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Planet Hopping.

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Little Girl On Top Of The World

Traveling, planet hopping while nonchalant playing with a hoola hoop. 

I'm stitching away and thinking thoughts of all the things I want to do when I grow up. 

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Embroidery Over My Hand Painting

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 1 comment

Here is an example of some of my new work, which is stitching itself to become a new body of work for me.  I'm combining all the ideas I've been experimenting with over the past 12 months. Hand embroidering colourful stitches, over some of my hand painted linen, adding another dimensional layer.  I like the direction these works are going and my embroidery is getting more interesting. 

Winter is a good time to stitch as it's nice to be indoors, it really is bitterly cold in Sydney. I've been listening to loads of podcasts and Netflix. 

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Art Clothing

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

On my web browsing I came across Spanish fashion label Armuseli who work with artists to create beautiful clothing. I'm in love with this dress. 

Art made into fashion with the artist´s signature and a history to tell.

 

 

 

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Moving Again

Posted on June 09, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

For the third time in three years we find ourselves moving.

Again we spent a month or more packing everything we own into boxes, culling as we went, so many boxes were filled up.

Cleaning both ends as we go. It's exhausting and so frustrating.

My studio is a work in progress. Moving takes me away from being creative and I have little time to think let alone daydream as I have to make micro decisions every minute. 

The removalists knocked down the huge tree in our front yard, covering my car with it's once alive and flourishing branches. 

The new place has a great feel. I can see the moon and last night it was particularly beautiful—tiny like a baby's broken finger nail.

The new house stood up to the storm yes it has no leaks and yes we did wake up all night due to the heavy drilling rain in the worst storms Sydney has seen. 

So onwards to getting organised and finding the time to paint. 

 

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Soul Safari

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Soul Safari was so so good. I want to time travel back and listen to those amazing creatives all over again.

The bottom line is they work really hard are super dedicated and know in their heart of hearts what they do is good. 

Vanessa Holden and Ken Done.  Above Beci Orpin. 

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My Perth Journey

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I am in Perth. Wow. What a journey. I will be back next week and write about it a bit more. I've never spent time in this city and it's a pleasure getting to know you. Some ladies I have met have driven for 700km to be at the Quilt and Craft Show. 

Lucky me I sold this painting to a Perth local. Thanks Bec for buying it. 

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Collage—Visiting Perth WA

Posted on May 14, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments
My journey to Perth is only a few days away now. Are you going to come and say hello? I hope you do—that is if you are local. My sister is driving up from Margaret River to catch up with me. How nice is that!
As part of being the guest artist at the Perth Quilt and Craft Fair I have 9 meters of wall space on which I can display my artworks.
This week I have been in my studio so much! I've been inspired to create collages from the narratives spinning around in my head. Starting with my watercolours I have cut up photographs and pieces of paper to glue together. The stories are now alive in the real world. 
The art works are called
The Lone Rider
Rainbow Dreaming
Fame.

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Collages My Personal Visual Stories

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Thinking about my life at the moment I've happily created these collages which visually illustrate the stories in my mind. Using the beautiful Joan Collins and depicting the movie stars of the 50ies.

Dissatisfaction. One about ageing. The older me sees the younger me and doesn't want to age, the younger me is excited to think in the future she will have a child the other the older her will travel. The paradox is that of dissatisfaction

Boy. The beautiful boy child soundly sleeping, the delicate luxury of sleeping of placing his head whenever it feels too heavy to hold.

Reckless Abandon. Contemplating the wonderful day that we got married, fun, dancing, being at the beginning of our lives and not knowing how luxurious that is. The bliss of being together, whirling around with reckless abandon.

 

boy

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