Wednesday, July 24, 2013

travels - Turner Exhibition

I had the pleasure of visiting the Turner Exhibition in Canberra with my friend Grace and her dog Bonnie  (Bonnie just got to visit the Capital - not the Gallery!).  Canberra turned on a beautiful winter day with sky and clouds in a Turneresque style with beautiful reflections in Lake Burly Griffin.  I went not knowing much of Turner - other than he was a Master - and I learnt a lot and have had my eyes upwards rather than down since.

 On the way home we stopped Mulwaree Arts at George Street, Marulan NSW.   They sell lots of hand crafted products from jam and jelllies,  artwork, quilts, glorious knitted items and some quirky  and brightly coloured pottery.  I couldn't resist this little vessel by Lisa Annis.   She was on duty when we came in and I loved her altered T shirt - as well as being covered by lots and lots of colourful marks it bore the words - There are many scary things - colour is not one of them!

I am planning to fill this vessel with lots of yellow bottlebrushes.

I have beem stitching letters and not much else at the moment.  Started a small cotton throw or baby blanket - what it turns into will depend on my enthusiasm

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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