Sunday, September 3, 2017

August Artwork

August has been a whirlwind of a month with plenty of creativity along the way. I was busy adding more painted aprons to the Apron Project as well as my usual scrapbooking kits and art journal class - oh and a piece of artwork for a friend:

Art journal/canvas

Gelli Plate card class

August Page Pack Kit

Cards from August Pages to Die For kit

Double Page from August Pages to Die For kit

Single Page from August Pages to Die For kit

Four more aprons for The Apron Project

Art for a friend

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Apron Project 2017

What with one thing and another, I have not had the oomph required the past few years to participate in The Apron Project, but this year I hope I have made up for it. Let me start with sharing what it is all about:

Artists from across Australia and overseas unite to create works of art on aprons to support organisations serving women in crisis.  

In the last two years over 80 artists have presented more than 100 aprons and raised almost AUD20,000 for the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.  Importantly they also raised awareness of the growing epidemic of Domestic Violence.  The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter services women in crisis in the community and is currently also working with the State and Federal governments to better the living opportunities once women leave the shelter and attempt to restart their life. 

I started off with one in mind, but she just wouldn't come out to play, so as I had been given another blank apron and I was already playing with my gelli plates and acrylics, this is the first apron that appeared:

The words and butterflies are iron ons by Donna Downey, the stitching is faux (49th & Market stamps)

My muse eventually appeared: she is a combination of fabric and acrylic paints and matching iron on butterfly to finish it off.

and here are Sallianne and I modelling the two aprons. 
The aprons shown here as well as the other awesome aprons created by artists from around the world will go up for auction online later in the year. I hope mine give joy.