So glad to have Eloise as July’s Artist In The Limelight, she is a talented artist and fun blogger!
Hey Eloise! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Well hi! My name is Eloise Georgia Mae, I am currently hanging out in little New Zealand finishing up my bachelors in visual arts soon to start my honours. I have 5 siblings and 2 dogs and 2 turtles. I’m better at talking than writing. When I’m not making art I spend my days with pruned hands teaching swimming.
How did you become an artist?
I actually kind of fell into art, I’ve always been the creative child, the ‘bright child’ but it wasn’t until late in highschool that I realised I did have an inkling of talent and so I basically just walked into an art degree with one eye open.
Post title says it all – these are my latest paintings apart from hand lettering pieces, which was so fun experimenting! I am pleased that the seahorse is now sold. Biscuits on A4 is also for sale, if you wanna snap it up – get in touch!
P.S. While you are here, please give my Facebook Page a like and take note that I accept commissions – you get a unique piece for your home or as a perfect gift to your folks. Or just take a look at my shop where there are plenty of affordable cards and prints to buy! As for UK customers, you get FREE shipping throughout July.
I didn’t want to only take photos of people so I challenged myself to search for pretty trees to shoot.
Trees can be truly beautiful if you really look at them, I love the shape of the way they grow and their interesting marks.
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’d know that I went to Brighton last weekend with my boyfriend – for his first ever music gig!
Music being his biggest passion, he started experimenting making the music through programming using Tidal language, made by Alex McLean few months ago. Then in the forum he was involved in, he got invited to perform Tidal in one of Algorave events, which was of course in Brighton.
He did amazingly well – the music he created live was incredibly fun to listen and easy to follow (to be able to follow beats in the music is imperative for me as a deaf person). He got a great response from the audience and hanging out with him at the rest of the night, he got stopped by people congratulating and complimenting him several of times.
You can listen his recording of the live performance and read his experience here. I am very proud of him for saying yes to this opportunity, getting on the stage and making music for all of us!
Will tell more about the trip in next couple posts. Please give his recording a listen and tell us what you think! Much appreciated. Happy Friday and have a superb weekend, guys!
If I see correctly, the photos appear to be less green/blue and I reckon it is because at that part of the day we were surrounded with less trees.
Next batch of photos will be all trees, some interesting ones I discovered in my trip. Stay tuned!
I am a big fan of bringing my own shopping bags to the supermarket. I carry two foldable bags all the time and sometimes for the big shop, they both turned out not big enough together and I would have to use plastic bags as well.
So I was keeping my eyes wide open for a new shopping bag and I was very very lucky to find this beautiful bag from Stranger London… Even better, it can be used as a regular bag if I want to!
As you may know already, I run a deaf photography group – in about every three months, we meet and take photographs for a day. The group was set up by Ashton Jean- Pierre, an established UK wedding photographer who moved to Austraila end of last year and handed over the responsibility to me. I have arranged last four meets and all were fun!
Last time, we headed out to Epping Forest – which was quite a challenge for all of us due to lack of various scenes to photograph but we managed to appreciate all those beautiful trees (which I will share on the blog later on) as well as photographing one another, as always.
I used up two Portra 160 films so I will be splitting up photos in three parts and needless to mention, here is part one…