Fat Dog Mosaics on Sale Now. This is the last of the line. Never to be made again, unless you come to my studio and make one yourself.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Purple Tiki Fat Dog $95.00 plus postage
Stained glass, ceramic dots,Tiki
Tomatillo Fat Dog, Ceramic Tiles $95.00 plus postage
Tangerine Dream Fat Dog , Ceramic Tiles $95.00 plus postage
Luscious Lime Fat Dog , Ceramic Tiles, $95.00
Grey Ghost Fat Dog, Ceramic Tiles, $95.00
Volcanic Rock Fat Dog, $95.00 Plus postage
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 7:01 AM
You come for two hours from 6pm to 8pm on A Monday Night and you will learn how to make
A mosaic Fish with glass tiles.
A Mosaic Picture with Cermaic Tiles
A Mosaic Pot with Broken Crockery
the cost is $250.00 including all materials and tuition.
The next class is enrolling now and is starting at 6pm Monday 6th August.
There are still places available.
It is run from my
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 6:51 AM
I will be on Television that's Rotorua Central Monday 6th August 7:30am, 9:30am and 4pm
That's on the Mish Mash Programme for Children. I will be talking about how to make mosaics.
Here is a the link for TV Central if you want to see what they are like. http://www.tvrotorua.co.nz/
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 4:05 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I've always had a dream of being interviewed on television.
I used to go to Toastmasters International and a number of years ago I did a qualification on television presenting, so in my mind I was prepared.
I just needed the opportunity.
Out of the blue last week I got a phone call from Mish Mash TV asking me if I was interested in being
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 2:34 PM
Sunday, July 22, 2012
My photography friend Sharon Love and I went for a short photo shoot on Friday morning to the de Flute Glass Studio and Gallery in Fairy Springs Road, ( Opposite Skyline Skyrides), Rotorua.
We were aiming to get some award winning shots for the next Rotorua Camera Club competition on glass.
It was great to go to another artists studio to see Ron
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 5:33 AM
Friday, July 20, 2012
A teacher I greatly respected wrote this poem in my friendship book when I was eight.
Her name was Miss Sayer and she was beautiful, like an angel with dark curly hair and kind green eyes.
I have never forgotten her words.
You tell on yourself by the way you walk
By the things on which you delight to talk
By the manner in which you bear defeat
By so simple a thing as how you eat.
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 2:56 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2012
My husband Graham and I sometimes go down to Kuirau Park market
about 9am on a Saturday.
We buy some samosas at the Indain stand closest
to the foot baths, (me vegetarian, him meat) and sit down with our feet
in the thermal water, while munching.
I took Wieland (photographer) to Kuirau Park market one Autumn morning for a photoshoot for a
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 7:41 AM
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Waimiha Mill just past Bennydale on the road to Te kuiti about 2 hours drive from Rotorua was this Saturdays Creative Adventure.
It's like going back into a giant dishevelled, yet intensely beautiful time warp.
I love the colours that occur on man-made objects that are left to decay out on the weather over time.
Rusty metals melting into swamp
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 5:19 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This hazy view
of still waters running shallow on a lake, next to a wharf
with the setting sun
reflected and shadowed
was a waiting for me as though I had never left it.
I knew the hues to be muted, inky and sombre and iced like a cake
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 5:35 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
All the experts know the best landscape photographs are obtained early morning or just on dusk.
I am venturing out regularly during winter to obtain quintessential misty shots.
Where did I go today?
Just outside my front gate.
Miracles are everywhere.
photographs, like Constable oil paintings
with their atmospheric perspective
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 10:33 PM
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I am always in search of marble angel statues because I think they are poignant and uplifting.
I found these in a Taranaki cemetery when I went with my husband for a holiday for a couple of weeks.
I have never seen such a concentraton of them in such a small place.
It was angel heaven.
I hope you find these uplifting....
You already possess everything you need to become great.
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 6:31 AM
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I finally had a chance to visit the newly renovated and enlarged Auckland City Art Gallery a couple of weeks ago when I went to the Imagenation Photographic conference.
It is now a light filled and modern place with beautiful views.
The galleries are large and accommodating for the works.
I have always loved Fine Art Photographer, Fiona Pardington's work, most of which I have only
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 7:48 PM
Portfolio entry of 10 related photographs for Southern Institute Advanced Digital Photographay paper.
Meet Fran at Wingspan . You can get up really close and personal
to some magestic raptors
and talk to the trainers, (introducing Noel) who really care about these
Falcons flying are difficult to capture
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 6:05 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
Every year the Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association holds the Image Nation Professional Photography ConferenceIn Auckland, New Zealand.
This event give NZ photographers, assistants and students
an invaluable opportunity to hear entertaining and insightful
presentations from some of the world’s most renowned professional
photographers and industry experts.
Posted by Samuel Aboe at 8:19 AM