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I like it lots….
Waw Dawn…nice work! I love the organic claywork!Hpw big are these balls?What kind of glaze do you use?
For the moment I work with a gaskiln-pots are into a claybox(I don’t know the word…)with a ashglaze-seaweed-salt and some sulfates(?). I start the kiln on saturday.
I’m very curious for these results.
I,m not a facebook-er etc…cannot or don’t want to take time for it…
Is it winter now at your place?
Hey Myriam, glad you like these new works… they are different sizes, but am trying to go for scale… glazes I am still thinking about.
The ‘claybox’ is a saggar… i have done some saggar firing in the past & love the results… these days I do pit firing which gets similar results & is very interactive.
I think you can look at my Facebook photos & stuff without being “on” Facebook… if so you could look at some of my previous works. (this blog is only new).
We are in Spring here at the moment & moving into Summer in November… so I guess you are the opposite??
Anyways good to be in contact… :-))
I know the feeling Dawn. Patience is not just a virtue, its absolutely imperative in pottery and its my biggest challenge… not to chance firing ‘probably dry’ greenware, not to open the kiln when it is ‘probably’ cool enough. Aargh. Sometimes I can’t bear it. Got my a glaze firing on this morning, kiln packed to the roof. Mostly my students work which i fret over more than my own. So here’s hoping for no mishaps and no power cuts as rain is brewing and our little country town often experiences power outages at the first hint of rain.
Now,that is really terrible.Nature is revenging its self more and more. My car got smashed by a tree last June during a hurrycane and yesterday night we had a terrible thunderstorm down here in Portugal ( my second home) .Rain came through the roof, but did not dammage anything, fortunately.
I agree, Katrin… the extremes in nature are becoming more & more pronounced… & we still have politicians around the works denying human contributed global warming! amazing…
some really great blog posts on this website , thankyou for contribution.
What lovely pieces and great depths in the black. I am having a battle with a nasty shiny black residue on my pots suddenly instead of the soft smoky-black I used to get. As far as I can remember I am still using the same fuel but may be placing it differently in the pit. Not sure how to remedy this and any comments would be most welcome.
Hi Jean… thanks for the positive response to the works, hopefully the complete sculptures will come together nicely after the pit firing. Your black residue sounds fuel based to me… is it also kind of sticky?? It sounds like the natural resins from the wood shavings. Do you make your own sawdust or source it elsewhere, eg: woodworkers group, sawmill yard?? If so you may need to ask them what kind of wood it is etc… Could also be the temperatures in the pit…, but I’d check out the wood shavings option first. Hope this helps…
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NICE WORK!! What do you use to shine up your pieces?
Thanks Sherry… the work is burnished then low bisque fired to retain the sheen. After sawdust or pit firing I then apply a wax and buff…
I’m pit firing on Monday for the second time. I didn’t use wax for the first firing. I was wondering what type of wax to buy? I know some use Butcher’s Wax. My work is bisque its a woodfiring clay that I wasnt able to woodfire. I am adding Copper Carb and Red Iron Oxide and Table Salt so the pit and I will see what happens. Thanks for the info.
Hi Sherry… there are many wax products: beeswax, liquid floor wax, neutral shoe polish… if you have not burnished them you may even try watered down PVA to give them extra shine…
Yes will keep my fingers crossed seeing that they are in good condition! Hope you get good results from the firing and meet the deadline without stress. Look forward to more pics on completion. Good luck!
Hi from a semi novice,
sounds and looks exciting ..am to attempt something exciting soon too…
hope to build a quick fire down flow this spring of 1 metric cube size.. for sculptured raku.
but sure.. no doubt this will have its flaws !! done some research though..
Good Luck Stephen… even if the kiln does not work the first time it is easy enough to mofidy the design 🙂
Thx Jean 🙂
I always wanted to try this. Hope you have great luck.
Thx Holly… pics of polished & completed on the way 🙂
I love it< interesting composition.
Thanks Saida… am glad you like my works :-))
thx for the kind feedback Jostvm 🙂
Really beautifull Dawn! This is a garanteed succes for your exhibition! It’s too far for me to travel “down under”…if closer I would certainly be there! Myriam
thanks Miriam… send the positive energy will be great… :-))
Very nice Dawn. I do love the colors you got from the firing.
hey Sylvia… thanks for the kind words, glad you like my works… i was also very happy with these results 🙂
Surface has a waxy appearance, sort of fleshy that is supported well by the color giving depth to or even below the surface, a translucency that is very engaging. The support rod tends to provide an opaque standard for comparison. Nice! I’d love to see more.
Thanks Jim… lovely words!!
beautiful indeed what the fire did and i expect it is each time a surprise how it turnes out in details.
Thanks Fran, yes it is different each time I do a pit firing, there are lots of variants involved.:-)
Lovely; reminds me of a jade ring, Chinese, possibly Chou dynasty, dia 4.5 inches, as appears in an old book published 1927…
Wow, thanks Celia… I do actually the surface you mean… i’ll have to ‘google’ it 🙂
thx Odscape :-))
Very Nice Idea. Good luck with your show:
Brooklyn, New York
Creativity at play , GREAT IDEA !! and great pieces very organic Love it!!!
great idea good luck!!!
It looks like the works are allready glazed. Or is this just the way of fotography?
Hi Hanneke… pit fired works are not glazed. The colouration comes from the organic ingredients in the pit and the fuming from salts, etc in the pit. Afterwards they are are polished with wax to highlight the organic tones. 🙂
Thank you for sharing. I just loved the peaceful simplicity and restraint juxtaposed to the tradition and order. Powerful images!
What stunning images — thank you so much for sharing! I am loving the elegantly simple design of these.
Very creative. I would love to see these in person. How you’ve turned ceramic into something completing different is exciting. You’ve an interesting viewpoint.
Thankyou for the encouraging comments, Jane…
Love these images, these pots and would like to know more about the potters and their techniques. Thank you for sharing your trip with us all.
thanks for all the nice comments 🙂
I have worked in clay for many years. Both functional and sculptural. I found when I did the art fairs, that functional was popular with the public. However when I started doing hand built primitive fired peaces they were even more popular. I do functional now only for my own personal use. Pictures of your work looks good. Good luck with your sales.
Hi Eloise, thanks for the comment. I also do some pit & smoke firing which I really enjoy (you can view by using the tag cloud to the right). This work is a bit of an experiment and side step to what I usually make. Its also refreshing to do something different 🙂
great images. I look forward to seeing the results :^)
thx Anna… at this stage I think I will post them in the new year… Xmas is so busy with family and parties etc… Merry Christmas 🙂
great move there with the experiments. I look forward to doing more of this in this new year, but I look forward more, like Anna to seeing the results of the firing. Happy New year.
Thanks Jay… the process and the results are now available at the following post http://dawnwhitehand.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/saggar-bonfire-firing/
Hope you enjoy!! cheers Dawn
WOW, I am new to potter and this look like so much fun! Beautiful, natural outcome as well, nice job!
Hey thx Tracie, glad the process has inspired you… good luck & cheers from Australia :-))
Dawn, You are an amazing artist and I love your blog!! I wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger Award! You can find the specifics about this award here:
Your blog is an inspiration, keep doing what you are doing:) I’m looking forward to following along with it!
these are wonderful
Thanks Isabelle, much appreciated 🙂
Hiya Dawn, interesting to see frottage in this context. I wonder if there is some mileage in creating a print of a textured surface on smooth ceramic, or alternatively finding subject matter for sculpture this way? Elsie
Hey Elsie… thanks for the comment…the main focus in my artwork is texture, the organic surface, natural form, etc… my ceramic sculpture is abstract & features textured, organic surfaces, images of this artwork can be seem on my Facebook page (“like” to right)… so I was particularly trying to capture a textured surface via the frottage technique. But, yes, trying to capture a textured surface via printing on a smooth ceramic would be an interesting experiment 🙂
Your photos are stunning!
thanks Deb…much appreciated…. hope that translates into sales!! 🙂
Your recent creations look great! I read your post and can definitely identify with the firing…and the waiting and the wonderful feeling of seeing newly-glazed wares after the varying stages of clay work. I have a blog and an Etsy store, as well. I am just now getting more posted on there to sell after the grueling fall show schedule. I particularly like the tan-colored glaze with the hand tool shown. You can visit my blog at http://www.creativeclaycafe.com. Here’s to a prosperous 2012 and good luck with your new line of serving pieces.
I’m doing a monthly blog roll on the side of my blog. Just wanted you to know you’re linked to for February!.
Thanks High River Arts… much appreciated 🙂
Great stuff Dawn! Looks amazing!
Beautiful jewelry Dawn!
Thanks cravencreativity 🙂
Love it! You have inspired me. How long did your firing last?
Hi Louise, glad to be of inspiration!! The firing itself takes a few hours, then is covered up & takes about 18-24 hours to cool.
Looking Good Dawn, keep up the good work.
It’s so interesting to see the progress pics. Know these are gonna be gorgeous, can’t wait to see the finished project! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Take care and best wishes with your upcoming event!
I really liked the green earrings!
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Great stuff, Dawn! Apart from whatever we potters may EARN through newly-made pieces, there is a certain joy about work that has come out to our satisfaction, isn’t there? Those moments tend to make up for all the times of disappointment or, occasionally, intense frustration at work that did not have the desired results, don’t you agree?
Hey Steve… words of wisdom!! It is those moments that get us through… but I guess it’s like that with all things… 🙂
Mm , I must try this myself – preferably without the finger injury as an incentive ! In fact I’m going out soon to draw trees so I’ll take something less refined for the bark .
I hope the finger is operational again , any cuts are awful when working with clay .
Hi there rukshanaafia… yes clay is a problem with finger injuries.. but getting better now… still a bit numb, etc
Anyways, good luck with the frottage experiments: take lots of different gsm papers & lots of different pencils… the paper & pencils make a big difference to some textures
I like the textures and the natural elements in your work. Thank you for sharing it. Maureen Ahern
Thanks Maureen 🙂
I am very impressed with the way you use the materials to compliment each other. The textures and variations of different clay processes relate so well with the materials you combine them with. Very, very nice!!
Thanks for the encouraging words Jane 🙂
Your work is inspirational. I just want to reach out and touch them to explore the different textures. Guess that is what happens if you work in 3D. Isn’t the computer a wonderful gift for we folks that like to see what is happening in our medium and we can do it all around the world. Keep up the goos stuff.
That should be good stuff not goos stuff
Thanks for the encouraging words Helen, much appreciated 🙂
Lichen is pretty cool. There’s this one kind, called wolf lichen, that’s very intensely green. I only know of one tree around here that has any on it, and it’s mysteriously covered in it while no other tree in sight has any signs of even having a little bit. 🙂
we have a few different lichens here, this is a cool dampish environment at the foot of a small mount…. but they only grow on the European trees, rocks and fences… not on the Australian natives.
These are beautiful! I love the shapes. Very serene and graceful.
Thanks Naomi… I’m glad you like them 🙂
These are really fantastic Dawn. Love Sacrificial Landscape, and the other sculpture with the twigs encasing the fired objects. Nice work!
Thanks Sydney… glad you like them 🙂
I attempted to download your doctoral thesis through the link above but was unsuccessful. Facebook is not my “thing” nor do I understand how it works most of the time. I’m wondering if you would please email me a PDF of your thesis? I am a graduate student in art therapy and find your research fascinating. I would also like to cite some of your work in the my final masters paper. Thank you for considering my request.
Hi Teresa, I hope you get this message as you did not leave your email address in the message. Emailing it may be too big a file, so try again to download by clicking on the above link, then there will be a green button with ‘download’ written on it. Click on that & it should automatically download. If your computer does not ask where you want to save it, it will probably save to your ‘download’ folder.
If this doesn’t work, get back to me & I will try to email you a copy.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, when travels difficult it’s great to get a feel for the work like this.
I enjoyed reading about your ceramic adventure in Korea. Thanks for sharing
thanks Lynn 🙂
Green with envy is all I can say. What an experience And as you say, with all the perseverance it takes to be an income producing ceramicist, imagine being a national treasure!
Yes, it hard for us to imagine… but over there they are respected & supported – its just a completely different cultural attitude… Oh well!!
Congrats on getting into the arts centre market – it’s pretty notorious for being so hard to get into! I was going to suggest putting some things in some of your tableware as well but see you’re already on to it 🙂
Yes thanks hellkatdesigns…. each week improves… will post pics of the food in dishes 🙂
Love your Jewellery! and the gift wrapping you’ve made it so cute!!
Hello Dawn, thank you for visiting MoE art, I do like your work, especially “colony”. I will visit again. Kind regards, Gregory.
Wow, that archeological grid is gorgeous!
thank you very much Laura 🙂
Awesome work.Thanks for visiting my blog. Silvia
Hey Silvia , I like your work & was gonna pin a couple to my pinterest… I will let you know the links 🙂
Hey, am flattered you should put me in pinterest. Can’t get to it.I copied what you told me. Let me know how I can see it. Silvia
Love the work – and your comment about the ‘flotsam and jetsam’ that you ‘don’t hoard’ in your studio! Delightful … and exactly how I feel about my shelf of oddities in my own studio! A continually-changing assortment of items that reveal so much about our relationship to the land and the natural world, and our conflicting relationship to ideas of permanence. It’s as much a psychological archeology as anything else, isn’t it?
It certainly is… thanks Sydney 🙂
Hi Dawn, good to know about your shop.
I am interested in buying some clay for making wide shallow pots -appr 20″ Diameter.
I have had trouble with this shape cracking across the bottom in the firing… a mix or stoneware and red raku has been suggested a remedy.
Do you agree with this idea? Will you stock red raku?
Ps I hope you can order/ buy without using facebook?
Hi Trevor… no you don’t have to buy over Facebook… I do have a “real” studio!!
There are many reasons for bowls and plates cracking : from clay type, through to not compressing the base while throwing to not mopping up excess water while throwing, etc…
The raku idea may be a solution, but doesn’t necessarily have to be red. Raku clay has more grit in it, so has a more open clay body and so is more resistant to cracks, so it doesn’t really matter what colour it is. It is also rougher to throw with.
At the moment I have a few bags of white raku clay as I use it in my pit firings… I will be getting more, so that is not a problem.
I am on the outskirts of Ballarat… and there is nowhere around this area to buy materials… I presume you are nearby?
I find your work very interesting. Congratulations. I love the mix of simplicity/complexity (in execution/idea) and I like the austerity of means. Nice!
p.s. I post art commentary on artiseternal.wordpress.com
Dear Dawn, how much is the price per kg? Thanks
Hi Zaemah… the terracotta is $12.00 for a 10kg bag 🙂
Is it the seeds inside a pomegranate with a purple enhancement??
Ummm NO… any other guesses??
Hi there, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! I truly enjoy your site; keep posting! 🙂 Make sure to click the link.
Thanks for the reblog. Lovely earrings.
Gorgeous…would be very happy with one of each!
Nature’s recycling at it’s best!
Is that a square toadstool!! I’ll have to look up the difference between a toadstoll and a mushroom!!
Lovely – but I wouldn’t eat it 🙂
Wow I wish it were that easy for me. Great post. I’ll definitly try this out for writing my blog.
Thanks Ruthann… I just find that I need an empty head for anything to pop in & fill it. Once I get up & begin using electronics, social media, housework (?), etc… its all downhill from there 🙂
Very interesting textures…the results remind me of a 3D map of the earth’s surface. Great work!
Thanks Megan… much appreciated 🙂
Thanks Dawn for following http://www.photobotos.com/. You have a very creative site here and I will try to visit more often.
Very interesting new work. Thanks for visiting my blog. RLTE
Hello! I actually really like this take on the theme, very different yet still totally representing ‘Merging’ – good job! 🙂
Thanks so much Imogen… much appreciated 🙂
Congratulations, Dawn! What an honour! I love the 500 series, having seen some of the jewellery ones, but wasn’t aware that there were Ceramics titles in the series. A tribute to your talent. Well done!
Thanks Ruthie… much appreciated!
That’s awesome, Dawn! Congrats and cool piece as well.
Thanks Monique 🙂
Oh congrats! It’s a beautiful piece!
Thanks Sydney 🙂
Congratulations! That’s very exciting, the 500 books are great.
Thanks hellkat 🙂
Greetings, Dawn! I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. If you’re interested, you can read all about how to accept and pass it along to other deserving bloggers:
well thank you so much Patricia… sounds a bit scary but I’ll give it a go 🙂
Congratulation!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
thanks Nonoy 🙂
Enjoy your award, it is a really good boost. I know that because I have three myself.
Well done! and thanks Ahamin 🙂
Congratulations Dawn, what a lovely thing to happen for you. It is so nice to be acknowledged and with that thank you so much for nominating me as well.
Thanks Leanne… I enjoy checking out your blog 🙂
Dawn, thank you so much for the lovely mention. I really enjoyed reading your seven things! Number four is hilarious, and I feel my youngest kitten is already heading down that same road! 😉 But seriously – what a fantastic blog you have, and I love seeing/reading about all of your work as well. I will check out the blogs you’ve nominated too!
Thanks Patricia… much appreciated 🙂
You’ve been tagged: http://megansbeadeddesigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/careful-its-contagious/
Congratulations. What an honor and very deserving. RLTE
Thanks so much Silvia 🙂
You are indeed a busy lady, Dr. Whitehead. Good job. RLTE
yes… a bit too busy sometimes… but its all good!
yes… a bit too busy sometimes… but its all good!
PS my surname is Whitehand .. not Whitehead… no big deal, people do it all the time… just letting you know coz if you try to look me up you won’t find me !!
I’ve got a paper bark tree in my yard. It’s lovely but growing a little too close to the powerlines 🙁
I like your painting – very clever indeed! 🙂
Thanks for featuring our wedding tree tags and vintage journal set.
PS 10% off for your followers as a special thank you until September 15th. Just enter “ThankYou091512” when checking out.
Hi, loved your Etsy shop. I have a few questions I would like to ask you.
I’m interested in hearing about how you chose the prices, item title and tags.
Can we talk on Skype / email?
only if you’re not gonna give me a sales pitch… coz not interested , no offence 🙂
I promise not to sell anything 🙂
I’m trying to learn and only have questions to ask
Nice collection. Maybe I like the first and the fourth the most. It is the sharpest of all. Nice work.
Thanks for the kind words Albadr 🙂
My kind of ART and photography! Can’t choose a favorite, Dawn, because they are all so well composed and the sculptures very enigmatic… mmm. You know, I want to look at that cool looking red buoy which should logically dominate the barren landscape but my eye is draw in to the sculptures. Again, fantastic composition!
WOW, thankyou so much Caliroe 🙂
how very interesting showing the devastation of drought cannot choose one either
Thankyou 🙂 A lot of my artwork has an environmental theme/message as its inspiration.
Oh – I can’t believe you do tendrils! They’re my favourite! I actually did an entire A3 page of them one day. Well done! 🙂
Hey Dianne, yes I do like tendrils… and am going to incorporate them more in future, I think 🙂
Congratulations, Dawn! What a wonderful experience for you. I haven’t checked out the links yet, but plan to right now 🙂
Thanks Dianne 🙂
Many congratulations!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!
Thanks Caliroe 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you, Dawn – Congrats!
thanks… yes, pretty excited~!
I think as artists we underestimate the power of our doodles. Not as works of art in and of themselves, but I think the shapes we draw subconsciously in response to mood (or as you hypothesise in response to the content of a phone conversation) reveals a lot about the types of imagery to which we are drawn and of which we may not be entirely aware. I have noticed that if I am put on hold for a long time I tend to start drawing angular, pointed doodles whereas when I talk to a friend they are much more languid. Not a big surprise really as when I am on hold I am usually swearing at the same time!
I am similar… when on hold to utility companies especially I tend to doodle repetitive 3d cubes connected everywhere!! 🙂
So simple, so beautiful. Art is everywhere when you know how to look.
Hi Marta… I agree absolutely!! PS THANKYOU very much 🙂
Congratulations Dawn, getting an exhibition for your art is fantastic, I will have to see if I get in there to see it.
Hi Leanne… its a great exhibition… well worth a visit 🙂
Oooh, pretty choices!
Thanks Megan… I reckon having ‘nice’ journals with ‘nice’ paper makes it easier to be creative!
I imagine it probably does compel you to think more about what you put on the pages…
You know… I just fell in love with these Portfolio Oil Pastels recently. I have only worked with Senillier Oil Pastels (love the variety of colors) but these Portfolio are so versatile being water sols and soooo creamy! Yeah… I get it… MINE! 🙂
I agree… cheers!!
I just love those pastels, Dawn! 😀
Wow. What an honor. Excited for you. What an opportunity. R;TE
thanks very much RLTE… yes I am very excited… just have to keep the fingers crossed for funding, etc 🙂
Thanks Dawn, where in Ballarart?
Do you have trachyte dust or some other material to make textured pots?
Hi Trevor… I am on the outskirts of Ballarat , in Dunnstown. I don’t have trachyte dust , but I do sell BRT a textured clay which contains trachyte. It is a beautiful clay to work with 🙂
Dawn, I really enjoyed this – it brought back very find memories of my grandmother buying me a set of oil pastels as my first “art” present way back. Only thing is, I’ve never felt I’ve mastered using them! Such a difficult and unforgiving medium, yet can yield such beautiful finished drawings. Cheers!
Hey there… yes i agree. I have been drawing with pastels everyday now for seventy eight days, & I have seen an improvement. Its also about understanding the medium, but its been good!
These are excellent. Well done! 😀
Thanks Dianne, this work was done in 2004 so the quality is a bit blahh, but its a good direction for future exploring, I think 🙂
Excellent job rendering those misc natural objects 🙂
I remember doing these sort of things when I was still drawing, you have done a great job, I love the addition of splashes of colour.
These are absolutely lovely, Dawn. Well done 🙂
Thanks Dianne 😉
Congratulations, that is a great achievement Dawn. It is good to have a goal set for your blog. Someone asked me yesterday about how do I do a post a day, and I said, because I have to, that is what I do, if I stop doing one a day, then I won’t get around to do it at all.
Thanks Leanne… yes it definably becomes a routine thing… with my other blog I sometimes struggle to post weekly just simply because the ‘routine’ is not there… but its been a good experience. i don’t know how I will keep it up in Italy, but we will see 🙂
This is fantastic, Dawn. Well done for reaching day 100 😀
I love the pictures!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your drawings. So very delicate. RLTE
thanks so much 😉
These are such beautiful photos, Dawn. My favourite is the beach geometry – I love beach stones 😀
Thanks Dianne… I love stones also 🙂 I recently began experimenting with making some pendants from them… an image is on my FB here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151236176289106&set=a.363147494105.156807.168015309105&type=1&theater
Oh – Wow!
My daughter loves it Dawn, she especially likes the black one, out of curiousity she wants to know how much it is.
Hi Leanne, the stone pendants are $30 including a handmade jewellery pouch… like the ones in the etsy store 🙂 Glad your duaght er likes them I am actually in Apollo Bay right now, and will probably be gathering some more stones!
I love stone jewelry – these are great 😉
Hi Dianne…. thanks Dianne. Just got back from Apollo Bay, where I collected some more stones… so more jewellery on the way!
The coastline is a wonderful theme for renewal – it is never the same (even moment after moment) 😀
I agree Dianne… good spot for personal renewal also 🙂
Enjoyed your blog and congrats on weekend. Any new theme is indeed a renewal in itself.
Thanks Carolyn, thanks for visiting 🙂
I love Apollo Bay, I haven’t been there for a few years, I really must revisit.
Its is still great, but definitely getting bigger, more new suburbs springing up… t seems you have have to travel further along the Great Ocean Road every year to “get away” 🙂
Great stuff Dawn, I am going to have to visit the Etsy store.
Welcome to the world of Etsy, Leanne 🙂
These are great, Dawn 🙂
Beautiful new photos. Very interesting take on ocean findings Thanks for visiting my blog. Rlte
What a wonderful way to fire!
Thanks, yes it sure is 😉
Thank you so much for the detail and pictures of your process, especially for a small saggar for jewellry. A Canadian fanHelen Lyons Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:59:42 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Helen… it is a great method for small works and great fun!
Stunning work. I love the colours and the presentation. I hope you do really well and sell everything. Enjoy your time overseas. Christmas will be such fun.
Thanks, yes Christmas will be good… fingers crossed on sales 🙂
Reblogged this on Chittle Chattle and commented:
Some lovely and unusual work here. I thought you would all like to see it.
thanks so much for the reblog… much appreciated 🙂
It’s worth showing! 🙂
Love your mixed media work and use of found objects! Relic mounted like that is great, makes even more of very evocative and myserious piece. Are you familiar with the work of the Dada Baroness? She began making found object pieces a hundred years ago in New York and was a great hoarder of almost anything. She was also a poet, performance artist, model and any number of other activities which all contributed to an extraordinary artistic career. I bet she would have loved your Archiological Grid.
This is brilliant, Dawn. Best of luck at the exhibition and ENJOY! 😀
thanks Dianne… have arrived with artwork intact! the opening is tomorrow so will be posting some pics soon 🙂
So glad to hear you and your work arrived safely. Having had to ship an extremely fragile item myself recently for a show (although not internationally like you, only within the US) I’ve been stressed beyond belief. Enjoy the opening – your pieces look fantastic!
thanks so much…. yes it is nerve racking…. the opening is tomorrow so a post will be following 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. A fascinating account you have just given us. Rlte
It looks absolutely fantastic, Dawn. I’m nowhere near Florence unfortunately – otherwise wild horses couldn’t drag me away from it! 😀
fascinating to see the process – that magical transformation is something I always find so remarkable. thanks for sharing this!
yes it certainly is an exciting process!
oh beautiful work!! congrats – I’m sure you’ll be a hit in Italy!! Have a lovely time – I am sure you will return inspired (and yes a little jet lagged) … ti will be worth it!
yes, am already inspired… being in Florence is being surrounded by art, culture, history and architecture… my creative mind is bulging!
What a fantastic experience, Dawn! 😉
What wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing
Welcome back – you’ve taken some amazing pics 😀
thanks Dianne… more pics to come when my internet is back up and running 🙂
It looks wonderful Dawn, glad you are back, love my necklace.
thanks Leanne… I am glad to be back (kind of – it went too fast) happy you and your daughter are pleased with the jewellery 🙂
Italy does take some getting used to, when I used to live there it took lots of patience dealing with the occasional pushy person, haha. And the dirty streets! But, the art and culture more than made up for those less-than-lovely circumstances. Glad you had a great time otherwise in Italy; thanks for sharing!
– Jonathan I http://styleoverstress.wordpress.com
Hey Jonathan, I agree… everything else in Italy does make up for it! Such a meca of amazing history! And I want my future posts to show this… stay tuned 🙂
What a great idea, parents are always looking for something different.
Much more productive than a McDonalds party too!!
Gorgeous Italy – Don’t know if you’ve read Peter Ackroyd’s book on Venice – I love his way of taking on history through the eyes of a city. Have just started getting into it.
No i haven’t… will check it out 🙂
Hi Dawn- actually your blog spurred me on to get started on the book again – I’d left it to one side over Christmas. It’s a very atmospheric read -all the water and mists ….
Atmospheric does sound like an apt word to describe Venice… we were there just after the beginning of winter… so the mist would rise late morning and descend again mid afternoon… it was amazing to see especially while in St Marks Square with the huge Basilica looming from the fog…
Five weeks in Italy. I think I need some professional development.
Hope you had fun, and the exhibition went well. Looking forward to more photographs.
Yes PD is a good excuse… and one I intend on continuing to use! And there are PLENTY of photos!! 🙂
Wow. Congrats, Dawn on exhibiting in that beautiful country, Italy. Looks like you are happy and the pics are gorgeous. Love your red boots. Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing some of the pics of the exhibit. Rltei
Hi Rltei…. it was wonderful & yes I also love my red boots: I am always getting compliments on them!
There is already posts on the exhibition and opening night if you want to have a look 🙂
This must be a really fun class to teach as well as be a part of; if any of these team members claimed never to have made pots before, I wouldn’t believe them. These folks must be innately artistic! Nice post, Dawn!
Hi Patricia… a couple of them said they had made pots at high school (everybody says that) , but they all were part of a design and research team, so I guess that must mean there is a bit of creativity lurking…
Oh, most definitely then. I always get so jealous when I hear of others who had art teachers in high school that taught them how to throw on the wheel; I went to an all-girls school and the art teacher was a nun, lol! Drawing was all there was. Anyway, I enjoyed your post very much!
I also went to a school where art was not big on the agenda… and when it was it was mostly painting… Anyway glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
We can hear this, birds singing but cannot see a video.
Something wrong ?
Hi there pljacobs 🙂
The video is working for me when I load the page and I also was able to load it from a mobile device – my tablet… both use different browsers…. so maybe it was a glitch? perhaps try again. If you still have no luck the youtube link is http://youtu.be/nNhrY06IMtE
Let me know how you go…. 🙂
Thanks for your visit to my blog, Dawn. I love all the art you do. You are so creative. Keep up the good work. Congrats on your recent Italian trip and exhibit. Rlte
love it….just made a purchase!
Thanks Sarah… i hope you enjoy it 🙂
Hi, nice soft organics, I enjoyed the walk looking at your pieces. Can your pieces remain outside in the cold or does it not snow where you live? We have themes in common, connection to nature the body and installation of grouped forms. Please have alook at my website http://annealexandersculptor.com and please like my facebook page Anne Alexander sculptor.
It does get very cold here… with light snow in Winter. This installation was in a very sheltered position with lots of trees, etc, however I dont usually have too much rouble with outdoor pieces as long as they are fired to stoneware… 🙂
PS Anne, your work is great and I liked your FB page… 🙂
Hi Dawn – I overuse the word texture so perhaps patina is the right word here? Beautifully rubbed backed, worked and loved. Also – you can’t worry about work when you’ve been Italy. You have been feeding your soul which is essential for the poet! If you do two drawings and two poems a day you are setting a bit of a task for the rest of us… 🙂 look forward to seeing more.
Hey Chas… only doing two till I catch up, then it will be back to one – its just taking so long to catch up 🙂
Its all good, though!
There is always bad with good, but sounds like the good far out weighed the bad, which is fantastic. I look forward to hearing about it.
yes the good did weigh out the bad, of course… I have already got a post up about Verona… and have a Pisa post in draft… to be put up soon 🙂
I have seen the Verona post, I loved the photos, I want to go there now. 🙂
Good idea… lots of great photographs to be taken in Italy!
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Aawww… thanks so much Herb 🙂
This is really lovely work Dawn! Liked the walk through the space too!
thanks Sydney 🙂
Beautiful! We should organize an art workshop in our Italian region! 🙂 Alessia
I loved the sculptures in the first photograph, even before I knew they were yours. Did you switch them in the second shot because of the colors? And how did you make the green globe?
Hi bronxboy… thanks fro loving my sculptures. They were rearranged in the second photo simply because they were moved further out into the exhibition space after opening night (or is that the other way around?). The green globe was handbuilt using a plaster mould and strips of clay- mostly my sculpture is wheelthrown. I get alot of questions about this piece… I will have to explore the form more, I think 🙂
Lovely pics 🙂
thank you 🙂
the forms are really of closed caracter: are women like that? Preferrably you chose more open ceramic shapes to represent the feminin. Nice idea to make an installation with ceramics. Best wishes Mariska (sculptor, the Netherlands)
Hi Mariska, thanks for your comments… yes the forms are quite closed… the forms themselves – which can be considered sexual where also based on universal symbols such as spirals and abstract shapes in the landscape which evolutionary psychologists we have evolved to recognise. The feminist aspect of the installation was more about the size and construction of the artwork and installation – small, close to the Earth, etc. Whereas historically sculpture has been patriarchal and in that context also monumental.
hope this is helpful 🙂
Thanks for sharing what must have been a very interesting experience. Rlte
yes… was great Rlte 🙂
I really want to go to Tuscany one day.
yes it would be good to spend a few days there…
That is pretty cool, I can remember trying to make paper years ago, but it never seemed to work.
its a great hot day activity because your hands are in the cold water in the vat… might not do much of it in Winter!!
Fantastic photos, Dawn. That Sean Connery castle is really something else! I hope to visit Tuscany one day as well, as the wine-making tradition was strong in my mother’s Italian side of our family. Really loving all the posts from your Italy travels 🙂
thanks Patricia… glad you are enjoying them 🙂
Interesting the way a close look reveals a whole new world of detail – a lesson for life?
well said 🙂
Hi Dawn the shadows are great- quite abstract
Hi Chas… thanks…. yes, I have been experimenting alot lately with photographing shadows – they can be really interesting!
I love each shot as they represent a small world of their own.
Everything is beyond gorgeous!
I agree Megan 🙂
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful town, and region!
Just because it was unseasonably warm doesn’t mean global warming had anything to do with it – statistically, some winters will be colder than “normal” some will be warmer.
Hey Terri – True… some winters are colder, some warmer… however, global warming accentuates these extremes. I have noticed a trend over the past decade or so…. in 2007 I went to Japan, and the locals said it was unseasonably warm. In 2010 I travelled to France, and was told by the locals it was unseasonably warm. In 2011 I went to Korea…. same thing. And now Italy! Even where I live now we are having a long run of over 30 degree days and very warm nights – this is very unusual for where I live at this time of year….
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The shadows are really amazing.
yes…. I love the possibilities of shadows… 🙂
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Rlte
thanks Rlte 🙂
Beautiful set of photos.
I love your work always, but particularly like the ones you have done this month. Love your use of color and style. Rlte
thanks so much for the positive words Rlte 🙂
OMG, I am so jealous of these, I want to go there and take photos too.
Yes, you would LOVE it!!
Nice artwork and like your “blue ceramic tapas dish set” with the cute little spoon on Etsy.
thanks Mary… much appreciated 🙂
These are fantastic, Dawn. Thank you for taking me on the journey through these pics 😀
Thanks Dianne… its been fun doing some posts on the Italy travels… looking back at memories… and wanting to go back!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I continue to enjoy yours. Rlte
It is such a great initiative – both locals and tourists started noticing it, especially on the weekends! Great idea, one of many creative uses of public spaces in the future I hope.. Chalk Street Art – I’d love to see it happening soon too.
Thanks for stopping by Aldona 🙂
Yes, chalk art would be good… lots of it Europe!
I think the “what Lies Beneath” exhibition is fantastic. Innovative and here in Ballarat. I agree with Dawn that Ballarat is buzzing artistically.
An impressive piece of work with a strong narrative.
Wow… thanks so much 🙂
I agree w/Pete. Also, you create such a variety of work, but this vein / genre is my most favorite. This piece is magnificent, Dawn (and underpriced!) It’s worth much more in my eyes.
thanks so much Patricia… pricing artwork is so difficult! I never know which way to go… but I guess that’s all part of the greater scheme… or something! 🙂
I like your artwork on the commercial product – “Earth Wrap” ( guess I learn something new everyday). PS: but, would like to see it close-up to get a better view.
Hi Mary… thanks. Yes closeups would be good, I guess at the time (which was during the opening) I was trying to capture the overall effect. I will try to get some close ups though 🙂
hi dawn – the wreath of leaves is very beautiful
Thanks Chas…it was an ephemeral work I made while in Melbourne for a few weeks last year. I was walking my dog and collected some materials along the way and then created an artwork on the cracked concrete, photographed it, and left it there! Something I am interested in doing more of…
Very beautifully captured
thanks so much 🙂
Great photos and I especially love the one from the plane…brilliant 🙂
thanks Elle 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I llove your sharing of trips, photos, etc. Rlte
thanks Rlte… love visiting your blog also… your artwork is great 🙂
I’ve never seen such a deep orange glow like that in our sunsets here. Your weather must have been blazing (as I’ve heard the past summer in Vic was). These captures are really amazing and so lovely, Dawn.
Hi Patricia…. thanks for the kind remarks 🙂 Yes summer was blazing here…. so much so that I had a bushfire scare a few kilometres from my home! It is still remarkably mild even now, which is unusual for where I live – but I wouldn’t live anywhere else!!
Do you put this up on Etsy as well Dawn? The jewellery bows are lovely.
Hi Leanne…. hopefully these bowls will make it to Etsy… if my partner doesn’t claim them first! He’s the cheif of the house, so whenever I make functional wares he ‘buzzes’ them as he also loves to present his food nicely… but I will be making more, so stay tuned 🙂
It seems everyone is looking up at the moment, you have some great images to match the challenge Dawn.
Can you give me your etsy shop address again please.
thanks Leanne 🙂
PS my Etsy address is http://www.etsy.com/shop/deedeedeesigns
In future if you want to take a look the link is at the top of my homepage 🙂
A great selection of ‘up’ images and some lovely buildings. Must go to Rome one day …..
thanks for your comment… and YES, it is definitely worth visiting 🙂
St. Peter’s Square…. is your header?
Hi there…. it does resemble St Peters Square, but is a building in Verona – a govt building or workplace, it was not open to the public. From memory I think it was in the street that leads to the ancient entrance to the city built in 1AD 🙂
Thank you for your clarification.
I love Harajuku! 🙂
me too 🙂 thanks for stopping by…
This is a weird culture, I really don’t get it. I think it is a great response to the challenge though.
Hi Leanne…. yes it is a very different cultural response… very Japanese – anime, and that cutesy Hello Kitty stuff and west vs east – all wrapped up together…. great to look at though!
What a fabulous perspective you’ve captured, Dawn. It’s fantastic how it’s not only a candid pic, but he’s creating at the same time. He must have flawless concentration. Great pic!
yes, it was a gem to capture… standing on the bridge watching his process was also terrific!! 🙂
Nice! I can see some good treasury items there. Watch this space 🙂
thanks, and I am watchin’ 🙂
It’s here: https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTUxNDE4OHwyNzI0NDQyMDEw/in-my-dreams
thanks so much…. facebooked & tweeted 🙂
These are beautiful. Quite inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Sassa 🙂
Beautiful. The “random pattern glazes” I’ve used on ceramic projects have always been my favorite.
Yes I agree… they provide alot of surface interest and depth 🙂
You have some great work Dawn, I love wearing mine.
thanks Leanne – I am glad you are enjoying the necklace 😉
This, I like! I bet it smells delicious too with all that eucalyptus. Love it!
It did smell great while making the paper… but once it is dry there is no smell :-/ However, some essential oil could be absorbed into the surface to highlight the ‘ingredients’ 🙂
Shame, I sometimes use eucalyptus to make marks on fabrics, the perfume does last a while. Once they are dry I store them together in a box for a time, this seems to help.
good thought – I will give it a go 🙂
Fab paper, the sculptural nature of it is very interesting! Thanks for the post.
thanks Nicholas… it is something I want to keep experimenting with as it seems to have lots of possibilities 🙂
Dawn, how cool is that as I see you seem to be adding yet more kinds of varied media to your art repertoire. I really like how the stitching is done w/the colored thread. Hope to see more like this!
Thanks Patricia…. yes I like the look of this paper – I will definitely be experimenting with the concept more 🙂
this is inspiring. Kids clothes. What a great idea. Really enjoying your poetry and drawing blog. I have also been influenced by licensing agreement on the left.
Thanks for the ‘like’ too. Cheers Cat
thanks Cat… I look forward to following your blog 🙂
This is wonderful texture. I’ve always thought it would be interesting to make some smooth paper to paint on with water medium. Have you ever made cotton paper?
Hi Suzanne…. no I haven’t made cotton paper …. BUT I am currently soaking some old jeans – so stay tuned!!
I love that textured paper and your idea of lacing it together makes it even more unique. I know you had fun doing this!
Thankyou… and yes I did 🙂
The paper looks beautiful. A while ago I made a few books with paper that I make miself an was a wonderful experience. I used plant materials like leaves and flowers to added effects. I wrote poems in the books and I have an exhibition of them in Montreal. Now, that I walk in the forest (I live in Costa Rica), when I found a dead leave or some fibers from dead plant I have the sensation of the paper in my fingers. Thanks for share.
Nice idea for all that “old eucalyptus hanging around! I never would have thought about that. I’ve been making paper since ’93, adding all sorts of stuff, including flower petals & spices – sadly no aroma afterwards. But rather than buy a deckle n mould, I made mine, 2 different sizes, using flat 1\1/2″ X 2” boards, L shaped household wall edgings & old window screens. I also made my own press out of old “good” plywood, screws & toggle bolts. It cost less than $ 5 for both! The only thing I didn’t have is the component to “bind” the paper better, that we used in in a Fiber Arts course I took. Still, they came out OK, if used as an object of art rather than to write on.
The patterns as artist would see.
I tried making paper quite a few years ago, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it once it was done.
I plan to experiment with painting and drawing – also sewing panels of it together, and perhaps artist books…
I would think though that it could be interesting in the photography/printing realm…
What an enjoyable read! I had no idea ‘DeeDee’ was because of ‘Dr. Dawn’ – that is magnificent! Wishing the happiest of birthdays to you, Dawn!
Thanks Patricia… yes my name has taken on lots of different connotations over the years…. but i do like the deedee thing – probs coz its my partner that came up with it;-)
Happy Birthday Dawn.
My mum was a child during the 56 Olympics and she went to a school with about 20 kids. They all had to write to an athlete at the games, My mum wrote to Dawn Fraser, and my mum is the only kid who received a response. Dawn is a legend.
I love why you hated your name during the 70’s, though I don’t remember the products you are talking about, haha.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I had been a Perry Mason fan for quite a few years, the old B&W ones, it used to be on in the after. While I was pregnant, the guy that played him died, so I decided that boy or girl my child would have Perry as the middle name, and she does, in honour of that show. Then when my second child was born, it was to be Della for a girl, Perry’s secretary, or Drake, the detective, for a boy. So her middle name is Della. At least they have a strange story to go with their name. Unlike my name.
So I loved your post today, and very happy birthday Dawn. I hope you have a great day.
Thanks Leanne….names are funny creatures, that is for sure! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
You’ve a long way to go but Dawn is harder to handle in the twilight years so Happy Birthday Deedee p.s. sadly your designs link is broken
Hi Laura… thanks for picking that broken link up for me 🙂 All fixed now if you want to check it out : https://www.etsy.com/shop/deedeedeesigns
you have some lovely things – have my eye on the sushi set 🙂
Thanks Laura…perhaps spoil yourself for your birthday 🙂
I love the look of what you are getting! What is “caustic coda”? Do you mean “caustic soda”? Where do you find it, and how much does it take? Do you have to leave a window open for health reasons, then?
Oops… thanks for picking up that typo Joy…. yes caustic soda! Yes i did leave my doors and windows open while boiling down the pulp. The amount i used was based on the ratio in the instructions on the bottle.
Thanks for visiting 🙂
But…where do you buy “caustic soda”? Hardware store? Papermaking supply store?
Yes Joy, I bought it in Bunnings which is a huge hardware store 🙂
Thanks for the info…not that I am making paper, but I have some plant materials that I’d like to break down.
Great scene, you know I think I guess the state library, and I realised the heat thing, I can understand them doing that, it was such a hot summer, I am so glad it is over now.
thanks Leanne… it was pretty cute 🙂
Dawn, I had no idea re: Korean potters in past history being forcefully sent to Japan. This certainly was an interesting read. And you can bet here in the US – even in ‘high-culture’ neighborhoods, that advertisement would never be on a bathroom door! Great to see how valued ceramics and applied arts are in South Korea.
Hi Patricia, glad you enjoyed the post….Yes, I am so jealous that applied arts are held in such high esteem throughout Asia!!
Hmm. Thanks for reminding me.
any time… 🙂
My gosh Dawn – you’ve got such a clean-looking studio! Honestly…most ceramicists work in dusty conditions I just couldn’t handle. Your setup looks fabulous and well-organized! I knew after only one course when I was at the University, as dirty as metals are, clay is its own animal! 🙂
Hi Patricia…. trust me, the studio does not always look that clean! But I try to keep the dust down as much as possible – health & safety and all 🙂
It sounds very very exciting Dawn, congratulations, I am really happy for you.
Thanks Leanne 🙂
Yay!! That’s truly fantastic, Dawn! Big congrats to you!
Thanks Patricia 🙂
Great post, Dawn. And def. food for thought! It’s a relief to hear that I’m not the only one that finds the standard “art-business world” closing of “Regards” or even worse – I’ve received this one ALOT: “Best,”. Best what?? It’s insulting if you’ve interacted w/ this person before and in poor taste. Yet – I see it all the time in correspondence from the most professional down to the familial!
Thanks Patricia…LOL, I agree Best – best what? All part of the evolution of modern language, I guess – helped along by social media!
So many points to respond to, so many complications to ponder. Christ, I’m simply glad I told my would be publisher publisher I was old school and though I loved speaking with her on the phone, I simply couldn’t submit via cyber space, old dog/new tricks. Hell, I could always ‘blog,’ whatever the hell that is.
But, gosh, I am cushioned by the bennies of retirement. Still, you must be retelling the age-old dilemma of the artist,should be independent, devoted to her art, but needs The Patron. How did van Gogh do it. Hmm, his brother. How does my younger son do it? Hmm, his father. So chose the intimate approach? “Wuz up?”
I love the formal salutation. It opens the door. It seems successive approaches should grow more intimate.
Regardless, I often use what you use to close your communications: Cheers. Everybody needs it, right?
A buddy in Hawaii taught me another: POW! I think it means, “I’m out of here.” Cheers–Carrico
it is a funny thing, how to view emails, are they official or not. I think I am old school and tend to think of emails as being informal, letters are formal. I always start with Hi, and finish with thanks, that is just how I do them. Then again, I am noticing that more and more people are using the internet as the only way to communicate, so who knows, maybe I need to start considering this more.
Maybe that is why I don’t get replies back for some enquiries, they think they are too informal.
it is a tricky field to navigate, that is for sure!
Basically the good ole days are the good ole days for a reason. Everything adhered to a certain precept and it made things easier.
It seems the only time we get to use ‘Dear Sir/Madam and Yours Sincerely” is when we’re sending out cover letters for job applications.
Its confusing right now, what passes for formal and what is informal.
Wonderful photos, Dawn, particularly those gargoyle-like faces spewing out the water from their mouths like a fountain! Must have felt you were in another world while strolling through these Italian gardens.
Hey Patricia… yes, one could easily cast oneself back into a previous time…. ( as long as one was privileged enough to ‘enjoy’ it)… lol 🙂
Wow! what a fantastic looking place, Dawn – I’ll definitely visit when I go to Italy! Alienora
highly recommended… but then everywhere else in Italy is also!! 🙂
My psychologist wife who didn’t know the artist at the time (about 10 years ago), having seen this painting for the first time said that was a female artist who had been abused by a man close to her. This was when I realised that my wife’s A-levels were not given for nothing )
HHmmm…. she may well have been abused ( sexually) but we will probably never know that fact, however, given the time period she was certainly emotionally and psychologically abused – hence her not being known as an (female) artist till recently – but how different is this to today? Were the art academies the equivalent of company board rooms today!! Makes you wonder??
Artemisia Gentileschi was raped by her teacher Agostino Tassi; there are records for the high-profile trial.
However, most historians today try not to characterize her work in terms of her being raped. Based on what we know about how artists selected subjects (Their patrons chose them) and the frequency of paintings of Judith slaying Holofernes (Very frequent! Caravaggio, Mantegna, and Rubens all depicted this subject, for example) it’s being omitted from art history texts as an influence on her work.
I’ve written about this before if you want to check it out.
Anyway, great post Dawn! If you’re interested in more female masters you might want to check out Sofonisba Anguissola or Lavinia Fontana.
Hi Melissa… thanks for your comment 🙂
I first discovered Artemisia Gentileschi whilst writing a paper on women in art history during my undergrad days. At this time i read a much as possible about her and her artwork, and later saw a movie made about her life…. i can’t remember what it was called but it did deal with her being raped.
But of course historians don’t want to include such details – they are, of course white middle class educated males (in the majority) so such details are ‘irrelevant’… or perhaps undermining….
But on a happier note, it was amazing to see work of hers first hand.
I will visit your writings and leave a comment 🙂
Always loved this Judith and Holofernes painting also. I appropriated images of Judith in my early jewelry pieces, too – not surprised we both like this artist and the message of the piece!
thanks Patricia… yes its a great painting 🙂
Great drawings Dawn… such a lovely gift 🙂
Thankyou so much, Robyn… much appreciated 🙂
Hope you’re enjoying them!
best of lucks!
Dawn, this is most excellent news! Congrats to you and I love your piece the jurors chose!
Hi Patricia…. thanks for the nice words… just have to come up with a paper to deliver now so I have an excuse to attend! (if the paper is accepted)
What exciting news! I love the piece you’ll be showing. Congratulations!
Thanks Joy 🙂
Wow! That’s great! Well done!
Thats so awesome! Congratulations! Your work is lovely 🙂
thankyou Jamie 🙂
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It is lovely to see some more photos.
Yes, its nice to revisit the memories too 🙂
This post was enjoyable in a fun way, but for such a negative experience – you came away with such lovely photos! That 11th C. church looks incredible. What a total mess to experience – but at least you can say ‘I’ve seen it there!’
Thanks Patricia…. our nickname for Antibes is ‘black hole of the universe’! 🙂
wow!! nice place but not too friendly to tourists huh? I enjoyed this post thanks for the heads up lol 🙂
hehe…. hopefully it is better for others!!
Wow. This is amazing, Dawn.
Thanks Derek 🙂
It was quite the experience!!
Love this paper. I shall be stealing this idea from you:) Though there are no eucalyptus trees here, there are plenty others I can experiment with. Nice to have stumbled over you, figuratively, of course! Ann
Hi Ann… good luck with your experimenting – it great fun!!
What a really nice gesture! Seems more personal than going to buy a Hallmark card out of your local Walgreens. Great niche!
thanks, yes I agree it is nicer than a mass produced card 🙂
You are welcome! Keep up the awesome work Dawn!
These would be a good item to have on-display at an Open-studio event, I think, and be for sale. Ppl are more apt to make an impulse buy than to go to Etsy to look for one. Also, I realize shipping outside Australia would be expensive for you to ‘absorb the cost’ of – so someone from Europe/US would just go to a store like Papyrus and get a limited edition handmade card for around the same cost. Personally, I like the abstract drawings cards you’ve done. Maybe blogging about the availability of these cards will open up doors for you to sell them!
Thanks Patricia – postage is always a problem! The postage on letters, though is much less than a parcel. Anyway, its all fun and games! 🙂
Very nice, I need to find an art community that supports abstract artists.
Thanks Benjamin 🙂 Yes that would be good!
Very nice piece, Dawn. I always enjoy pieces like this more so because you’ve shared the materials used in the composition w/ us. (For those of us that are too far away to go see this lovely work in-person, especially!) Congrats on the show!
Very nice! I love it!
Interesting work as usual. Congratulations on your show.
We have a hard time in this corner of the world with abstract art. No buyers much. Rlte
Yes abstract art is tough… but I love it!! 🙂
Not only the texture – but that interior color of exposed wood is just stunning. So many trees in Australia I’m finding through seeing pictures on Facebook and other friends’ posts are such differing varieties that what we have available here in the U.S.
Thanks Patricia… the weirdest tree I ever saw was in Italy, it was spikey all over. I took a photo of it but have never managed to find out what type of tree it is – can’t even find in on Google images…
Great capture for this challenge!
thanks Janaline 🙂
I really enjoyed this series of photos for the challenge. 🙂
Thankyou… I am glad you liked them 🙂
A great answer to a challenge Dawn. Love these images 🙂
Thanks Robyn… glad you like them 🙂
Love ’em! 🙂
Hi Dawn…Thanks for visiting my site. I look forward to exploring yours from which I see I have much to learn, and it has inspired me to start posting some of my own work. Cheers
Thanks Andrew … looking forward to your new posts 🙂
We are alike in shadow. Love yours. I’ll have to hunt mine down on my laptop and chase them into the blogosphere. I’m reading a little book – an essay really – right now: In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki. Worthwhile. Ann
that sounds interesting… I’ll look it up… thanks Ann 🙂
Sending you a well-deserved and huge congrats, Dawn! What a fabulous accomplishment!
Thanks Patricia… pretty exciting!
That looks amazing Dawn and I imagine a real exploration each time
thanks Chas… yes I am enjoying playing with different materials… a bit like the witches in Macbeth!
That’s great – I have a little gang of friends who can relate to this!
Worth a trip up north for Dawn – love the look of your pieces here. I picked up some local pottery in Canakkale when I was in Turkey which is very earthy and quite different from the highly glazed ceramics around Istanbul. There was a ceramics museum within the archaeology museum site which was fascinating – showing all the various regional forms.
hhmmm, yes love coming across regional ceramics while travelling… always interesting, and indicative of cultures 🙂
Congratulations Dawn – what a great (well deserved) achievement – looks like an absolutely beautiful book and I’m sure will be a real handbook for so many people drawn to your practice
thanks Chas… hope that it will be!
Really beautiful textures too – yum