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Konini, West Auckland

About Konini:

Konini is a suburb in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, under the local government of the Auckland Council.

Konini is surrounded by lush bush at the western ends and quiet residential streets to the east. Konini Road is a long, twisting street that travels from the suburbs of Glen Eden to the Waitākere Ranges and the native rainforest.

Kōnini is the name of the Māori language for the fruit of the Fuchsia tree.

Demographics

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Konini had a population of 3,555, an increase of 63 (1.8 percent) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 162 (4.8 percent) since the 2006 census. There were 1,203 households in the area.

Ethnicities were 83.5 percent European/Pākehā, 10.4 percent Māori, 7.6 percent Pacific, 10.4 percent Asian and 3.3 percent other ethnicities.

Education

Konini School is a co-educational elementary school with a roll of 438 as of March 2020. The school was opened in 1976.

Kelston Boys' High School and Kelston Girls' College are neighboring state secondary schools.

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What a year!!!!! 🧜🏼‍♀️💗☀️🙌🏼 Gosh golly, I am so happy that I was able to move back to Kiwiland 🥝 - to study the craft I love & am so obsessively passionate about! 🎬 It’s been so insanely cool that I can’t even comprehend. 🥰

I feel so lucky to know & have met so many amazing kind & likeminded individuals! Honestly, you humans are so great & I’m beyond stoked I know you. Thank you for being so lovely. 💓

2019 has been a full on year of growth, challenge, loss, discovery, self love, adventures, learning & happiness. (& lots of snacks hehe 🍫) I am soooooo 🦆ing excited to see what 2020 brings! 💕😉 Stay safe fellow earthlings & happy new year to all of you!! Thanks for following my journey through life. 🌸🌊 Sumo hugs 🤗 x
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It's so much easier to live a life centered in Spirit and in alignment with our soul's highest calling when we are clearly grounded and in our bodies, inspired and living in the moment.
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And suddenly I'm home! Well, maybe not so suddenly, but in my jetlagged state the change of hemisphere, season, and time zone seems very abrupt and somewhat confusing! Pushing on through though and I have two markets this weekend - crafternoontea in Mt Albert on Saturday, and titirangivillagemarket on Sunday. .
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Sometimes my studio gets so chaotic . I just dump materials over the floor , don’t tidy up paper towels and have nowhere to walk . It makes me less likely to pop in for a short painting session because I know I have to spend time tidying first.
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This year I want to try and keep things under control so that I can welcome people in more easily. Sometimes when a person comes to view a painting , I rush home and frantically tidy, hiding my mess in the bathroom next door.

This is a photo I took at the end of last year - looking particularly tidy as I was expecting visitors. I don’t usually have a rug just there - instead I put my plastic paint covered sheet . It’s still summer holidays here until Feb but I’m eager to get started on new paintings in the studio.
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I’ve been finding it hard to know what to post lately, especially when I’m not getting a lot of time to paint. So I’m taking part in #peptober this month which is run by andyjpizza

Hi , I’m Helen, I’m here on Instagram to share the ups and downs of my ‘ artist life’ .
I paint abstract paintings in my home studio in the west of Auckland , NZ. I’m originally from the UK but moved here with my partner in 2003 after living together in London. We live in a little house under tall trees and have a 10 year old daughter , a cat and a brand new Whippet pup.

I’m finally feeling comfortable about calling myself an artist . 5 years ago I started painting again after years and years of not even daring to try. Sometimes being too scared to fail can stop you doing anything.
I’ve learnt that it’s not about taking big uncomfortable risks but taking really small steps in the right direction and being consistent by turning up again and again. I started posting tiny colourful abstracts on paper because it got me back in touch with my creative side and I kept going.

Over the last few years I’ve enjoyed creating paintings in series, doing commissions ,creating my website , sending work to homes around the world , selling my work through galleries and feeling like an artist because of this community of sharing and support.

I now love saying yes to things that are just slightly outside my comfort zone because you never know where that could lead.
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What to do now ? I had so much fun adding colours to canvas in a gestural way- working fast and with big brushes , making the most of the scale.
My plan was for these to be the first few layers and then I’d start adding my details , layers and shapes. But something stopped me.
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I think it’s because I’ve always admired those large abstract expressionist paintings, like Grace Hartigan etc. So I just like the novelty of having them in my room- they look bold and colourful and now I’m not sure I want to paint on them. .
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My paintings are usually made over a long time, lots of layers and struggling thorough good stages and bad stages . It’s made me wonder if I feel like all that struggle and time adds to their value. Is a painting worth less because the end result was achieved faster ? I do sometimes wish I could get to my end point faster, through producing work with more simplicity to it. But then, I also get so much out of the problem solving and the highs and lows of making a painting that works.
Do you sometimes prefer those first layers that are created with abandon ?
My fear is will I regret it?
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Sunday deliveries are available! We miss our Titirangi friends so much we are opening up contactless delivery to the Titirangi area!!! Last chance to get your hands on our snickers and caramilk donuts which were the crowds popular vote. Jump online to wenandyen.com and get ordering ☺️.
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‘Titirangi’ (40 x 30cm), oil on board #intransit 🎨 ...

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Winters shoot by ritzystudiofotowala
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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say & what you do are in harmony.” 🤗✨❤️ - Gandhi ...

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Our hands clasped so tight, waiting for a hint of a spark.. 💕🌸✨🌊🌼 👙: emmafordswim (kindly gifted / collab) ...

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Early evening view of Huia looking from the road to Whatipu towards the Manuakau Harbour and its south head. Love the patterns created by the light and low tide!⁠
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Last week was all about painting from morning until school pick up , meaning the fridge is empty , the bins are overflowing , invoices need paying , lost items need finding and house needs cleaning. I think I saw the quote “ good painting week and you’re having cereal for dinner “ ages ago on the carveouttimeforart page . But we might go swimming instead. What are Sundays for ? ...

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A little (iti) morning light
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Top of the morning to ya! 🌅🤙

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I've never seen so much rain and we have a river flowing through the front garden . We're drenched from trying to sweep debris away to channel away the water. But I can't ignore how beautiful and mysterious the bush looks in the rain out the back. .
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Claudia
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📸 : Fujifilm X-Pro2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95
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backyard 🐉
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