One week left in the land down under....

Ken Done's artwork

Ken Done's artwork

Well, it has been an amazing trip, and time has flown by over the last 4 weeks!  I've seen the birth of my first little niece, Willow Elinor Graham, been in hospital twice with my mum (who luckily is recovering very nicely after a scare with bladder cancer), caught up with friends and family, visited the Archibald Exhibition at the NSW Gallery, and run the made by kristi - Australia stall at The Rocks Markets 3 times.  With only 7 days to go it's time to pack in those last few must dos......

Things to do before I leave:

1. Meet with Australian legendary artist, Ken Done.  As a little girl I was inspired by Done and his big, bold and beautiful paintings.  He is a living example of a successful full-time artist, having held over 50 solo exhibitions, gracing magazine covers and cat walks and running a great gallery in the heart of Sydney.  

DONE!  Met Ken today and talked about art, Australia and life as an artist.  Very inspiring!!  Apparently he is a big fan of my red hair and thinks I should do a series of red haired ladies.  I like it - watch this space!

Excited!  At Done's gallery entry

Excited!  At Done's gallery entry

Ken Done and I at his gallery

Ken Done and I at his gallery

2. Run my last Rocks Markets.  With one  more weekend to go I'm keen to use it selling my work and meeting great people down at the famous Sydney Rocks markets!  Open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm it's a great way to spend some time over the weekend.  I've also created some special pieces exclusively for the Rocks - 'Humpty in the Harbour' and 'Jack and Jill frolic in the bay'. Check them out below.

made by kristi - Australia @ the Rocks Markets

made by kristi - Australia @ the Rocks Markets

Humpty in the Harbour

Humpty in the Harbour

Jack and Jill frolic in the bay

Jack and Jill frolic in the bay

That's it!  Seems easy enough.  Now it's time to do some printing and get ready for the weekend ahead.  

Ciao for now!

Kristi