Sunday, March 19, 2017

Where Did Summer Go?

Oh goodness! Suddenly it's mid-March and I realize that the whole summer has passed by without a single post here. I really must get back to updating this blog regularly - I blame that insidious Facebook thingy - it kind of takes over in the online space somewhat!

Anyway, I may not have been blogging much, but I HAVE been busy.......house, garden and creating things to sell in my Etsy store (Still have to keep the wolf away somehow!) So today I'm posting lots of pictures of recent work to catch up, with promise to self that I will blog much more regularly. 



I had a bumper lavender harvest this year, so I used some of it to make small things like these woven lavender bottles and silk pyramids





A fox and a hare............. and a little fox



Some child dolls:







A few lovely alfresco lunches in my back garden with dear friends:




Much baking......





The odd fish and bird:




Some full moons and trips:









Home renos slow and steady........



..........lots of flowers:



   AND ME!


 
 
 



 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More Mood Indigo

Here's the second piece in - for want of a better title - I'm calling the "Mood Indigo" series. Lots of references to books, words and poetic ideas in this one. This is a mixed media assemblage piece: the head is cloth over air-dry clay, painted with artist's acrylics with inserted "pages" made from water-colour paper; the torso and hands are sewn fabric, painted; bundle of painted sticks in the lower opening of the box and there is a tiny glass phial containing a scrap of peer with a poem on it held in the hands.



……and something a little more prosaic - a tiny baby - jointed cloth body with needle-sculpted hands and feet, cloth over clay head painted with artist's acrylics, hand-knit leggings and cap and cotton gauze smock-top:




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A Few More Critters

I've been designing a few more variations on the animal-kid theme:


On my recent teaching trip to Victoria, I bought some "foxy" coloured viscose fur and some white - I really wanted to design and make a fox. Here's what I came up with:




I also made a little white bear - not quite as challenging as the fox, but cute too! These are such fun to make.





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