Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Finally.... an etsy listing

Here is my etsy shopfront. I have finally listed some fabric birds online. I am hoping to sell one or two myself. If not, I will take them to Pulp and I know they can sell them!

The photo's aren't wonderful because the light was fading. I had borrowed the lovely school camera (Canon EOS 1000D) but it freaked out, won't format the memory card and stopped working. Very sad. Looks like it will have to go back to Canon for repair now :(

Here are some clearer pics of the birds for sale in my shop....

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Can I please have....

....all of these lovely things from Marimekko 'In Good Company' range? Please??

We saw them today at Nordic Fusion whilst I was trying on clogs. Both the clogs and this chinaware are wonderful! I ordered the clogs (bright red ones!) but left the cups behind.... 

Oh how I love them....

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Brett Whiteley Studio

Have you been here??

image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotodudenz/48237305/

I have never quite been able to actually find 'The Studio', but today Jay and I went Surry Hills for a creme brulee and strawberry tart from Bourke St Bakery and just happened to park in a little lane next to the gallery. So in we went....

image: www.brettwhiteley.org

My art teacher was obsessed with Brett Whiteley when I was at school. All she ever banged on about was "Brett, Brett, Brett". I remember the day he died in 1992, because she sat in class and wept and then spent a double period making us look at slides of his work. And I never liked them....

I have been converted! The works on show of his at the moment are beautiful. they range from browns, oranges and taupes to big blue ones and ink collages. Its the big blue ones I never really responded well to, but in person they are all stunning, layered, textured pieces filled with surprises like dead stuffed animals/birds, nests, hand written letters and magazine images cut out and stuck onto the canvas. And it all works. I wanted to rush home and paint (I didn't - I had a nap. The brulee tart really wore me out!)

I will go again! They are infinitely better in real life - of course!

Brett Whiteley, Woman in Bath 1964
Also titled (Woman in Bath 4 - from Marlborough Gallery, 1964)

Oil, collage, tempura and polyvinyl acetate emulsion on board

183.1 x 218.7cm; signed 1.1. 'Whiteley'