Happy New Year

A new haircut for a new year...

Mum's art on cover of new Gallery book!

One of Mum's - Colleen Dewhurst's - fantastic paintings appears on the cover of the newly released Art Galleries to Visit in New Zealand (New Holland Publishers).

That's her painting of a wahine holding two koura – 'Koura Koha' above the title, the Gallery shown is the Inspirit Gallery near Hamilton.

Mum's work often incorporates Pacific and Polynesian themes inspired by her time living in the Pacific. To see more of Mum's work, visit her website or on Facebook.


Waiting for beach weather

So Christmas 2011 is done and dusted. Christmas lunches and dinners have been cooked and consumed several times over and now we want to go to the beach! With the exception of a windy hour or so on Takapuna beach a few days back the weather has been miserable!


Sunburn at the Santa Parade

It's perfectly normal for us in New Zealand to experience sunburn at Christmas, but completely foreign to those wrapped up in a northern hemisphere winter. Canadian blog Sketches & Jottings thought so anyway, posting the Santa Parade sketches from a few weeks back on their excellent blog.
They are also responsible for excellent art website Canadian Art Junkie, well worth a look here.