Anchors Aweigh Sampler Class: Pin-pricking

I’ve recently been doing a ‘Sampler’ art class at an awesome little studio in Wollongong called Anchors Aweigh Art Studio and it’s been so nice to do art without needing to hand anything in or be tested. I can muck around and experiment, not caring if I like what comes out or not. The ever talented & skilled Trina puts out some nibbles and makes us tea and shows us some incredible artists and their work, then we try some new techniques out.

I was introduced to Melbourne-based Ukrainian artist MISO last week and I love her stuff. Here are some photos from her blog:

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She also does amazing street art around Melbourne that I’d love to go and find when I’m down there in Oct/Nov.

Here’s a few pics of my paper-cut and pin-pricking efforts:

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I really enjoyed the process of making them. The really craft absorbs you and I felt really peaceful making it. I think I’ll try making some more.

-Jane

I’ve been noticing myself do so many little strange things lately. Putting something in the microwave and just watching it instead of turning it on. Flushing the toilet more than one time. Leaving my wallet or phone at home. They seem like small mistakes, but there are so many of them and I know they point to something much larger. Even though I feel like I “should” be able to cope with the load I have at the moment, that doesn’t mean I can, and persisting instead of changing something will only result in crashing later on. I need to have a reshuffle and a rethink. If I do less, I will do it better and be happier and safer.

- Jane