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Hi everyone! Update on art-and-life.

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Hi everyone! Update on art-and-life.

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I have written here. Thats something I’d like to change, its a goal this year to blog more often and more consistently. I think a good way to start would be to give an update on what I’ve been up to. There’s been a lot of textile design going on in my life at the moment. The number of listings in my Etsy store has been growing wonderfully. Right now its a goal to add more of these products to this site. I’ve changed my branding from EverAfterArtisanry to Annie B Creative,...

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Made in Meeka – Supporting Regional and Indigenous Artists

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Made in Meeka – Supporting Regional and Indigenous Artists

Earlier in the week I was contacted on my Instagram Account by an account called madeinmeeka. They told me that they were a group working with locals to create community opportunities. They were asking for support in continuing a program so that their remote area artists can continue to make art and share their culture. I had to say I was intrigued. I went to check them out and saw their campaign and I have to say, I liked what I saw. Seriously. Check It Out. Linking again for emphasis. Sadly though as I have previously mentioned I’m an...

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Art-Life update and #TheFutureWeWant exhibition

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Art-Life update and #TheFutureWeWant exhibition

Thursday is blog post day. 😀 So what do I have to say? Whats been going on with me? Well. This week my work is in its first gallery show. Thats very exciting for me. The show (named #thefuturewewant) is being put on by a mob called EPIC Assist, an employment service for folk with disabilities who seem pretty cool. Its being held by Aspire Gallery. Its for professional and emerging artists with a disability being held to coincide with the International Day of Disability. Details of the event are...

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My housemates are Unbelievably Excellent and textile design is Good.

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My housemates are Unbelievably Excellent and textile design is Good.

On my housemates being Unbelievably Excellent: They banded together and bought me an iPad pro and an apple pencil as an early birthday/Christmas gift – which is just so nice of them that I’m finding it pretty overwhelming. I guess I ought to talk a little bit about my living situation. I’m told that people like to hear Romantic Notions of Artist Life and there’s some of that going on here. I live in a large three story house that is walking distance from the Brisbane CBD. Its a really cool place! I am a disabled poor...

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The artistic process – Part Two – One painting from start to finish.

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The artistic process – Part Two – One painting from start to finish.

I begun my last blog post with the goal of attempting to show all of the work that goes into producing a single painting, however the background information about the decisions that go into making a body of work became a post all of its own. That post helps show elements that inform the creation of a single piece in a series – and today its time to dig into that single painting – the yellow and purple lavender image displayed at the top of this post. So this series has been an exploration of complementary colour relationships...

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The artistic process – Part One – On creating a body of work.

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The artistic process – Part One – On creating a body of work.

I’m going to attempt to show some of the process of creation. Its pretty difficult inherently to show everything about how a single piece is made, all the things in the background that exist before the current image can be created – but I thought it would be nice to give an attempt at illustrating what I can. This started off as one post about my lavender imagery but even getting into explaining the background of it was turning into a hefty chunk of information so I decided to step back in this post and just illustrate the...

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Selfies, not just for narcissists.

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So. I’ve got an interest in selfies, as an expression by and for women, as a fun activity, and as a viable and positive subject for artworks. So when someone I know is doing research on selfies and that research gets media coverage, thats certainly something interesting to me! Researcher Stephen Dann is a cool dude, and I assume Dr Toni Eagar must be also. So. Here is a link to the article. Its titled: “Instagram selfies not just for narcissists, researchers say” As an instagram user who posts selfies, well, if it...

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Selfies are cool: On the 2016 Clayton Ultz winner – Kailum Graves.

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Selfies are cool: On the 2016 Clayton Ultz winner – Kailum Graves.

Much like I did with the Contemporary Arts Award I will probably write a longer post with some impressions of all of the finalists who have work that makes me think about my own practice as an arts worker, but, I am very tired and the winner had a piece which includes the subject of selfies in a non-critical light (I wouldn’t call it exactly a positive light either as far as I can tell, its treated as a neutral medium and neutral subject for exploration, which honestly pleases me.) The piece is called ‘Transillumination’ It...

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RAW Art Showcase – Experiences and Reflections

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RAW Art Showcase – Experiences and Reflections

Hello – last night I attended a RAW Arts showcase as a guest. Before going to the showcase I did a bunch of reading online about peoples experiences, and I thought it might be good to contribute to the research of other artists by writing one of my own. You know, give back to the artists community in that way? So this post is geared at fellow artists, particularly artists who are thinking about accepting an invitation to a RAW event. I’m super wrecked though, I’m just, massively tired. Doing events takes a lot out of me, and...

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Reflections on the Contemporary Arts Awards finalists

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Reflections on the Contemporary Arts Awards finalists

The finalists for the 2016 Contemporary Arts Awards have been announced and I thought it might be fitting to have a look through some of these finalists. I’m not going to talk about all of the finalists, and in fact don’t even plan on talking about the winning entry at all. I’m just going to take a little look at the works here that resonate with me, or make me think or feel anything that has to do with my own arts practice and direction as an artist. I’m not going to put a lot of time into these reflections,...

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