Friday, February 27, 2009
Two of those behind me were sold.
This is part of the gallery before everyone arrived. Megan, the curator at the gallery did a wonderful job in marrying the disparate styles.
Carolyn and Warren beside Trish's lovely dress, made out of Wunderlich ceiling and flywire embroidered with wire.
Yesterday we did a floor talk and demonstration for an Elderly Citizen group and tomorrow for the general public...a three hour job!
I so love the idea of sharing the enthusiasm we have with others and maybe beginning something for them. One lady went away and cried after I showed her how to make a little book, she so wants to make things but lacks the courage, though one of her friends told me she had made her bag and she was delighted with that. I have offerred to go to their place and "play" with them. I only discovered belatedly that her friend was the sister of a well known Australian painter!!! but that may well explain the retiscence.
Anyway it was all fabulous!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I know I said my New years resolution was that I would draw each day..... it is true that last year I made the same vow.
Here are two of those pages, the first quote is by Henry Miller and the second Lois Pasteur.
( I realise that it is difficult to read.)..so here it is.
"Develop interest in life as you see it, in people, things,literature, music- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures,beautiful souls and interesting people.
Forget youself."and the second "Chance favours only the prepared mind"
Tomorrow the pieces for the exhibition go to the gallery to be hung
We are really puting ourselves "on the line" now.
Certain level of tension, having never done this before!?
I think the demonstrations on the next day will be more relaxing....feel confident with the teaching and "chatting" bit.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is my guest room, ..........with a touch of colour?, I so loved India and hope I can go back another time
My stepmother Pat has done some lovely paintings which I want to show from time to time, this is one I love, it is so cheerful and a good way to finish.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
These are the plays of light on the pavement in the next block.
This is coming in my gate.
And the final triumph from an unwatered and sunburned garden.
Friday, February 13, 2009
The plan was to emboss the pages of the book with the little pieces.
I used different papers and found that the thicker papers were less successful than the finer.
I SOOOOOOH want a book press. I borrow one from Cathie up the road but I think everyone really, really should own one. They are not easy to come by and when I move to the inner city....what will I do then?
Enough of that.
For the underside of the cover I collaged the images using Picassa .
And the completed book
I thought that if I left all the photos in variations of white you may think you have "happened on" the wrong blog site.
So, here are two chairs I covered quite a while ago.The fabric is painted and machine stitched. It actually began because I was worried the Victorian rocking chair had borer so I thought painting would be the safest, living in a timber house with timber floors!