Sunday, 29 July 2018


On the last retreat  I went on in early July I bundled up a length of vintage woollen blanket and put into a pot to boil. It was full of various eucalyptus,wattle , avocado, onion skins , lichen and gum nuts. When opened there were some lovely subtle marks. There was imprints of the gum nuts. I am going to cut out arm holes and add stitch, lace pieces braids and extra  ecodyed wool pieces. I had better get on with it before winter ends so I can wear it.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Sota exhibition

My textile piece Red Hot Earth was juried into the Queensland Sota , State of the art , exhibition. It was on display at the Boonah Art Gallery. This was inspired by the vintage lace piece that reminded me of Georgia O’Keefe and her paintings of skulls and the beautiful desert environment around her New Mexico home. The sun beats down relentlessly there is death but there is also green new growth emerging. As in in the midst of death there is life. There is always hope.

Stitched by hand entirely except for the binding.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Atasda exhibition

I have been lucky enough to have two pieces hanging in the ATASDA Qld exhibition at the Aspire Gallery in Paddington. It is on from 18-28 th July 2018. The exhibition is titled Beyond the Surface.

View of the entry to the exhibition.

My piece on a canvas entitled Landscape. It started out as a landscape of the Tweed Valley where Margaret Olley lived for a time as a young girl. The house and the river being important elements in her life.

My second piece is my Year of Stitch 2017. I stitched daily on a vintage linen table napkin. I have attached it to a stretched piece of pink organza and used old picture frame to hold it.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018


I recently saw posted on Instagram a photo by India Flint of the waterways at Noosa Everglades. @prophet_of_bloom.  It was so beautiful and I rued inner city living so far from the natural wild , wild places, glorious and ancient scenery and natural plants and creatures living harmoniously. Then I re listened to a u tube podcast of John O’ Donahue talking . He said about this topic that no matter where you are or where you live there is always the sky above you , with clouds, a moon and sun. There is always then this natural beauty to view.
So going on a walk from my inner city workplace at Buranda I crossed the bridge from school to Stones Corner shops. This is the scene  from the bridge. Bulimba Creek.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

More Bunnies

I haven’t only been making these bunnies but just finished the last two of the online class. So much fun so many techniques. May be good for cards or to add to a journal ... cats...bilbies ... will try and find a way to creat3 my own interpretation of these little cuties.

This is a vintage inspired fluffy bunny.

Angel bunny with wings