Maree Cardinale

Sunbury, Australia

Obsessed with riding the learning curve. / Having a blast. / Thanks for stopping by. / Maree xx

Journal

Merry Christmas to all whether you celebrate it or not :)

To all my friends and family, please have a safe and happy Christmas season.…

I’m not going to say Happy Holiday because the reason we have holidays at this time of year is because it is Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not :)
I don’t understand the PC blah blah.
If a Jewish/Muslim/Hindu/Druid person wished me a happy whatever they celebrate I’d say thank you and wish it back and be pleased they offered me this blessing.
Me saying Merry Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean I am a stout Christian. It is a celebratory tradition I grew up with and is a time for merriment with family and a time to reflect on life and the universe and how I am doing in the scheme of things… can I be a better person? Also a time to be grateful for what and who I have in my life. That’s what it means for me anyw

Zippity do dah it's Sojie 19 time

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 19!


Where do we come from and where do we go?
by Maree Cardinale

 
 


Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 19. SoJie 19 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. 91 other artists, besides myself, have human figurative art or photography in the show.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on October 2nd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, in addition to special judges’ awards, will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors.

I'm an exhibitionist!... in Sojie 17 :)))

MY WORK IS IN EXHIBITION IN SoJie 17!


Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…
 


I’ve come so far, don’t forsake me now.
by Maree Cardinale

 

I am very excited to have my art selected to exhibit in SoJie 17, whose theme is The Portrait. The name “SoJie” comes from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 17th one, ever, and 91 other artists, besides myself, are represented with Portrait style artworks or photographs.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on August 7th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner or link, above, and go to view

Buy and tell

Hi. When I buy things on RB I always tell the person that it was me. The reason I do is because when someone buys my work I take delight in knowing who it was… and it drives me a little crazy wondering who bought something if it was purchased anonymously.

Is that just me? How do you feel about it? Would you rather know who the purchaser is or not?

I have just put in an order and I DO NOT WANT this post to be a place where people thank me. I don’t need thanks, I chose your work because I love it, so please, I just want to know people’s thoughts on whether they like knowing who bought their stuff or not? :))

Maree xox

Regarding our dear Heather King

This is a genuine call for help. Please watch the video and read the info. The video was rather quiet but I persevered because the message is important. Good luck Heather and Kristy xox

http://www.indiegogo.com/treatment-for-lyme-dis...

(copy of message I received)
Hello Maree. Can I please ask you for 14 minutes of your time in watching this video? Please help me by watching this and reposting it? This will be difficult to watch, I watched it once and can’t do so anymore as it hurts to see the person I love so scared and cry. My best friend made this because I am falling apart health wise. I have lyme disease, there is no one in Canada who treats this. It is bad. The only way I will be able to stand a chance is go to NY to see a lyme specialist. Please can you post this o

advice please

Hi, I am wondering what other people would do in this situation?
I received the following message recently.
Whilst it’s a bit flattering at the same time I’m thinking… why would he need a high res copy and wouldn’t I be an idiot to give anyone a high res copy of any of my images… and also shouldn’t he really just be asking for permission to paint the image.. which he needs to have… doesn’t he?
Yes, I checked his page, he is a real artist.
I’m not real sure I actually want someone painting this anyhow… feeling a bit low today… maybe my judgement is impaired… what would YOU do?
Thanks
Maree…

Maree..Hi, my name is XXXX…I was wondering if you could possibly send me a hi res copy of The Gathering. I’ve been looking for a new piece to paint..and suddenly I came across this. It’s fantastic …love the or

RB Home Page Feature and a Sale :)))))))

Earlier on I was blessed with two wonderful surprises in the space of 20 mins. :D

First I got a message saying that

protect her Oh Lord
by Maree Cardinale

was being featured on the RB homepage (plus I’m sharing the honour with a couple of RB mates, Pat and Berns, which makes it even better!!)

and then a few minutes later I got a message saying that I had sold an extra large print of this

The hand of God
by Maree Cardinale
.

Thank you RB, Francis (the curator) and thank you to the buyer of the print.

I’m so totally thrilled and feeling very humbled :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Guess what? Sold 3 prints. :)

Hello everyone.
I have four of my images, framed, hanging in a restaurant in Woodend.
Today I got a call from the owner telling me I had just sold 2 of them to a woman and could I bring in a couple more to replace the sold ones.…

This guy is great, he loves my work, and I could tell he was really happy for me.
He wont accept a commission but I’m going to give him one of his favourite ones as a thanks… which is the train image.

So… I just thought I’d share this WOOHOO with you!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Below are the two images. I print them with their title and my name and frame them.


Hanging Rock cottage
by Maree Cardinale

and

Here is the link to this pic without the words and border.

I also sold a print from here the other day to my darling sister, Colleen. She bought a recent one I did of our niece,

This is my year - The Year of The Dragon, woohoo!!!

Happy New Year to all peoples who celebrate Chinese New Year.

Update: See The World group’s CNY showcase

I copied the following from Wikipedia, which is a great resource. I contribute a small amount to their upkeep and I am happy to do because I constantly refer to the site’s info. :)

MYTHOLOGY
According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian (Chinese: 年; pinyin: nián). Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One time, people saw that

Hostess with the Mostess

Every now and then someone on this site makes me go WOW!
Not just an everyday kind of WOW, which I do do quite often, but an OMG WOW!!

Today, this made me do the OMG kind of WOW

bevlea, co-host of the Australia at Large group put this feature page message together themed around the song “I am Australian”.

I was just eating my lunch and contemplating the amount of effort it would have taken to find the right image in their gallery to go with each line of the song. I concluded it to be A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I thought I would share this with others because such an effort deserves to be appreciated by as many as possible.

Please have a look, and enjoy.

Maree xox

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