I have been able to gather some leaves before the owner of this unknown Eucalyptus cuts it back to the ground, lucky for me she re sprouts and this time I have some of the mature shaped leaves. I do get nice colour from these.
I am always exploring new ways with the mediums that I use in my arts practice. I did a workshop with Tricia Smout and love some of the ideas she shared with us. The eco dyed paper made into little origami folded books tied up with my silk string .These little beauties will feature at my Stall at Arts in the Olives in May along with origami folded boxes too.
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.
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.
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.
I am eternally grateful to India Flint for teaching me this wonderful art that I can wear on my body.