Meg Mackenzie
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Meg Mackenzie's Discussions

Profile of the Week: Rita Melgert (posted February 20, 2013)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Riya Feb 28, 2013. 31 Replies

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Tags: portfolio, profile, acrylic, melgert, rita

Profile of the Week: Tirtha Sankar Bharadwaj (posted February 12, 2013)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rakhi Chanda Feb 22, 2013. 8 Replies

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Tags: impasto, village, india, acrylic, air

Profile of the Week: Christina McClintock (posted January 29, 2013)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nelson Failing Sep 29, 2013. 11 Replies

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Profile of the Week: Ev McTaggart (posted January 15, 2013)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ev McTaggart Jan 21, 2013. 19 Replies

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Tags: acrylic, portrait, abstract, mctaggart, portfolio

Meg Mackenzie's Blog

Gnomes vs Snowmen: The Battle for Mochimochi Land

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:02am 5 Comments

The talented knitter, Anna Hrachovec, was recently invited to show an installation at Vogue Knitting Live, an enormous knitting event that moves around the USA.…

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A little art every day improves ones 'creative fitness'

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:45am 11 Comments

I had the realisation today that I achieve far more by doing a little art every day than I ever did by having the big artwork marathons that I used to cram into weekends.…

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Acknowledging Our Sources

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 12:14am 4 Comments

Yesterday I delivered my entry documentation for an embroidery and creative fibres exhibition that is to be held in New Plymouth, my nearest city, in a community gallery October. The information that was asked for in invitations was the work’s…

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Where does inspiration come from?

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 11:52pm 6 Comments

Yesterday I saw the cutest thing: two young girls on the path outside my house, battling with an umbrella that was turning contortions in the strong spring winds, and giggling like…

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Becoming brave

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 6:10pm 2 Comments

It's so exciting that many of the Art Colony members who haven't exhibited before or sold work are becoming brave after receiving encouragement or inspiration from other Art Colonists.

 

I thought that this was worth sharing: My 12…

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About Me

If I'm not doing something creative, I'm reading about creative things, thinking about creating stuff or sleeping while stuff sets or dries. I remember pulling myself up to draw at my child-sized blackboard before I could walk. As a child, I didn't go anywhere without a pencil and paper. Friends and family members all became subjects of my childish caricatures. Most of them had piggy snouts, because from a child’s perspective the nostrils were all I could see of their noses.

I have always created things—little models, stitched items, gum-nut dolls, etc. And I have sold little art items for as long as I can remember—often for a dollar or so, simply so that I could afford to make more.

I failed art at school one year, which showed me that school art had little to do with creative passion. Once I got over the shock, I reacquainted myself with my love affair with art and all things creative.

I have been sketching and painting for many years. One of my favourite things to paint is light—on landscapes, faces, in skies, sunsets…anywhere! I love learning about and experimenting with different techniques. I also embroider, make art dolls, make mosaics and turn my hand to whatever creative pursuit attracts me.

I feel blessed to be forging an occupation out of my creative interests, and I am very grateful to my wonderful husband for having the confidence to let me run wild with it. I work as a freelance book illustrator (all types of books, from public policy to poetry to children’s stories), and I undertake other parts of the pre-publishing process (including editing, book lay-up, and ghostwriting).  I also take commissions (paintings, embroideries, etc), and sell my art and hand made items at exhibitions and markets.

I would love to visit Antarctica one day, but haven't got there yet—I can't decide which art supplies to pack.

To learn more about what I do, please visit www.greensplash.co.nz

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At 10:47pm on February 6, 2014, jessica noto said…

so weird, i just logged in for the first time and I guess i joined 3 years ago? lol! never replied to someone 3 years later! lol

gonna enjoy checking out the site!

At 9:36am on April 10, 2013, nancy j. johnson said…

Is a question ok?  How do I get in touch with others into colored pencil painting.  I have so many questions having only been at it for a year now.  Thanks nancyjean

At 7:24pm on March 12, 2013, Monica Castillo said…

Thank you! 

At 11:17am on February 5, 2013, Aine Mc Donnell said…

I just uploaded a painting can you take look and see what you think please?

At 6:14pm on February 4, 2013, Jslkim said…

Thanks for the information and welcome message ^_^.

At 5:24pm on January 31, 2013, Aine Mc Donnell said…
Actually I have two questions (1) How do you join a group? And (2) I am doing a painting in acrylic and I was wondering what colours could I use for a sunset and I have two figures representing people could I paint them black?
At 3:15pm on January 31, 2013, Aine Mc Donnell said…
Hi Meg thanks for the welcome I am a total novice artist I was wondering if I could ask you a question?
At 1:56pm on January 31, 2013, Lonette Ray said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Meg.  I am really enjoying the website & learning a lot.

At 10:45pm on January 30, 2013, Wayne Hom said…

Thank you. It might take a couple more weeks to finish uploading everything.

:)

At 6:10am on December 17, 2012, Lori Comeau said…

Hi Meg, Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be here. I'm sure I will have lots of questions. I'm going to navigate around a bit and see how this site works. 

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