Saturday, 12 May 2018


I have been working on an online class with Kelli May Krenz. Bunnies in paint ,ink, pen,watercolours ,aquarelles, crayons using hands brushes, wooden skewers


It is good to play with paint and paper .To work on other pieces rather than the concentration I have been putting into my pieces for Broadstrokes Inspired by Margaret Olley exhibition in the Warwick Art Gallery next year. These have been so much fun , freeing.

Sunday, 6 May 2018


I couldn’t get my sewing machine to behave in some free motion embroidery so took to the paints instead.
This is a Margaret Olley inspired mess of pink and green with some flowers and a collaged image of an early piece of a drawing she did when still in school. I used some aquarelle crayons as well.

Just trusting in the process. Certainly got my frustration out over the sewing machine. Maybe I’ll revert to handstitching the piece I was working on. 

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Tweed Valley

Playing around with this wee freeform house . Adding some blues of furnishing fabric. Take me to the river. Margaret Olley is in my head. She lived in a house on the banks of the Tweed River and had to be rowed across by her mother to go to the local school. My Grandmother lived in Bega as her father was a manager at the Cheese factory. She and her sister were boarders at school in Sydney and when they returned home at holiday time they caught a steamer down the coast and as the boat didn’t dock they were hoisted over the side in a basket , the same way the goods being delivered were. People were made of much sterner stuff in these days of early to mid 20 th century. Family lore or true fact sounds good anyway. My grandmother was a very proper lady all her life and the main issue for her was keeping her skirts down to remain decent amongst all the sailors as she swung out over the water.