Spread the Love

There must have been something in the air! For the last Rotary Club of Hobart exhibition I put a painting in the Philarthropic section where donated works are auctioned to raise funds for worthy causes. After donating that one, I’ve received two more requests for donations. All unrelated, but isn’t it funny how these things go?

“Cradle Mountain, Autumn Snow”

I donated the painting shown above to be auctioned for “Engender Equality” (formerly “SHE”) – a Tasmanian not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

Plus, I sent off some A5 size images (below) to donate to the Gateway Baptist Church in Launceston. They’re had a fund-raiser event for the children of Haiti.

It’s a great way to help others and create space for more art at the same time. It all just sits there gathering dust otherwise and if you have to dust, you’re not painting! Come to think if it …. wonder if you could paint with the feather duster? Why not?…. Our clothes airer has transformed a collage paper drying rack!

There hasn’t been much painting going on lately. There’s been lots of sorting and culling art stuff ready to move into a new room. I want it to be a lot less cluttered and the new room has more light with French doors that can open up in good weather.

I’ve played more with those black and white designs. You may remember the painted squares that were created for this exercise from a previous issue of Studio News, “Trying Times”. Picking out a few squares to put together rather than always using nine seems to make better, more open designs. They’re yet to be used in paintings though!

This last one is really doing it for me. Wonder what will eventuate?

During the studio clean out I found some “junk” to use for printing collage paper (polystyrene, old cork placemats, foam and cardboard packing with a nice pattern). Amazing what a person can hoard away as potentially useful…..one day! It really is fun fiddling about making collage paper. Nothing can go wrong and everything is potentially useful.

Life is short people ….. Gather stuff and use it! Make Art! 

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