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Hey Mickey....

27October,2009 16 comments

Studio

Pink Tutu Tapestry Tutu Ink Tutu Pale Pink Tutu


another busy week ahead painting 12 panels for the Mickey Mouse Ballet in my Sister's Annual Ballet Concert... so the tutus will be going on hold for the time being...
I also have a 2 metre boat to paint for the Little Mermaid....and a 4 panel jungle scene for the Lion King....
oh ...and a 4 panel scene for Aladdin
looks like a busy month ahead...

looks like that never ending portrait of Al and Kel could be on hold for December as well as 3 more mini portraits....

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my pick for Music Monday is "Mickey" related....and I love her tutu...




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Baby Ballerinas has opened.....

19October,2009 53 comments


Outdoor SignStaff Carpark
Studio EntryFoyer/Office
My Mum's Wardrobe RoomOlivia's WallMy Father's Pastel Drawings of Dame Margot Fonteyn and Sir Robert Helpmann
Door to Tessa Maunder StudioNotice Board
HallwayMy Drawing of Irina BaronovaHallway
Entry to Degas StudioStaff RoomEntry to Baby Ballerinas' Studio
Degas StudioDegas Studio
Baby Ballerinas' StudioBaby Ballerinas' Studio
Office and Notice BoardsConcert Wall and Stairs to First Floor
CafeCafe
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after an extremely hectic week with many wonderful people helping... my Sister's Ballet Studios are finally open ... still some work to be done downstairs with more barres and the mirrors are yet to be installed...
another three studios, wardrobe room, student lounge, change rooms and props room on the first floor are to be completed in the new year...


my selection for Music Monday this week was inspired by my cousin Peter....




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the Ballet Murals are going up...

12October,2009 16 comments


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further progress on the WIP of Al and Kel ...
I may be offline for most of this week as I'll be helping my Sister move into her new Ballet Studios ..
will take photos of the murals and finished studios to post here next week...
have a great week everyone...

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Is Social Media a Fad?

8October,2009 25 comments

further progress on the Portrait of Alexander and Kelly...
will start on Alexander's face next..



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this week I revisited Facebook
where I checked out 1,000,000 FACEBOOK ARTISTS
Entertainment & Arts - Fine Arts

and Linked in where I joined Visual Artists and their Advocates
some interesting discussions:
Is having a blog page on your website vital as an aid to SEO?
What are some of the best ways you have found to bring traffic to your website?

Is social media a fad?
Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?
Welcome to the World of Socialnomics



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a New York dialogue...

5October,2009 34 comments


on Saturday I received a parcel in the mail from John and his family in New York...
John was the winner of the Win a Free Mini Portrait last month....and is also Featured Artist for this week at the Top Artists' Directory.....
among the wonderful gifts was a lovely response from Mariana (John's daughter) in the form of a drawing... a selection of music from John as well as a terrific book and coasters from MOMA ..
thanks so much John...Mariana....and family...


I'll be working on Kelly's face this week and also helping out with the hanging of the murals at the Baby Ballerinas studio which is due to open in two weeks...

I've chosen a favourite of my Dad's for Music Monday this week...





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About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news