Sarina Tomchin

Sydney, Australia

Artist / Designer / Cyclst,runner,swimmer / mum. wife. cleaner. cook. taxi driver.

Cuban Cars

Viva revolucion! i’d join that! i’m totally revolting at the moment. have had a cold and rested all last week (that means no training of any sort just working all day) and by saturday was ready to leap tall buildings. was going to do a x-coutnry race up in the blue mountains but it got cancelled because of inclement weather, people who do that sort of race don’t care about falling trees and washed away tracks but the race organisers do…and National Parks people do as they worry about 100’s of runners wrecking the trails. Anyhow, went running down Royal National Park instead with some friends, i was physically tired and heart rate racing because of cold….SO, next day was WAY worse and all this week felt yik.
Anyhow, painting sunny tropical Cuba and listening to music created in this creative hotspot makes me wanna go there especially as another white-out of rain rolls overhead and dumps over the harbour. I’m really enjoying painting these beautiful old cars and decaying colourful walls with Cuban graffitti……I’ve mixed lots of plaster in and it just gets such a great texture. My fave thing at the moment. I’m going to try to layer resin on top tonight and see what happens. My husband is packing them up to send up to a gallery on the Gold Coast. I’ve done 3/6. The 6th one will bring me to 500 paintings. A milestone of sorts I guess. That’s 500 big paintings since i began selling when i was about 24yrs old. Designs, Ceramics and everything else go filed into all sorts of separate folders.
I’ve just been sent samples of the Apres Velo cycle range so tonight will open and go thru them..this is Winter 08, i think! I’ve just sketched up Winter 09….you have to work so far ahead.

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