Friday, September 27, 2013

SOUL FOOD - winner

Thanks everybody for leaving a message at my Soul Food post. 
I know I am a little later with this draw than initially planned, life seems to be getting in my way lately, but ....
here are the results of the draw for the FREE spot in the Soul Food workshop...........tadadtadatadatadatadaaaaaaaaaaa..........
I used the number generator and got


Wanda, make your way to Community Thrive to join :)
Enjoy the workshop 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

love is all we need

 When asked if I want to play along with sending a little love around the world, somewhere in the world, I can never say no. I received this little heart puzzle with an address of a person I don't know. For me to paint/decorate to my liking, so I thought it would be cool to do a double sided one, so the recipient can have 2 little tiny challenges and two sides to look. It's flying now, on it's merry way, to bring a little arty love somewhere else. Hope it arrives soon ♥

Now you all know I like the traveling art idea, I currently host the 2013 TAP (the traveling art project) and there are 3 canvasses flying all around the globe stopping here and there to receive a little art input. For next year there already is a TAP 2014 set up at the Trodden Path. Free to sign up, so if it sounds like something for you too, come over and join !

Saturday, September 21, 2013


This week I received an email saying : " Congratulations on being included in the upcoming See|Me - Creatives Rising show! Your work will be featured in New York City on October 5th along with other inspiring artists from around the globe in an exciting display of art. In the coming weeks, we will be sending you more information about the event" ooooohhh, I'm so excited ! Anybody in New York that can take a quick photo on the 5th of October ? 

Because I will still be painting the mural for the Katikati Mural contest of course no rest for the wicked I guess....;) I also finished painting on the Day of the Dead piano at the Incubator this week, it just needs a metal skeleton hand now to hold the guitar ;) Cool project !


Monday, September 16, 2013

A very special sign

what a glorious sunny day today when I installed this very special sign in a most idyllic spot called "Angels Rest"

it was a pleasure to be chosen to work on such a fulfilling commission 
more images of this sign in the making are on my facebook page, just click on the top or bottom photo for a direct link.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Soul Food Interview



Chefs interview with me

This is so exciting !!!! I am one of the sous chefs in this upcoming AMAZING new on-line workshop collective, so the pic to read the interview and:
Starting today until 6am Saturday (my time =  GMT+12), September 14, I am having a GIVEAWAY for one free spot in the Soul Food class!
Just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what is YOUR Soul Food ? The winner will be chosen by the online random number generator, and I’ll announce who’ll be joining us at the Soul Food table in the weekend. I know you want to be part of this ! (don’t forget to include a contact email so I can get in touch with you if you win!) Good Luck !!! xx

Monday, September 09, 2013

Painting Pianos

 Last weekend I have been busy Painting Pianos {well one of 4 pianos} 
In the Historic Village where I have my studio 'Young at Art', I have some new arty neighbours in the big red barn. They're called 'the Incubator' {awesome name he?} it's an artist collective set up as a charitable trust by some of local my artist buddies Simone Anderson and sculptor Lisa Meehan  The first community project in the barn is these pianos. They are going to be part of the Tauranga Arts Festival in October {or they might be used a little earlier as well} There are 4 pianos: 
  a Jackson Pollock style one
one inked up with tattoos
one will be yarnbombed
 and the one I worked on is the day of the Dead one. 
On Saturday I started the Burtonesque tree on the back of the piano 
and on Sunday after working on the tree some more...
 I started La Catrina on the side. It's still a work-in-progress, to be continued..... in the mean time......there are loads of photos made during these two days by different people and if you are on Facebook, come check them out.