- Peta Tranquille
Ooops! I did it again
It would seem that I am automatically writing 6 monthly blogs. Many would blame the pandemic but I will admit that as usual I have been preoccupied and distracted with other things. One of those things is supporting as many Victorian Artists, as possible, through difficult times. Being the founder and President of Melbourne and Victorian Artists Inc. Is a full-time volunteer job but I find it so rewarding to be able to help others.
For the first time in months I have uploaded new works to my shop.
Lockdown allowed me to focus on creating more digital artworks and I am pleased to be able to finally share them. At this stage, there are 10 images and they are all iconic locations in and around Melbourne. Visit the shop to see all of them and see if you recognise the subjects.
MCG, Bathing Boxes and Flemington
Lockdown is Great for Study
Early this year, during one of many lockdowns in Melbourne I started studying Fine Art, full time. Obviously, I had no choice but to study online, but it meant I could choose the University. I may not be able to travel to WA, with borders closed, but at least I could enrol at Curtin University.
Fine Art is something I have wanted to study since I was a teen and I am so grateful to have the support. Lockdown was not a good experience for so many but it was the perfect opportunity to get stuck in and it meant I had to spend more time in the studio.
I have created and learned so much in such a short time and have so far completed four units. The unit that surprised me the most involved sculpture and I had no idea how much I would enjoy it.
The project involving limited materials resulted in many unexpected and interesting shapes and, in this case, a grumpy face!
Light and Sand were so much fun to experiment with and I really enjoyed the photography element of this project.
Introducing an element of geography into my sculptures became a challenge, but I am very pleased with the results and surprised my self with what I was able to create with something as simple as sand.
I am not making any promises, as you are aware of my sporadic blogging, but I will attempt to write more often than on a six monthly basis.
Stay safe, look out for others and give support when you can.