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March Newsletter

Newsletter for Blue Dragonfly Art by Kay Whitmarsh. Information regarding special offers, workshops, new lines and exhibitions.

Blue Dragonfly Art – Newsletter and upcoming event information

Glass, prints, mosaics and more

March newsletter 2019, this is the first edition of the Blue Dragonfly Art newsletter. If you are not a subscriber please sign up now and you will automatically receive any newsletter, special offers or additional tips and tricks for mosaics.

I am planning to do a quarterly newsletter which will outline upcoming events, workshops, exhibitions and any special offers. There may be some special offers sent out in between the newsletters.

Workshops

The main thing I am working on at the moment is some different ideas for workshops. I am asking for feedback from anyone on what you might like to learn.

I have already been working on Paper Marbling. Paper marbling is the art of floating paint on a water based medium, and forming intricate flowing patterns, then transferring that to the paper. To follow with my ethos of trying to develop art and skills that are very cost effective and have a low impact on the environment, I have been looking at different techniques using different mediums found around the house and low cost paints. Here are some photos of my recent results. It was quite addictive once I started making the patterns.

These papers can then be used to make cards or simple origami boxes and I can share lots of ideas on how to do that. If you can give me some feedback on whether you think this will be a good idea or you can register an interest in attending here.

Also any ideas of things you would like to learn, some other things that I know how to do are crochet – making a comeback at the moment; trichot – which is a combination of crochet and knitting that makes a thicker item; Origami box making; Making decorative boxes or even round boxes, like the old hat boxes; Embroider with beads.

Feedback please

If you could give me some feedback by email that would be most helpful.

The next Mosaic Workshop is at the Craft and Quilt Fair on Fri March 22nd at the convention centre. Tickets are sold out.

Next Mclaren Vale workshop will be on Sat April 6th and Mclaren Unvaled, 122 Main Rd Mclaren Vale, tickets are still available but are selling fast. Bookings through Eventbrite

Special Offer for SALA

Already I am working on this years SALA exhibition in August, with lots of new glass being made. I will also be running some more intensive workshops during this period, so open to suggestions on what you would like to learn. I am hoping to be able to offer a free give away item this year. Maybe a glass item or free workshop? There will be more details closer to the event.

Workshops for SALA this year will include a mosaic workshop and 2 workshops on marbling and papercrafts. More details closer to the events, bookings will be through Eventbrite.

I am adding more new blogs to the website, so don’t forget to check those out and of course the shop if you are looking for unique gifts at www.bluedragonflyart.com  other news is also found at https://www.facebook.com/kaywhitmarshart/

Mosaic by Urusla Najar
Mosaic by Urusla Najar

I am always happy to get any photos of your finished mosaics as I love to see how they have turned out. Here is a pic of Ursula’s glamorous creation from the February workshop, she has even grouted in 2 colours! Fabulous work managing the different materials. I have also made a flyer with some tips and tricks to help you finish your first piece or move on to another new piece.   To access this flyer you must sign up for the newsletters.

Thanks for reading the March Newsletter, more news coming quarterly. Make sure you are signed up for any special offers which may come out in between.

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By kay@bluedragonflyart.com

A self employed artist living in idyllic Sellicks Beach in South Australia. Working in fused glass, mosaic, fabrics and printmaking. A variety of art is being sold around Adelaide, online and through exhibitions and workshops. There is a strong link between all art that is created and the natural environment. Having beautiful items in your home will enhance your quality of life and health. Buying local keeps local people employed, supporting artists creates stronger communities.

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