Sunday, July 13, 2014


Well, the winter holidays are over again for another year. I always look forward to this 
break... it gets cold at just the right kind of nice hereabouts. It's the best time of year to go 
to the beach (in my very biased opinion) and we try to escape up to the mountains too for 
bush walks and evenings in front of the fire :)

I managed to slip in some painting time and crochet time, just experimenting with different 

And I found some beautiful Australia native flora to sketch some day... hopefully soon :)

We had some beautiful crystal clear days up at the mountains too... soaking in this amazing 
view again.

Hope you've had a good break too? 
Back to work time now... I have some new pieces I'll be listing soon so stayed tuned :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gathering... Creating

Recently I went to the Gather :: Create workshop organised by Ellie at Petalplum and Leah 
from Sang the Bird. What a buzzing day of fabulous creativity! 

The morning session was entitled Unfurl by Alex Falkiner where we learned how to make 
rope from fabric scraps.

What an incredible process this is! So simple and yet with such possibilities for 
experimentation and application. My example isn't that amazing, but there were some 
fabulous pieces created on the day below :)

The afternoon session, Poetic Collage, was held by Karina Sharpe. Here we were 
encouraged to combine disparate images to tell a story. My addition to this amazingly 
talented group was a bit so-so as well, but I was determined not to get stuck on some kind 
of perfectionist loop and to just let myself experiment... if that makes sense ;) 

This is my piece where I was thinking about dementia...

So good to learn new methods and process... clearing the mind and opening it to new things 
at the same time :) Thanks so much to everyone involved. x