on holidays with time to blog

 

now I have time to tap at my key board …… we have had some nice stormy weather ( much needed as we rely on the rain for our water to drink and wash etc.  ) We always gravitate out to the deck after a storm to survey the sky and surrounds the light is at its best. To our delight there was a mother and large baby koala in the tree, such a treat to view.

 

time gets away…….

I am afraid I cant even remember my last post …… most of my time has been gobbled up by work, end of year school events, family and other types of media. I have become a bit of an instagram girl,  one photo and some wording quick and easy or lazy might be another term. Christmas is around the corner and  we are camping at the beach for a week keeping us well away from the yule tide craziness that sweeps this nation. Our camp sadly is not some secluded  beach hide away but a caravan park at a lovely little beach @ Elliott Heads near Bundaberg. I do have a pot and some scarves with me and I will roll some bundles this afternoon and boil a brew on gas. But in the mean time the water beckons.

recycle wool blanket

This material is one of my first loves and when i started using eucalyptus in my practice the two made the best ever combination.

Recycle …..Renew ….. Sustainable

The wool used here will be made into cushions and table runners, but in the past clothing as well.

prints on linen

I have taken on a commission which I rarely do (they make me nervous) but this is for a new baby so how could I say no.

Because the pot is going to be on anyway, I gathered up a few pieces of my own one needed renewing and the other blouse a nice Op Shop ( thrift store) find.

 

workshop @ mudbrick herb cottage

wow what a joy….. yummy lunch around the table, herbal teas and coffee, gluten free and dairy free food supplied by Sandra the host, and all this lusciousness and relaxing ambiance was included in the workshop I ran for her today. The herb farm sells their plants online @ Mudgeeraba and we had free range of the garden for our ingredients for the sandwiched artist books. Thank you to all as it was a wonderful day.

where have i been

 

How time fly’s i have been busy but not totally with my arts practice !

That is about to change as I am about to teach for two days at The Mudbrick Herb Cottage @ Mudgreeaba

As a Family we had a weeks holiday at Rainbow Beach, the house we rented was only a walk to town and across the road from the beach. This didn’t really give me the opportunity to boil up big brews but i was able to sneak in a small pot and dye some thread. The little township has grown and has some funky little cafes, gelato parlor and art gallery’s. Jilartys cafe had workshops available and i spent an afternoon making moss balls for plants. And next time i am in town i will run some sort of workshop for them.