Sunday, March 31, 2013

Workshop preparation

In 10 days time I am heading up the highway to Ballarat to spend 2 days teaching at the Ballarat Embroiderers Guild conference- Autumn Leaves. 
I am looking forward to it and I have been getting put the materials to take and working out how I will present the class. 

 So far my plan is to focus the class with a theme of 

 " Preparing a Feast : when the ordinary becomes extraordinary." 

I am excited as this will give the participants plenty of scope but hopefully give those who find it difficult to know where to begin, a starting point. 
We will be doing heaps of fun stuff, like printing, dyeing and collaging. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

German Houses and Italian walking art

Well it is has been way too long between posts. My humble apologies, I have been making things truly!! It's just that life got in the way and I couldn't seem to catch my breath, let alone do a blog post.
So enough excuses.

I am on my way to the creation of a body of work, 2 down ..... who knows how many to go.

"The German Book of Houses"was the first to be completed, this is painted and stitched on heavy paper.

Next came "Walking the Cinque Terre." A sculptural piece constructed on shoe lasts I was given when a friend found them in the loft of their newly purchased house.

My visual diary is getting full of ideas and the next piece will emerge soon, hopefully I will get a lot done in the next couple of weeks as it is school holidays now. 

Wishing you a Blessed Easter