The count down begins and I am very excited to be opening my Studio as an Artist in Residence at Beechmont Community Centre 1835 Beechmont Road Beechmont, from 9am till 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. My neighbour and friend Nicole Crosswell will also be opening her studio at the same venue. The cafe and community garden will be open on these days too. I will have heaps of new work inspired from the Elizabeth Bunsen workshop I attended in Newcastle.
the old track runs across our path at our camp in Manilla just lovely to see the old structure no longer in use but still standing. It gave up some more spikes for me and I played with some paper and tea to day.
We have moved from the beach inland to a little town north of Tamworth…. Manilla and we had a very chilly night and Jasper had bundled his own woolen vest i picked up at an op shop. I don’t think I will be able to get it off his back it hasn’t even had a rinse yet !!
at our beach our magic beach…..
I stayed with my cousin and her family while attending the workshop in Newcastle. A lovely spot north of Newcastle in the Nelson Bay area. I could not contain my excitement at seeing a large Euc Nicholii in her front yard which she is happy to share..Their yard backed onto a reserve and full of great trees and some lovely garden art.
Its a week since we started our workshop with Elizabeth…. and I am home now and back to the real world ! Luckily it’s School Holidays so at least there’s no lunches to prepare. Last night was my first chance to look at some stitching and book making from my samples. The photos are from others in the workshop and wow what a talented bunch.
not sure who made this
I think this is from Jane
simple book binding
Oh what fun folding stitching stuffing with leaves and into the pot, loads of sharing with a very talent bunch of ladies and David ( Elizabeth’s husband) who tended the pot with great diligence. Shared a lovely lunch each day by Anne from Timeless Textiles
sandwiches of a different type
I am off to Newcastle to play with Elizabeth Bunsen for three days ….. I have got most of the ingredients to play with as we are making …. Tea, Leaves and Sandwich Magic and i am very excited. I need to make a couple of thing before I go … the troops need lunches and instructions for cooking dinner!
paper, boards and stitching
wool and silk
I collected the ginkgo leaves on my morning walk and hope to test them on the weekend, the covers are stitched from sample batches of wool and silk cloth pieced together into simple journal covers.
I had a lovely day at the new meeting space (Tarragindi in Brisbane ) for ATASDA the textile group I am part of. Tricia Smout our tutor showed us numerous ways of folding and binding paper. I have already been having a little play this morning with some paper I had dyed some time ago.