Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year New Works

Welcome to 2019, another year begins with so much promise of creativity.  It might be a while since I blogged, but the sewing machine has not stopped. So many beautiful local sceneries and birds to capture, I shall never run out of subject matter.
Happy new year to all my readers and thank you for following my creative journey and I hope you enjoy what I have in store to show you in the future.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

By the Beach

I live near some fabulous beaches, they are many and varied. Capturing some of these local landmarks is fun and challenging. Top is Dickey Beach looking towards Moffat Headland and bottom is at the Maroochy River mouth looking towards Pincushion Island.  Both these artworks are currently on display at Seaview Artists Gallery at Moffat Beach

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Qld Quilt Show

I entered two floral quilts in to the Queensland Quilt show this year, and each was awarded a third prize ribbon in their categories, a big shout of thanks to my prize sponsors, Gatton Quilters, Victorian Textiles, Quality Always and Queensland Quilters.
To tell you a little about each quilt - the top one is titled "Cabbage Whites" and was inspired by the cabbage white butterflies feeding on the dandelions that I photographed down my road. I was wanting to capture the way dandelion stalks hold the flowers above the other plants growing around and underneath. I used inks to paint the details which were then appliqued on to a hand dyed background fabric.

The second quilt is a study in wildflowers that grow in my area. I used four different plants. The purple vanilla lilies were painted then cut out and all the other plants were cut from hand dyed fabrics. The background fabric was dyed to suit. There are also dyed yarns couched down.

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 -

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.