Sunday, 31 August 2014

leaf lace love

love working with the imperfections
inherent in leaves
off the ground
and adding old lace
beauty of hand made
beauty of nature

spending time
enjoying creation

Friday, 29 August 2014

the Hoveas are flowering

in the garden
its a shrub that one doesn't notice until it flowers
then it puts on a spectacular display
I tried some leaf prints the other day
added line
added some colour
decided to get physical with the mallet
amazing amount of colour from the flowers
this one is quite subtle
smashed onto previously printed paper
now I'm off to google others' smashing techniques
2 minutes with google led me back to my bookshelf to 
India Flint's book "Eco Colour" and the 
Hapa Zome technique.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

printing with plants - a series

the original print on watercolour paper

with the addition of inktense pencil

the finished picture
lace formality of the drawing room
overlaid on imagery of the bush flora

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

True Colours ... Faded

True Colours
... hanging in the Palm House exhibition -
between work by Diane Groenewegen on the left and
Linda Baranov (the red one) on the right
... hanging in the Palm House exhibition
with light by Anne Schmitz
pink on the right by Lyn Baxter
yellow on the left by Debbie Achurch
dress by Lynne Britten
grey in the background by Val James

Borrowed from the past

making a feature of seams and edges
inspired by Karen Ruane

Friday, 8 August 2014

gum leaves and lace

This is one of my recent pieces that will be on sale at the
ATASDA exhibition and sale
Future ... Past
Palm House
Sydney Botanic Gardens
August 14 - 26 2014 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

a different enrichment

this one has stab stitch
weaving into weaving
borrowed embroidery
and the detail

Monday, 4 August 2014

enriching the woven cloth surface

"plain" surface
with stab stitches
and with machine embroidered leaves and lace

Saturday, 2 August 2014

cloth weaving

a large weaving
eco dyed silk
the previous one was too big
its been cut into 5
this one has some stab stitch so far
reminds me of an old Australian wagga
(not that those were made in silk)
this one is basted using Jude Hill's
magical invisible basting