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Haiku Festival Tauranga

Monday, June 18, 2012

I have just returned  from a two day  Haiku Festival in Tauranga  exhausted and bursting with information overload about  haiku, tanka and haibun.
Since I am  a beginner and have never written any tanka or haibun  it was all a  new  world to me.

 Haiku Master Class with world famous  Jim Kacian was full of energy and entertainment.
I was amazed the organisers Sandra  Simpson  and Margaret

Tyburn Monastery visit

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tyburn Monastery Vista from the top of the hill.

Bernadette and I had been planning this trip for some while and finally we both had some free time.

The weather was misty and bordering on rain

it made the area look tranquil

The cross and hand 1, I have never seen such beautiful crosses

Hands of mothers are always so lovely.

cross and two hands.

the bleeding

Mixed media painting Class Shots , term three. Great results , plenty of creativity pumping out.

Friday, June 8, 2012

These first shots are from the pupils work during classes and during their 4 week exhibition at Essence Cafe in Ngongotaha.
Pieces are available for sale for very reasonable prices until  the end of June and five works have sold already.
 New  pieces are going up as fast as they can make them.

The next intermediate/advanced class will start on Tuesday the 17th of July and I also have a

Mosaic Sign Commission for John Paul College , Rotorua New Zealand.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Principal  Patrick Walsh designs and commissions  a  new commorative garden to celebrate John Paul Colleges silver jubilee.
The area is bordered by a planting of native New Zealand trees and includes a paved area with the John Paul College logo in the centre of it.
 Patrick commissioned me to  mosaic a  sign of the logo to go on the fence behind the garden to draw attention to the

My latest mixed media illustrative works. Bethany and the Owls

Saturday, June 2, 2012

These mixed media/collage  paintings are the start of body of work that will be created towards a group exhibition I am intending to have with  professional artist friends, Lyn Hathaway and DeAnne Lawford-Smith in October 2013 at the Taupo museum.

We studied  at the Waiariki Institute of Technology together for three years achieving a Diploma in Visual Arts twelve years ago.  

We have

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