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  • The joy of wire

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    The wire work is taking over my life and I see the connection with works on paper and canvas.   There is a joy working in the wire making manifest what I feel and see on my daily walks round Manning Lake. The Stone Catchers The stone catcher nets are energy lines capturing the stones which are symbolic of significant...

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  • New Year, New Work

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    Hello everyone, the New Year has brought changes. I have given up the studio at Paper Bird but have an open invitation to visit and paint there whenever I like. This has been a hard decision to make but three wonderful artists will share the space and I will still manage the gallery. To begin the New Year I have...

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  • Wire, glass, wood, and lines

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    Creation takes place through proficiency, passion and the joy of play. ~ Greta Bratescu. Joy of play is the key for me whether writing, drawing, or twisting wires. When the joy goes out of it I will stop. It is my defence against a world that seems to lack compassion. Near where I live there is a stunning wetland/park. I...

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  • Meraki Vol: II – a collaborative exhibition

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    I am delighted to be accepted for this exhibition, my first since the heart surgery. The work will be mostly new, created in the last three to four months. I know some of you live far away and cannot be present but if you are local come and say hello. The Ferguson Foundry is a great space and there will...

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  • LIFE LINES Exhibition Round-up

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    “So glad we dropped in.” “Thankyou for the experience. Whimsical!” “Cool beyond imagination!” — LIFE LINES exhibition guests After an exhibition there is always a let down and then a period of reflection followed by what next? In this case we travelled to NSW to see our gorgeous grandson Ollie and his parents. On a trip to Yamba I found...

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  • Life Lines by Liliana Stafford and Rita Said

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    Liliana Stafford and Rita Said share a love for lines both seen and unseen. Their new exhibition LIFE  LINES will take you with them on their journey. New works on paper, canvas and in wire will be on view. Come and share their world. When: 22nd November – 4th December 2016 Where: Upstairs at Paper Bird Books and Arts 42 Henry St , Fremantle, next door...

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  • 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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