Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been very busy making lots of embroideries for some upcoming exhibitions, here is a sample of some of them.

I really needed a change from landscapes, so did some birds. Very much enjoyed the change of subject matter, and as a bird watcher find them a very pleasing to work on.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time Flies but Creativity Continues

It's been a while since I posted, what with Christmas and the new year taking up my time. I have still been busy, always something going on here, sewing machine is never packed away unless spring cleaning behind it!
I managed to make this quilt, "Cabbage Whites".  It was an interesting challenge as I wanted to portray the dandelions with their long stems against a subtle background. I planned on a rectangular format, but found that it really needed to be more square.  The beauty of making quilts is you can cut off the excess to get the format right.

And a selection of some country landscape embroideries based on scenes at and around Maleny.  Most of these will be heading to a gallery in Maleny soon.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

A Selection of Embroideries

Some of my latest embroideries that will be going to Seaview Artist's Gallery in time for Christmas.

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art

It is the most amazing honour to have had my quilt "Bush Stone Curlew" hanging as a finalist in the Holmes Art Prize, currently on exhibit at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. I encourage any one in the local area to go along and see this amazing exhibition, the work is phenomenal.  The winning artworks are incredible and all well deserved.

See more on facebook and also on the gallery's website

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair and the Queensland Quilt Show.  Beautiful display of quilts, and some fabulous traders offering all sorts of wonderful things.  Being lucky enough earlier this year to win a voucher sponsored by Wabi-Sabi Designs, I got to take home some wonderful items today.  Thank you Wabi Sabi, I am thrilled to bits with my prize.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

One Subject, Two Methods

I have just completed two small pieces, one an embroidery to be framed, and the other a small quilt. I didn't set out to do two works, it just so happened that I started one method of construction, which I discarded in favour of another, then when I finished and achieved the first piece, decided to re examine what I had started out making and apply it to a little quilt instead.  It is always an interesting exercise to do the same design twice, and I am rather happy with both results.  You can decide for yourself which is your favourite.  The bird featured is a White Cheeked Honeyeater, and he is on a grass tree stalk in the wallum.  I took my reference photo myself in a local national park.
"Afternoon Vigil"

"On the Lookout"

Friday, July 28, 2017

Finalist News

It is very exciting to report that I have made it as a finalist in two fine art competitions, both being run through the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.  The first is the Local Artist, Local Content prize, for which the artist must be a resident within the Sunshine Coast area and the artwork reflecting this. I entered a framed embroidery for this one.
Check out all the finalists here

The second competition is the Holmes Art Prize for excellence realistic Australian bird life, for which you can see all the finalists here.  This entry is a small quilt and I am quite honoured to have it selected, as it is sitting beside some very accomplished work of realistic bird art.