Thank you Birgitte….

What an amazing collage of beautiful images Birgitte has created…..thank you!

Deanna X

How awesome is this version of Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley….

Thanks Ingrid : – )

and this version is just as beautiful but in a different way : – )

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah

Caterpillar in the garden…..

My lovely neighbour planted a swan plant and encouraged a brood of monarch caterpillars to make a home there. We’ve been watching them for a few weeks munching away and have both enjoyed taking images of their antics. A couple of them have formed into pupae and this one pictured is quite advanced – you can see the monarch colours through the green skin of the chrysalis : – -) We’re thinking it may hatch out soon.

Monarch caterpillar pupa - Deanna Gracie ©

… and this caterpillar can’t seem to stop eating – I think the hungrier they get – the closer they may be to turning into pupa! I love watching these fascinating creatures : – )

Monarch caterpillar - Deanna Gracie ©

Thanks for visiting : – )

Deanna Gracie

Canterbury – Our Place Exhibition 8th Feb – 6th March 2011

I will have some jewellery on display in the Canterbury – Our Place Exhibition. Image as pictured is Alluvion Necklace #1 © Deanna Gracie – made by my hand and from my heart in sterling silver, ancient Afghanistani glass beads and greywacke from Birdlings Flat.

Here is the press release:

The Arts in Oxford Gallery is hosting a Mixed Media exhibition for members of Arts Canterbury Inc. providing the opportunity for Canterbury artists to come together and showcase their art. Interest from artists was high with entries of sculpture, textiles, pottery, photography, pastels, painting, drawing, mixed media, jewellery and glasswork. The public is urged to support this exhibition showing work of an extremely high standard from artists throughout Canterbury.

“Canterbury – Our Place” runs from the 8th February to 6th March from Tuesdays to Sundays between 10am and 4pm at Arts in Oxford Gallery, 68 Main Street, Oxford, North Canterbury.

ConneXion Gallery is now Open….January 28th – 2011

Well after much planning, patience, eager anticipation and great excitement….drum roll I am happy to say the brand new ConneXion Gallery is now open! You will be able to find my jewellery in our wonderful, light, gorgeous space in the Registry Additions Building – next to the market square at the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Well what a roller coaster of a road it’s been! Would I do it all again….YES! Call in and see me most Thursdays and some weekend days. I’ll look forward to your visit

Deanna Gracie : – )

ConneXion gallery looking into the gallery from the paved area outside.

ConneXion Gallery

Standing just inside the doorway of the gorgeous, new gallery.

Connexion Gallery #2

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie

Brand new gallery in the making…..December 2010

This is why I have been so busy over the last three months…..we have a brand new gallery in the making. After the earthquake on September the 4th we lost our beautiful gallery which we ran as a cooperative at the Arts Centre in Christchurch. The Arts Centre offered us a wonderful new place downstairs along side the market square so five of us rallied together and along with the lovely management team came up with a plan. ConneXion will be moving in really soon – I’ll keep you posted : – )
Thanks for visiting!
Deanna Gracie : – )

We have a plan!

The inside is being stopped ready for painting!

The outside will be tiled with big double glass doors opening out!

Merry Christmas from Christchurch New Zealand 2010

Wishing all my wonderful friends and clients a safe, peaceful and joy filled Christmas. Many thanks for all your support during this last year. I’m looking forward to a fabulous year full of new beginnings in 2011 and I wish the same for you dear friends.
Deanna Gracie X

Merry Christmas from Aotearoa - Deanna Gracie X