Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wildflowers

Look how this subject matter, "Australian wildflowers ",  could be endless for me. I found this image in a google search. This pic is from wildflowers of Western Australia site.

Sooooo exiting!




Just don't have enough hours in my day. I just want to make them all.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gurulmindi wildflowers: some finished pieces

Part 2

Here is a quick peek at some of the finished pieces:
Myrtle ring (a)
Sterling silver, oxide

Myrtle ring (a )
Sterling silver, oxide

Myrtle ring (b)
Sterling silver, oxide

Myrtle ring (b)
Sterling silver, oxide
Dogwood flower ring
Sterling silver

Dogwood flower ring
Sterling silver

Dogwood flower ring
Sterling silver

Dogwood flower ring
Sterling silver


Tea tree flower ring
Sterling silver, oxide

Tea Tree flower ring
Sterling silver, oxide

Tea Tree flower ring
Sterling silver, oxide
 

Gurulmindi wildflowers: work in progress


In a couple of weeks I'll be making my way up to Dogwood Gallery@ Miles, a beautiful little gallery about 4hrs drive inland. Dogwood Gallery will be celebrating their 10th anniversary on the 7th September and I am thrilled to be a part of their festivities as an artist on display in the foyer. I'm looking forward to the road trip up, hoping to stop and take photos on the way as well as the event itself.
 
I've created a small range of jewellery which I’ve called “the Gurulmundi Wildflowers” for the occasion which will be displayed for the event and the remainder of the month. We are taking a different approach to the commissioned works of bigger galleries, instead to further my creative process and my work I've been developing 3 possible ranges of wildflowers endemic of the region which will be on display. These ranges are the initial ideas, so in my work that’s the more sculptural pieces as I start my ranges with sculptural work and then refine and develop aspects of those designs to more commercial pieces. I find that people respond to the sculptural work but often favour practical pieces for perchance and are happy to take part of an idea home with them. We will be asking visitors to the gallery for their input and then taking these initial ideas and feedback to help developing them to a commercial range for sale which will be suited to gallery and sold in the gallery store next year. The wildflowers I have focus on are the Tea Tree flowers /Baeckea, Jacksonia /Dogwood flower and Myrtle flowers.

 
Here is some of  the behind the scenes shots: work in progress:

Tea tree sketch and first element in the making


Tea tree designs

Dogwood/ Jacksonia flower elements, marquettes and designs
Myrtle elements, layering up in different ways

myrtle element, still playing around

Myrtle prototype element 
 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"In the Now" an exhibition all wraped up.

Yes getting just those few more minutes to write a post can sometimes be problematic especially during what seems to be an exhibition rush hour at the moment. Exhibition proposals for next year, and Christmas are all due now. Making stock for up coming markets and extra stock shops for Christmas and a making for the next exhibitions have all taken my allocated time at the computer of late. I use my iPhone to give quick glimpses of what I'm up to....but mainly on my facebook

Last night i finally got  chance to take a look at the pictures of the opening night of my most recent group exhibition: "in the now"...... unfortunately its all wrapped up now. But at least you can see how it went.


The venue: a small appropriate space for the intimacy of jewellery

looking for my name!
 
love seeing my work in a cabinet, its always a pleasant surprise

Mitchel spotted mommy work

This was Mitchel favorite piece a door stop gnome with a moving arm
 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

In The Now


Just droped of some ring for "In the Now".....an exiting group exhibition of current work or work in progress of some of the members of JMGQ.

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