I have been working so hard to get commissions done on time that I didn’t realise til about lunch time on Friday that it WAS Friday and I hadn’t done the usual newsletter, and it was too late. Apart from telling you I am busy, there is not much to report.
To the left are photos of the last oil I completed the restoration of on Friday last. The time when i should have been doing the newsletter. The photos were in natural light, so hard to get a good view, but you can see all the paint that was missing in the far left photo, and a near perfect painting in the other darker photo.
The latest work I completed yesterday was a well known Renaissance Print of the “Visitation of St.Anne” by Leonardo DaVinci.
There are many prints of this drawing around, some of them better, some worse. This was old, stained, scarred and not in good shape. I cleaned and fixed it, reframed, and now it is ready to go to a new home. Yours? It is hanging in the studio where you can see it.
I wasn’t sure I could get it back to good shape, but I think it looks better than new, and has a certain character that only age can give such a work. I reframed it in extravagant mats and mounts… the frame although new, looks older and fits the print well.
When you come to yoga you can have a look.
ON THE SEWING FRONT.
The “Waterfall Dress” has sold to a dressmaking client… She came to give me a new commission, saw the dress and fell in love immediately (of course). It was love at first sight. She is a wonderful, tall person and the dress fell and flowed on her as she walked – It was perfectly as I had imagined. She just had to have it (I am not tall enough – if I was, I would have kept it).
So I won twice – I got a new commission and sold my favourite dress to a client who looks fabulous in it. She is taking it to Germany so she can drift around the galleries looking fabulous.
I am on the hunt now for material for a black edition, and I would love to make a white “Wedding” dress using this technique.
YOGA CLASSES AND STUDIO TIMES…..
Windarring Yoga – Tues. x 2 +Thurs. x 1. (some Fridays)
STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) 2.15 (full) Wed. Restorative 1pm.
ZOOM WORKSHOP. Mondays at 6.30 on zoom. “A Year of Living Biblically” and “The Source”. The class is going off to do their own thing on Mondays until next term – Croatia, Bali, Van excitement and more. If you want to join the group next term – plan for it.
THE YOGA LUNCHEON: This coming Saturday at 12noon (yes a time shift). I have booked for us to go to The Full Moon in Woodend. Warm, “homey” and great food. I love the Nachos – with chicken – with prawns – vegan, or Mexican. Any of them are great.
TAROT READINGS AT THE STUDIO – Look forward to hearing from you. You can even come on the weekends, and I can do “doubles” – you and mum, you and a friend. .
SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO
NAMASTE – JAHNE