Tara Lemana

Wellington, New Zealand

Tara is a New Zealand artist and musician. Her primary visual medium is photography, sometimes combined with other media into mixed media...

Journal

A big month! :)

February is justabout over and it’s been a big month. A few weeks ago was my one year anniversary on the Bubble, and what a ride it’s been!!! I’ve met some amazing people here, been incredibly inspired, and received an overwhelming amount of support and encouragement. I’ve progressed from being an occasional hobby photographer to someone who lists her profession as “Visual Artist”, who works at said profession almost full time, who does paid commissions (imagine that!!), and who has one solo, self-curated exhibition under her belt and another one on the schedule – and none of that would have happened without RedBubble and the support and inspiration this community gives its members!…

This past week also marked a small milestone of my time here on the bubble, 300 features! Feature 300 was m

THANK YOU!!! :)

My exhibition is all over, what a huge weekend it was!!! The exhibit went fabulously, after worrying myself sick over all sorts of things, everything worked out just perfectly. The feedback was amazing, and I was really touched by all the people who made the effort to come and see it from as far away as Melbourne!!!! I even made some sales which exceeded all my expectations!!!

Anyway, I just wanted to update you all and post some pics, and above all, say THANK YOU to all of you reading this, for all your support, all your encouragement and advice, all the inspiration you give me, you all helped make this happen!!!!

So nervous I could puke :-S

In about ten minutes I leave to go to the venue of my first ever real-life solo exhibition. I’ll be setting up all day, then opening night starts at 5 pm tonight. I’m so nervous I could puke!!!! Please send me all the no-breakages vibes you can muster, I’ve already had one 16×20″ frame smash and another one badly dented, I can’t afford any more breakages!!!
It’ll be on until 8 pm saturday and I’ll be at the venue the entire time, so I’ll be offline until Sunday at least. See you when I get back!!! :)

August State of the Nation

Well, I haven’t done this for a while but August has been an exciting month for me so what better opportunity to dwell for a moment? :))…

As most of you know, I was approached to host my first ever solo exhibition, coming up in February of 2010. I’ve been getting my head around everything that needs to be done (or at least, trying to!!!) and if I could only come up with a name I could start promoting it already!! :))

I also completed my first three art commissions, and have been approached to do four others. Two prints, two t-shirts and eight cards sold, the highest number of sales I’ve had in any month since I’ve been on RedBubble!

August also meant 35 features of my work – amazing!!!

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Spent was featured in Childhood, Colour Me A Rainbow , All Original Fusion , RPG Fantasy GamesTHANK

Some good news and an explanation :)

Hi all,…

I just wanted to share some good news with you and give you a heads up on why I will be uploading less work and be around a bit less over the next few months. I’ve secured an exhibition of my work, my first exhibition ever, in Feb of next year, in Wellington! Obviously this is hugely exciting and equally obviously, I’m going to have a lot of work to do! Because of that, and because I want to have a number of works to exhibit that have not been seen before, here or anywhere else, I’m not going to be uploading as much work, nor will I be spending quite as much time here for a bit. I will still be around helping out on the NZ-made group and checking out new work by all of you lovely folks, but I just wanted to share and let you know why you’ll be seeing a bit less of me. :)

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