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Titirangi, West Auckland

About Titirangi:

Titirangi is a prosperous residential suburb in the Waitākere Ward of Auckland, New Zealand. Titirangi is situated on the south side of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, bordered by Glen Eden, Laingholm and Manukau Harbour.

In the Māori language, Titirangi translates to "Fringe of Heaven" – a fitting reflection of the proud celebration of nature and art in the area.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Titirangi had a population of 7,203 with 2,469 households.

This residential suburb is distinguished by houses nestled along winding bush paths. Many of the houses here are distinctive in their designs, designed in harmony with the surrounding native rainforest.

Culture and Arts

The sculpture on the roundabout of Titirangi Road, Atkinson Road, Kohu Road, Scenic Drive and Huia Rd has been a landmark of Titirangi for many years, although it is a controversial presence. Crafted by student artist-jeweller Lisa Higgins in 1993, it was initially erected with the intention of only being in place for five years, but it remained permanent.

The Lopdell Precinct gives the community an artistic heart, creating art and cultural centre for the area. There are three buildings: the Treasure House, the Lopdell House and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Te Uru's modern building was purpose-built as part of the comprehensive renovation of Lopdell House and opened in 2014.

Education

The nearest state secondary schools are Green Bay High School, Kelston Boys High School and Kelston Girls College.

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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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backyard 🐉
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