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Saturday, April 28, 2012





One of my goals for my Ohiwa holiday escape in April was to attain the perfect Toitoi shot.




The Toitoi this time of the year in this area are so frothy and creamy /white that they make you feel like eating them.




These four are my best attempts so far.




But it's such an enticing subject thatI I am keeping on with the quest, so any Toitoi  I pass while driving around the

Impressionist Photography

Thursday, April 26, 2012


          I went on holiday to Ohiwa Harbour a week ago. Holidays are great for aiding creativity.
          Below are my impressions of one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.
           Enjoy.



      These shots were taken out of a moving car on dusk



        Don't worry I was not driving.



       I love the way the trees shatter during the car movement.



     The ghostly

School holiday mosaics 10 steps towards success.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Every school  holidays I run mosaic and painting workshops for students. We have a great time making creative creatures.
Here are some tips about becoming a top mosaic maker...

Find a  qualified, experienced  mosaic teacher in your area or find out if a teacher will travel to you.

Teachers can accelerate your learning and stop you from making ghastly and costly mistakes.
There is  a lot more

Mosaic Classes enrolling now for May.

Thursday, April 19, 2012



Mosaic morning Classes.

Beginners guide to Mosaic making Part One and Two.  

Monday mornings from Monday 7th May 9.30 am to 12.00 noon

$200.00 per 4 week class including materials.

Mosaic  a pot, mirror and fish.



Tuesday Mornings from Tuesday 8th,  9.30 am to 12noon.

$200.00 including materials for 4 week class including materials.

Mosaic a paving stone with the theme of native






Acrylic painting for beginners, last Vail family lesson on working with grid format.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Each person was asked to bring along collage materials to make a composition that was contained within panels of varying sizes within the  picture plane.
I love paintings like these because they allow you to put different and  interesting things together, just like a mosaic.
They are a visual narrative and often tell some very revealing stories about the person creating them. 

Heather chose
 

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