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If I were a Peacock Painter

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When you look back on your life, and ponder the choices you have made, do you have one that you wish you did differently? The one that REALLY stands out from all the others? The shining beacon of all clangers?

The big one for me was NOT being an audience member on an Oprah show. Not just any Oprah show but one specific one. Over 2 years ago she did an ‘Australia’ piece. They were looking for Aussie butts on seats for a story on ‘Up and coming Australian Designers.’ Sadly I declined the chance to go as had just moved to Chicago and didn’t know anyone I could entrust my daughter with. The offer of leaving her with hair and make-up just didn’t cut it! Turns out the fashion story was a pfaff. We found out later that in her last episodes, Oprah went out with a bang! And this was one of those…. every member in that audience reached under their seats and found they had won a trip to Australia!

Oprah & Koala

….if I could turn back time…

In my next life, this is another thing I would love to do…..to be a Peacock Painter! Since 2008, this amazing group of women have made annual pilgrimages to Morocco to stencil the Peacock Palace, a boutique hotel in Marrakesh.

 Some of their beautiful stencil work

Peacock Painters Collage I

1 Peacock pavilions mirror

Peacock Painters Collage IIAlas, a schmuck like myself has to contend with stencilling furniture and childrens décor.

Below are photos of my efforts using stencils in a much less exotic manner!

Floral Screenprint

My stencils Collage 2

My stencils Collage I

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5 thoughts on “If I were a Peacock Painter

  1. Not a clanger, but love your stenciling.
    Painted outdoor furniture very plain last weekend. Might have a go at sprucing it up after looking at yours.

  2. Thankyou. Goodluck with the furniture!

  3. The peacock painters have done some stunning work. Makes me want to pack a bag and go travelling. Not on the same scale of course but your baby singlet is very sweet. Are you selling online or at markets?

    • Ah those peacock painters, they’re living the dream. As for me, have only done a beginners screen print course, lots of fun, but haven’t worked out how to eke a living out of it!

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