What makes you happy?

A bit of a fun here, lets share what makes you happy! Now here is the simple thing, a bit of community rejoicing I’m hoping to bring about by bringing people together here.

What makes me happy? Simply creating in my art studio, watching a art piece come together, whether that be a drawing, painting or something made with my hands sculptural. Especially if it is a piece that comes from my imagination. One of my artworks below is an example and it shows a progress drawing and the finished drawing, for an exhibition I had recently in May. What else makes me happy? Spending time with my sweety, friends and having cuppas and a good meal, playing a good old point click adventure game, reading a good book and the simple beautiful things I see out there as well as things that spark my interest, maybe an old building or a cute VW bug plodding along! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Ok tell us what makes you happiest!

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RAW Artists Pop Up show!

My artwork will be part of a pop up art show called Communique on 25th July and starts at 8 pm. The pop up show will consist of many different artists – performers, musicians, visual artists like myself showcasing our artworks, hairdressers, models, make up artists and many others! It will be held at the Producers Hotel on Grenfell Street, Adelaide. To purchase a ticket under my artist name go to this link RAW Artist – Chelle Destefano – Purchase Ticket

The tickets are $15 each and supports the artist. Come and spend the night among us, enjoy a dinner and drinks with us at the hotel and dance to great music!

I will be showcasing a number of different artworks I have created this past year, including watercolour works, ink and wash works and acrylic paintings!

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Port Noarlunga the coastal town inspires….

I recently held a solo art exhibition at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre on the town Port Noarlunga where I have resided in and near for the last 15 years since moving from Melbourne. The exhibition was a success and 9 out of 20 artworks were sold. People enjoyed the images I illustrated of shop fronts along the town’s street and a couple of people from interstate came to the exhibition during it’s month there and bought the artworks which was a thrill for me! I love seeing my artworks travel around the country and even abroad! Thank you to all who visited and viewed and those who bought my artworks ๐Ÿ™‚

The images that sold are posted in this post. You can see more of my Port Noarlunga illustrations at this link on my website: http://www.chelledestefano.com/adelaide-collection.html

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The Exhibition happened!

31st October, the exhibition opened and it was a great success! The turn out was fantastic, 16 works were displayed and 7 works have sold since. The exhibition is on until 29th November.

Some pictures of the opening night are below and then I will unveil the drawings in the next post….

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One of the walls displaying a set of my drawings – the vintage rooms drawings
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People enjoying the exhibition opening night
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Another wall displaying more of my artworks
More people enjoying the exhibition. I love you people for supporting my art ๐Ÿ™‚
A post for the entrance wall introducing my exhibition

Toys… in their sketched pre-watercoloured phase…

The toys I drew – and in this post you can see them in their pre-sketched phase. They have since been watercoloured and painted but we will wait until after the exhibition has started, as so not to spoil the surprise for many who will be attending my exhibition ;). Theseย  toys as you can tell, are from an era gone by, vintage toys but still pre-loved