckland. "The Lady in Black" is one of my three paintings that are being part of the Affordable Art Exhibition at the Artist Den and Art Gallery in Auckland that opened today.

 

 

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The last 5 weeks I have been very brave and I have been focusing on trusting my intuition even more. I have been busy working with an online class by Flora BowleyBloom True. It has been great fun and a challenge at the same time. Flora is a lovely teacher and coach and she teaches her process and philosophy straight from her heart. She presents an approach to painting that celebrates intuition, connects body, mind and spirit and allows unique and expressive paintings to emerge naturally and authentically. Hey, do I looove that, or what!!

 

These five weeks have been very fun and intense and there has been a lot of frustration at times. Many nightly hours when the kids have been asleep. I have got stuck several times and I have also experienced some frustrating trying to finish some of my old paintings in parallell. But by letting go and being brave and trusting my intuition I have today finished one of the 10 paintings I have on going and I am very happy. In the beginning of the course I was a bit afraid that my paintings would be "Flora look a likes" but I really feel that my voice has come through in this process.

 

 


I will post more pictures later when I have time to make the last finishing touches. This weekend I am going to Auckland to deliver 3 paintings to a gallery. Great fun. I will also visit a new friend that I met thruogh the e-course. Isn't that cool! I met a friend through the net☺

 

Be brave and have fun!

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I have had a very busy couple of weeks. We have had school holiday, which means that I have all three kids at home. I love it and we have spent a lot of time in the studio but there is not much time to do my own art.

 

I have been finishing a couple of paintings that I will post soon. I am also about to finish off the last couple of things for my next exhibition starting the 23 of October at the Artist Den and Art Gallery in Auckland. I am very excited about that. I will post more regarding that later.

 

I have also been painting in the on-line class Bloom True with Flora Bowley. I love it! Her process is based totally on intuition, which fits me perfectly. It has been great fun but has also introduced some frustration and I will post more regarding that soon☺

 

Today I finished an art journal page for the Fall Fearless and Fly challenge at Artists in Blogland that I am participating in. It is hosted by two talented artists Jessica Sporn and Carolyn Dube. They also have a great line up of guest artists. The first challenge is to create around what my goals are for 5, 10 and 15 years from now. I started my page without thinking too much, as usual. I let my intuition lead me, which is a very interesting process indeed. The left page is including the Flower of Life Mandala. The right page is a face doing Namaste. During the process of creating these pages I concluded that my goal for the next 15 years (and beyond) is to live in harmony. With this I mean to live in peace with myself. To achieve that I need to love myself as well as being compassionate to my self and others. Nothing is holding me back to reach this... but my self.

 

The Flower of Life Mandala is considered to be a symbol of sacred geometry and has provided deep spiritual meaning and forms of enlightenment to those who have studied it (Wikipedia). Leonardo da Vinci fascinates me and he studied the Flower of Life's form and its mathematical properties and included it in his art.

 

Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is done by bringing the hands together at the third eye and lowering them to the heart chakra and it increases the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing he eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. Namaste is done as a symbol of gratitude and respect and to allow the truth to flow—the truth that we are all one when we live from the heart (Aadil Palkhivala ).

 

This is all for now but I will soon be back with more:-)

 

Namaste

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