Joelie Croser

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Finding Pieces

 When I make the work, it is all consuming but something happens to it after time passes and it is no longer a focus on my mind or my walls.

These three were part of a sixteen part series, inspired by a song lyric: " body knows, where is it she goes, when those sad eyes close..." by Ingrid Michaelson.

I found myself wondering where she did go and so the series of pictures take you inside her closed eyes and through her journey. I'll try to find more to complete the series on here..

Heavy burdens

This was a symbolic piece I created for a solo exhibition a few years ago for Fringe.

It's larger scale than my usual work, ink and watercolour on A2 parchment.

She's made up of patchwork (I've always felt an affiliation with Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas) and she's pulling the load of an ox while treading on egg shells - an impossible task.

A print of this work is available at my etsy store:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Triangle Curiosities

These pieces began with a gentle obsession with triangles and a curiosity towards leaning to a more fashion based concept rather than fantasy... It lasted for one piece before it went back to fantasy land, but I'm ok with that.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Making Time

It has been a long while since I was here, in the space of creating and making and wanting to share. Creativity always ebbs and flows, but the strength of this flow is relentless, so I now dedicate time, thoughts and energy back into this passion which I treasure so much.

Recently, for my birthday actually, I discovered some new inks which offer a  far richer colour array than watercolour alone. These are my first 'try-outs' with the new medium and I'm hooked already.

                                                                                   Husband arranged a secret/surprise birthday horseride.         

Husband took the kids and I to Clealand Wildlife Park so I could cuddle a koala on my birthday. Best first aid. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fraulein's Three Times a Lady

The third year running now, the Fraulein's Collective gathered again to fill the walls of this time slightly larger venue, yet still not large enough, Gallery on Waymouth.
I think perhaps we need a warehouse next year...

"Morphing"   ink, watercolour, graphite on A2 paper

"Her Deer Heart"   ink, watercolour, graphite on A2 paper

"Maternity"   ink, watercolour, graphite on A2 paper

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

When Art Moves Out...

Handbook For Girls is all over at Urban Cow Studio but she's now hanging (missing a few who were sold to loving homes) at Paper String Plastic (99a Hindley Street Adelaide).

 If you're like I was last week and you don't know about this place, make it a priority... They're new and inspiring and I'm really pleased to see such a venue in Adelaide and even more please to have been invited to be a part of it. It's a Gallery/Retail space and very-soon-to-be Cafe with a first time run Art and Design Market being held Saturday Dec 11 (11- 4pm) and again on Dec 18. Very exciting!! Proof of what can happen when like minds combine and visions reach fruition.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Making things from Art

Time has done it's thing and come around so fast and "A Handbook For Girls" Exhibition is almost coming to a close. (Nov 28th she comes down).

It's been my favourite exhibiting experience so far as it has given me the opportunity not only for immense personal satisfaction and achievement, but also the chance to meet and reunite with some like-minded and exceptional people.

I promised myself I would slow down and re-group after the show was up, but in true Joelie style, that hasn't happened... Instead I jumped onto the wagon rather than off and created a line of products that coincide with the exhibition work.

I've made many things in the past but this is the first range I've produced that I'm actually attracted to and would seek out to purchase for my own personal use...To me, that means I've hit the mark!

So take a look at what products I've made from my art and bare in mind that it's just the start... I'll be TRYING To take a hiatus from exhibiting for a while to focus more on producing prints and products. Keeping art accessible and able to be loved and handled, not just admired.

I'd like to see tatty pages and ink stains on these journals:

Skulls by her feet {oh so sweet}
Swinging Girl

Journal backs

Journal Packaging

 Journal Specs:
48 pages
Mondi White colourcopy 100gsm
Enviro Board 100% Recycled covers
Lead Pencil w eraser

And to carry them in...

Skulls by her feet {oh so sweet}

Journal & Bag

 Bag Specs:
 Screen Printed by hand with Indigo or Sepia Ink (Sepia not shown)
 Size: 200x295mm (quite perfect for sunglasses, a novel and an ipod for a sit in the park...)

Greeting Card Range and Matchbox Tags:
All The Designs

Card Packaging Front

Card Packaging Back

8 Designs of Matchbox Tags - Each box containing 4 different illustrated tags.  Each cover a notable quote.

Front and Back

One of the Designs

All of the Designs

So there we have it. I'll sleep one day...

Products (in their various forms) are available at the following outlets:
And VERY soon to be on Etsy... (I'll keep you posted)

Oh, and a good friend Mr. J Brown was kind enough to take photos of the opening night for me which I'll pop up here as soon as they're on my hot little hard drive. And photos of the exhibition on the walls of course.

New Logos too....

Thank you for your lovely love xoxox