For some time now I have been procrastinating about making greeting cards from the mixed media pieces I have been creating. Many people have asked me if I could – and I have hummed and harred. From past experience the photgraphing – and then the printing (which has it’s own big bag of challenges), was a huge hurdle for me. I am very patient creating my trees and skies- but photography, well that’s a different story. I have no patience with it and I just want to point and shoot. A bit like computers, I just want to turn it on and get going.
I fiddled around with scanning the work. Then photographing it in various light situations and using different settings in my camera. Then recently, I started using the camera in my phone. The trouble seemed to be that all the layers of my scribbles didn’t translate very well to pixels etc. But guess what – the phone won out. Who would have guessed!
So with images sorted, printing settings experimented with, I am ready to release my greeting card range. There will images added to the range every month. Pop over to the shop page for more details.
An exhibition by AIM – Art in Miniature
It was a perfect late Spring afternoon for the opening of “The Perfect Gift”, a fascinating and beautiful exhibition of over 158 miniatures by 19 members of the Art In Miniature ACT group of artists. The exhibition has been beautifully and expertly co-ordinated and hung by Camelia Smith, president of Aim, with help from members. What a mammoth task to hang all these tiny treasures – and to make sure that they stay straight and are lined up! It looks wonderful.
The exhibition is being held at Yarralumla Gallery, Cottage 1, Weston Park Road, Yarralumla. 29th November 2015 – 29th January 2016. The gallery is part of The Oaks Brasserie and café concept located at the heritage listed Old English Gardens alongside the Yarralumla Nursery, surrounded by the leafy trees of Weston Park. Man’s best friend is more than welcome in the specially maintained dog garden where they can enjoy canine delights offered on the menu!
AIM was formed to promote the art of miniature in the ACT and surrounding districts in all its very diverse forms. The criteria for this group is that the work must be 100 square centimeters or less in total picture area (many works are much smaller) and that subject matter is to appear in the spirit of miniaturization.
The opening was very well attended and was officially opened by Barbie Robinson from Artcetera, ArtSound FM Radio, who only day’s out of hospital, gave an inspiring and informative speech to a crowd on the back terrace under the trees.
Here are some photos: group 1 taken by Camelia Smith when the work was hung. Group 2 during the opening.