30 March 2012

Drawing Challenge :: Smile

Drawing Challenge :: Smile - a chance to draw some loud type :)

Pop on over here to Host Leena's blog to find the links to other great works on themed on "smile".

29 March 2012

Cart before the Horse

Cart before the Horse

Contemporary FolkArtisans: Dylan & JO

"We make the kind of art we like, then we open our doors to you. All of our creations are made one at a time.We make them with our own hands, since these are the only hands we have"

You can visit their etsy shop to see other beautiful works.

Have a nice day!

Please Note the photos I have used here are the explicit copyright of the Artists Jo and Dylan from Horse before the Cart. Respect to the Artists would be to link back to them at Horse before the Cart etsy site found here. 

27 March 2012

A little Barbara Kruger to start the day

Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is anAmerican conceptual artist. Much of her work consists of black and white photographs overlaid with declarative captions—in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique. The phrases in her works often include use of pronouns such as "you", "your", "I", "we", and "they".

So influential in my Art School Days and still her work has relevance.

26 March 2012

What I did today.......

Went here:
De Clieu  Cafe
and Dean's Art across the road in Gertrude St, Fitzroy.

I bought this:

seven seeds coffee image:beciorpin.com

I saw this:

I made this:

Amy Vanderbilt Banana Bread

I fitted in work somewhere in between. I hope you all had a productive start to the week.

De Clieu Cafe
187 Gertrude St
FitzroyVIC 3065

Seven Seeds Coffee 

Dean's Art
188 Gertrude St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Beci Orpin

Gertrude Contemporary
Artist: Not Known

25 March 2012

Amy Vanderbilt scone recipe

Look what I made

yesterdays efforts with homemade compote

I made scones yesterday afternoon and I really still cant believe how easy they were to make. The fact that I made really light fluffy ones was super exciting. Im not that good at baking! They make a nice Sunday breakfast too.
Amy Vanderbilts Cookbook is a wonderful collection of useful recipes with easy to follow instructions there is some ingredients substitution with the scones I used butter and Self Raising flour instead of shortening and all purpose flour/baking soda.
Yesterday we enjoyed warm scones with a berry compote (I had run out of jam so made my own) and plain yoghurt which I think taste like cream when enjoyed with berries.

For the compote:
I used half a cup of frozen berries and a dash of icing sugar (helps it to go syrupy) boiled it down for 5 mins and cooled in the freezer DELISH!

Iam so getting into baking and cooking and really enjoying the experience :)

PS: The cookbook has the added bonus of illustrations by a young Andrew Warhol.

24 March 2012

my sketchbook 2012

Sending it off on Monday express post should get it there by the end of next month.
Its been a fabulous experience and I look forward to participating in other events similar to the Sketchbook Project again.
Have a fabulous weekend!

^^^UPDATE^^^ Just added more pics hope you enjoy!

Artwork and images are copyright to the Artist Helen Bordeaux 2012. If you wish to use any of the content in this post images or text please email me for permission and conditions. Thankyou!

22 March 2012

Sketchbook Project 2012

Its been almost a year since my last post I just made it under by a day........Ive had a tumultuous 12 months of moving house, starting a new job, getting sick, then getting well, planning my new venture, setting up a studio and committing to my art you could say head down bum up 12 months.
I cant think of a better re-entry into blog world other than the Sketchbook Project event run by the arthousecoop mob (Calls for the 2013 project is now open).
I decided to enter this year and what turned into months of staring at the empty little book that was sent to me I finally started AND more importantly finished it ready to be sent to New York. When I finished the artwork all I wanted to do was snap it and share it with you all if you are still there!

Im posting my favourite spread from the sketchbook and will post the rest on Saturday.
It has been a looooooooooooong time but Im back and ready to share my ideas and thoughts and objects! with you all.

I have lots of news and things to show you yes I have been squirrelling away all kinds of post ideas.
But for time being enjoy the pics and maybe you would like to pop over and check out some of the other entries for the SKBK project 2012. The depth of creativity shown is breathtaking to say the least.