Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Birding Again

Birds are such wonderful creatures, and capturing their feathers and spirit is a very inspiring pursuit.
These two embroideries I have entered in to the Immanuel Arts Festival, which is on this coming weekend at Immanuel Lutheran College, Maroochydore. If you live close by, well worth paying a visit to appreciate lots of art.

These are probably two of my favourite bird embroideries I have done to date, and will be a little sad to see them go to new homes when they sell.

As well as these two, I have also entered a drawing. This is the first time ever I have entered a drawing in to an art competition, or had up for sale, so it will be interesting to see the response of the viewing public.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

A Little Commission

I was asked to do a commission of a red backed wren and a superb blue wren together, such a nice subject and I very much enjoyed making this little piece. I am sure it's new owner will be very pleased.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains are a fascinating subject, different angles, different light, always something new to discover with them.  They work so well in panorama format, which is an interesting way to work and lends itself very well to my style of embroidery.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Birds, Birds, Birds

It's been all about birds the last few weeks. All these little artworks are from photos I have taken myself and they all live in my local area. Some birds, like the fairy wrens, are so sweet and little, whilst others are on first glance very plain, but are actually full of their own charm and character.

from top left clockwise: red backed wren; male splendid blue fairy wren; forest kingfisher; female splendid fairy wren.

left: spangled drongo. Top right: white throated honeyeater; bottom right: little black cormorant.

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.