Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Favourite Artist: Caroline Mudge

Procrastinating again this afternoon... it's too cold my brain can't focus... anyway, found the most amazing artist website, belongs to a girl called Caroline Mudge, which sounds rather fairytale. It's so beautifully laid out, has all her work from exhibitions and sketchbooks, beautifully presented, something to aspire towards when I eventually... make my own ;)

Check it out:


I'm the Queen of Procrastina..... oh I can't be bothered

I really hope that my digital teacher doesn't read my blog, but here is one of the assignments due tomorrow that I knocked up somewhere in between a meeting at The Brewery for Renew Newcastle, baked dinner at the club and three or four vodka lime and sodas.....

I work better tipsy.. honest :P

- Emmeline

(who is off to find out who won So You Think You Can Prance before the interweb spoils me)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Limbo is Lovely

Ten and I are between houses at the moment, staying in a v. large bedroom at the back of his boss's office. Scott and Julie are so far beyond awesome for letting us stay here while we find somewhere more permanent, and the spa out the back is excellent for untangling knotted moving muscles.

I have so many stories and photos to show, a trip to Lismore and daily art classes, a tree mural at the back of Emerald Arts, the Brett Whiteley exhibition... but I can't find the cable the goes from the phone to the computer so that will have to wait.

As will everything else, am off to Benny's to play guitar hero, wish me luck ;)


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter classes at Emerald Arts

Easter Lesson Media Release

Easter 09 Classes

Crazy busy at the moment, packing to leave for Lismore (Ten's grandma's 80th) early tomorrow morning, so not much of a post, many many stories to tell and photos to show, but nachos are ready and I'm just going to go watch a movie instead k?


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rain rain go away, you're making everything soggy

I knew that there was a gallery at Tafe called the Front Room, but I had no idea that upstairs there was another less formal one that changes works once a fortnight.... until I stumbled upon it when I got lost.

I went back to take another look at the water the other day, from the cliff where I got my idea for the Landscape painting and found another painter had already set up there, pestered him for a bit to discover that he was not from Tafe, but was painting a landscape all the same. It was in oils and it was lovely.

Collected rocks from the cliffs at the park to grind up and use as pigment for the bottom third of the painting.

This is Demaris. Her Dad Ian sails with my Dad. He bought her volume two of Creatures and Dreams and she brought it into Emerald Arts to show me what she had done with it. I ♥ seeing how kids transform my creatures :)

My first student Rosie yesterday afternoon with a Fashion student who wandered into the studio with her latest creation on. Sorry for the blurriness so that you really can't see, but it was an amazing Victorian type skirt with beautiful ruffles.

The lesson table set up in the middle of the shop. Teaching kids classes is so much fun. First we did a quick drawnig of the Minty Green Cuddle monster so that Rosie could get an idea of the basic shape of a creature, then I taught her how to make a toy pattern and we selected the material that her Monkey would be made from (yellow felt). Then I taught her how to thread a needle and sew along a line. After that we mixed a sky blue and grass green with acrylic paint and painted a background onto a small canvas. Next week we will add a Widget.

Many leaks have sprung up at Emerald Arts thanks to the very heavy rain that Newcastle is currently "enjoying". Lost a fair bit of stock and the origami bonsai tree that was there is pretty badly damaged, but worse things have happened. The plumbers were trying to fix it today. Fingers crossed.

Ten took the morning off work and we checked out some properties as moving date is coming up fast. We saw a shoebox (seriously, our couch even wouldn't fit in the "large" living room), a house near a housing estate that had no locks on the windows (I swear I am not being a snob, I just don't like robbers), and a house that is about fifteen minutes out from town but has a dishwasher and three bedrooms that are big enough to actually fit beds in them! Zoot alors!

We'll apply for that one and keep looking I think. But no more of that, tomorrow is tafe and drawing YAY!