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
A couple of posts ago I had mentioned that I had been invited to contribute to the RNA Brisbane Exhibition’s Agricultural Pavilion – Gardens Platform Horti-Couture
Wearing your Garden catwalk parade at the Ekka ( Brisbane’s Show / Agricultural Fair )
Well I have ….. and the first parade is on at lunchtime Saturday 9th then Wednesday 13th then again on Saturday 16th.
I have made a dress from a deconstructed wool polo ( a skill well taught by India Flint and the Shape Shifter workshop), a pinafore from a man’s shirt and wool leggings with a linen skirt. I do hope that Bettina can send me some photos of the models… but here is a sneak preview
@ the Botanqiue Bazaar on Sunday there was heaps of lovely goodies i purchase a lovely ceramic brooch for my favorite hat the maker is Nancy Brown
and a nice surprise was a win in the raffle drawn on the day while we were there, and I met the talented artist Cath Macauley
I had to drive up to Brisbane to pick up my stock from the Botanique Bazaar @ the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens this on a Sunday, with my girl is a pleasure… we stop off at the fabric store and have coffee and cake too. The fabric store was having a sale so it was a worth while stop off, came away with a wool/cashmere blend, silk canvas and some of my favorite wool/ silk blend.
Early in August I have been invited to have a display at The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Association symposium being held at the Mecure Resort at the Gold Coast. Thus the extra paper work for cards and frames.
wool and cashmere
the green on silk is clary sage
paper with wool jersey patch
This lovely tree has held onto its leaves for a long time … they are lovely on paper and silk or just to ponder … as is my magnolia, lichen and much loved eucalyptus.
We had a great day @ Beechmont on Sunday the weather was kind and Bertha boiled up some wonderful cloth and paper.
The group was diverse which is always a joy as everyone was happy to go with their intuition, and let their creative juices flow. The seed has been sown for a two to three day workshop for a bit more extension on what has already been learned so I will keep you posted on the details.
Then this morning a dash to Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens to deliver stock for this weeks Botanique Bazaar @ the Richard Randell Studio from Teusday15/07/14 to Sunday 20/17/14 and a big thanks to Bettina Palmer for running this event. While I was there Bettina asked me to supply 3 outfits for the Fashion Parade’s at the Brisbane Ekka ( Queensland’s largest agricultural show / fair )
a little doodling and a bit of stitching ….
Nothing like strike while the pot is hot ! next stop is to wrap the chicken wire in a bundle…. those linen skirts are in my mind robust enough material to handle a bit of rust.
pear leaf and callistemon flower
I am running a workshop this weekend and wanted to see which paper to work with, the students are going to make a little artist book, using the sandwich method as taught by Elizabeth Bunsen. Now I will stitch the paper and silk with the dyed thread and have it for display. More play to come, I have just found some rusty chicken wire to sandwich with leaves and paper !