Artist / Sculptor

Author / Illustrator

Archive for the ‘Happenings’ Category

  • Wire and lines.

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    I am settling in to my new studio above  Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts. In the beginning it felt lonely and I would go for a walk rather than work but slowly the muse took over and now I want to be there every minute of every day. The Garden Dwellers story has a new life and is taking...

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  • ‘Vivid’ exhibition.

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    A new exhibition brings so many challenges and is expensive so why bother? For me it’s an opportunity to see my art displayed as a cohesive body of work and get some feed back. Manning the exhibition gives me a feel for where my strengths and weaknesses are. The dead line makes me focus and can throw up surprises. I...

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  • Creating a mural

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    Throughout April I have been painting a mural on the wall of the children’s library in Victoria Park. The whole experience has been both terrifying and wonderful.Sometimes we don’t know what we are capable of until we try. I almost didn’t take on this job. The task felt beyond me. Then I broke it down into stages and asked for...

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  • Facing the challenge

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    Sometimes I say yes and then figure out how. Next week I begin a new challenge: a mural for Victoria Park children’s library. I prepare and hope to rise to the challenge. May will be an interesting month. 01349 Mural Liliana Stafford A3Poster

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  • Liliana on Henry

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      I am moving to a wonderful new space above the Paper Bird bookshop on Henry St.  The bookshop is part of the Moore’s building which houses a cafe and art gallery. Sometimes life leads you kicking and screaming in a new direction. I am excited,scared and busy because I also have a wonderful big commission to paint. Words are...

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  • Line, mark and colour.

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    A new painting begins as something not quite there; a colour or colours seen together, a need to draw without knowing where the line will go, a twist of the wrist that makes a mark. I reach for a certain brush, a tube of paint and begin. Soon I am there in that place where I sense a flow, sometimes...

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  • UnchARTed

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    I have joined a new art collective called UnchARTed, 745 Beaufort St Mt Lawley, next door to IGA. UnchARTed is a collective of almost 40 artists who contribute to the shop. The standard of merchandise is high and the artists dedicated to creating a beautiful space. In the back are rooms for workshops and exhibitions. It’s a long way to...

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  • Winning and losing

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    In a few short days I win a Highly Commended in the South Perth emerging artist competition, have my latest story rejected by a publisher, sell one small print at an Art Market and conduct a story telling session in a tent for five children. My life as an artist is one of winning and losing but always there is...

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  • The test that is an exhibition

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    Six of my paintings are in the Freedom School exhibition at the Moores building in Fremantle. Leading up to the exhibition there is a drive to create new work. Then comes the decision making as to which works make the cut, then the excitement of opening night and then the introspection and soul searching. Why didn’t a work sell? Where...

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  • Book to play. Amelia Ellicott’s Garden hits the stage

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    Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer delight I felt at seeing my story Amelia Ellicott’s Garden become a play for children and adults alike with La Luna Youth Theatre in Townsville. I felt like Alice in Wonderland but instead of going down a rabbit hole I stepped inside the pages of my picture book and met all my...

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