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Waiting for Rain

The tanks are low and the vines are hanging from the trees its good weather to dry fibre… but I am obsessed with dyeing at the moment, and for good reason, I am going to be selling my scarves in a beautiful little shop in Nest at the Old Bakery in Eumundi. My dreams are slowly becoming reality, as I am able to spend more time in the workshop making.

After 18months of learning, I have such expectations of what my finished dyeing is going to look like, but have to continually let go and accept the results that appear. Such […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00October 31st, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Lightly Escaping in Melbourne

A very quick trip to Melbourne, partly to source some new fabrics, trims and ideas and just as a break from the intensity of motherhood. After my last trip I am starting small this time 36 hours away and I will build from there in the next year. If you remember last time I went away to the Selling Yarns conference in Canberra I was away a week I had a great time… but at home I spent the next 6 months getting the kids back to functionality. Sounds dramatic, but one of my children is so very sensitive […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:26+10:00August 30th, 2013|Blog|2 Comments

The Last Dyeing Hour

It seems that although my child free hours are growing, my dyeing gets going in the last hour before school pick up. As this is all new and exciting, I have been cramming in as much learning as possible. To refresh everyones memories, or bring you up to date, last year I began my dyeing journey with big ideas and a not much knowledge. So I started learning, and researching and experimenting. Using Eucalyptus and Red Onion Skins initially.
  

By |2017-02-27T15:02:27+10:00August 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Lovingly Interrupted

A collection of art and objects created to tell the story of being a mum, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend and my struggle to actually make something, during the chaos that mostly surrounds me, and also the journey of finding the courage to explore this creativity that I have always had, but never given value to.
The exact date in 2014 and details will be announced later so keep your eyes on my Facebook  page or Subscribe to my BLOG to see whats exciting and new….

By |2017-02-27T15:02:27+10:00August 16th, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Road Trip to Lighting Ridge – Meet Stanley

Who is Stanley? Stanley is a new friend, he stands 18 metres tall and is on the highway as you head into Lightning Ridge.  He is an emu and is the brain child, well probably blood child of John Murray local artist of The Ridge. It has been such an inspiration watching this project come together, originally it was conceived as John drove across the desert near Birdsville, but thats 10,000 kms from Lightning Ridge and the logistics and funding just made it impossible. So John decided to make him in his hometown, and it has brought many parts of the […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:27+10:00May 24th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

What gets me going!

The highlight of the week was sharing my love of weaving, fibre and form with a group of wonderful people at a workshop I ran at the Rosebed Street Gallery in Eudlo, I loved it. The week leading up to friday was hard work, I had both kids off school sick for the whole week, husband away working and I added  21 hours of cleaning and dressing sores, not to mention being screamed at, hit and abused whilst trying to get them to take their anti biotics….  which as my son has severe food intolerance’s, means he cant have the […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00March 16th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Selling Yarns 3, Weaving the Nations Story

Inspiring Quotes from the Conference …….   Canberra March 2013

“pinning craft on the wall doesn’t make fine art. Taking the tradition into a contemporary space into installations and experimenting with how the traditional uses of the form interpret into modern life is the ‘art’ of the object and concepts” Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Director of LOOK, artist

“Tradition is not Static” Christiane Keller, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Australian National University

“Culture evolves, Aunty Joice makes her scoops in the footy colours” Melanie Evans, Art Gallery Assistant, Wagga Wagga, Art Gallery

“need to maintain and protect cultural practices, make new forms from old, […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00March 3rd, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Currency of BirdSong – Floating Land 9th June 2013 – Cooroora Institute

780  Belli  Creek Road, Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

11am to 4pm Exhibition, Music, Workshops and Food.

What if we used wild birdsong as an indicator of success and status? Instead of asking about jobs or money, we might ask of any process: “yes, but does it produce birdsong?” The currency of birdsong would be seasonal, diverse, and biogeographic; bird habitats would be more important than banks; value would be tied to the ritual of everyday’s dawning and twilight; outside life connected to local places.

About the Process… My passion for the environment underpins all that I create. I am a windfall gatherer, sometimes […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00February 14th, 2013|Blog, Exhibitions|0 Comments

Small Town Small Works 2012 – Rosebed Gallery Categories: Fibre and Baskets

Rosebed Street Gallery resides in the heart of Eudlo and is the initiative of local artists, Annie McRae and Maya Carter-Malins.
Their intention is to create a vibrant and inspiring art space that cultivates expression, imagination and originality. The Small Town Small Works show,  was a collection of exciting and eclectic  treasures from a range of Sunshine Coast artists.

My  collection of  baskets for this show was called “Days of the Week” and was a forever growing and changing collection, each one had its own title and identity. I used to have a  feeling of not being able to achieve anything creative as […]

By |2017-02-27T15:02:28+10:00February 11th, 2013|Exhibitions|0 Comments