New World (Milestone) Newsletter No 5 20 April 2020

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Milestone, I hear you wonder, why a ‘milestone’ newsletter? Well, it is all to do with the fact that in my diary we have reached half way in isolation. I started a diary around the 23rd March when I went into hibernation and recently we were informed that we would keep this iso up for another four weeks. That meant (for me) fifty four days in total. Today is the 27th day, which is halfway. Who knows if this is true or not, but its useful to have something to work towards.

Another thing, today is a milestone birthday for me, so I was given a ‘survival’ pack by my husband and I finally caught the local majestic Osprey on camera!

What about Lennox Arts Collective, you say?

Yes, another milestone to celebrate – we have decided collectively that we will gradually open up our little gallery in Lennox Head, with all careful precautions for a few hours (10am – 1pm)  on the  7th, 8th and 9th May, to give people an opportunity to buy something to give to Mum on Mother’s Day. We will then aim to start opening again from mid May, providing all continues to go well with our ‘flattening the curve’ efforts in Australia. 

So, do come down when we are open, look into our window and contact us for purchases. When we are open, we do have a contactless payment option. Please continue to support us at Lennox Arts Collective – we do want to be able to survive in the long term, to put on exhibitions, sell you cards, gifts and art for your walls!

For that special milestone in someone’s life, remember that a simple greeting card, written by hand, is a powerful message to your mother or a friend (better than a virtual card) and we have specials on art cards which we can deliver or post to you. Cards by Christine or Sharon – a random set of 6 for $20.00 (usually $30.00). If you want something simpler, how about a gift voucher that we can send by email?

We also have lovely, small and inexpensive gifts that say – ‘I’m thinking of you’ and they are handcrafted…….timber boards with original photographs, earthy ceramics, art prints, jewellery, tea towels, handmade concertina art sketchbooks, hand whittled wooden spoons and bowls, books and CDs to help on how to paint for aspiring artists and of course fabulous tee shirts with scenes of Lennox. Contact details for the artists are below, but you can contact Christine on 0415230470 if that is easier.

  • Jenny Schirmer (Smoky Tea Studio)  Christine Read                           Frankie Sharman                         Mark Waller                              Julian Jett                                                          Narelle Bretherton                Sharon McIlwain                                         Jen banks

Art Classes online..

Do you want to do an art class? we have a couple of options for you! 

Mark has lots of virtual lessons and tips for you on his Explore Acrylics You Tube site.

Christine has virtual art classes on Zoom click here for more information

Coming Up – 2nd and 9th May – A Virtual Travel Diary Zoom class (Parts 1 and 2)

Painting and drawing the view around you is a favourite artists’ subject. Have you ever wished you could take a memory of a landscape with you – and not just in a photograph? To really absorb and experience the view, making an artwork will help you to really ‘see’ the scene. 

In these sessions we will use photos and other images of your travels to produce pen and wash sketches of places that you have visited (or would like to visit). We will work though some exercises and look at different ways of capturing your travel experiences.

In these workshops there will be information about different forms of artistic media, demonstration , brief exercises and interaction with other participants. The second session allows for practice during the following week with follow up interaction with tutor and fellow participants for constructive feedback and questions and answers.

Also, you can see how the artwork currently in the window of Lennox Arts Collective developed on You Tube – it is now for sale, contact Christine if interested.