Friday, 18 October 2013

Makes Me Smile


I will be blogging about my Pure Aussie Wool series in fits and starts in between posts of other subjects. I think this will be a series I can add to whenever I need a smile as they are so much fun finding an individual face and then choosing some garment for him or her.
We had a lot of fun finding some new faces last weekend. We took off from home and within 5 minutes spotted a animal transporter heading for a sheep shearing shed. We stalked him, waited whilst he drove into a farm and after he was given his instructions to back up to the shed the farmer looked over at us parked on the side of the road. I got out and explained what I was looking for and he said if we were quick we could go in the shearing shed and take some photos before they all exited onto the truck. Must admit they were a mottly lot but hey - I can't always be choosy.
We carried on down another dirt road and found a lady who had a paddock full of sheep but a few in a pen in the front. Ian spoke to her with his camera round his neck and she gestured for me to come over. Mary kindly picked up some of the young lambs and held them whilst Ian took photos and I held their faces in poses to help. I was surprised that the 2 week old lamb had quite coarse hair for his head and not a wooly feel at all. I think we will enjoy getting out and about for photos as much as I will choosing and painting them.
I am thrilled to add that my first Pure Aussie Wool Purl 1, Knit 1 - the ram with the green scarf sold to the USA and I now consider myself an official wool exporter. Hope these two new guys give you a smile too.


Purple Hat
15" x 11"





Mary with one of her pets
(that's my guiding hand to help get a good shot)


Baby Blue
(Marys 2 week old pet wearing his baby blue Matinee Jacket)
15" x 11"



12 comments:

  1. This is a fun series Lorraine! You are giving them such personalities, it's amazing how much the wool accesories add to them as well. I love how you have taken your research to heartl!

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    1. Thanks Celia, finding out as much about a subject really helps and gives me the connection to paint with inspiration and emotion

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  2. I love them as well...... I think you have been very clever to find this little niche...people are always looking for something a bit different and these are quite unique... brilliant!!

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    1. Glad you say this Judith, I did wonder if I was balmy but in the end thought well they make me smile so that's important to me

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  3. These do make me smile. The little guy in the blue jacket is so sweet, but I love purple hatted one!

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  4. Love this sheep series, definitely brings a smile to your face , both lovely works !

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  5. I love your sheep, they make me smile!

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  6. Lorraine, I just love that your husband is your partner in this venture. And what neat places you get to go and people to meet. It just makes your art all the more enjoyable. Your sheep and lambs have real personality. They're great!

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  7. Such nice watercolors from your serendipitous sheep encounters Lorraine! I just love how you invent such interesting and fun series to paint.

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  8. glad you are exporting your wool series ...well done

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  9. So cute! Even your words & watercolors make me smile!!! Cheerful series ,all wool to export,I hope for you!
    Bravo!!!

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  10. Thanks kind blogging friends for taking the time to leave me comments, as you all know it really helps having communication and feedback to keep us going

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