Monday, 28 July 2014

Textile Art

These are my two contributions to the ATASDA "Future ... Past" exhibition in the Palm House of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, from August 14th to 26th. My inspiration was a little sandwich tray doiley with daisies. I continued the labour of love that must have gone into all that type of stitching - creating items to cover the everyday, the ordinary. Now those old embroidered textiles are stored in the back of the bottom drawer, and often only come to light when we are tidying our parents homes when they need to move out.
My pieces here are wall hangings.
True Colours

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Development of a "piece"

leaf print on paper
bit of dark rust effect at the top
pen outlining
some inktense pencil work
woven with silk organza from the same dye pot as the paper
... to be continued ...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Red Eucalypt

My "celebration" piece
Celebrating ATASDA's 40th anniversary
This was displayed in the ATASDA space at the recent craft & quilt show in Sydney.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Drawn to Textile

I have been doing a weekly drawing class at Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre this year. We have a student exhibition coming up, and these are my contributions. 
Lace and Vintage Cloth influences from Karen Ruane
Reclining 1
Woven influence from Jude Hill
Sitting Pretty
Reclining 2

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I digress again - its a mother/son thing

my french horn is dusted off
(of course Carl's never gathers dust)
practice is happening
ready for 2014 Horn Day
hosted by the amazing Tina Brain
with the American Horn Quartet
Carl and I are both going - wish me luck!

a significant birthday

I digress today, due to a big event in the family
Happy 21st Bear

Bear has turned 21
Here he is on his "birth" day
with Ally, Iain & Monique

So, a big party last night
Lots of friends
dancing on the tables
and this is how I found him this morning
sore head or party hat?
and no matter how many times I say
"no dogs on the beds"
does anyone listen?

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Doodling and Stitching

After I doodle and colour, I simply stitch (with Karen Ruane)
i keep forgetting to take "before" pictures
this one is still under consideration
it took quite a few considered samples before the diamond shapes
developed an appropriate personality
love that word, now that I am considering weave with Jude Hill

Thursday, 3 July 2014

seeds and weaving

such cute seeds
my haphazard collection of beach and bush findings grows
and becomes woven together as a story
sprouting seeds