Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tasmania is a beautiful state. Many beautiful old buildings, a lovely slow pace to the city (we stayed in Hobart), wonderful restaurants and cafes and lots and lots of galleries and co-ops.
We stayed at Battery Point very close to Salamanca Place and a beautiful tourist area.
On arrival Lee took us too a lovely little cafe that she had found on a previous visit. A late lunch was in order and the food was beautiful....so much so that we found ourselves there for breakfast the next morning...Panina with scrambled egg, spinach, oven roasted tomato, proscuitto and topped off with avocado...yumbo, yumbo. Breakfast was so good we were back again on the Sunday too!!!!
No art to show this post, I've been too busy gadding about, but pop over to Grrls blog and see the amazing guerilla knit installation that she is part of at the National Gallery...wonderful job Grrl!!!
Take care all and will post some textile art very soon!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So.... what I have been up to? I stitched this little heart was stiched for a friend on vintage linen. I love old doileys and this piece was left over after cutting out the lovely embroidered pieces for another project. The bird fabric was a snippet of a liberty fabric that I love and some gorgeous old handmade lace as a little collar on the bird. Originally I stitched it as a naive type pincushion, but added a temporary hanger in case my friend wanted to hang it instead. I recently I went to an Art Journal workshop with Meg Abrecht (local artist). I had a fantastic day at the workshop. We worked on sketching, adding colour, collaging, painting with gouache. Below is a little still life that we all sketched and later added our gouache. I will take a photo of my finished piece next week for my blog and show you some of the other neat stuff we worked on in our journals. Its been quite chilly these past few weeks. The other morning the fog was still laying low in the valley and you can just make out from the silhouette on the hills in the background all the blackened trees after the fires went through back in February. Hope you're not getting sick of these photos from my kitchen window....the view is forever changing.
I also went into Melbourne for a day with my sister Lee. This photo below is of my sister Lee in a little lane near the National Gallery of Victoria that has the most amazing graffiti. What a bonus to find this little lane between the car park and the Gallery. To see more amazing close ups of this graffiti art visit my sister Lee's blog.
Below some photos as we wandered around Melbourne later.
Clock tower and beautiful old building across from National Gallery. I am always in awe of the architecture in these beautiful old buildings.