Friday, April 30, 2010

I can't hardly wait...

(with good in my head to help me on my way)

I am feeling back on track again and I have managed to get a whole lot of work done this week for my exhibition.   As well as this I also have been been getting on with a few things I'm involved with during the next few months...

The Mosaic Wine Box Auction... The invited artists are asked to produce and donate artworks for auction. They all start with a ‘blank canvas’ in the form of a standard pine 2 bottle Winebox.  They then go up for auction to raise money for a community based vocational service for people with disabilities.   Last year they raised $30,000... so I am really pleased to have been invited to be a part of this.  And the really cool thing is, as a thank you each artist gets two bottles of wine with part of their wine box design as the label!  Here are last years wine box designs...  So I will post some images of my finished wine box soon.

I also have the yearly 'plunket' show coming up at the end of May as well, another auction for a good cause down in Timaru.  I have been thinking that one day I might go on a road trip and visit all the  galleries around New Zealand that show my work, there are quite a few that I have never even visited.

I have also enrolled in Kelly Rae's e-course... which starts at the end of May, so this will be something to look forward to after all the other things on my May to do list.... I can't hardly wait!


NatashaMay said...

Wine boxes look awesome! Can't wait to see yours.

Juliette Crane said...

I am so excited you're taking Kelly Rae's class! I've admired your artwork for so long. I just adore your whimsical style and adorable characters! You are so inspiring :)
Thank you!

See you in class!

softearthart said...

Oh how exciting Katherine, soon you will be able to leave your day job and create full time. cheers Marie

Anonymous said...

Hello Katherine! Just stopping by from Kelly Rae's Flying Lessons class. Looking forward to getting started! Love your blog your paintings are gorgeous :)

take care,

Miriam xoxo
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Kari J Young said...

Hi Katherine,

I'm taking KRR course too! Its nice to see you there and I'm looking forward to getting to know you and everyone else a little better!


Kari J Young

Kelly Lish said...

So fun chatting on facebook with you today! The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. I like it! xo

erin carver said...

Hi Katherine, that is so exciting about the wine box auctions! I can't wait to see yours, bet it will be lovely. Really hoping to be able to join Kelly Rae's e-class too - excited to see you have signed up! Hope you're great up in the bay, sounds like lots of goodness going on! Erin x

Jacqueline said...

Oh my i love this painting! So happy to know your are feeling back on your track! And how exciting to have so many wonderful things waiting for you this may! Good luck with all your exhibitions. I am so exicited that we are both in flying lessons! Looking forward to it too! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hi Katherine,

Just wanted to introduce myself, I'm taking Kelly Rae's class too! Love you're paintings, you're really talented! See you in class.:)

Happy May Day,


Anonymous said...

Yay another kiwi!!! I am doing the course too and I "know" you from Facebook too. I LOVE your work!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

I can't wait for Kelly's ecourse too ... I signed up this weekend too!

chrissy said...

WelCOME back miss katherine.
i knew you weren.t far!
i LOVE all the sisters gathered together....
i think you should keep them that way in one of your pieces.
sounds like you have wonderful events coming down the pipeline my dear friend.
also looks like there are a LOT of new friends to meet in KRR class.
love her.