Friday, August 24, 2012

Where women create and the importance of having big dreams.

It's always been a dream of mine to be featured in the magazines Cloth Paper Scissors, Sommerset Studio and Where Women Create.

To  have my blog discovered by some famous international  blog posting site that offer me a guest blogger opportunity.
To be a guest artist in some American mixed media artists books.
To be a paid artist in residence at a school  full of enthusiastic and well behaved pupils  and to help them make some amazing painted or mosaic murals.

 I have made projects so far in ten schools, three kindergartens and for  lots of other community groups.
I need a lot more so I  can make the trip to Italy next year. 
Schools,  you can qualify for arts funding through the Civic Arts Trust and Creative Communities,  so if you are interested please feel free to contact me.

 St Josephs Catholic School, Te Kuiti.
 Happy, creative kids, that's what what mosaic and art making helps to inspire in schools.

 We made these two murals and a giant cross over two days.

Other goals.
 To be featured on the Good Morning Show with Astra  making a mosaic. 
I saw Astra at the Wearable Art  Rotorua last week,  she looked fantastic.
The universe offers you items on a plate and you need to know when to take them.

If you want to have some of your dreams come true you have to put them out there into the world for people to see and if it's meant to be, it will happen.
You've got to have faith.

 You need to surround yourself with successful people who are striving for their dreams and who will support you along the way. 

Here is a quick display of some of my illustrations that I have in a visual diary I  am making.
So far I have a collection of over 40 illustrations.
 I have inspired at least fifteen other people to make visual diaries.
I regulalry run visual dairy making workshops for groups of people.
 I love to see people become more happy by being more creative. 
Most of my illustrations are about journeys and dreams. 

  The Owl and the Pussycat going on an adventurebeside a miniature caravan park.

 Close up of the owl pulling up the anchor on their pea green yacht. 
 Woman on holiday in a camping ground taking her pet poodle for a walk along the beach.
 Lady in a caravan talking to her  friend on the phone while her three dogs are waiting
 The lady is still on the phone and the dogs are still waiting.
 The dogs are off the leash and the lady is looking up into the heaven hoping for some sort of  giant miracle to take her to a land far away.

 The lady is dreaming of entering imaginary worlds where a miniature zebra sits on her shoulder and smiles
Queens of castles built on shifting sands dreaming of being somewhere else. 
 Queens in teacups sitting with a dog far out to sea floating towards happier places, maybe
 More Queens in teacups floating away on an adventure with their dog, not looking any happier I wonder why?
 More queens with their castle built on sand looking for peace in all the wrong places.

Mother and her two children and the dog and the cat building sandcastles.

My dream is to go to the Untited States and run some workshops at their art retreats in Portland Oregin.
To  have some American artists travel over to Rotorua,  New Zealand to attend some of my workshops.

Creative Quotes of the day
 Dreams are extremely important. You can?t do it unless you imagine it."
-- George Lucas

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
Rita Mae Brown

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