I've been working on new paintings as well as journals, the paintings are for our upcoming exhibition in June, the journals are the commissions I'm working on, they take sooooo long.
This is an 8" x 8" canvas painted with acrylics. I've started painting in my graphicy style again.
This painting's much larger, 20" x 24", and it's not quite finished yet. It's at the 'sitting' stage where I keep walking past it waiting for it to tell me what to do next.
I love the colour schemes in both of these and I'm looking forward to starting another one soon.
I made these owls for the rest of the 'five take flight' group when we had our art get together recently. These are made using my fabric paper as the backgrounds, then layered and stitched with fabrics, sequin waste and beads for eyes. The hangers are sari silks wired with beads and a hand made ring at the top.
These were gorgeous chandeliers in the restaurant where our group, Patsy, Jacky
, Dot, Julia and I, met for lunch just over a week ago Julia
has more photos on her blog.
We had a fabulous time sharing our show and tell, the food was divine too.
This was part of the garden at the restaurant, there are many rooms inside and lots of garden rooms outside. You could be in Asia, Italy and almost Mexico all here in Oz.
This is another fabulous cafe hubby and I went to this weekend. We have friends living in the very arty town of Daylesford about an hour and a half from here. We spent the weekend with them and visited Cliffys, a great little, very bohemian cafe. I managed to get this picture just before the rush. The walls on the left are fabric panels.
I had to show you these columns as Patsy doesn't have a blog. They are magnificent, you can see how tall they are. Patsy has been painting them with fantastic images of people, animals, flowers, buildings, lovely words, images depicting everyday life and community. They will be on display in Melbourne outside St Michael's church in the city.
This is Patsy's gorgeous dog Milly who is now with the angels.
Some of the people. Don't you just love the birds in the bag of the lady on the back column.
Another view of the column.
And for the cat lovers.
Finally I added a dash of purple to my hair, nothing too radical.