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Australian Flora wearable art for sale (11th January 2021 update)

My wearable art range is available at:

BUDA Castlemaine https://budacastlemaine.org

WARRAL Honey Maldon http://warralhoney.com.au

And my works on paper and canvas:

Castlemaine Market building, Historic Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street Castlemaine, Victoria

I have also created my own on line shop at Ebay for people to directly purchase my exclusive range of Australian wearable art scarves.

I have had good response with selling via Ebay, and I know many of us love on line shopping as well as personal shopping.

I have quite few one-off scarves on the Ebay site, just follow my store site.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=sharon+greenaway&_sacat=0

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Hand colouring with thread and other sewing

Being an artist is a broad term, but for me I start my art with a photograph and then decide how it is to be used.

My return to hand stitched items began almost four years ago when I began my wearable art range of scarves that feature my photographic art of Bendigo goldfields native flora printed onto silk, organic cotton jersey, cotton/linen and some polyester fabrics.

I design how the fabric will be printed and when it arrives in my studio I cut and sew it into several scarf designs. Some of the fabric such as the jersey needs to be sewn together so that the print is fully visible on both sides and although I use the sewing machine I often need to use old style hand stitching to finish off the garment.

To many who read this it may not seem such a big deal but sewing is not a strength of mine so when I returned to hand stitching I had to remember what I learnt many years ago from both my mother and also sewing classes at high school.

Part of my range of art also includes brooches made with printed cotton/linen folded down into a metal brooch holder.

Usually every winter I would settle down to creating crocheted projects but now need to take this easier due to a weak shoulder. Last year I was itching to do some hand work and decided to have a go at embroidering some of these brooches.

Once again I had to remember high school lessons and was amazed how it came back to me!

The first few were a simple stitch here and there to give a little 3 d character to the brooches. However I have slowly added more detail to the point I feel I am hand colouring my images not with pastels or pencil (another part of art process but on paper) but with colourful thread.

My main stitches I use are back stitch and the French knot, but I hope to try new stitches in the future.

Sharon Greenaway

www.sharongreenaway.com

sharongreenawayart@gmail.com

Miniature art 2021

Last year I discovered room boxes and created my first one. I was intrigued with the concept of miniature art and wanted to create more.

It has taken me many months but finally I’m getting back into it, having purchased secondhand a dolls house which while it’s not 1/12th scale I will convert it to be suitable.

Much thanks to Bill Greenaway for taking these images.

In order to create the art gallery I need a blank canvas, a cream colour will allow flexibility.

The right paper and printer makes a difference

The front photo was printed with a Canon PIXMA printer, on semi gloss photo paper. While the other two were printed on 80 GSM office paper using an all in one printer.

Drying delicate native flower buds

Delicate eucalypts blossom dried in flower drying crystals

Earlier this year I began experimenting with drying native flower buds in silica gel (crystals). It can be bought on line under the name of Flower Drying Crystals and is both reasonably priced and reusable.

I began in July/August with my work but have not revisited it since then due to the unwelcome diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma in late September.

Today was the day to revisit this work and I am delighted with how the flowers have remained in shape and colour.

I hope to use these little buds in my miniature art later on.

The blue/purple of the Westringea crassifolia is so true to life you would think it just came off the shrub, not bad seeing it was picked in winter.
You can buy this on line in various weights.
I bought the 500 gm and it is enough for a small quantity of flowers and a good quantity to test out what will dry well.

(7) Discover Documentary #3 | Pendle Hall – YouTube

Join Michael Reason, Curator of History and Technology as he takes us on a tour of a piece of prime real estate in miniature, Pendle Hall.
— Read on www.youtube.com/watch

Since discovering room boxes for book cases earlier this year thanks to the on line community, my interest in Miniatures has been awakened!

Here is on inspirational doll house which is so detailed and beautiful…enjoy!

Shelter in Place Gallery

Shelter in Place Gallery
— Read on www.shelterinplacegallery.com/

When I began researching miniature art galleries I did not know about this particular space in Boston USA.

That is the beauty of research the more you do the more you discover, I hope you find this as interesting as I do.

Having made one small gallery, I am now developing a larger space for an exhibition in October. I hope it will be completed by then! Who would’ve thought there’s just so much work in creating miniature art.

Bendigo bush paper art

Summer before Covid 19.

Summer is my paper making time. This piece was created in a more innocent time. It reflects the beauty of the Australian bush, and is too nice to hidden away, hence my decision to frame it

Size is 10 cm by 15cm plus frame.

It is for sale if you would like a piece of summer on your wall or desk.

Contact me directly

Why Are Miniatures So Creepy? How the Tiny Art Form Effectively Disturbs the Psyche | Art for Sale | Artspace

Using feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and Mark Fisher’s book “The Weird and the Eerie,” we uncover why miniatures—like those seen in Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Ari Aster’s “Hereditary”—are beyond creepy.
— Read on www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/close_look/why-are-miniatures-so-creepy-a-look-inside-how-the-tiny-art-form-effectively-disturbs-viewers-55718

While researching miniature art I found this article. It gives an added depth to miniature as an artform.

Gorgeous native birds in our backyard

PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIVE FAUNA TAKEN IN BENDIGO, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I had to be quick and grab the first camera that came to hand today when these birds came to feed on the pink Correa in our back yard.

The small one is a Silvereye which is quite a flighty little bird to photograph.

The yellow tailed New Holland Honeyeater was more forgiving of me and my camera and happily fed while I shot several images.

Winter 22nd June 2020.