Thursday 26 November 2015

Textiles this time

I'm jumping from one thing to another at the moment, jewellery over the past two weeks, textiles this week. I made a piece of felt for a project I need for next year, as well as an art quilt I'm stitching. I'm also painting fabric that I'm turning into a bag for a class next year.

the art quilt

my new piece of felt that I made

the fabric that I'm painting

Not hard to tell I'm obsessed with colour and circles.

Back to jewellery next week.

Thank you for dropping by and for your lovely comments, I really do try to post when I can. Facebook is so much quicker, but I don't want to give up my blog.
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Thursday 15 October 2015

Back to making Jewellery

It's been quite awhile since I made any jewellery. My trip to Noosa and the bead shop inspired me to get going again. I've added some necklaces to my Etsy shop I've also added more decorated paper packs.

This one features lovely semi precious stone carnelian and ammonite beads, with a lovely quartz drop

A mix of beads including two glass ring beads from Ethiopia and one of my soldered broken china charms. SOLD

Drilled and eyeleted sea glass and aventurine beads are included in this one.

More sea glass and jade beads as well as a tiny carved jade bird SOLD

More paper kits, these have a variety of all original decorated papers.

We had the coldest winter this year in a long time, for us anyway. Now it looks as though we're in for one of our hottest summers. We're still in spring and the temperature today is 34 deg C. I love the sun but not the fires that often come with it. We are not looking forward to what's ahead.

I take my sketchbook with me wherever I go. This was a gorgeous cafe in Eummundi, in Queensland, where I taught recently. There was so much to sketch. I think quite a few of my friends would say the 'Bohemian' meanings fit me.

my sketch of the photo above

in the plane and one of our favourite cafes in Noosa.

My sketch book has images in the corners and numbers on the pages so one isn't confronted with blank pages.

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Friday 18 September 2015

Where I've been

For the past two weekends I've been in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Up in Noosa in Queensland. The first workshop was printing paper and fabric them making the prints into a journal. That was in Noosa, the second workshop was my fabric journal in Gympie. Lovely students and great creativity on both occasions. I had five days off in-between to laze in the sun and on the beach, as well of lots of shopping.

seed pod printing on the Gelli® plate

this time printing leaves

printed pages in the finished book

where we stayed, such beautiful gardens

Noosa by night, magical, most of the trees down the street have fairy lights

a piece I'm hand stitching to turn into a bag, it's a great project for when you have to fly

my favourite bead shop in the world

just a small selection of what they sell, needless to say I didn't come home empty handed

Thank you for visiting, I'll have more soon.
I post more often showing my work on my Facebook Page, the link is in my sidebar

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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Missed July and almost August

Wow I can't believe how bad I've been neglecting my blog. I just seem to manage to keep up on my Facebook Page. I've been demonstrating at the Craft Fair in Western Australia and also teaching a two day Fabric Journal workshop for Dale Rollerson from the Thread Studio. Now I'm getting ready to go and teach at Noosa and Gympie in Queensland. I love being so busy especially when it's doing something I thoroughly enjoy.

I made and sold quite a few bags at the Craft Fair

some of the students in my fabric journal workshop.

these beautiful pages were made by one of the students ready to go into the covers

I also had some of my paintings and collage canvases on display

I've since been experimenting with leaves, printing on the Gelli® plate.
I'm teaching a printing and journal workshop in Noosa next week, then a fabric journal workshop in Gympie, it should be fun, and hopefully I'll have a few days in-between the workshops to sit in the sun and check out the beach.

I've also added some more paper packs to my Etsy shop

Thank you for dropping by.
I'll try not to miss posting in September.

Thursday 25 June 2015

Adding to my Etsy

I've been busy creating more paper packs and hand carved stamps to put into my Etsy shop. I've also been re-organising my studio and having a clean out. 

I found this great little book in Typo, a shop that sells note books, pens and a whole range of arty stationery. I've been drawing something everyday and it's great fun. The paper isn't special, but it takes pen, pencils and water colour without bleeding through to the other side, the pages feel great when they're finished.

this is the view I was sketching, winter this year has produced some beautiful days.

caught in the act, on location

my much used box of water colours

Thanks again for dropping by and your lovely comments. Two posts this month, things are improving.

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Thursday 4 June 2015

Time Flies

I can't believe I missed posting in May, it's June already, half of the year has almost gone. I taught a two day journal workshop from home and had a lovely group of students at Artified attend my Gelli plate printing workshop. That's where part of the month went. I've spent all of this week home trying to catch up on some projects. Following are some of the things I've been doing.

a fabric wall hanging made from my hand dyed fabrics and Liberty prints

this is still progressing

all hand stitched furnishing fabric scraps, this is one side of a bag

this is the other side, they were inspired by the work of French textile artist 
de Segolaine Schweitzer

some stamped, collage and stitched cards above and below

the Gelli printing workshop

I was very proud to have some of my sketchbook and journal pages printed in this lovely book too.

Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments, I really do hope to post again shortly (famous last words)

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