How to Get a 6-Pack

Well, it’s the beginning of 2014, and many people are frantically trying to hold on to their New Year’s resolutions.  Whether it’s to lose weight, exercise more, or take their photographs in for development, many people are thinking about how to make life just a little better or healthier.

At Art Partners, we suspect that just a few people might have ‘6-pack’ written on their wish list.  That’s a tough one if it applies to the abdominal region.  It means a commitment to low body fat, low carbs, lots of abdominal work, lots of sweat, and probably lots of gym time.  Who wants that?  The bottom line is that the abdominal 6-pack is elusive to most, apart from the most committed with a genetic pre-disposition to achieving it.

Don’t get discouraged though, because at Art Partners, we’re offering a 6-pack of a different kind.

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of Jill Porter from Frog Design, six of Roslyn Burns’ favourite paintings have been transformed into greeting cards.  Before we tell you where they’re available for purchase, we want to give you a few facts and preview the images.

Fast Facts

All the works were painted by Roslyn while she was attending Pam Teede’s Tuesday Club painting class at Stirling Street Arts Centre in Bunbury.  Billie Griffiths, who was Roslyn’s art mentor from 2011-2013, supported her arts practice.  Along with receiving guidance from her mentor and tutor, Roslyn painted with assistance from a support worker.  A key member of Roslyn team for much of 2012 and all of 2013 was Tracey Musham.

Helen Seiver, Wanda Ariano, Tracey Musham, Roslyn Burns, Billie Griffiths at Stirling Street Arts Centre

Helen Seiver, Wanda Ariano, Tracey Musham, Roslyn Burns, Billie Griffiths at Stirling Street Arts Centre

How She Does It

Roslyn paints with her left foot.  With support, she applies paint directly to the sole of her foot.  From there, Roslyn creates engaging and award-winning paintings.  All six works chosen for the card set are acrylics on canvas with one exception. 

The Works

The Vase of Poppies was painted on paper in 2011 and was Roslyn’s first work as an Art Partner.  It was beautifully photographed by Bunbury’s Jeff Henderson.

The Vase of Poppies by Roslyn Burns

The Vase of Poppies by Roslyn Burns

The Cockies is definitely a favourite.  Roslyn painted it in 2011 and it was exhibited at the Bunbury Wildlife ParkThe Cockies was photographed by Jeff Henderson.

The Cockies by Roslyn Burns

The Cockies by Roslyn Burns

The Waterfall was created in 2012 and was most recently exhibited at the 2013 As We Are Art Award and Exhibition in Perth. 

The Waterfall by Roslyn Burns

The Waterfall by Roslyn Burns

Spring is Coming dates from 2012 and was exhibited at the 2013 As We Are Art Award and Exhibition in Perth.  Roslyn won the Aurenda Art Award for artistic excellence for Spring is Coming.

Spring is Coming by Roslyn Burns

Spring is Coming by Roslyn Burns

The Spirit of Christmas was created in 2012, and was exhibited at the Stirling Street Arts Centre’s Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day.  The painting was photographed by Jeff Henderson and was reproduced on Christmas gift tags and cards.  It won the Activ Christmas Card Design Competition.

The Spirit of Christmas by Roslyn Burns

The Spirit of Christmas by Roslyn Burns

Kangaroo Paw was painted in 2013, and was Roslyn’s entry in the Stirling Street Arts Centre’s Christmas Craft Fair and Open Day.

Kangaroo Paw by Roslyn Burns

Kangaroo Paw by Roslyn Burns

So there you have it.  A 6-pack of lovely cards to celebrate the New Year.  And, best of all, getting your 6-pack doesn’t involve any sweat.

The cards are size A6, blank on the inside, come with envelopes and are priced at $10 per ribbon-wrapped set.  All profits from sales will benefit Roslyn.

Getting Your 6-Pack is Sweat-free (from February 4)

Visit our good friends Lois, Mike and Franca at Southern Picture Framers, 7A Cornwall Street, Bunbury

Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Telephone:  (08) 9721 6166

Or, take a trip to meet artist and gallery owner Denise Gillies at Lyndendale Gallery in the Ferguson Valley, 828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup

Open Friday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., most public holidays and by appointment

Telephone:  (08) 9728 3038 

When you’re savouring your sweat-free 6-pack, let us know in the comments section.

20 thoughts on “How to Get a 6-Pack

  1. helenseiver

    I’ll be there on the 4th to get my 6 pakssss!! Thanks Ros and Wanda – great work and great to be able to buy six beautiful paintings, well, cards of the paintings anyway. You are both an inspiration and I thank you for being in my life.

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  2. Susie Waller

    This is my kind of “non-sweaty” six-pack! Lovely post and images, especially the photo of Roslyn with colleagues at the Stirling Street Arts Centre. A great opportunity for Roslyn to share her artwork even further!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Great to hear from you Susie! Delighted that you like the post and images. The cards will really support Ros to extend her reach into the community. Thanks for your ongoing engagements with us.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Southern Picture Framers. It’s fantastic to be in partnership with you. You’ve done so much to support us since the launch of the pilot in 2011. This current project with Ros’ cards is another inspiring chapter in our journey together.

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  3. Jo Castro

    These are awesome, and how wonderful to be able to buy a Six Pack for so little 🙂 And what? No sweat? Perfect. Next time I’m at The Lyndendale I’ll be buying. Great post, and I loved the intro too 🙂

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hi Jo! We knew you’d love these cards. Designer Jill has done a fantastic job, as has printer Optima. They’re great quality, and great value. Let us know when you have them in your hands.

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  4. Karen Colley

    Woohooo – I’m getting a 6-pack … I’m getting a 6-pack….. I’m getting a 6-pack – my first one in my LIFE!!!!
    Thanks Rozzie!! So excited to have 6 of your works to myself – how could I possibly give them away as birthday cards???
    hmmmm I know – I’m getting MORE than one 6-pack!!!!
    Thankyou to Ros and all the Arts Partners team for sharing such awesome art works – no guess for how much I love it!!!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Just super to hear from you Karen! Ros will be so delighted that you’ve checked out the post. Isn’t it great just getting a 6-pack so quick and easy. Enjoy shopping at Southern Picture Framers or the Lyndendale Gallery.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Lyndendale Gallery! We’re thrilled to have a tiny presence in your beautiful gallery. We can’t wait to get the packs delivered to the Ferguson Valley. Coming your way soon!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thank you. It’s great that Roslyn has been involved with Art Partners since the very beginning. She now has contact with so many more people, and I’m sure she’s an inspiration to all of them. Thanks for checking out the post.

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  5. Helen Brink

    What a beautiful collection of work Roslyn,and made into cards will bring your work to so many people,a great idea,I am so thankful to have vision to view your work which inturn makes me see so much more! love helen.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Dear Helen Brink, Thanks for checking out the post. Delighted that you love the cards. Yes, it’s a super way for Roslyn to have a greater connection to the community, and the wider world. You, after all, are many miles away from Bunbury!

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  6. Sally Wright

    Ros is a great member of our Tuesday Club, we love having her here and seeing each work as it progresses. We had a fantastic time at her 6-pack launch this morning and look forward to many more to come. Well done Ros!

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