Gold and Silver Processing

While in Bali we visited several places a Batik Factory and Coffee and a Chocolate Plantation, and we also visited a Gold and Silver Smith workshop. We were guided through how the refind and make silver jewelry and we were given a pamphlet of the process. However, this particular establishment did rip us off with…

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Batik Processing

We recently visited an Artist Village in Bali and were shown through a Batik Factory, this is where they weave various materials for fabric, as well as print the patterns, either by hand painting or stamping them with paint. We watched the whole process but were also given hand-outs describing the process, by the people at…

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Barong Dance (a Balinese Dance Performance)

As explained to us by our guide the Balinese people have several different types of dance; from educational, traditional, entertainment and religious. Of the religious dances they have a few different types, one them being magical. The Barong dance is considered magical, as it has fantasy beasts in it, that do not really exist. There…

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Everyday Inspiration: Day 12 – Critique

Offering genuine critique or construction criticism is actually quite difficult, as a Mentor and Artistic Coach I have had to do it several times, and occasionally even on pieces I personally did not like. It is very easy to say “yes it’s nice” or even just to hit the ‘like’ button, but have you actually…

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In the Studio – with Skye Marie

If you are easily offended by subtle fine art nudity, please close this post and go read something else. The female form is a beauty to behold and to capture the strength, curves and feminity is a true blessing. I had organized a Fine Art Nude shoot with my hubby and a couple of Tog…

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Share Your World – August 29th, 2017

Cee’s back, and while I really enjoyed Emilio taking the reigns, I am glad Cee is back as well. Perhaps Emilio can have a guest spot every now and then, just to make things fun, and really keep us on our toes? What would constitute a “perfect” day for you? Any day that I have a…

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Monday’s Musings

Can you believe Spring is in just a few short days? Where does the time go, as the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the tail end of Summer and heads into Autumn, we are just waking from our Winter Slumber and heading into Spring; wildflowers, warmth, sunshine and the hint of Summer to follow. Last week was a…

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Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 2

Last week I explained the current Brooke Shaden 15 Day Content Creation Challenge and shared five new pieces created for it, this week another five images. I must confess to feeling a little burnt out this week, it has been a busy few months, and to be honest possibly not the greatest time to jump…

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Brooke Shaden’s 15 Day Content Creation Challenge, Part 1

As you all know I love a good challenge, and I particularly like Brooke’s, she makes you think and pushes you to go beyond your boundaries; well I think so. So when Brooke announced another challenge this year, I signed up, 40% of the proceeds go towards her charity as well; win win. Each day…

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Winter Workshops – Pixel Sisters Studio, Conceptual Fine Art Portraits

WOW, what a mouth full for a post title! But yes, only one week after our very first Floral Fantasy Workshop, the Pixel Sisters ran their first Conceptual Fine Art Portrait Workshop. To say Desley and I are a wee bit tired is a complete understatement. We do put a LOT of thought and effort…

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