Eight girls, a huddle of shivering adults, puppies… goats… horses and the cutest little pig in the world. What a great mix in Laura Douglas’ inaugural “Southern Girl Finishing School” workshop.
The Tracks We Take
The Great Rides App is the brainchild of Kingston’s Gary Patterson. The app’s a super resource to guide cyclists along the greatest bike trails in New Zealand. It’s a brilliant idea — but where did it come from?
It turns out that Gary’s own trail has been an adventure-filled ride all the way.Continue reading “The Great Rides App: Gary Patterson”
If you ever get the chance to go to an exhibition with the artist behind the work, grab it with both hands. I’ve had that opportunity and loved hearing how the artist had created each painting: where it was, how she felt and the mood she wanted to portray. Once I had the background, I could appreciate the art so much more. It was an even better experience to sit down with Amy Baker the other day to learn about her amazing textile art and discover the incredible detail behind each piece.Continue reading “Amy Baker: Many Stitches In Time”
Art is one of my students’ favourite subjects at Garston School. Mine, too, because I love to experiment right alongside them.
However, even the 6-year-old children often produce paintings better than mine. It’s sad, but I’m afraid I don’t have even one artistic bone in my body.
But according to Denver and Kingston artist Michelle Goggans, that’s not necessarily the problem. The desire to succeed is far more important than talent.
What’s more, you have to be willing to work! Continue reading “Michelle Goggans: Portrait Of A Whimsical Artist”