Sunday, April 07, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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
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
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
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.