Visited theTweed Gallery which houses much of Margaret Olley's home, exactly as it was when she passed her mortal coil. An exercise in creative thinking and developing a response to that environment followed, with 5 hours or so of observation and discussion. Lots of refreshments at the Gallery Cafe too. I was fascinated by the curtain fabric, the patterns on rugs, cushions and chairs. At some point the experience became sensory overload - thankfully images provide the opportunity to revisit the space. A wonderful day with my tribe.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
Thursday, 24 March 2016
A great four days running mini workshops in collage and stitch at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show. Using our hand dyed and printed fabrics as a base, we created cords, motifs, thread skeins and paper prints for exercises in design, colour, contrast and scale - sharing laughter and creative fun! Thanks everyone!
Monday, 14 March 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
Glorious sunshine and a perfect day to use sun dyes. Today is basic - wet cloth, paint like there's no one watching with a foam brush in each hand and musical accompaniment of your choosing. Scatter found objects over the wet surface. Wait until the cloth is dry then remove objects - heat set and wash as per instructions.
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Getting into the rythm of printmaking - a quick exercise is to get out the student acrylics and the gel or glass plate and play on a roll of brown paper. Several metres later and there are heaps of ideas popping around - crumple and recrumple to change the structure of the paper, fuse to a felt background and stitch, cut out pieces at random and applique or fuse to other pieces, cut into strips then weave before fusing to another background and stitch. Overprint. If you dont like a section - overprint with another design. If nothing else, unique wrapping paper for 2016.