Friday, November 13, 2015

Long time no see!

Its been a long time since I posted here. 

This morning I had a visit from Photographer Margie Bender who took this Studio panorama shot which I do rather like. Often when people visit the studio and its been a busy time I feel like I have to clean up first. Neither the studio nor myself were particularly well groomed but I like how it worked out... and looks a hell of a lot more organised than it feels.

Friday November 13th 2015 ... 

I started this blog in winter 2009 ... and I didn't really have a studio when I started, had been very ill & was  just getting things going again. So its great to be in a whole different phase where much has taken shape... although it must be said in 2009 it was easier to sell paintings, the economy in Australia hadn't fallen over from the GFC, global ecological disasters and Climate Change were less dominant in the general public's psyche even though many knew then that ignoring it was at our great peril. 

I spend more time on the Homage to the Seed page at Facebook and Instagram these days. So if you wonder what I am up to find me there... Homage to the Seed is alive and well.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Studio Workshops at SeedArtLab Studio in Brisbane Northside.

Upcoming Workshop:
 S E E D S  T H R O U G H  A N  A R T I S T S  L E N S
SeedArtLab Studio workshops:

h: 07 3359 6849
m: 0430 599 344
Meemar St, Chermside, 
Brisbane 4032  (near Inga St)

$115 per day including most art materials needed and light refreshments, tea, coffee, fruit!

$125 if you choose to have lunch provided as well. 
NB: Please be sure book & pay for the simple, fresh lunch.
NB: STUDENTS & UNWAGED ask about concessions! 
9.30am meet & chat over tea/coffee.
By 10am we’ll be getting stuck in. 
Lunch is 12.30-ish & we’ll be working through till 
4 to 4.30 for those who like to wind down slowly. 

Most art materials needed will be provided with you fee

Do bring a journal or sketch book, any favourite art materials you love to use like coloured pencils, mixed media, watercolours ... and if you want to use high quality paper let me know ahead of time so you can purchase something here if you would find that easier than getting to an art shop. Allow $5 or more if you want to buy quality watercolour paper which is optional. As a teacher I like to show you what you can expect from different quality products but I have often been on a tight budget…. so no need to spend extra!  
Most of the work we do will be on various kinds of paper …  or in your Journal!


WEDNESDAY august 5 : Maybe full now… I need to check before taking any more on that date..

The Weekend Saturday 8 + Sunday 9 are available … 


any Wednesday or Weekend day during August are ideal for me.

What about other days?
At this stage its no problem to find other days of the week. Its super easy if you are bringing a friend or two.

Because I do promos on Instagram and Facebook what is occuring is people who live in other states are requesting workshops… so that means I'm creating numbers for a group in other places as well as having organisations book me to travel to them. 

Also I do Residency work out of Brisbane, mainly south of Sydney… so I dont run a permanent class each week at my studio. Instead I know what Month I am free... tell everyone... then create small groups to come for a day.

Its been absolutely fantastic doing this… great fun and we get to know each other easily working like that. 
Very relaxed and highly stimulating, fulfilling workshops seems to be the feedback.

Anyone wanting a particular date …. please suggest a date and I’ll put that out to others.

Studio workshops are small but have to the advantage of getting to see my Seed collection, Journals and paintings which are always around for inspiration here.

+ I’ve taught for over 3 decades in schools, Uni & Adult Education, in formal and alternative venues.

+ The starting point is always getting you oriented, making sure everyone relaxes, then entering into a kind of adventure where learning is absolutely enjoyable, one process after another is set up to get things rolling and by the time the afternoon sessions begin everyone is absolutely ready to get more focused on something you've particularly enjoyed discovering in the morning. 

+ I hover around but don’t intrude! I make suggestions that may extend ideas for you to explore and ofren others in the group will bounce off each other too, depending on the day. I like to do a few 'Show and tell’ interludes … there’s plenty in the studio to share and inspire. 

When weve confirmed dates you will then make the booking through this account:

Payment to:   Please text, phone or email re booking and paying by Direct Debit:

M: 0430 599 344 or Email  here.

I will send the details when days are confirmed ~ BSB:   Acct No:  NAB then confirm payment and send a reminder of what to bring.

Other events coming up:

I’ll be back At Plantbank, South West Sydney at the Australian Botanic Gardens doing another workshop mid September. Let me know if you'd like info on that. 

In the coming months there’s likely to be other regional workshop venues on the cards + a Melbourne workshop is looking very likely!  Stay tuned!

Please shoot me an email if you have questions!

Read a blog post with images of the Plantbank workshop held in May whilst on Residency at the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan in SW SYDNEY, NSW. 

I look forward to seeing you soon if you are in the region!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Homage to the Seed weblog . . .: CATCHING UP : FEBRUARY

Its been a very long time since I posted here.

As the Homage to the Seed Facebook page ,  Sophie Munns Twitter and Instagram/sophiemunns profiles have becomes busier blogging has receded from focus. Something I was reluctant to let happen but one can't keep all sites active that's for sure.

One thing in the works is the setting up of an online shop. I'm half-way there... so stay tuned if this is of interest. Of follow me t FB or Instagram for regular updates!

Ive just added a fresh post to the Homage to the Seed post which sums up the recent focus of work.

Click to read that post here:  homage to the seed weblog . . .: CATCHING UP : FEBRUARY

I'm still on the look out for fascinating Seed images and have been following new sites to keep up to date. Join the sites hyperlinked at the top of this post to follow.

Best wishes,

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Blogging for me is an extension of keeping a journal which I have done in various forms over the decades. The difference being this is not a closed book! I like that it offers an opportunity to explore that which concerns me as an artist and as an individual about living and participating in this vastly complex, unquestionably exciting yet unnerving time in human history. Through the blog I hope to increase the possibilties for cross-pollination which I believe can strengthen the sense of being part of something both personal and universal that is vital, expansive and refreshing.