June 1st, 2015
So honoured & grateful to be asked to be apart of the 2015 Onefourfour group exhibition (twelve artists | twelve months | twelve themes onefourfour artworks) run by the very talented artist Ilona B Nelson … (follow and/or head over to Onefourfour to learn more about it.
Along with 12 other artists each month of 2015 I will be creating an art piece for this online exhibition along with being interviewed. In 2016 an actual exhibition will take place where the original artwork will be up for sale.
JANUARY = Dreamworld (watercolour and ink)
MARCH = Connection – Cascading Pearls (watercolour)
APRIL = Transform (giclee art print of original watercolour)
MAY = Obsession (watercolour collage) – As you can see I have a slight “obsession with fallen leaves”
Enjoy! I will be posting more pics throughout the rest of the year.
May 25th, 2015
A bit of show and tell for a Monday! I finished this last night! As you’ll see from my instagram feed (@sherylcole) its been a “slow” process. Very meditative & relaxing tho…. and exciting seeing it all come together….its so nice to finally have it finished and on my table to enjoy.
I still have to think of a name… Any suggestions welcome?
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Technique: Coiling weave from outside in
Materials: Wisteria vines, Bungalow Palm Inflorescence, Waxed linen thread
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May 13th, 2015
Had a great time teaching the “Palm Inflorescence home decor ball workshop” last night! Thought I’d post a few pics. Thanks everyone who braved the freezing cold Melb temps… & special thanks to Laneway Learning St Kilda for inviting me to run these workshops. The “sculpturers” even added there own flair to the mix! Thanks Finn cafe for that delicious salted caramel brownie!
If anyone is interested in participating in a “palm inflorescence home decor ball workshop”…please get in touch 🙂
April 20th, 2015
:::Melbournites::: Join me in creating a “Foraged Palm Inflorescence Ball Sculpture”! I’m running this workshop through Laneway Learning Melbourne on Tuesday 12th May! It’s going to be fun! To enrol and more info head on over to Laneway Learning Melbourne
April 11th, 2015
Been on the JD’s …Just going through some of my illustrations & found this Boozy one! Seems appropriate for a Saturday night! I’m not much of a JD drinker myself but painted this as a custom illustration… “I’m off the hard stuff” at the mo, but happy to paint it instead! It allows me to “not” wake up with a sore head in the morning 🙂 #jackdaniels #saturdaynight #drink #booze
March 18th, 2015
So I’ve just recently been back to New Zealand and while I was there I made these “Giant Wire Ball Sculptures” …and I thought i’d share the outcome with you guys!
I was pleasantly surprised how I managed to “make them work” Im guessing my basic Basketry random weave skills paid off. I’m pretty happy with the outcome! The biggest one measures 1.2m diameter, the smallest 57cm diameter…middle sized is halfway in between (as I forgot to measure it)!
I posted these on Instagram and I’ve had a few people curious how I created my Giant Wire Ball creations, which were purely my “Curiosity & Creativity Playing” I was inspired by something not the same, but similar….and was keen to create my own style/version! Seriously just using my hands and body at times, my intuitive guess work, my knowledge of beginning a basic basket & random weave. I set out with a pair of wire cutters and some of my Dad’s fencing wire (not knowing it was his good fencing wire at the time – whoops)! I randomly tangled the wire (& myself at times) together… keeping in mind I wanted a sphere shape. I discovered using new wire helped keep the sphere shape. As, originally I wanted to create an up-cycled barbed wire ball using old rusty barbed wire off an old fence…but due to not enough old wire for the sized ball I wanted to create my first were created with new wire.
These”Wire Balls” are now a lovely sculpture at my Mum and Dads farm, as they were a bit to “big” to bring back on the plane.
I am now creating some more, which I’d love to somehow exhibit or make custom ones for people . I think these Wire Sculptures would look fabulous at a Vineyard, Winery, Parklands, Botanical Garden setting. If your interested, please get in touch! Also get in touch if anyone has or knows anyone wanting to get rid of some rusty barbed wire in Melbourne Victoria, Australia Ta x
February 21st, 2015
“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories… Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” – Kurt Vonnegut
February 14th, 2015
Fancy a lovely watercolour of your favourite perfume in your Powder Room, Bedroom or Bathroom? Or even give as a lovely gift to a special someone? I’m doing custom orders! DM if your interested in another perfume bottle illustration.
Ralph by Ralph Lauren is my all time favourite perfume. This giclee art print is now available in my online shop. How bout matching it with a bottle of Ralph from @ralphlauren (or your fav perfume) …Mmmm now that would be the perfect Vday gift, right!
#valentinesday #gift #RalphLauren#favouriteperfume #smellnice #smelldelicious #watercolour #illustration#artprint #bathroomart #homewares #stylingyourhome #gifts #love#etsygifts Etsy #sherylcoleart
February 12th, 2015
Sketching out’n’bout in Melbourne city! Gosh i just love the older style trams, brings back memories of the gorgeous city sites of Prague! This sketch was for a Supergraph competition, which I won tickets too! Woohoo! Supergraph is on this weekend 13-15 Feb! Let’s go have a sqwiss…(I’ve never been before so heading along for a nosy)… & perhaps take part next year!
January 26th, 2015
Happy Australia Day! (my fav australian bird) Just so adorable and there laughter is so addictive 🙂 I couldn’t resist but to draw him 🙂 Enjoy