Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
These images are from an interesting website WebEcoist. Click here to be diverted to their site for more amazing images.
I find the spirals and curves in shells entrancing. Find I embroider spirals a lot and will keep playing with them - hopefully the penny will drop one day and a work will grow out of my play!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
There is also quite a bit of bracken - the smaller leaf sets look like a lesser version of the whole frond - well that's what it looks like to me - and I think the reflection show this up:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is one of the projects I have been involved in with a stitching colleague. The Concord and Five Dock Libraries have given us exhibition space, participants invited to attend and the invitation list to an opening has started to go out.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Well - that's strikes a chord with me and I find it sort of true.
We journal our travels and explorations through fabric, fibre, paper and paint in the things we create.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
You will have to hire the DVD to see the embroidery!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Photo from Atui Fibre Arts Studio - Polynesian Patterns
I spent yesterday with a small stall at a local market - not one bite - even though the next day was Mothers' Day. I spoke to other stall holders and they said it was sometimes like that and markets could be capricious. This was the third time I've had a stall with a nil result and I have decided not to lose another Saturday at this at this particular market again and will review my thoughts about another stall closer to Christmas.
In the interim I have been researching tivaivai- quilts made by ladies of the Cook Islands. I came across this site of the studio of contemporary quilt maker and artist Andrea Eimke - I think the work is really interesting and exciting and I appreciated how Andrea shared her thoughts aspects of her life and exploration of her medium - more about Andrea here. I have taken the liberty of posting a photo which is also linked to the studio from the website as well just to tease you a bit. Wish I had had this to share with Stitches Plus when we played with shape last time we met.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
When in doubt I have sampled stitches on the work and ripped them if I haven't been happy. Some which looked OK done on the horizontal plane looked so much better when vertical and vice versa.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Its been a busy time with family and a 21st birthday celebration. I haven't picked up a paint brush for yonks but I have been doing a little stitching . Will be back to both soon. Both stitching and painting are poetry which stirs and soothes my hands, heart and mind all at the same time. Being busy makes me rest. Go figure!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
"We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?"
S. Parkes Cadman
To find out more about S. Parkes Cadman go here to see what Wikipedia says. I think he was a pretty remarkable guy for his time.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Designed by Diane Edwards (& my piece named by me) - with several colour palettes to chose from and instructions to go for it four of us stitched up distinctly different works by adding or altering the design and stitch guide provided. I got to play with different threads that I hadn't used before such as velour and a variety of silks as I tend to stick to perle and cotton.
Still working on an embroidered canvas piece inspired by an abstract painting I posted a while ago - it is taking me so long that the dimensions have been shrunk and I have decided to colour, paint or dye the canvas that will represent the night sky (so I don't have to stitch it!!)
In the interim I keep painting - my son has dibs on my painting inspired by a postcard of the Dali Lama as a child.
(yes, the wall needs a paint too- we have stripped the wall paper and need to clean it up before we get there - painting an art canvas is just so much more fun)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
and I am still playing with the paint brush:
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I have also been sitting on a painting I did before Christmas thinking I would add something to it - I have decided I like it as is and will frame it:
Friday, January 14, 2011
Sights in the main drag of the country town of Blackheath in Victoria included these wombats on a roof. The owner of the Two Fat Wombats created these wonderful animals. Not to mention the dog below. There was a pig in boots leaning up against an outside bar drinking an ale (albeit through a straw) at the bar next door and a few other creatures were about town too. Not to mention bits of garden merging into the street scape.
The Gardens of St Erth are just out of town and were looking marvellously green after all the summer rains (which are now flooding parts of Victoria not so far away)
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