I am making a concerted effort to up my exercise regime, so a walk in the bush is always good. We live in the hills so there is always down hill then back up the other side. Having shed some extra middle age kilos over the last year, with some simple dietary changes that are a bit “Paleo” ( though I am not completely grain free ) so now it’s time to work on my cardio. I have come across a book written by Dr Cris Beer “Healthy Habits 52 ways to better health” that is a week by week plan to better all round health mental and physical. A walk in the bush always gives me a chance of collecting some interesting windfall, thus a bouquet of eucalyptus is a bonus for my effort.
I needed to refresh my name as I have come out of my “wendi of the treasure” shell, it has been five years today with wordpress and this is the day I sat down to make changes to my site … how fortuitous !
My artistic / textile journey still unfolds ………. but life balance seems harder and harder to achieve. I will endeavour to keep up with this blog as I do know how important it is as a sharing format.
playing with hexies
We have rented a house for a week away by the sea….. with two new books in hand and a box of goodies to play with, no dye pot on this trip.
this is the view out the window and the migrating whales give us a show every day…..
the boys have flown, we’ve walked, snorkelled and combed the shore for treasure.
Now on day three …… and 3 days is my limit my head is in a spin so much to take in. This Cas Holmes workshop has probably been the most challenging workshop that I have attended, not physically but mentally probing all parts of me.
me trying to get a feel
momigarmi of paper
A dear friend gifted this probably almost vintage Trent Nathan wool jacket, and boy what a challenge ! I had this gem in my wardrobe for some time and alas I will need it as I am off to Melbourne and then out to Traralgon for a 3 day workshop with Cas Holmes ( I’m very excited ) The bundle was hard work but worth the arm / hand strain
I have produced some new dress/slips to go into a couple of catwalk events.
I enjoy this immensely letting my inner fashion designer out ….I also have a daughter with a good eye and this helps make the final decisions.
having fun with socks.. sandwiched with eucalyptus and a little bit of clary sage on silk.
the little frames are mixed media silk and wool with some doodle stitching…..
friend Jadranka and I made a pennant each for India’s solace project, looking forward to seeing the pennants after an indigo dip and place upon the breeze…… and that all the words of hope and wisdom fill the air.
There is nothing like playing with stuff out side your world ! I went to a workshop that taught me how to use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan . Very clever stuff works on most surfaces and very little or no prep….. right up my alley.