Thursday, July 7, 2011


i started a little early this year... i just couldn't wait! and i have been off work for some time due to a work-related accident, so i have a bit of time on my hands... i broke my arm (AAARGH!! the drawing arm too!) and injured my knee, but the arm is much better now, so i am spending my time drawing and researching for drawing inspiration all day.
i stumbled across a plethora of websites that creative people can post images, photographs, recipes, and OH!! i love EVERNOTE! so in love with evernote, and it has reduced my time rummaging through my files by half!! ok, staying on track here... so one of my all-time favorite things in the world is the 'blythe' doll by kenner, and i found 'blythe-ville' on the internet. she's such a pretty doll, and so high up there on the "doll-o-meter"! (i think she's much more clever than barbie...)

then i went out and celebrated with some new ink pens...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CIRQUEL ART SALON - NEW - now open on the Sunshine Coast

'A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine taste and increase their knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace'sdefinition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" ("aut delectare aut prodesse est"). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th century and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently, in urban settings, among like-minded people...' - Wikepedia.

having said that... i'm in desperate need of some like-minded artists who will congregate with me on all topics art-related, and talk about their art and what they're working on at the moment; art shows they're entering and suggestions to others about relative art shows; new art supplies; new exhibitions and openings; and just newsworthy art/music/poetry/dance/performance stuff. who else is interested? if you are, and you care about helping your sisters and brothers in art, then go here to the facebook page and sign up to stay updated as to when and where we meet each month

this month, we are meeting at the 'loaded lizard' in mudjimba on the sunshine coast. it will be on wednesday afternoon, the 27th july at 530pm, and will go until 630 or whenever everyone leaves. so please come along, bring a friend or 7, and show us what you're working on. we might be able to help you if you're stuck, or offer suggestions as to where you should take it to sell it, or whatever. it's an open forum. they have coffee there too. and beer. and wine. enjoy!

and... just to kick off the spirit, i put together this fabulous quote that sums up the salon mission:

you entered this world as an artistic genius.
curious. playful. somewhat
but over the years society molded you into an
obedient, well-mannered citizen. your questions became more
polite, the decisions safer, and the answers more certain.


we want to unleash your imagination. and dare we say, make every single person on this planet one percent more creative??
does this sound a bit naive? if not a little overambitious? we agree. our vision is easy to criticise, ridicule and dismiss. but we feel it’s a small price to pay in order to encourage your independency and nurture your brainchildren.
it’s not an easy
task. it’s a never-ending battle.
because the world is full to the brim of faceless bureaucrats and greedy
bullyboys just waiting to assassinate your ideas with just a flick of the wrist.
whatever you do, don’t just do it. put your heart and soul into it.
love it.
hate it.
turn it up-side-down.
turn it inside-out.
bend it.
break it.
shake it up.
torture it.
blow it up.
whatever you do, don’t just do it.
push it to the limits.

please come and support us. we'd love to have you.

so, how do you feel since reading this blog?