Author: Jane Carlisle

I met Tangerine Meg!

Adelaide is home to an amazing array of artists and one of my favourites is Tangerine Meg. I first heard her name when my friend Meg told me of her from visiting a fair at Port Adelaide a few years ago so the next time I went along and had a look. I heard she liked stripey socks and I love stripey socks. She paints cats with stripey, colourful rainbow socks! Tangerine Meg is a watercolour artist and a print maker and I just love her art so when I heard she was doing a workshop recently, I jumped right...

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Art play dates with Sarah

One of the best things so far about the mixed media online art world I have joined up with is meeting my friends in real life. Sarah is a wonderful artist and illustrator who lives in Melbourne and we did a class together with Jane Davenport called Mermaid Circus and when she came to Adelaide we took the opportunity to hang out at a cafe and get to know each other a bit more. My friend Jacinta who I also met through Mermaid Circus came as well and we had a look through each others journals. It was a...

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Inspirations are a good idea

JANE CARLISLE Illustrator, mixed media artist and creative heARTist I like to think of inspirations when I want to make a start with doing some art. Things such as poetry, music, words, shapes, textures, colours, feelings, previous sketches and art works, animals, people and even other people’s art work. Inspirations can come from anywhere really and that is a great thing because it means there are endless possibilities for more art! The other day I was looking at the art of a Facebook friend of mine and I became so captivated by her big eyed girl Acacia the Woodland Creature...

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Art Play Date With Jane and Geri

It was about a year ago now that I went up to see my friend Geri up in Queensland. Geri is an amazing mixed media artist who uses the most vibrant colours in her work.Her paintings make my brain happy with all the lovely yellow, pink, and red combinations. You can see her on Facebook and Society 6. Geri and I met in Paris when we both went on the same art retreat with Jane Davenport. I really wanted to go to Versailles and Geri said she would go with me so we had an action packed day of...

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Monet’s Garden

Aren’t these photos beautiful? That’s me and Helen up there in the window of Monet’s house. I was so happy being there that I cried. The tears came bubbling out of me and the sun was shining and the bees were buzzing and people were laughing and I was in one of the best places on Earth. This photo reminds me of all the good things in life and of how happy it is possible to be. So happy that you feel like joy is just about to explode out of the heart any second and dance into the world on a...

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