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.
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.
as a good bye to 2015 here are some of my endeavours over the past year…
see i am still dyeing
playing with hexagons
found some new endeavours
so happy new year
Good wishes to you all for a creative 2016..
We made our way to the ATASDA hub ( Brisbane) on Saturday for the Christmas market aptly named “Merry Threads” a fun day out. Great to catch up with the ladies, I don’t get to these meetings often enough so it was good to touch base.
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