The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 1

The signs went out

The studio was a clean as it gets

I had my computer and some music

Everthing is up



Looking good

Hmm I have been busy

WEll I only had 2 visitors and lovely the were

But opening on Grand Final day will do that

I hope for more visitors today

x te

Sunday, September 22, 2013


It's official
I will be open to the public
from Saturday
September 28th
Wed - Sun
10 - 4

x te

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Studio + Eggy Distractions

Things are really starting to come together now
Dan has hung the bee frames in the window
as you can see I still have one to finish
and tables are now up

Pictures are going up on the shelf
But we wont put the picture hooks on the top rail till the end
3 more boxes of art waiting to be opened

The clothes rack is up
and Mabel is dressed
The wall behind Mabel will also be hung with paintings

The cabinet is full

My work area is looking a little better
but I do keep getting distracted

By things like this
Inspired by a blogspost from the
awesome Susan Bowers

I had a little play with some egg
and some ink

I do like the results

I did some other eggy playing which I hope to show you tomorrow

x te

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The State of the Studio

Things are coming along nicely in the
gallery/retail space
The dispaly cabinet is now up

Sadly the same cannot be said of the studio
Looking from the gallery space

Moving in and it is not getting any better

Guess what I will be doing for the next week

In all fairness
vast quantitiies of stuff
were stashed in here
while the floor was being painted
But it still needs sorting and homing

Less than 2 weeks to opening day

x te

Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Studio Assemblage

The entrance to the studio complete with netting to keep out the swallows
My actual space is up the back to the right
out of sight

and this is what it looks like now that Dan
has filled it in with a big glass sliding door

Inside still needing some work
but there is now some naturally dyed silk curtains up to screen off the back section
where Dan's stuff is kept

Things start to look a little better when places
to put art go up

So this is my studio coming along ready to open at the end of September
The floor has now been painted
so I can now start the final process
of putting it all together
Signs have been ordered for the highway

Today is abysmal pouring rain so not much happening
except staying warm by the fire

I also taught a wonderful small group
over in Northcliffe this week
Lots of all Natural Mixed Media Techniques
and I was lucky enough to receive
2 treasures in return
Some Bloodroot
some Madder root

So both will be being planted
in my dye garden for fuure fun

x te