Monthly Archives: April 2018

Back from Auz

What a fantastic trip a successful conference talk,family gold medal at the Commonwealth games and many memories made along the way.Here are some highlights.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists- 21st Biennale of Sydney.MCA

Yarrenyty alter Artist.21st Sydney Biennale.MCA

Master weaver Ngarrindjeri.21st Sydney Biennale MCA.
Woven sedge grass.

 

Amazon Biodome Trip

 

 

 

 

 

My birthday present early in March was to tour Amazon’s newly installed bio-domes in down town Seattle.The building provides an alternate environment for work and collaboration within the company.

As an Amazon wife I’m really interested in the occupational health of this specific profession.So much has changed with technology over our life time and it’s interesting to observe at first hand the interaction of technology, humanity and the natural world.

I built my first sedum green-roof on our shed in Wantage in the 1990’s which was a great success and currently enjoy my weekly volunteer gardening in our local botanical gardens.I continue to interested in the connection of gardening and mental health.

I have a copy of Gardening Vertically by Noemie Vialard in my library and can highly recommend it as great reference.

Stocked with mangrove habitat.

I love the texture of these primitive trees

 

 

 

Stitch Play

One of the things I like to do is recycle.I’ve also been inspired by Japanese Boro technique for many years.We have that glass table and I’ve been working on a series of placemats from our families old jeans.

These are really basic starts and I’m looking forward to long light evenings adding more stitches.

I’m off to Sydney Australia this month, am booking an embroidery class and will be connecting with a long term internet crafting friend.

 

 

Women and Creativity ATC

I’ve been invited to join the Women & Creativity ATC Play along again this year.

ATC’s or Artist Trading Cards are 3 1/2 by 2 1/1 inch pieces of art created by artists ¬†for many different reasons.Maybe to try a new techniques, as a learning opportunity or to make a statement.

My Great Grand Father was a lithographer in London.I made an acrylic 3 layered background on green card.I then made a simple print block and hand-tinted flowers.I then used a glitter fabric pen to highlight the edges.