Sunday, May 6, 2018

News Update:

It is just one year since my darling Jim died.    Jim who was the maker of my blog, my video clips,
my driver, dish do-er  . . . .. etc etc etc.     He died just a few weeks after my exhibition, and I was so pleased he was able to attend and to sit at the sales table and help me during the 2 days it was open.
One of the last things he did was to make the youtube video clip which I posted on the 8th March.    I miss Jim terribly - his company and friendship, his encouragement and his love.
I haven't yet learned to put photos on the computer and then post them on my blog - but I WILL.

Until next time . . . . . . Kaye

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Short Video Clip of the Exhibition

This short video clip was taken by Ming Lien, who was a student with me for years.   She is now living back in Taiwan and has her own studio and teaches porcelain art, and holds exhibitions of her own.   This is a most successful outcome of teaching . . . . to produce a student better than yourself and then passes on her love and creativity to others.   Thank you Ming!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Flowers by Jocelyn Sutton

I etched some wine glasses for the exhibition . . . . they sold within 5 minutes.     The lovely design of roses and leaves in the background was created by my friend Jocelyn Sutton  . . . . . lots of people wanted to buy that too!    Another contemporary arrangement was done by another friend, Fay Edgecumbe, and people wanted to buy that also.   For sure, creativity touches something deep in our hearts.   :-)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

One of the tables in the exhibition.

This was one table presented in the exhibition.    I painted the fruit as a set, but 3 individual people purchased them.     By the time the exhibition was over, each piece on this table had been sold.

Short video clip of my exhibition held in Ryman Retirement Village, Bethlehem, Tauranga, New Zealand on 11th and 12th Februarty 2017.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tulip Bowl

I started painting this unusual shaped bowl a few years ago and it didn't appeal to me at all.
It actually went into the rubbish tin the other day and as it sat on top of the rubbish I suddenly had an inspiration of what I could do to finish it.
 So I hauled it out of the rubbish tin and took it back to my studio.    The copper looked much nicer with a coat of mother of pearl, and the inside of the bowl looked nicer with another coat of paint on the tulips and a penned border on part of the inside of the bowl.    I added some gold work . . . . and now I love it!  And hope someone else does too, and want to provide a home for it!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

A bit of fun!

I thought I would add this picture of myself showing off my painted nails!   I had the opportunity to purchase a carousel of 16 small different nail polish bottles for half price - and couldn't resist buying them to have some fun.   The colours show up well when I wear  black with my nails matching my necklace which I purchased in Vietnam a couple of years ago.   
"tis a little bit of fun!!