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New Mosaic Class Starting Tuesday September 18th

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


                            What?     Beginners Class Mosaic Classes
                                         Make a Fish/Bird Mirror and a Pot
                                    Glass tiles, Ceramic tiles, Vintage  Crockery 
When?     9.30am to 11.30am for four weeks

                             STARTING TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER.                

                                         All

Where women create a quick studio tour of Janet Keen Mosaic and Painting Studio. .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012




 Studio wall opposite art tables which changes frequently for inspiration.


 Mirrors next to art tables so that pupils can check out how their artwork is progressing.
With mirrors it is easier to see balance and potential areas for improvement.



 My art area where I create paintings for exhibitions and commissions.






 Sofa, stereo for playing peaceful music while people create,

Cherry tree with Tui and more daffodil photos.


 I had a lot of hits on the last daffodil display so here are some more.

I have my favourite places  I go to with my favourite people.

When I come back to my studio to make or teach art, I'm filled with peace. 

Here are some snappy haiku to go with my shots.




                              spring sunlight
                              between us
                             the daffodils

Where women create and the importance of having big dreams.

Friday, August 24, 2012


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

My recipe for a happy marriage.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I've been reading books by noted psychiatrists and looking up internet sites by relationship experts on how to have a happy and  fun-filled marriage.
Why would you do this if you already have one you may ask?



The answer is that it's like anything, if I'm not working on it, it could slip into the boring old, "taking each other for granted"  rut.
It could fall off the tree and become a rotten,

It's Spring, the daffodils are out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012





  If you live in Rotorua or the Bay of Plenty you could go for a walk to celebrate Spring in the Memorial Peace Garden (Rotorua Tree Trust) on Mokoia Drive.
 Take a detour, after days work, before you go home.
It's not going to hurt you to take a half  hour out of your day for yourself, it's not a mortal sin. 
 It's just up the road from the Waiariki Institute of Technology, go on I dare you

Poetry Recital Competition St Mary's Catholic School Rotorua.

Sunday, August 12, 2012





Last week I judged the annual St Mary's  Catholic Primary School Poetry Recital. 



It was fun, fast and fantastic.



Rapid judging, I hoped I  added up the figures correctly. 

 I'd need to take a calculator next time I think. 

I was looking for pupils who had memorised their poems, which is a really hard thing to do. 

I was looking for poems that appealed to children because I like

Oil Pastel Portrait Art Classes.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012




                       Princess Alexandra stared out her window to the pond below where her white swan waited    for her to feed him every day at exactly the same time. 
              


  
Bring out your inner princess with this fun-filled class that focuses on using your imagination to weave  whimsical fairy tales that will transport you into a world of  wonder.

 





Princes Margaret
 

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