I'm an Aussie Sheila who likes to paint and collage. I discovered art and painting in April 2009 - it is now my passion and brings me great joy and happiness through it's challenges and triumphs.
It's about the journey and not the destination.......the process in which my art is created, the experimenting, the joys, the challenges, the learning, the consulting with others is more important than the end product I have created....if the end product was more important I would want to achieve perfection and therefore nothing would be created.
Current Residence: Perth Western Australia Favourite style of art: Traditional - painting and collage MP3 player of choice: Ipod Shuffle Shell of choice: Sand Dollar Wallpaper of choice: flowery Skin of choice: chocolate Favourite cartoon character: Leila - Futurama Personal Quote: Lack of confidence is an anchor to creativity.
Favourite Visual Artist
Kelly Rae Roberts, Paulette Insall
Pride and Prejudice
Favourite TV Shows
Grey's Anatomy, The Practice, Offspring
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Snow Patrol, U2, Kings of Leon, Birds of Tokyo
Tools of the Trade
Acrylic paints, watercolours, pan pastels, soft pastels, oil pastels
I had an awesome trip to the States. I loved New York City esp the Met and MOMA and Central Park. Next I went to Boston then up to Squam Lake in New Hampshire for a great art workshop with Kelly Barton and Sarah Ahearn Bellemare. I stayed with ~paintonmyclothes (https://www.deviantart.com/paintonmyclothes) in Michigan and we went to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids - wow - it takes days to see all the fantastic art. Looking forward to going again in two years time. ;)
Here are some of my sunset pics....
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Hope you are doing ok. I've been busy with my website, blog, facebook artist page, Pinterest and Instagram...
In about six months time I will be flying from Perth, Western Australia to Dubai and New York!!!!
I know, I can't believe it either. I'm so excited and so nervous and so scared all rolled into one. I will be travelling by myself which is something I've never done before. A dream come true....
I will be attending Squam Fall 2012, which is an art workshop on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, USA - from Wednesday 12th Sept to Sunday 16th. It's more than an educational experience, it's a life experience, an opportunity to meet other creative, artistic people, to connect with a creative community.
Why Squam? I found out about Squam when research
My beloved golden retriever Tessa died yesterday morning probably from a snake bite. We are all devastated by her loss and I'm shattered that my girlie is no longer here. :thumb140437793: :thumb261595087: