Category Archives: Idioms Countryside Exhibition 2016

Take the bull by the horns

Title: Take the bull by the horns
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 1190mm x 1190mm
Price: $1800 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

To confront a problem head-on and deal with it openly.
“Who is in charge around here?” Katie Blundell Artist

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Getting your ducks in a row

Title: Getting your ducks in a row
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and mixed media triptych painting on plywood box board
Size: each piece 450mm x 450mm plus shape
Price: $1800 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

To get one’s affairs in order or organised.
“Can fate use a helping hand?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Like a cat with 9 lives (B)

Title: Like a cat with 9 lives (B)
Date: 2016
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 600mm x 450mm
Price: $850 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Cats can survive accidents that would kill most animals.
“I repeat how many chances do we have?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Like a cat with 9 lives (A)

Title: Like a cat with 9 lives (A)
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 600mm x 450mm
Price: $850 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Cats can survive accidents that would kill most animals.
“How many chances do we have?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Birds of a feather flock together (together)

Title: Birds of a feather flock together (together)
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Sumi ink, gesso and graphite drawing on 300gm Fabriano paper
Size: 380mm x 560mm
Price: $450 NZ unframed

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Similar people tend to associate with each other.
“Is this chance or meant to be?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Go the whole hog

Title: Go the whole hog   
Date: 2016
Status: For Sale
Medium: Sumi ink drawing on 300gm Fabriano paper
Size: 380mm x 380mm
Price: $300 NZ unframed

Description:

Idiom Definition:

To do something thoroughly.
“Is this too much?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Like water off a duck’s back

Title: Like water off a duck’s back
Date: 2016
Status: SOLD OUT
Medium: Handprinted limited edition of 10 reduction woodblock prints on 300gm Fabriano paper
Size: 710mm x 380mm framed
Price: $400 framed $250 unframed NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Easily; without any apparent effect.
“Do we have a problem?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Once bitten twice shy

Title: Once bitten twice shy Date: 2016 Status: For Sale Medium: Handprinted limited edition of 11 reduction woodblock prints on 300gm Fabriano paper Size: 710mm x 380mm framed Price: $400 framed $250 unframed NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

When something or someone has hurt you once, you tend to avoid it. “Could it work out next time? Or will fear stop us?” Katie Blundell Artist

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Every dog has it’s day

Title: Every dog has it’s day
Date: 2016
Status: Private collection
Medium: Acrylic, graphite and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 595mm x 845mm
Price: $1100NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Everyone gets a chance eventually.
“What happens when we get what we want?” Katie Blundell Artist

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You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

Title: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink
Date: 2016
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 900mm x 1800mm
Price: $2100NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Even good circumstances won’t force one to do something they don’t want to.
“Why go that way? everyone goes that way!” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Get off your high horse

Title: Get off your high horse
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 900mm x 1800mm
Price: $2100NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Stop acting as if you are better or more intelligent than other people.
“Did you know good things come in small packages?” Katie Blundell Artist

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Like a fish out of water

Title: Like a fish out of water
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 650mm x 650mm plus shape
Price: $1000NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Appearing to be completely out of place; in a very awkward manner.
“Are you in the learning zone?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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A big fish in a small pond

Title: A big fish in a small pond   
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 650mm x 650mm plus shape
Price: $1000NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

A situation in which one person has more power, influence, knowledge, or experience than others within a small group.       
“Would you like some more water?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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There are plenty more fish in the sea

Title: There are plenty more fish in the sea
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 650mm x 650mm plus shape
Price: $1000NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Used to say that there are many other people or possibilities.
 “Are you safe to kiss?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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No spring chicken

Title: No spring chicken
Date: 2016
Status: Private collection
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood box board
Size: 845mm x 595mm
Price: $1100NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

A person well past youth; an old person.
“Is it all down hill from here?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Cold turkey

Title: Cold turkey
Date: 2016
Status: Private collection
Medium: Acrylic painting on plywood box board
Size: 845mm x 595mm
Price: $1100NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Immediate, complete withdrawal from something.
“Are we all fighting something or is it just me?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Bees knees

Title: Bees knees
Date: 2016
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 650mm x 650mm plus shape
Price: $850NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Something that is excellent.
“What would you do to be great?” Katie Blundell Artist

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Birds and the bees

Title: Birds and the bees
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 650mm x 650mm plus shape
Price: $850NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Refers to courtship and sexual intercourse.
“Do you really want to know?” Katie Blundell Artist

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Chomping at the bit

Title: Chomping at the bit
Date: 2016
Status: SOLD
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 1000mm x 1000mm
Price: $1600NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

To be impatient and/or eager for something to happen.
“Do you need it now?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Bullheaded

Title: Bullheaded
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Sumi ink drawing on 300gm Fabriano paper
Size: 535mm x 535mm, framed
Price: $460 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Unreasonably or stupidly obstinate.
“When you really want something is being stubborn so bad?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Straight from the horse’s mouth

Title: Straight from the horse’s mouth
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Sumi ink drawing on 300gm Fabriano paper
Size: 535mm x 535mm, framed
Price: $460 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

Information from someone who is involved and knows a lot about it.
“Is life subjective or are there truths?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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Mind your own beeswax

Title: Mind your own beeswax
Date: 2016
Status: Sold
Medium: Acrylic and etched painting on plywood box board
Size: 1000mm x 1000mm
Price: $1600 NZ

Description:

Idiom Definition:

To mind one’s own business.
“Are you happy with what you have?” Katie Blundell Artist

 

 

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