Life imitates art – naturally occurring right under the Queensland Art Gallery Tuesday, Dec 16 2014 

I snapped this shot last Friday in the underground cavern on the way to the parking station – it could be any large Morris Louis that I’ve see overseas or go inside the QAG and see on the west wall outside the ‘sublime’ show the wonderful weeping blue pigment abstraction by the Morocco/French artist: Latifa Echakhch. Eyes and minds open with camera in hand!

Here is the ‘local trail’ antique & retro list for September 2014 for the Northern Rivers area of NSW Wednesday, Oct 1 2014 

Ross and Eve Heath who are at Bangalow put this together – (click for high-res .pdf download) and people we talked to all thank them for their services rendered. Their shop is huge, well stocked and priced for Sydneysiders on holidays.

Thinking about the state of Susie Hansen’s mural at La Trobe Terrace Paddington Wednesday, Jul 30 2014 

Plants are now trailing down from the top and lichen is now covering a great mass of the paintwork.

I have posted on this before and recently it has been up on FaceBook with comments and suggestions that we should all create a working bee and “clean it up”, what do you think Susie? . . . what does HandsOnArt think?

Three shots of an object we commissioned from Shanna Muston Tuesday, Dec 24 2013 

Shanna was successful in her ‘art start’ grant proposal, early in 2013. Both Barbara and I mentored her in all aspects of her business / jewellery start up. We have been mates for quite some time now and have followed her work. The piece of wood we gave Shanna is from our old store in Tunbridge, Tasmania. Water etched and with traces of old paint, this piece if timber fits with her aesthetic, beautifully. We thought that some of the grant fee we earned should be put back into Shanna’s own practice so we commissioned an object in response to the timber piece. It was delivered last week but we still have no idea about her title, we shall all wait for a comment + feedback. Between us, we have wonderful examples of local jewellers work. In fact we have pieces buy everyone who has ever spent studio time with us over the years.

Another ‘thank-you’ card from lovely recent clients Tuesday, Nov 12 2013 

. . . to be filed with their job bag and placed in the commissioner’s year 2013 folder. I have it out typing all the new clients’ details into the database for the ‘jeweller to the lost’ annual report and studio sale notice that we produce every year.

We love the fan/thanks mail that we receive and we both treasure and preserve them, Dr Gael sends the most divine cards Thursday, May 2 2013 

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This is a found Leaf Lattice pattern, yoni multiplied (maybe this a circle graphic more suitable to ephemeral-male)? Friday, May 4 2012 

I’m not convinced the title is as worthy as it sounds but hey, this guy might be very young. He has obviously figured out something based on the holy yoni shape. A roughly coloured version is here, thanks Roman.

The first ‘touring’ Tinsmith show’s invite for everyone – take notice of the dates and address Tuesday, Jan 24 2012 

Some readers will join the dots, my NAWCC Clock Chapter 104 held a watch and clock display at Pine Rivers a while back and we are now venturing out there again for the touring Tinsmith show in Feb 2012. Barbara’s artist talk is on the 10th at 6:00pm for 6:30pm. The hard cover catalogue is being printed in Hong Kong at the moment, will be interesting to see it as we have not been shown any proofs – the show is really out of our hands now. We have great faith in the touring body and Artisan and warmly invite all of you to venture a little north for the show. The Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is a great venue and holds the Roy Copper Clock Collection as well as a terrific static folk art and object show from the local catchment.

Free (downloadable) tickets to the opening of the LiBrisFair in Brisbane, Friday 16th September 2011 Thursday, Sep 8 2011 

Fine, beautiful and rare books, prints, maps, photographs, manuscripts & ephemera with prices to suit all budgets. History, Literature, Art, Natural History, Sport, Military, Queensland History and the flyer says much more – the erotica will probably be under the counter. This is the first event organised by our friend, Jorn Harbeck who has pulled together 15 other antiquarian booksellers from around Australia, including “Novel Lines Bookshop” at Brisbane’s Paddington run by another client and friend – Anne Jolly. The tickets are here to download and print out, further information supplied if you email him direct <books@harbeck.com.au> The venue is at the State Library of Queensland, The Studio (Level One), Stanley Place, Brisbane.

 

Tinsmith: An Ordinary Romance – the small version of the catalogue to download Wednesday, Sep 22 2010 

The 16 page catalogue is at the printers, it will be on-sale at Artisan from the opening night of October 7 2010. The small (2Mb) .pdf version can be downloaded here. Researched, designed, photographed and produced in-house at Jeweller to the Lost. Prepress and print by David Darling at D&D Colour.

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