Monday, June 28, 2010

Helen Musslewhite

Today I was inspired by UK based paper artist Helen Musslewhite.

This is what Helen says about her work.....

By the use of bold colour, strong graphic line and familiar images I create highly individual and visually appealing pieces of art that make an instant impact. My work has a distinctive hand crafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid century design, folk and ethnic art, as well as current and future trends.

Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same.Influenced by the natural world each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale.

Helen Musslewhite

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My new HAT!

Coolie wintersun festival

There was an vintage car show on down the road from my house a few weeks ago, a photographers delight of colour and 1950's nostalgia. Hope you enjoy :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Toy camera fixation


A great place for all things toy cameras!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wavebabe beanies

Made with love by Rose Speers (me)
Let me know if you would like to order one!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Surrealism and dreams

A year 6 art project based on the elements of art and Surrealim, they thorougly enjoyed and produced some outstanding work.

IB Visual Art cont'

IB Diploma Visual Art

While I was teaching in China for 2 years my students and I produced a great amount of Visual Art. My year 12 students had to produce between 15-18 artworks that demonstrated refined indepth techniques and knowledge of at least two media. This body of work was measure against a set of world criteria set by the IB. Here are some of those works.

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

Visual art allows a high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts. The emphasis is on creativity in the context of disciplined, practical research into the relevant genres. Visual art in the IB is designed to foster critical, reflective and informed practice, help students understand the dynamic and changing nature of the arts, explore the diversity of arts across time, place and cultures and express themselves with confidence and competence.

Burning matches

Burning matches on the pavement that a student "Tamara Shultz" from Alstonville High School is experimenting with for her HSC body of work. I took some photos and gave them a little post production in photoshop and voila! The first image reminds me of Tim Storriers work. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Makes the world go round!