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Author Archives: Marie

21. Life in a Circus Tent

This is a continuation of 20. Antonis Tivoli so if you missed it you may want to recap. ARTISTS BACKGROUND When I grew up in Sweden my father worked as a carpenter and my mother stayed mainly at home and both provided a wonderful environment for me and my brother to grow up in. ( I […]

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20. Antonis Tivoli Art

SCULPTOR TED JONSSON This painting “Antonis Tivoli” is one I painted for my father SCULPTOR Ted Jonsson and depicts him and his family, my grandparents.  They spent nearly all their lives travelling around Sweden and nearby countries with their side shows and entertainments which also had a dance venue with a live band. CIRCUS LIFE […]

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19. All Creatures great and small in ART

SCULPTING IN CLAY I had so much fun designing and creating this work, all the animals are hand made out of clay, set to dry over several weeks on boards on the floor of my studio and then fired bisque.  Followed by, in some cases up to five coats of paint, two coats of glazing […]

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18. The Art of Listen to your Children

What’s that all about, why should we listen to them? Don’t we as adults always know best?  Sad to say, lol that I discovered probably when my daughter was around 4 years old that this was not the case.  My son who is 4 years older than her, always accepted that we, the parents knew better, […]

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17. The Jail Bird in Alcatraz (the last bit of the San Francisco tales)

ART & TRAVEL If you have just joined my art blog recently, you may want to check out numbers 6 &7 in the Blog archive for the start of the San Francisco travel tales. You can’t go past the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde who quotes; “It is an odd thing, but everyone who […]

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16. In a Jam with ART

TEXTURES & COLORS My mother always cooked and really well too, she used to have all sorts of biscuits and cakes and buns waiting for us when we came home from school.She also made jams and so did my mother in law,  I was always fascinated by their skills although none of it unfortunately rubbed […]

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15. The Art of The grass is always greener

FRINGE FESTIVAL We went out to dinner recently with some close friends, to Enoteca in Adelaide which I highly recommend. There were 9 of us and afterwards we went and saw the Ukulele playing, Lady Carol at the Garden of  Unearthly Delights for the Fringe Festival and the whole night was such a treat.   […]

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14. Adam & Steve 2 Sculpture

CERAMIC AND MOSAIC I have actually painted a couple of paintings on this theme, as well as the original “Adam and Eve”, which I will tell you about another time.  What inspired this particular artwork which is done in handmade ceramic and mosaic was that my gallery here in Adelaide was having a Christmas show […]

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13. The Art of Happy Mothers Day

BEING A MOTHER & ARTIST I drive my kids nuts, but hey that’s a mothers job, keeping them safe and out of danger. Happy Mother’s day to all you wonderful mothers and being one is the most fantastic gift but at the same time a guilt ridden curse.  It was hard enough when they were […]

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12. Salvador Dali and C’est La Vie

SCULPTURE BY GAUDI My son Kai has recently been to Spain a country that I love. I spent a considerable bit of time there in my modelling days, enjoying lots of great work, great food, people, language and culture.  Most of my time was spent in Barcelona, where I actually did manage to go and […]

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