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.
detail on dress
detail on dress
I am eternally grateful to India Flint for teaching me this wonderful art that I can wear on my body.
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.
I was so happy to be able to purchase these photos from a live and studio scene. It really brings the clothing to life, the photographer is Nicholas Goodridge from nickreative.
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.
We had a day out shopping a while ago and I picked up this little number a merino tunic, now pink is not my colour but I am willing to make some an adjustment…….
The results are fabulous
ATASDA Queensland branch ( Australian Textile and Surface Design Association ) which I am a member of, managed to secure Dorthy Caldwell for two days while she is here in Australia. I had a lovely two days with some new faces and learned a bit about Kantha stitching.It is some thing that I will happily incorporate into my work. The dress I showed you all a while ago, place a third at the Ekka Show and has made its way to a new home
Dorothy and her work
loving paper play ( thanks EB ) ….. and its such a reward to teach.
The dress that I posted about and was on the catwalk at the Ekka received a third ! I have been very busy with my other job @ Eden Seeds ramping up for spring… thus not much posting. Am excited to say that I am attending a two day workshop stitching with Dorthy Caldwell next week ….my time to bliss out and soak it all up .
Tamlyn Geigers lovely little studio @Canungra
I have bravely entered our regional (Queensland ) art awards. The Cushion that I entered has evolved as does a lot of my work…. and while I am stitching away, the pieces remind me of our rivers, fires and renewal…… here is a snap shot
The theme of this years award is “vital signs” so here it is at the Flying Arts Website my last name begins with T so I am at the bottom of the page “Elements of a New Beginning “
the friends of the botanic gardens had a conference here on the Gold Coast and they kindly asked me to have an exhibition at the venue. I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely souls… young and old and I have invitations to Cranbourne , Canberra and the Grampians to name a few.
this work is by lindy chandler