Friday, September 27, 2013

Saying it with every colour!

Here are the finished birds that I started back in July, they'll be on my stall at the craft fair this Sunday at the Darwin waterfront.

Also on my table is this doll in progress (the 3rd one for an exhib coming up in Oct), in some way it feels like drawing, cutting out the fabric is just drawing a line, and the same with the embroidery, a row of stitches is another way of drawing. They also remind me of paper dolls that can be decorated a hundred ways...

Last week was my birthday and I just had to share this creation made by my daughter...

I know the boys love me too, but it's so lovely to have one who expresses it in every colour and texture she can lay her hands on!

I hope your week is going well, come and say hello if you can on Sunday.

Monday, September 16, 2013

a moment in the garden

Just a brief post in the midst of my crazy couple of work weeks. A photo from my garden of a mystery plant that I first noticed a year or so ago, it's some kind of parasitic plant like mistletoe it's growing on another tree in our garden and getting more and more established.

The flowers attract lots of different birds and the last few mornings there have been some little red chested finches there, I don't fancy my chances of getting a photo!! But maybe I'll do a little painting soon...
I hope your week has got off to a good start! Best wishes.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Stepping up to September

Suddenly life has got busy!! On my table this week, some dolls in progress for a group exhibition in October. (called this way madness lies)

Hand colouring lino prints to make cards for a craft fair at the end of September - Sun 29th at the waterfront.

This painting that I started a couple of weeks ago and still needs a lot more work.

I finally finished the first volume of the Matisse biography by Hilary Spurling, completely inspired by Matisse's work I've set up this still life and have done a few drawings, I hope to have something ready to share soon.

Next week I have to work a 6 day week because of workmates on holidays, not to mention a choir performance on Saturday! so there won't be much art happening...