Tuesday, 14 June 2022

I've just checked the weather forecasts for Brisbane in Oz and am relieved to see their cold snap seems to be passing.  I'm not headed that way for a couple of weeks but wasn't happy at the prospect of visiting when the temperatures were likely to be much the same as they are here.  I go home in June/July to escape winter not have more of it.

Actually winter is only just now arriving, it hasn't been very cold so far.   There has been a lot of rain though and last night we had a corker of a storm pass over.  The thunder shook the house and had the boy cat looking slightly confused, not too sure what was going on.  He didn't seem to notice the lightning at all whereas the girl cat found her way to the window side of the curtain and was watching it intently.

The rain found us on Saturday too when my daughter and I went to watch our local footy team play against our old home town team.   The buildings in the backgroiund are at the dairy factory where I used to work in the dim and distant past.

For the past five weeks I've been an art student learning how to do acrylic pouring.  We are lucky enough to have a gifted art teacher in our district, just a couple of kms from where I live.  When I say art student I simply mean a student learning a form of art, I am not naturally artistic or creative.  That's probably why  I'm so over the moon about my creations.  I felt the process could be compared to just playing with colour and, for me, there is nothing more enjoyable.  I definitely was attracted to  strong, bright colours.  I was almost jumping for joy when I saw the colours emerging on the plant pot below.

 

I tried different colours on this one, I call this 'the eye of the storm'.


For the piece below I thought I'd try for some soft and pretty colours to go on a box that could be used for trinkets, bits and pieces.  This is the top of the box, I like it but the colours really aren't for me.


I still have one piece, a large food platter waiting for the resin coating to dry.

12 comments:

  1. These do look good fun. I suspect I would end up with more paint on myself than on the pot. Have a good trip.

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    1. Luckily the paint washes off easily. I know, I got it everywhere.

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  2. Love that plant pot! I'd find it hard to resist buying that one if I saw it in a shop, as it has all my favourite colours!

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    1. Glad you like it, Monica. I doubt I will use it for a plant, I'll just keep it so I can look at it, give myself some colour therapy.

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  3. Oh! Pauline...the past week or so it was freezing here...colder up here on the mountain where I live than Brisbane and the Gold Coast...It was cold there so you can imagine how chilly it was here. The reason it is warming up a little is all my fault...thank me or blame me. :)

    I purchased online an extra blanket...actually a doona. It's arriving towards the end of this week...hence the rising of the temps! :)

    I love your acrylic pourings...how beautiful!

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  4. Hi Lee, I hope you enjoy many snuggles under your new doona. I'm really glad to hear it's warming up over there now.

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  5. What fun you had with the paint - and great results!
    We've had a fair amount of that weather here as well. Nice to see some sunshine today, even if we are still getting showers and the wind is strong and rather cold.
    Happy packing :) xx

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    1. It was a lot of fun, Margaret. I think I'll set up the garage to do more when I get back from my holiday. Might have to wait for the weather to warm up a bit first, it's a bit cool in the garage right now.

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  6. oh wow very clever, I love what you did, what a good idea for plant pots too

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    1. The beauty of this artform is you don't have to be very clever, Amy. Although clever, creative people do produce truly amazing results.

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  7. Yes we had a nice day in Brisbane today but still cool in the mornings. Now it looks like rain is coming again. Hope it's nice for your visit. Love your art work, well done.

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  8. That box might not be for you, but it certainly speaks to me, i think they are all fabulous but that would be my favorite.

    Hope you don't get any more frog-strangler rainstorms and have great weather when you go visiting.

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