Category Archives: Artists

Sometimes, while wandering through the internet, I come across artists who make me go WOW! Kate Kato is one. She creates the most amazing fungi and floral sculptures. This is some of her work Fungi and Floral Sculptures Produced From … Continue reading

Posted in Artists | Tagged , | 6 Comments

I went to three exhibitions in three days last week. The first was the Archibald  Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, I would like to thank...., Melbourne | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Botanic illustration and flower painting

Jan McDonald, the Rare Books Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, uses two books from the collection to show the difference between botanic illustration and flower painting. One book contains depictions of Australian plants collected by scientific illustrator Austrian … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Botanic Art, Melbourne, Odds and Ends, Plants | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

You and me

Lots of things have been bubbling away in my mind lately. You know some of my creative thoughts, but  also I have been pondering about the rhythm of my blog ~ what I want to post and how often. I think I … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Botanic Art, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Anatomical drawings of Leonardo

I just love the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his drawings were his visual recordings of his research. In this fascinating video Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London, explores three anatomical drawings, and explains how accurate … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei at the NGV

The NGV [National Gallery of Victoria] has an outstanding exhibition at the moment (on until April 24th) of work from And Warhol and Ai Weiwei. The gallery’s publicity says: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Melbourne | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Planting one more seed.

As you know I love sketchbooks and I love gardening. You can imagine how this delightful little book made me smile. It made my Mum smile. I hope it makes you smile too.

Posted in Artists | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

3 ways to hold onto your “I am going to be more creative” resolution

I am hoping that one of your dreams for 2016 is to be more creative ~ maybe to start keeping a regular sketchbook, maybe to learn new skills or maybe to start your artistic life. Maybe I can help by … Continue reading

Posted in Artists | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Wonderful art in wonderful places

After we left Menindee (and there is lots more I want to tell you about from that trip) we wandered down through South Australia to the Victorian coast. We spent a couple of nights in Portland and then on to … Continue reading

Posted in Artists, Travels | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Time to sit back and watch some videos

I have been up on my soap box a bit lately….so today I am stepping off it to let some videos do the talking. In my last post I showed you a few images from John Wolseley’s exhibition at the … Continue reading

Posted in Artists | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments