Continuing the turtle theme (see my post of 13 March 2019), today I am sharing a photo of a mosaic I made a few years ago of a turtle (in abstract).  I love bold colours and, in winter, when my garden is devoid of colour, my colourful mosaics are sure to make me smile.


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37 thoughts on “Art For Boldness Sake

    1. Too much, do you think, dawnbird? Cultural appropriation was not my intent. I tried to incorporate an amalgam of influences, including a few flowers. 🙂 It was just a little experiment that I did for myself. I’m keen to incorporate dots and dashes to do an impressionist mosaic in tiles. I’m a little in love with indigenous art, as well as Cézanne’s haystack. Where it will take me, I have no idea.

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      1. To me it looks like cross cultural influences of indigenous art and Aztec. It really is gorgeous. Interestingly, from the air over the Pilbara and the Kimberley the landscape looks like indigenous art and yet I’m sure some of the artists have not had a chance to take in that perspective of the land. I find that fascinating.

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      2. That is fascinating, dawnbird. Maybe there is a plateau high enough to get that birds-eye view? There really is that spiritual connection to the land that is evident through indigenous art. I think those “song lines” are handed down from generation to generation.

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  1. Glad you posted this photo of your lovely work! Of course I love the bold colours and I was immediately struck with how “Australian” it looks (the colours, and also reminds me of indigenous design without looking the same). It has a real impact and I’d adore having that at home!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. So pleased you like the bold colours and the design. Funny that you should mention its Australianess. I’ve just had a stylised kiwi pop into my head. I must hold that thought. 🙂 My son likes bright colours too. He has already said he would like that one left to him in my will. Haha. I hope it lasts that long. I hope I last that long. 🙂

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      1. That’s longevity.. it’d become a much treasured heirloom, very touching. I like it that your creative inspirations extend to our kiwi as well! A cartoonist here the other day did a very fine and touching drawing of a crying kiwi after our PM’s speech. Perhaps yours would be a healing or recovering kiwi – appropriate for your bold and colourful style. The crying kiwi, if you haven’t seen it, is at

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  2. This is just so beautiful, Tracy!! Love the colours and brightness, the heartshaped shell! I’d love to have this piece at my home and look at it all the time! You really are one damn fine artist, my friend! 😄

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    1. I can’t claim credit for the underlying design concept, Sarah. That goes to our First Nation people. I put my own spin on it (like the shape and the flowers), but I am indebted to the thousands of years of indigenous arts practice. My idea for my next big project is a kraken looming over a sailing boat. So not an original idea at all, but my drawing will be original and as far as I know, it hasn’t been done in tile. That’s my five year project. 🙂

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      1. I think we are all more or less influenced by art that has been there before us, it would be difficult not to. I really love Aboriginal art, it has that ability to go straight to your heart and speak to you. And I love that you put your own spin on it, that’s what a try to animate the kids I’m working with too.
        Your new project sounds amazing!! I really can’t wait to see it when it’s finished! I’m making lots of yarn bowls at the moment (plan to do a post about it 😉), and one will show kraken tentacles reaching out of the bowl! 😁


      1. It actually also reminded me of one of the disc world books specifically – the Last Continent – which is basically an affectionate take on Australia, in which some of the indigenous art comes to life.

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