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
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 8:37 AM
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.
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 1:29 AM
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
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 8:49 AM
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
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 7:39 AM
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.
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 6:24 AM