THANK YOU FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL HOURS // taped up at the Art House
BEAUTIFUL // Lovely Lisa and I all ready for this evening’s Art House on this beautiful Wellington evening.
LIKE A DREAM OF CHILDHOOD - COME SEE IT AT MY ART HOUSE, IN WELLINGTON : TOMMORROW // Just about to pack this sweet wee girl up ready to take to the Art House tommorrow. Check out the next photo to see the scale of her.. Scale is so important and you can see from my head in relation to her how large I’ve made the artwork. Up close and personal, in real life, there is so much texture in the work, and there’s what looks like a kind of feather on her neck. // This artwork is like a dream of childhood to me. // For those of you in Wellington, there’s still a few spaces at the Art House. Thursday 15th NOv. Melrose, 5.30 till 7.30 with a short artist talk at 6.15. // Lisa and I are very friendly and her house is just lovely. :-) // I”ll have my studioprints with me, as well as exhibition work like this. // LINK IN BIO for further info. // I won’t be on email until Monday now, so if ya do wanna come, either message me here or 021 337 661 and I’ll give you details of where to come. // SWEET. [BTW, more freaking stellar framing by @renatasartandframing.theshop ]
IT’S BEAUTIFUL HERE AT THE EDGE //
SOME FCKING AWESOME ARTCARDS // Since I got messaged by quite a few of you about these artcards, I’ve put them up for sale on my site.
FYI, I’m not about to get into making artcards as an ongoing thing - they are just random things I do sometimes because I wanna, because it’s fun. I’ve done a small printrun and once they’re gone they’re gone.
Here’s the detail:
BTW: for those of you coming to the Wgtn ART HOUSE on Thursday, I’m packing a few of these to bring down x
AND THE WINNER IS… // @kate_watts_merino // Looks like your fcking awesome boyfriend will be getting this card :-) - it was your name that got pulled out of the bag ! // Message me your address and I’ll flick it in the post x //
BECAUSE YOU ARE FCKING AWESOME // art card, 2018 // a massive shoutout to my framer, @renata.s.art.and.framing . What would I do without you? // Also I want to thank ALL OF YOU. Your support, both verbal via your comments and messages, and via your $$ orders, helps me live this artist’s life. It feels freaking amazing to be able to do my life in exactly the way I want to and I couldn’t do it without you guys. // In celebration, I want to give one of these A5 artcards away to one of you. Not to get followers or whatever, but just because I feel so honestly grateful ATM that I wanna share some of the love... // Write a comment below about why you’d like one or why you wanna give it to someone else, and I’ll put your name in a hat and pick someone random to send it to. // I’ll do the random-in-a-hat choosing at 9 am tuesday morning and then let ya know // NZ ONLY] //
TIRED IS THE WORD
AND SO WE TRAVELLED THE HEART’S ROAD HOME, 2018 // [made in collaboration with @studiohome ] // Sitting here at my desk at the end of a very busy week, thinking of where I”m at, thinking of the roads I’ve travelled …// I’ve barely been outside NZ, but my god the internal territory I’ve covered. // I’ve had massive highs, excellent successes. Whole years where I’ve been brought to my knees, where I’ve felt my life was so small there was barely room to breathe in it. // I’ve had times, like now, where I felt large and expanded and pretty much fcking joyous. // I’ve been a mother, wife, girlfriend, lover, sister, daughter, partner, photographer, writer, artist, home-maker, beneficiary, business-owner, award-winner, friend, cleaner, cook, gardener, foot-massager, public-speaker, gossip, bitch. // I’ve had a beautiful home with views of the ocean which earned a six-page spread in House and Garden because of what I created within it. I’ve had expensive clothes and a european car. I’ve been as poor as it’s possible to be in New Zealand. I’ve darkened those WINZ doors, for sure. I’ve been flown from one end of the country doing commissions. // I’ve drunk so much I’ve fallen down. I’ve been to AA. I’m fit and strong, and I love my shape but I’ve also been so fat for myself that I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror. // I’ve had a lot of surgery, I’ve been called ugly many times. I’ve been called beautiful just as often. // I’ve had trauma so deep it makes me feel sick to think of it still. People I’ve loved have left me, and others have died. I’ve been so fully loved that I sometimes I feel all golden. // I’ve fcked up many times. I’ve hurt people I love. I’ve made wrong decisions often. I’ve also kept up making bloody good art for 30 years. // Yep, fair to say I’ve had a full life so far. Up and down. Always pushing at the edges trying to find who it is that I am right down deep. // The common thread through it all has been than I’ve always listened to my heart. How it feels has been the top priority for me. Money or status are way down the list. // I”m proud to say I have always travelled the heart’s road home.
ARTCARDS // amusing wee limited edition artcards available at my Art House popup sale in Wellington next Thursday. Not available online. Only at IRL events. // I’m not getting into doing cards etc, I just did them for fun and thought maybe some of youz might be keen on them... // Click on link in bio for details of the Art House