I spent a week in January at Summer School in Ballarat with Roxanne Lasky, it was mindful and fulfilling experience.
think about thinking
finding my pathways ….. in landscape and cross roads …. mapping my thoughts with stitch
And just a a couple of weeks ago I spent 3 days with India Flint on Mount Tamborine “being (t)here” workshop.
Another sublime experience …… more words ….. they now sing in my head
I have never been a wordy soul…. oral yes, and now around me I see and feel words.
I was almost too afraid to attend a “being (t) here” workshop as the idea of poetry , albeit lack of it in my life was going to put me in a scary space.
India has an amazing talent and is an engaging teacher, I have come away from my three days of freedom to explore with a new spin on my ability to see and hear through new eyes and ears.
I have been busy making….. sewing and hand stitching garments then a dip in the bundle pot, in readiness for the annual Arts in the Olives Festival, along with Open Studios and the opening of our new little CO-OP venture in Canungra aptly named Scenic Rim Artisans
eucalyptus on wool jersey
love those marks
The little shop / co op venture is at 8 Kidston st Canungra QLD 4275
Scenic Rim Artisans
on the clothes rack
we have a very supportive local- ish cafe that hangs artist work for six weeks or so … these three pieces are on their way to Poppis Cafe at Boonah
in the pocket
rhythm of the stitch
Greeting of the season ….. a snap shot of my year
and here’s to a productive, creative and fun filled 2017 xx
excitedly I booked for a week with Elizabeth Bunsen at Summer School in Ballarat, sadly Elizabeth had to cancel but I am sure we will see her again some time soon.
So now I am going to spend a week with Roxanne Laskey immersing myself in threads of meaning. Just think a whole week no cooking/washing or cleaning….. just stitching !
I have been working on a couple of pieces for the exhibition The Challenge
re-purposed linen table runner……. dipped in the ocean….. bundled with leaves ….then filled with white stitches
The other is Black and White very out of my comfort zone I have built a collage using a technique taught by Cas Holmes
it is an ode to my Grandfather Aubrey and still in need of more stitching to finish this piece off
about a year ago a few of us started a textile group that meets monthly in our geographical region.
We became a group attached to the Queensland Branch of ATASDA
( Australia Textile Art & Surface Design Association ) Officially know as ATASDA Scenic Rim Group ” Women of the Cloth ”
Excitedly we have embarked on our first exhibition early next year ……
A merry day was had at ATASDA’s Christmas Fair, held at the BVAC house at Tarragindi on Saturday. A big thanks to all those whom supported us all with your purchases.
The trek out to the Lost World Valley early in the morning on our way to Arts in the Olives Festival is always special and yesterday was a full of joy with the misty valleys, hot air balloons and gifts for me :)
Ula at 13 is a doer and all my gifts from her were hand made.
she also beavered away at this with the help of her Dad
We all had a stunning day and it was great to connect with so many lovely people.
dyed silk thread
I have been itching to get “blue”…… indigo blue and at last a simple and affordable introduction to the how to’s. Located in Brisbane at a great workspace aptly named Work-Shop, they have outlets in Melbourne and Sydney too.
“Creative Classes for Curious Minds”
So I got my hands blue and loads of other stuff..thanks to teacher Claudia Husband.
into the brew
out they come
tissue silk and thrads
one of my first scarves over dyed with indigo