Author: Jane Carlisle

Little Red Riding Hood

I found this book a few years ago at my local most favourite haunt The Fisherman’s Wharf markets at Port Adelaide. The market is held in this huge shed on the waterfront and is open on a Sunday and Public holidays if you are thinking of visiting Adelaide and it has masses of fun stuff in it. You can be in there for hours looking at all the second hand goods including an amazing book store where I buy old books to make into my art journals. Don’t tell the bookstore owners though, they might get a bit upset if they...

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Art retreat with Dina Wakley

Have you ever been to Noosa? I used to live there once a long time ago and have been back a few times since I left but when my friend Tina told me about Dina Wakley visiting there and having a class or two last November, I couldn’t wait to get on a plane and get back. Noosa holds a very special place in my heart so even though I didn’t know much about Dina at the time, my friend Tina did and who can resist an art retreat? Especially when you get to spend time with this crazy beautiful lady....

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The Evolution of an Idea

My 6 year old and I love drawing together and sometimes I can’t wait until he is old enough to drink coffee so we can sit in a cafe all day and sketch together. That’s getting ahead of myself a bit so we stay at home and have a hot chocolate instead. Last week though we went to the shopping centre and he saw a book – You Can Draw – 6 books in 1, over 80 images so of course I bought it and when we get home he immediately starts drawing octopus, crabs, Superman and dolphins. No procrastination...

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Playn Jane Come and Try workshop March 20

What a great day at the all ages Playn Jane Come and Try workshop https://www.facebook.com/events/1542728029389559/ held over the weekend! Thanks to all my lovely artists and their personal assistants (AKA parents) coming along to enjoy yourselves and draw your hearts out. We played with textas and watercolour paints on paper that was robust and up for the job and the proof is in the pudding. Just take a look at some of these happy people and their works of art.       As you can see there were smiles all round and some fabulous art pieces being made. I...

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Don’t Be So Reckless – Oh Why The Heck Not?

WARNING – this post contains graphic images of tuneless singing to Australian Crawl songs and unabashedly fan girl moments regarding James Reyne and Barry Morgan. My sister Lesley-Ann and I are like chalk and cheese really and as we have grown older we were busy with our own lives and kind of lost connection for a while so we decided to do something about it and came up with the idea of Sister Date Nights. Sometimes it is just a night sitting at home with the kids, one time we went out for elaborate dessert and a coffee and recently when...

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