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I experimented and tried something out, on a new YouTube channel for positive aging stories. I'd love to hear what you think in the YouTube comments. https://youtu.be/FATbrNntllQ It's a short 2-minute video. #age #AgeOfAgeingBetter Reg and I had fun ... 

I'm striving to organize my twin, demanding muses. Writer muse gets day time until 8pm. Artist muse gets the night. So turning computer off & putting on the art smock NOW. :-) My vlogs are where both muses talk to each other. May artist author web... 

Rizal is the birthplace of good friend of mine, Grant Leishamn. I designed this book cover for him. aI have also had the opportunity to paint in these locations of natural beauty and to enjoy the unsophisticated lifestyle. Rizal is a suburb of Mi... 

Do You Get Ink on Your Hands?

October 22nd, 2017

I have blogged on the InkPour.com website about how dye absorption through the skin is one of the reasons why those working in the industries that use dyes have a higher prevalence of bladder cancer than the general population. In those industries,... 

This portrait of David is one that I painted in pastel pencils during my years as the resident artist at the award-winning Buninyong Gallery near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The wonderful things about being a trained artist and author are that... 

I regularly travelled through this sheep grazing district when returning south from an annual art exhibition and painting tour that began in Adelaide at Easter, then returned home for a mother's Day exhibition in Ballarat at our Buninyong Gallery. ... 

The image shows the step-by-step creation of the Life Is a Beach Artwork. If I knew how to add multiple images to these blogs or even the art demonstration videos I would. If any reader can advise me how I could do that, I'd be most appreciative. ... 

1960s Gymkhana

October 20th, 2017

Life was easy-going in the 1960’s and community events, especially in inland country towns were only lightly regulated. It was easy to hold a community event. There were few, if any, licences to apply for and little likelihood of a safety inspectio... 

L. Scott Pendlebury or Laurence Scott Pendlebury (seen above with student, c early 1950s) (21 April 1914 – May 1986) was an Australian landscape and portrait artist and my first serious teacher. In 1951, after working full-full time for three ye... 

I am in awe at the courage of and admire for, the men and women who serve the community as firefighters. Have you ever volunteered for service with the Country Fire Authority, or considered a career as a professional firefighter? Volunteer CFA... 

I am back from the Leisurefest with photos and ideas to share. Firstly, I want to show the one caravan that I am voting the BEST new caravan on the block. This caravan is not for everyone but it services the need of a large section of the popul... 

Time to Smell the Roses

October 20th, 2017

Time to Smell the Roses, paint, write novels, blog and create video art demonstrations and non-fiction books to teach what I know following a sixty-year successful creative life. But, I'm not done doing as yet, and even though I'm a septuagenarian wh... 

George Carlin on age 102. (Absolutely Brilliant) Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about ageing that you think in fractions. 'How ... 

There is blogging potential in every day. Photo is Reg and Valentine assembling the watercolour painting table. Valentine and tabby kitten can sit up there and watch me paint—and hopefully not come and paint with me. ~~~ I travel extensiv... 

I plan to watercolour paint, once I've completed my day's writing. Any requests? ​This is Lake Wondouree near Ballarat. I am giving myself quite a challenge for 2017 as I'll strive to both paint and write, As both are labour intensive, and... 

Watercolour Pencil Rose

October 20th, 2017

I painted a tonal impressionist, Alla Prima rose tonight, with two cats keeping me company. Valentine watching me on my right and Tabby kitten watching on my left. I must have taken at least thirty progress photos to put together a film clip, to ... 

Laying or Lying

October 20th, 2017

"Is it laying or lying? The variation in US, UK and AU English has me using both a US and a UK editor for my Australian novels, to ensure everything is understood in context. Anyhow, this Aussie lady is laying back with feet up watching the othe... 

Horses at the Dam

October 20th, 2017

I love horses in artworks, so I have a few in my print on demand gallery. Some of the originals are on my walls, and some are in storage ready for my four grandchildren to select from when they have their homes. I do occasionally sell originals. ... 

Youth

October 20th, 2017

I am sitting beside a riverbank completing one of the most significant painting projects of my life. I am writing a novel; painting with words. This had been a goal of mine since I was thirteen-years-old. It is what I wish to do now. Samuel U... 

Nanga Bay Western Australia

October 20th, 2017

While teaching today, I pulled out my on location painted oil work of Nanga Bay in Western Australia and hazed the distance, increasing the feeling of aerial perspective and finishing the artwork. On the left is a close up on the right the work phot... 

What a great subject this would make for an artist to paint. Tomorrow, Parks Victoria staff will be joined by the volunteers with the Victorian High Country Huts Association, the Ritchie family, local schools, and members of the community to celeb... 

I was up late last night writing about a serious subject, plagiarism and recommending that people view the website Bloggers against Plagiarism, so we can learn to do more to protect our own and others, intellectual and creative copyright material. ... 

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Australian entertainment legend Frankie J.Holden. Frankie J. Holden is an iconic, Actor, Singer, Entertainer and now a Holiday Park Owner! Frankie J Holden told me of his plans, with partners Laurie and Di Dell... 

Asters in Art

October 20th, 2017

​I had an art student who was a florist. We struck a deal for her to pay for her art lessons in flowers. I always remember her when I view my favourite flower paintings, such as this one of asters and stocks. All my paintings have good memories ... 

Artist Beware of Fine Dust.

October 20th, 2017

Soft pastels have always carried the risk of inhalation of the fine dust. Modern brands made in Europe, US and Australia claim their products are currently asbestos, free. They take this information from the companies supplying the talc used in t... 

Artistic Open Hours

October 20th, 2017

Sign on my touring caravan door. "Open Hours: Open most days about 9 or 10. Occasionally as early as 7, and sometimes as late as 12 or 1. We close about 5:30 or 6. Occasionally about 4 or 5, and sometimes as late as midnight, or later. ... 

The Daly Waters Pub is a ‘must see,' stopover for gray-nomads, on the trip up through the center of Australia. Each time we make the journey we stop over for the night, enjoy the famous barra (baramundi fish) and beef evening meal with entertai... 

History of Art Styles

October 20th, 2017

Prehistoric: Paleolithic (30,000BC-8000BC) Neolithic (8000BC - 1000BC) Bronze Age (2000BC - 1200BC) Western: Egyptian (3000BC - 332BC) Sumerian, Assyrian, Persian (3000BC - 331BC) Aegean (2000BC - 1100BC) Greek (1100BC - ... 

Bendigo Pottery

October 20th, 2017

Bendigo Pottery is Australia's Oldest Working Pottery Reg and I visited Bendigo Pottery on Saturday. It has changed in many ways since our previous visits, but it is more hands on these days allowing creative interactive experiences. I loved viewi... 

When I have taught art, a high proportion of my art students were cigarette smokers, and I never allowed cigarette smoking in my studio both for safety reasons and my dislike of the cigarette smoke and the smell. I would like to know these things,... 

The above artwork image is of portrait commision by Ryn Shell, in artist's pastels, completed to a clients instructions, showing the combination of artistic talent, PR skills of working with the client and the business ability of marketing commission... 

Travel Studio in Troop Carrier

October 20th, 2017

The photo shows the l shape table set up. The larger table is a lightweight one, tied securely to the cargo barrier. Underneath it are lightweight, stacking, plastic drawers filled with paints. On the table anchored in place is another drawer filled ... 

Paintings of the Blue Wren

October 20th, 2017

This is the first of a planned series of small paintings of the fairy wrens that visit my Goulburn Valley county home. The superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus), also known as the superb blue-wren or colloquially as the blue wren, has been voted as Aus... 

Reg has installed a 12-volt chargeable battery run, bright LED light in the inside cabin of our ‘troopy’, car and I have a 240-volt florescent light fitting mounted high on the cargo barrier behind the driver’s seat. In the cabin, of the tro... 

One of the artists whose work I most admire is Jane Sutherland. Jane Sutherland 1853-1928 was an artist and art teacher. At age seventeen, her father George Sutherland, who was a drawing instructor and artist exhibiting with the Victorian Acad... 

Steps to Writing Your Artist’s Resume by Ryn Shell List your most recent activities first (under each heading). Use 10 pt. Type or larger. 1. Name Name (in bold or larger font) Address: Phone Number(s): Work, Studio, Home, Fax Email: P... 

Wild Horses, Blumbies Gold

October 20th, 2017

I titled this oil painting Brumbies Gold was created during an art masterclass I taught at Buninyong Gallery. This followed an on-location painting tour of the Snowy River. I've no regrets with my life, having lived all of my dreams, and then being ... 

This horse painting was created after a trip to the Snowy River and during a time when I was teaching advanced art students to paint horses. This oil painting won a championship exhibit in art at a professional level competition. I call the work ab... 

At the Buninyong, Gold King Festival, the Carlton and United Brewery Clydesdale team would set up on the vacant block of land alongside my Buninyong Gallery, each year. I became a regular fan of these magnificent horses, and they became a favourite p... 

Weaving Loom

October 20th, 2017

I stumbled on this weaving loom in a junk yard. It brought bark happy memories learning to weave when I was in my teens. My sister in California took up weaving before changing over to quilt making. I do not know the age of the weaving loom, but I... 

Vegemite Art

October 20th, 2017

June Gover was an amazingly inspiring lady and an artist. The picture above is of a painting of a tree at the entrance to Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, that was painted with Vegemite paste. I treasure my memories of June. Sh... 

A Pair of Miniatures

October 20th, 2017

This cute pair of original oil painted miniatures are so tiny, they were harder to paint than a large work. I created them especially for these two matching, fairly heavy, gold leaf frames. POA. While I don't have the time, with my novel writing t... 

Buninyong Dairy

October 20th, 2017

This is Buninyong Dairy. It is on private property at Buninyong, Victoria, Australia. It has always been a favourite of mine. Note the teaspoon positioned, near the corner, to get an idea of the size of this work. My husband Reg was my mount cutt... 

What is a Remarque?

October 20th, 2017

Definition: (noun) - A remarque is a small, personalised drawing or symbol that an artist adds (near his or her signature) on a print. The presence of a remarque increases the print's value. Initially, remarques were remarks made, in pencil, that... 

DNA Testing Accuracy

October 20th, 2017

DNA tests are not as accurate as many think. They do not tell you of recent (last 80,000 years) ancestry lines. For example, there were 600 Australias Aboriginal nations, most dating back 65.000 years, but a DNA test would not give any Aboriginal ori... 

Shepparton Victoria and surrounding districts feature M0ooving Art; Fiber Glass Cows decorated by local and internationally renowned artists to celebrate the SheppARTton region's famous dairy heritage. This is titled, "World Peace Cow," and it is ... 

Rural Rainbow

October 20th, 2017

“Paint a rainbow inside of you, paint a rainbow, let your smile shine through. When it's cold and gray, push the clouds away, paint a rainbow in your heart.” This rainbow was captured to share with you outside the rural retreat studio door. ... 

Campfire in the Bush

October 20th, 2017

One of the things I love about bush camping is the campfire we sit around and often cook our dinner on. After dinner we enjoy the atmosphere, surrounding the fire, to talk and sit gazing at the stars, especially enjoying the first hour or so of d... 

Recycle Garden Centre Ballina

October 20th, 2017

Our car is back from its 45thousand mini service, and I can begin to make plans for the Queensland leg of our tour, I spent today wandering around Ballina, filling in time while the work was being done. We crossed the Richmond River in the ferry a... 

SKI Club Members

October 20th, 2017

There is a bit of a funny story to Reg and I purchasing a George Forman grill and roaster oven a few years ago, for our caravan kitchen. We told both our daughters that we were going shopping with the intention of buying one or the other. We w... 

Theme parks and family fun

October 20th, 2017

Children love visiting Australia’s Gold Coast, theme parks. Dream World is one of their favourite places to visit. It’s a fantastic way to share family photos across the world, and it makes families feel that little bit closer. I love s... 

I have witnessed a lot of good and bad examples of take away food stalls through my years of exhibiting arts and crafts and as a travel writer. Reg and I ordered hamburgers from the 1st Strathfieldsaye Scouts Group, and I felt they showed the be... 

Eco-tourer Slipstream Caravan

October 20th, 2017

At the Leisurefest RV and Caravan Show, at Bendigo this weekend, it was the Eco-Tourer Slipstream caravan, that was drawing the crowd’s attention. Reg and I, Love this van, we have owned one and toured Australia in it for half of each of the pas... 

Graffiti Mural

October 20th, 2017

We had a dream drive from Hervey Bay to Marlborough, Queensland, Australia today. Here I am adding to the graffiti mural at the invitation of the Marlborough Hotel tonight. I'm adding my name to the internal walls of this country pub which has bec...