Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wildflower Season is Here

Oh the joys of spring and wildflower season! This is a panorama I have recently completed inspired by a walk in a section of the Noosa National Park, where wildflowers are aplenty. And I am even more pleased that this artwork has sold and will be gracing the walls of a lovely local home.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Delightful Daisies does it again!

I am very excited that my quilt, Delightful Daisies, has taken out 2nd in the Art Quilt category in Quilts Across Queensland! Congratulations to all the other entrants and prize winners.  If you are off to the Ekka this year, make sure you visit the quilts exhibition.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Selection of Latest Embroideries

I have been very busy with the camera, going for walks and taking lots of reference photos. I have got to explore some lovely spots on the Sunshine Coast, and an early morning start to the top of Emu Mountain resulted in some lovely sunrise skies.  And when not chasing scenes, the birds are such fun to find, photograph and identify.  I am lucky to live in such a beautiful region and a country chock full of fantastic birdlife.  It gives me great joy to then go home and create these little artworks from my photos.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Immanuel Arts Festival

Last night was the opening of the Immanuel Arts Festival at Buderim, and what a lot of fantastic artwork on display, worth a visit if you are in the Sunshine Coast area, more details on their website -  www.immanuelartsfestival.com.au/

My little entry - Wallum Panorama is hanging amongst a diverse and interesting array of artworks.

This is the first time I have done a panorama, and I loved this format and looking forward to making more.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mountain Quilters Bi-ennial Quilt Show

I belong to Mountain Quilter's club and absolutely love being a part of our bi-ennial Quilt Show.  If you live in the area, or fancy a sunday (or Saturday) drive, come and visit the show this weekend. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed, the hall is full and the hospitality is flowing.  I will be there both days, white gloving, chatting and helping where needed.
Peachester Hall, Peachester Qld.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Redcliffe Exhibition

I am participating in a group exhibition that opens this week.  A great mix of talented artists is involved and it is going to be fabulous.  If you would like to meet the artists, come along on Thursday 26th at 11am for our official opening.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Capers in Wallum

I made this quilt a little while ago, and somehow forgot to blog about it! It was a finalist in the Australian Quilt Convention Challenge, "Flora and Fauna", and has been busy touring around Australia, New Zealand and a quick trip to Mexico. Phew, if only I got to travel half as much as my quilts!  It returned home to me and has now gone off to it's new home in Melbourne.  Anyway, to tell you a little more about it, I was inspired after we had a mass invasion of the Caper White butterflies. It was amazing, the air was literally filled with them in the thousands, and this came about due to a particularly wet winter in Western Queensland in 2015.  When I decided to feature them in a quilt, I decided that to fit the theme of Flora and Fauna I needed native flowers to accompany them, so I selected one of my favourites, the Wallum Goodenia, which grows in a local national park that has preserved some remnants of the wallum wetlands that used to cover large areas of the area where I live. The quilt is 90cm square in size, and I think I will miss it, but it has gone to a good home and will be very much loved by its new owner.