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This is what my street looks like at the moment as Autumn is upon us.

This is what my street looks like at the moment as Autumn is upon us.

autI rake the leaves out into the street and wait for the street sweeper to come and take them away.  Others see me and get out their rakes and so on and so on, thinking that I know when the street sweeper is coming.  I don’t. Then we start over again.  But I secretly like this activity because there are not so many physical demands around the house and this one I find a pleasure.

I recently saw some beautiful quirky drawings by Kathy Siganakis and will endeavour to post some of these images with her permission soon.

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Artist Lynette Webber’s clay sculpted head is a work in progress.

Artist Lynette Webber’s clay sculpted head is a work in progress.

Lynette Webber is a painter, printmaker and all round artist in our out of the Box group and you can also add sculptor to that.  Lynette is also working towards our exhibition titled SEVEN.  As we are all still experimenting with ideas and media I can’t at this early stage tell you where SEVEN fits into the title.  All the same he is a beautiful character and I can’t wait to see him finished.IMG_5831 IMG_5832Love the ears!

Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

v 1This flower detail is by Virginia McNamara, b1This lounge room detail is by Beryl White and it looks very much like one of her atmospheric paintings in the background.

still life bottles 3This is one of the first still life paintings I have made for the series, small, acrylic and pencil.

a1 These two are photographs of some still life set ups that I Anne Warren  have yet to attempt.  I’m liking the one on the left but not the one on the right.  My rooms are currently full of borrowed bottles, jugs, vases from friends and neighbours for me to paint.a2

Contemporary artwork from MONA in Tasmania.

Contemporary artwork from MONA in Tasmania.

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This is an amazing place to visit for it’s beautiful building and exhibitions – MONA, Tasmania.

This is an amazing place to visit for it’s beautiful building and exhibitions – MONA, Tasmania.

Virginia McNamara was the lucky person that was gifted this trip to Tasmania (off the eastern mainland over the sea and to the south of Australia).   Tasmania has always been famous for it’s magnificent landscape, walking trails, mountains, beaches etc.  More recently it has become the place to go if you love Art because there is an architect designed purpose built private museum called Mona.  Here are a few images from inside and outside the gallery.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.  vvv red car vvv vvvvv vvvvvv

  1. Museum of Old and New Art
  2. The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Wikipedia
  3. Address: 655 Main Road, Berriedale TASMANIA AUSTRALIA
  4. Architect : Nonda Katsalidis

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Sorry I can’t credit  this artwork as I don’t have that information it is however current at Mona.

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The Artgroup had a bit of a mixed media art bee after dinner.

The Artgroup had a bit of a mixed media art bee after dinner.

Kathy Siganakis, Virginia McNamara, Beryl White and Anne Warren doing artwork in the dining room.ootb making stuff

Beryl White's mixed media work in progress 'detail

Beryl White’s mixed media work in progress ‘detail

Virginias pastel and acrylic paint landscape.  Detail only, work still in progress.ootb virg 1

A fun meeting was held last night to discuss our forthcoming Art Exhibition titled ‘Seven’.

A fun meeting was held last night to discuss our forthcoming Art Exhibition titled ‘Seven’.

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We had lots of food, made some art using pens and ink and scissors, had some wine and talked alot.

Just as we were saying goodbye we remembered that we actually didn’t discuss any details regarding the exhibition.  It didn’t matter really because we are such an organised lot and we had several members of the group missing anyway.  One was travelling (lucky thing), one at the ballet (en pointe), one lives such a long way (and has cows) and another wrestling with replacing some technology in her business.  All were missed very much. We ate: Stuffed peppers (greek style) with tsatsiki, roast baby potatoes, garden salad with avocado, rhubarb crumble with cream, sparkling rose and tea and chocolate.

I’ll post over the next few weeks some of the work happening towards our exhibition.

Kathy Siganakis'mythical creature.

Kathy Siganakis’mythical creature.

This is Lotte.  She and her friends will be in the next exhibition