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.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
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
Woven influence from Jude Hill
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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?
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Sunday, 6 July 2014
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