Last night was the opening of the art exhibition. It went really well, over 100 people in attendance and several paintings were sold. I sold one of my new WillyWag Tail prints that I did at Baldessin last month. Its off to a good home at Barcaldine, about an hour north of Blackall. I've been invited to exhibit at the Barcaldine art exhibition in August as well. I also met up with some other printmakers and paper artists, and had some great conversations about my favourite topics!
|Jenny Mace (Botanical Artist and Judge of the Art Exhibition), |
Sally Campbell (President, Blackall Cultural Assoc)
and me at lunch at Daisy Cottage, Blackall.
|ABC Radio live from Blackall|
So after a brief diversion past 'The Black Stump' (very brief!) I settled down to some time in my studio. I had found some beautiful heart shaped gum leaves in the park next to the Cultural Centre on one of my exploration rides. I also found a Cotton Tree (my absolute favourite) but I am going to try and avoid it because I want to try some new plants. A good one for my workshop next weekend though.
|On my bike riding down near the Barcoo River|
|He's been yarn bombed and needs a hug!|
|The heart shaped gum leaves...beautiful!|
|Gum leaf print in my repurposed frame,|
it will sit on my bedside table tonight.
|Pulling a print from the gelatin plate, the ripples are on the bottom of|
the plate from the mould, but would be interesting to use.
Printed perfectly in 20degrees Celsius with humidity at 32%.
I'll make a few up for the workshop at the end of the week, they've got a cold room here at the Living Arts Centre so I can store them in there. Will have to check out the gelatin supplies in the IGA!