5: Contagious

…tending to spread from person to person
Have you ever heard the term “a germ of an idea”?
The 30x30x30 Art Challenge is one of those ideas. The whole concept of 30 artists (or groups of artists) producing 30 works of art each in a 30 day period is unique and inspiring. So much so, I want to tell everyone about it.
Why are all these artists giving so much of their time and creativity? To help Treetops Montessori School – a little independent school set in Darlington in the Perth Hills (Western Australia). This school is one of the most nourishing environments for a child’s soul that I have ever seen. My children have been lucky enough to have experienced the melting pot of Montessori schooling in this spacious, tree-filled environment. There is room to breathe, play and learn.
This little school has recently benefited from the government stimulus package (thanks Kevin for the low interest loan) and has had a whole new high school building. The high school now has rooms dedicated to science, music and art. This building is fresh, airy and unfortunately quite empty of resources. THIS is why the 30x30x30 Art Challenge came about. If we can give these children opportunity to shine, we will see extraordinary results. The proceeds from the 30x30x30 Art Challenge will go directly to the Arts facilities at Treetops Montessori School.
Thank you dear artists, sponsors and friends who have given so much of their time and efforts to help this little school grow. We hope you can see the benefits you bring in the coming years.

Let this idea be contagious, let people know about this project, let friends and family come and enjoy the exhibition. Let them hear about the opportunity to buy works of art for only $50 a piece. Affordable art for everyone. There is an invitation to the event on facebook – head here to invite your family and friends!


It is going to be extraordinary.

9: Conundrum

Anything that puzzles; a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words

Thanks to http://www.ehow.com/info_12002651_lexical-conundrum.html for this image
As I am about to leap into the process of creation of a piece of art I am faced with an almighty conundrum.
I am about to collect my canvasses and i have what I believe could be called stage fright!
Words I have written are bubbling around in my brain with such vigor I am surprised the little pops and splutters can’t be heard by others. I have written about the process, the thoughts and musings as they jump to mind. And believe me, I have enjoyed producing every one of these blogs.
The reality is that now I have to stop writing and thinking and step up as part of the group of Treetop Artists. I have to create!
I am thinking about the connection between myself and the children and the community. I am participating in the 30x30x30 challenge as part of the Treetops collaboration.
I want to produce something captivating, but I am yet to go through a moment of crystallisation. I really hope I can change my blank canvasses into something worthwhile, something not cringe-worthy.
Oh the conundrum. Oh the irony!