Friday, April 26, 2013


Lately, I've been working with monoprinting, and my favorite so far is this, of my favorite Viking boat Saga Oseberg, an exact copy of the Oseberg ship, newly built in Tonsberg.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Picasso's mark making

It was great to meet up with Vivien and in such a great location. After she left, I went to see the modern art gallery and this picture by Picasso seemed to made up entirely of 'marks'.

Connecting New Zealand with New York

Today, art and the internet made it possible for two members of our group -- from opposite sides of the globe -- to get together and enjoy an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Julia from New Zealand and I (Vivien from the US) met today and went to the Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibition.  I think we may the first of our far-flung group to meet and we had a great time.

The exhibition was incredible and both our brains were on overload from all the beauty and facts thrown at us.  I know I'll be reflecting on it all for a long time.

Julia and Vivien at the Met
Aren't the benefits of modern life cool?

Monday, April 1, 2013


Hi, our next topic is

Leave Your Mark

From earliest times people have left their mark on stone, bricks, walls and fibre. Sometimes we know nothing about the person and sometimes their lives are well documented and we have an insight into their imagery. I had the joy of finding cave paintings as a child, they are present all around the world as are beautifully ornamented buildings. Pathways, foot prints, hand prints and the written word all leave their mark.
What mark do you choose to make and leave on record.

Hope you all enjoy the next challenge.