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Showing posts from November, 2007

Only 4 Days Till The Exhibition

Rere, Raywyn and I headed out to Mere and Pete's yesterday and had a beautiful peaceful morning at the Mangamahu Hotel.

A few weeks ago on Sunday (TV programme) Mere was interviewed about this painting, that I am standing next to in the photo, by New Zealand artist Phillip Clairmont. It was about the fuss of it being sold and how some people thought that Phillip didn't sign it. In the programme they showed a photo that had been taken of the painting after his death and you couldn't see the signature but as you can see in this photo it doesn't look like it is signed either and the photo was taken with a good camera so maybe it was signed and the camera didn't pick it up?

We had a lovely morning out there and I'm happy to say that Mere is going to open up the house for the Open Studio weekend so others can go and enjoy her home and check out this famous painting. Mum is going to join in with her so you check out my Mums work as well while you are out there. Mum has…

Our Love - The Story

Paula Ann Signal aka Rere, Stefano TeVaga aka Steve and I aka Dee are great mates who have been bought together through our love for the arts thanks to our beautiful friend Marie Dobson aka Maka.

One beautiful day we were sitting around and chatting about were and what we want in our futures and exhibiting together we thought was a natural progression for our friendship. So here we are in the raw sharing our love with you.

We started out thinking we could have an exhibition in a month because the timing would be perfect for when Stefano and I had our last exhibition together, which Rere was apart of the tropical delights and they kindly played for us at the opening of the Pacific Sky exhibition.
Once we had decided to do this it was all on! We ran around trying to find venues and we thought we had cracked it at the Yellow House Cafe but it fell through at the last minute when we realised that they weren't willing to meet our needs. So we decided that the right venue would come and we…

Love Fridays

I have been playing on vista print this morning and made some postcards to pop around Wanganui over the summer for the visitor to pick up. I had so much fun making them and am looking forward to them arriving!

A few weeks ago I made a calender of Shaughan and I and when it arrived I was so happy with it that I ordered more.

I have been listening to classical music this morning for a change and am loving it. I feel very light and fluffy.

Tomorrow I am working my first day at Catch and I'm excited. Shaughan has been working on his weekends so I thought if I work a day for him we could spend more time together.

My message for the day was: Do not be afraid to be powerful! Ask us to release you from any such fear.

I found a great quote:


In all the world there is no one else exactly like me.
There are persons who have parts like me, but no one who adds up exactly like me.
Therefore everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

Virginia Satir

I have finall…

What will the day bring today?

Last night we went on our romantic picnic at Basin Reserve. It was were we got married.
I cooked lots of beautiful food and we sat talked and ate in the sun, it was heavenly. We had a few birds come and chat to us. My camera is playing up, it's been used to much, so I didn't get a good photo of this kingfisher but you can see how close he was. There was also a sweet singing Tui.
We called into our friends on the way home and ended up having a few wines, played pool and had a spa. How lucky are we?
So it was a perfect date night. Kev suggested that I write them all in a date book and yesterday I found a book called the artists date book that I bought and hadn't used so I changed it to our date book and have started writing all our Wednesday night dates. It's going to be a fun book to read through when we are old. I thought I may start an album too and have an exhibition in the years to come.
Life is good! I am happy with the paintings I have for the exhibition, I still ha…

Photos from Nessies Baby 5 Scan 19th Novenber.

Painting Outside

I have had to have a break from my computer for the past week and got stuck into painting for our exhibition which opens in a few weeks.

In the weekend I got to sit on the beach and painted the mountain. It was the most perfect day the sun was shinning and there was no wind. I found some driftwood and twine to make an easel and Shaughan turned a stump over to use as a table and a beautiful smooth rock was my pallet. I did take canvas out there but found a piece of wood instead, I just I love painting on boards that I find at the beach. I am happy to take other creative people out to the beach to paint if you want to come with me. I also like making natural sculptures while I'm there and when I left my beach side studio I was happy with the sculpture I left.

Shaughan threw in a few fishing rods but he had no luck. A guy who put his long line out was a happy man, catching an 11kg snapper, it was a big mama about 50 or 60 years old, Shaughan reckons. That fish is on a boogie board.


Our Love exhibition

Paula Ann, Stefano & Denita warmly invite you to the Opening of ‘Our Love’ exhibition

@ 6pm Saturday the 1st of December 2007

@ Cracked Pepper Café, 21 Victoria Ave, Wanganui

Exhibition running till January the 31st 2008


Visit after the 1st Dec 2007 to view their exhibition

Monday 12th November 2007

Carolyn and I had another fun weekend in Mangaweka.
This photo is of little George, he is so cute, he tells the funniest knock knock jokes.

Carolyn and I stayed the night after the glass casting workshop and gave them a hand to get ready for their big weekend next weekend. It will be a cracker and I wish them the best of luck for the closing of the festival.

I have made a slide show of the time we have had there click here to view.

Today has been bloody beautiful! The sun was shinning bright and the sky was a gorgeous colour. We headed out to the Mole, were the river meets the ocean, Shaughan threw his fishing line into the water but there was no fish caught. Ralphie had a wonder over the dunes and is now asleep at my feet. I nearly bought him home a girlfriend from the weekend but I think I will wait until we move into a house with a bit of land.

Mum just called in and we looked at the family tree that I have been building and she is going to get all the informa…

Wednesday 7th November

I had a lovely phone call from Coke one of the people on the course last Saturday. She wanted to buy this painting "Always" for her husband. It's nice to start the day with having a phone call like this!

Oh I also had another wonderful phone call, Gwennie rang me from England which was so great. We talked away for about an hour, man my ear was hot when I hung up. She is happy as and hopefully she will pop over for a holiday next year. I really want to go and visit here in the next few years too! She was telling me about all sorts of things she has been up to and I can't wait to go and see them with my own eyes! Love you Gwennie x

It really was a busy day with lots of things happening. I have 2 new artists, Ixia and Azarn on they both come from France.

I spent loads of time playing with facebook it's such a cool website! The thing I like about it the most is that it is for your friends. Myspace is great for meeting people but facebook is great to fi…

Sunday the 4th of October

Carolyn, Lorelle and I headed up to Mangaweka yesterday and had a busy day learning how to cast glass. We had a lovely group of about 8 woman and we all got stuck in and enjoyed Maree teaching us her techniques. I loved sculpting in wax and can't wait to get back up there to see if the moulds worked.

At the end of the day we were all exsasuted but we had all made a mould and were happy with our results.

This photo is of a mould that leaked when the mix was poured into it but that was no problem as Maree showed us how to hand build a mould.

Maree and Drew have worked extremely hard on their Fakes and Forgeries exhbition and the galleries are looking great. There were some great fakes which NZ artists had done, it's going to be hard for Goldie to choose which ones are the best!

As you can see in this photo we had a beautiful day.

My message for the day was: We want to surround you, and we truly wish to give you help. Your joy brings us enormous happiness.

Last night the city was ligh…

Friday the 2nd of November

Here is one of my new paintings it's called WHY? I have been thinking about so much over the past week and WHY was one of my biggest questions.
I really don't understand a few people I have meet and wonder why they do the things they do. The world could be such a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy and I don't understand why these people don't try to create happiness around them, instead of living in drama.
Another thing I have been thinking about is Jealous people. I don't understand why they get so obsessed with it. While obsessing with jealously for others they forget to live their own lives. It's like they have a fear that their own life could never be as wonderful as the person they are jealous of, and in some cases they try to destroy that persons happiness. It makes me wonder if these people are right in the head! I know one thing for sure is that they aren't very happy with what they have!
I was reading the last Woman's Day mag and in the hel…