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Blarney Biblio-Art Exhibition and images/stories from Port Fairy

I’ve just returned from a delightful weekend with friends in the little seaside town of Port Fairy at the end of the Great Ocean Road.

The Blarney Biblio-Art Exhibition was an absolute highlight – and not just because I got to see my sculptural piece hung on display but because of the inspirational and wide-ranging work on show. But as promised, here are some pictures of my work:

It was just fantastic to see complete strangers engaging with my work:

And I was so thrilled to receive a special mention in the short-list for the People’s Choice award :-)

But the fun did not end there – Sunday brought a feast of delights (with a selection of images captured below):

  • Wanders along the Moyne River and around Griffiths Island with its lighthouse, wallabies and other adv

Wooohooo - Sculpture to be featured in Blarney Biblio-Art Exhibition

Wooohooo – my two canvas-based sculptural piece inspired by the life of Francois Villon has been selected for the Blarney Biblio-Art Exhibition which opens on Saturday 12 June at Port Fairy (Victoria)!

This was my first attempt at plaster body casting and decoupage over the top and I’m thrilled that it will be part of the show. I had such great fun making it and can’t wait to see it at the opening. Plus hanging out for a fantastic long-weekend in the beautiful little seaside town of Port Fairy.

Anyone is welcome to attend the opening night (details below). The exhibition will run until September. A very small portion of my sculpture is visible in the top left hand corner of the invite below.

It's my birthday and I'll buy if I want to!

A slight derivation on the lyrics of the song “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to…”

And here’s to you – artists of the RB who continue to inspire me with incredible work and provide encouragement by taking an interest in my work. Thanks so much for allowing me to purchase a postcard of your extraordinary work, allowing me to hold a little piece of you!

And because I believe the joy of RB is in connecting artists to other artists, here’s my selection – may you each discover the joys of just some of my favourite artists on RB…

Light and love to you all,

Christine

All images have clickable links through to the original works:








Working entry - Suggestions for RedBubble Homepage

Suggested here

Textures and shapes from Around the World


Vibrant Colours of Travel and Adventure


And another from my birthday purchases* which have just arrived in the mail today in all their glory!


From my "birthday purchases":http://www.redbubble.com/people/christine77/jou...

Curvaceous from Around The World and Homepage Virgins and one newbie


The flow of energy

Fields around the world


Liquid in Motion

Red and Gold from Feel, Don’t Copy Features 19 March 2010

This suggested layout is a modern fairytale combining elements of sleeping beauty and alice in wonderland (the top row – above the ground – all is normal, but once down the rabbit warren…

Community inspiration interview - Christine

1. What’s your favourite artistic tool or piece of equipment?

My eyes!
My hands!
My sense of curiousity!
Ably assisted by my camera and hopefully soon a project using plaster bandage/alginate!

2. Which work are you most proud of and why?

I’m most proud of this image for its ability to draw the viewer in and stir an array of emotions…

3. Which artwork by a fellow RB artist do you secretly wish you’d created and why?

Guitar Girl in Landscape by Billy-Lee which I fell in love with on RB and have subsequently purchased to hang on my wall (see below :)

4. If you could learn any new creative skill or technique, what would it be?

Plaster body casting because I have a project I want to do using this and have never done it before!!

5. If you could collaborate with any artist on RedBubbl

A very special day - a wonderful RB-er and a fabulous RB purchase!

Today was a very special day for a number of reasons:

  • I met a lovely and vivacious RedBubbler – BillyLee
  • I had the opportunity to view some of her incredible work at her home studio, including a sweet gift of two of her beautiful prints (one of which I’m holding in this picture)
  • She took the time to explain her methods and the evolution of her work, while also showing me around her local gallery
  • And I made my first RB purchase (Guitar girl ) – a painting I first saw and featured in a group I host on RB (“Students and Beginners”) and then proceeded to fall in love with, all the more so when I saw it in person!

So thank you BillyLee for an amazing day and for allowing me to come away with such beautiful works – look forward to catching up again soon :)

Here i…

A thrill beyond my wildest expectations: RB Home Page Feature!

A squeeking, eeeking sound
Followed by a gasp
Her colleague and friend looks around concerned
Is she alright?
Is she having a turn of some sort?
She takes a moment to form her lips
To speak
Manages to squeeze out a few words
Featured…
on the… Home Page
What asks her colleague?
You’re a little pale. Need a glass of water?
Finally she regains her composure
Returns to a semi-functioning state
Explains it all
As the smile spreads across her face
Mixed with a little puzzling wonderment
To be chosen
Amongst such beauty and talent