My father emigrated to Australia in the 1950s as a ten pound pom. I could never imagine having to leave my home country for a new start in a strange land, albeit able to speak the same language. I have utmost admiration for those who have to, whatever their reasons. And especially for the womenContinue reading “International Women’s day”
It was in 2016 during a foray into a mosquito laden bush that we first saw the Yam Daisy. It was one lonely plant and I have wanted to see and photograph more ever since then. Yesterday during our lockdown exercise, walking into the Box Ironbark bush near our home we spotted several of theseContinue reading “Yam Daisy is back”
A glimpse into some of my work for a group exhibition that may or may not be held next month. Here in Victoria we are under lockdown due to Covid outbreaks, so each week is unknown. Creating the work is very cathartic and challenging.
Update, just in time for Mothers’ Day my brooches, as well as directly from me , are NOW available online from BUDA Castlemaine. https://budacastlemaine.org/shop/gifts/ Available NOW from the Bendigo Pottery. As well as the Visitor Information Centre Bendigo.
Using my new embroidery hoop I have been thread colouring a new piece, featuring a favourite flower from the Bendigo region- the common (although I don’t think it is at all common!) fringe myrtle. Not only did this hoop make sewing French knots so much easier, the end result I am pleased with.
here is a teaser…
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 nativeContinue reading “Hand colouring with thread and other sewing”