Thursday, September 29, 2011

Domestic Duties - what a find!

A couple of weeks ago I had an early garage sale run for some fun, on the hunt for some domesticated memorabillia for my Domestic Duties Project.

And what a hunt it was, with this fantastic find!!! Check this out, a MARRICK QUICK DRY, a vintage portable clothesline. I guess it was designed for convenience with its nifty fold away system.

Oh so compact and oh so perfect! Just the thing for my Exhibition next month at the IMAGINE THAT! Creative Showcase event hosted by Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

my video on Pat Flynn

YAY! My ABC Open Artist by Artist video on my artist partner Pat flynn has been officially launched on the ABC Open website.

Here's my creative take on Pat's story, once again tho' I cannot take full credit for this fab video, because if it wasn't for Pat and Natalija's help and patience it wouldn't have come together as good as it did! I gotta say I once I got into the swing of making the props there was no looking back. Please ENJOY...

A bit of trivia, to quote direct from the ABC Open website on the Artist by Artist project...

"To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Queensland Arts Council, ABC Open and QAC brought together a group of Queensland based artists to produce a series of videos about their lives and their work.

Artist by Artist invited artists to work collaboratively to tell each other's stories. Over several months, these distinctly different artists worked together to produce video stories which captured the creative forces that drove their fellow artists.

The results are beautifully told short pieces to inspire us all and to celebrate the creativity of southern Queensland"

We were asked to be a guest blogger for the ABC Open blog and describe our journey in the Artist by Artist project, you can read mine by clicking here

Monday, September 19, 2011

Phoenix rises from the ashes!

Earlier this year I was asked to do a commission and transform some rusted farm machinery that was wasting away under a grand old tree into a sculpture with the theme of Divesting. The machinery was originally used on the same property for cultivation in an Avocado plantation some years ago.

The property was being sub-divided to sell and also housed an old shed with loads of rusty bits and pieces, I was asked to have a rummage to see if anything else I might need add to the piece before the property sold. Not being one to offend, I happily rummaged...

Here is the farm machinery part - majorly heavy as, I might add!

I am presuming these were the discs to plow the fields...

After living with the machinery for a bit and changing it at different angles, it wasn't long before I saw a Phoenix, it was clear as ever, even fitting in with the theme Divesting. Ofcourse the plow discs the wings!!! Again one of those spontaneous happenings that are meant to be, and a day out from bringing the pieces home I found the brazier (below) at an op shop which I could see as being perfect for the body, as you'll see below...

Taking shape, an image from behind the brazier is now in place, the wings are welded on and a tail is in the making.

A detail of the beak, as is!! I couldn't have formed this even better if I'd tried, nature at its best with its own way of sculpting to perfection!

The Phoenix rises from the ashes!!!

A lucky find - the legs, aren't they awesome? No, I can not take credit for these....someone else had a passion for sculpting with rusted materials, I saw these at the tip some years ago and I just had to have them, I knew I'd use them one day and this was their day of beckoning!

The Phoenix - complete for its new home.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Toasty LOVE

This was just too irrestible not to post about, and wanted to share my toasty love with you, that I had for breaky yesterday - you could say, I was feeling the love...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

a visual feast!

Well I am so overly excited this morning - I've been waiting in anticipation to get my hands on my parcel that's been sitting on the kitchen table all week!!! Because today is my birthday and a couple of months ago I commissioned Robyn Gordon from the blogsite Artpropelled to make my birthday present. Robyn is an amazing woodcarver who lives in South Africa. On her blog she showcases artists from all over the world, I drool at the feast of imagery with every post. I am so thrilled to be the proud owner of a Robyn Gordon and ofcourse I just had to blog about it. It has found a prominent place in my place and here it is...

And some close-ups for you...

Then when looking around my house I realised I've got a great little art collection growing...

left; Linda Green and front Carol Forster

from left; Janet & Noela Mills

Johanna De Maine & Barry Tate

from left; Two birds Susan Dean, back Victoria Arthur, front Fiona Dempster

Rowley Drysdale

Ute Dietrich

Ken Munsie and Pam Maedgefrau

Glen's Raku pots

and then there's some of mine...

Friday, September 9, 2011

great shots!

My artwork 'making' time at the moment has been a little limited - a few things are on the go, this little piece is in a series of three. One already sold even before I finished it or had a chance to blog about it. They're titled The Dancer I, II & III - Their Dancer's of life, a happy dance, to dance of joy and happiness. A rare find really, the steel in the shape of a person exactly found as you see it, with the additon of the base and spur of course. Then I added perspex with three words etched 'Beauty', 'Harmony' and 'Rythym', each Dancer their having own narrative.

'The Dancer I'

And I've been busy spending time working on the marketing side of things, one inparticular photography. As a bonus of being involved in the ABC Open Artist by Artist I met Natalija Brunovs, Nat was our Producer 'was' being said that she is not longer working with ABC Open. However, to my delight I discovered Natalija is a photographer and booked her in for a session as soon as she was available. Here's a shot of her portable photographic studio in my studio!

It was such a wet drizzly day, fortunately all the work I needed photographing was in the studio and close at hand. Just fantasitc photographs, it's amazing the difference it makes with quality images. Here are a few...

'Totally Screwed'

'Hung Out to Dry'


All the images in this post were taken by Natalija Brunovs (thanks Nat!)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

ABC Open Artist by Artist on vimeo

I have really enjoyed my experience with the ABC Open Artist by Artist, both fun and revealing here is the film on me...

Kim by Pat from ABC Open Sunshine Coast on Vimeo.

Kim Schoenberger by Pat Flynn

Produced by Natalija Brunovs

ps. my video on Pat is still yet to be officially launched, it is estimated for around the end of the month - so stay tunned!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Qld Regional Art Award - voting open

You may remember my cut-out people I recently made, they were for my entry into Qld Regional Art Award, 2011 - although I didn't make a finalist, I was however selected into the online exhibition.

Call for votes in the People Choice Award are now being taken until 19th September, and I'd really LOVE if you could vote for me :-) If you'd like too, please click; here - it has a ONCE only voting system, so if you would like to pass this onto anyone you think might like to vote for me, I'd really appreciate it!

ps - thanks ever so much!