Bleed problems with watercolour paperWorking on a piece I started a couple of days ago, now. However, I have had no end of trouble in trying to stop this paper from bleeding my colours onto the white space allowed for the font. I have no idea what has caused it. So, I’m using it as an opportunity to learn and experiment with different ways of using my colour today. Yup, everyday is a lesson and every lesson is an opportunity to get better at what I do - back to the drawing board. :)
Sketa Oz Perpetual Trophy 2019 awarded to Xavier XueSketa Oz Perpetual Trophy 2019 - Junior Award - Xavier Xue
Scholarship Awards 2018The Australian Ballet School's Scholarship Awards 2018.
The Australian Ballet School offers students from around Australia and internationally the opportunity to take part in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. The Scholarship Awards provide a pathway for students to display their artistic and technical abilities, through masterclasses and performance. In addition to the support provided by the prizes, this initiative is about coming together, participating with other like-minded students to advance skills, increase understanding and enthuse passion for ballet.
Both boxes restored.Both boxes restored to better than the originals. Quite a few hours work, but definitely worth the effort.
Part 5 - Box completeFirst box is now complete and I couldn’t be happier.
Part 4 - placing the decorative bits...Restoration
Live video of restoration
Part 3 - restoration
Part 2 - cleaning back the glassRestoration
Part 1 Thought you might like to see the restoration.Restoration of a very old Chinese artifact
New ringbox creationsDesigning a few new bits for the Collection. This one is quite small, but with a unique purpose.
Creating is what the Sketa Oz Group does best!The Sketa Oz Group loves creating unique, artistic and memorable businesses - the sorts of businesses that aren't built overnight but will still be here long after we're said and done. If you love creating and have a unique business idea that could flourish under our umbrella, drop us an e-mail. Life is far too short to let that idea go to waste. :)
Summer, Flowers & The SO CollectionThe Sketa Oz Collection is taking shape and needs your help to get to the next stage. www.sketaoz.com/collection
Tree BasicsWorking on Tree Basics, this holidays. Haven't had much practice time, so I'm back to basics again.
Miss my studio...Miss my studio...
Save Honey!Dolphins are a very important part of our sea life and form an essential link in the ecological marine process, without which the ocean would not be able to function with balance. It is essential to preserve these innocent creatures for future generations and for the sake they deserve a right to life like all creatures on our planet. Cruelty for the sake of cruelty defies reason. Help out our this species that can not defend itself against human predators.
Sketches around Xmas
Change needs changeA collection of recent ongoing works...
Just a little rainy weather painting...Pen, ink and watercolour
Part 2 - My little bunny
My little bunny...Learning from the classics in any creative endeavor is essential to mastering the art.
A few little people
RainWorking on a few things this weekend - new techniques.
The Parchment TrilogyHave you read 'The Parchment'? There are two novels available in the YA trilogy, penned by Australian children's author - Sketa. Discover mystery, magic and mayhem with some enchanting characters. Grab a copy at www.elk-publishing.com
Have a Merry Xmas with Sketa Oz
We Love Publishing, Books, Authors & IllustratorsShow us your creations and we'll show you something magic!
Sketa Oz Cottage - Strength, Persistence, Hardship...Starting out in a new business has its ups and downs; sometimes you will ask yourself, "when will things really start to happen?"
When it does, you admit to yourself that although the journey was difficult - the ride was definitely worth it.
Sketa Oz - Only you can paint your dreams...
Sketa Oz - Don't get caught out in the rain."Getting out there and just having a go at something outside the box, is probably the hardest thing entrepreneurs face everyday of their existence - being brave enough to start; persistent enough to continue; and being stubborn enough not to give in when the going gets tough." - Selina Kucks a.k.a Sketa
In the beginning, every business has set backs and Sketa Oz has had its fair share. Yet, it is this that makes a company stronger, more resilient and capable of existing for the long haul. To remain standing and afloat, after all other participants have fallen by the way side is paramount.
Twenty years ago, Seoul Royal Ballet merged with Sketa Oz International Ballet Company - we stumbled but got up and dusted our knees to start again. Today the Sketa Oz Group has grown to include businesses in design and publishing. We've come a long way since those days and are set on running the mile like no other.
We hope you'll stay - will cheer and push us along to the next stage of this gruelling, entrepreneurial journey. We're gaining confidence, strength and impetus; our bucket list is huge and we plan on seeing out 'possible', materialise.
"Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was built!" - Selina Kucks a.k.a Sketa
Part 2 - 2nd box - pens & cards explainedThis part 2 of the 2nd box, which not only explains the Sketa Oz Designer Pens, but gives you an opportunity to also view the Sketa Oz Designer Cards.
Part 1-2nd box Sketa Oz Designer Pens arrivedThe Sketa Oz Designer Pens line encompasses 6 distinct and elegant designs, suitable for persons of all walks of life. Take a look at the pens up close in this video and the one following, where I also explain the accompanying Sketa Oz Designer Card Line.
You'll need to watch part two to see the Sketa Oz Designer Card line explained.
Unboxing of Sketa Oz Designer PensReceived my 1st box of Sketa Oz Designer pens in the post today. They look just brilliant and I am so happy with the quality and how my design fit the pens.
I'm still waiting on the 2nd box; should arrive early next week I think. Stay on the look out for next week's promo. I'll be opening up sales to the general public before the collection goes live for retailers.
It's always nice to get in first, with any new collection.
Feels like Xmas!
2017 USQ Bookcase - This Weekend!!! (21~23 July, 2017)You need to be at the 2017 USQ Bookcase folks! We have so much going on, I'm sure we have something for everyone. No matter your level of literary skill, you will enjoy and benefit greatly from our presenters / speakers.
See you this weekend!
Sketa Oz - Little by little dreams are made...
Progress at ELK Publishing Children's BooksWe commenced in 2009 in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Australia in 2011. As an independent publisher of children's and educational books, we aspire to improve literacy rates on a global scale, while opening doors for unknown authors and illustrators.
ELK Publishing - Write your bucket list!ELK Publishing is an Australian grown, independent publishing house of Children's and Educational Literature. It strives to provide families, schools and teachers with direct access to unique and exceptional quality in children's literature at affordable prices.
'Where Literature Comes to Life...'
Downlands Art Exhibition 201617 minute walk through the most beautiful exhibition yet hung at Downlands Toowoomba....
Selina Kucks - How much advertising is too much?Is advertising all that successful and what are the costs to our planet? Where does it all go? Find out how much advertising goes through letterboxes during the Xmas period in an inland city of Australia.
Data collated is for the duration of Nov~Dec.
Read the full article at: http://www.sketaoz.com/selina-kucks
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
USQ Bookcase - Selina Kucks a.k.a. Sketa - Workshop 2014 07 19A look at creative workshops for the USQ Bookcase
Sketa Oz - PLUG - Can you afford not to?PLUG can help you achieve, maximise and be remembered on social media platforms. It will get to the heart of your business and allow your business to grow and set new bench marks in your area of expertise. With awesome, catchy videos made by Sketa Oz Design, we'll make sure the public knows you're on the planet...
Letting you focus on what you do best - run your business.
PLUG today! Can you afford not too?
ELK Publishing Children's Books - The Parchment SeriesThe Parchment Series depicts the tale of a young, Australian boy and his incredulous journey to 'Locklorde School for Gifted Youngsters' in Scotland and his unlikely meeting with a wayward, old stick that takes him on a magical adventure. In a tale that defies belief, Ethan Hobbs learns the importance of the parchment - while discovering his true destiny.
Sketa Oz - PLUG - Alicia Logan presents the USQ Sustainability Solution at Startup Toowoomba22/02/2017 - On PLUG this week!
Alicia Logan presents the USQ Sustainability Solution - an innovative solar project almost in completion at the University of Southern Queensland.
With help of the engineering department, in particular Tony Ahfock - Head of School, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, solar panels will cover a good portion of the university car parks, in a bid to save energy and decrease their carbon footprint.
This project is also rolling out, at the USQ Springfield campus. Truly an innovative project for all!
Thanks to Startup Toowoomba - David Masefield, members of the community get first hand business news on innovation, shaping the world around us. The canvas co-working space is available to startup business individuals across the Darling Downs and SBT will assist you, in getting your business off the ground.
Brought to you by: Sketa Oz - PLUG
Helping PLUG your business to the world!
Selina Kucks a.k.a. Sketa - 1st USQ bookcase - 2014 07 19Starting out, the USQ Bookcase did not have a budget.
Participation was by invitation and on a voluntary basis. This helped USQ establish what is considered, one of the biggest and most popular event for aspiring young authors, in the country. Will you be there for 2017?
WHAT IS THE USQ BOOKCASE?
USQ Bookcase is an off-the-page writers’ festival showcasing USQ's talented alumni authors and writers.
Featuring workshops and panel discussions on publishing, blogging, plots, historical fiction, fantasy and more, the festival allows participants to immerse themselves into a variety of writing genres to uncover what it takes to write and publish a tantalising tale.
Sketa Oz Cottage - Strength, Resilience, Persistence...February 2017
Sketa Oz Cottage presents its challenges in a very similar way to the church on Neil street that my ballet company first resided in, upon returning to Australia. It's hot, dusty, rotting at the seams, but that's okay because it is teaching me some very valuable lessons - strength, resilience, persistence; three essential traits I require to survive the drive of rebuilding a business.
Sketa Oz - PLUG - Toowoomba Startup Group - Canvas Co-working Space for StartupsBrought to you by Sketa Oz - PLUG
Helping you PLUG your business to the WORLD!
This Week On PLUG
Catch David Masefield at 'Startup Toowoomba' - 1/625 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba - a canvas co-working space for innovative startups across the darling downs!
Early morning meetups are held at the Engine Room Cafe, every Tuesday fortnight - 7:15 am for a great business breakfast!
Listen to David fill you in on the space. :)
Sellna Kucks a.k.a. Sketa - 3 minutes with The Parchment Reading 3
Sketa Oz Collection - not far away!
ELK Publishing - Join me on a journeyThe Journey of the Parchment Series - 1st Two Books
VIEW - www.sketaoz.com/the-parchment-series.html
AVAILABLE AT - www.elk-publishing.com