International Women’s day

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 women who need to do this, without speaking the native tongue AND facing the physical challenges that men are spared.

This was one reason for me creating the images for my exhibition in 2015, Colour is Life.

It featured local people who had made Bendigo home, coming from many countries. I wanted to highlight their traditions via costume as well as the beauty of each and every person who emigrates.

Mologa & Mitiamo War Memorials

9th February 2022.

Bill & Sharon Greenaway

Battling relentless flies and bloody awful heat we visited a hay bale War Memorial on the Durham Ox and Bendigo -Pyramid Hill Road. This tribute was first erected in 2019 and we were pleased to see that it still stands now.

Mologa Ww1 tribute, (C)2022 Bill Greenaway

From here we then re visited the solitary Memorial in the former township of Mologa, where those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who served in WW1 are remembered today.

It is an eery site as the only thing left of the actual township is a commemorative plaque and the decaying remains of the school.

From here Bill and I drove to Pyramid Hill to have our picnic lunch under the shade of a tree at the local park and then headed to revisit the Mitiamo WW1 Memorial Corner.

These images are in addition to our Exhibition images which are now on permanent display at the Bendigo RSL Museum, Pall Mall, Bendigo.

Should you wish to have copies of these, please contact Bill or myself.

Images are subject to Copyright Bill and Sharon Greenaway 2022.

Transience, a well thought art theme

In 2016 I shared the Living Arts Space at the Bendigo Information centre with two other artists Mari Basile and Lyn Cole.

Our theme was The Transient Landscape.

I realise now that this theme has never really left my body of work.

It has evolved to include the Transience of human existence. Brought to the fore with my challenges over the last 19 months or so with Myeloma.

Working on my latest paper bush mannequin made me realise this, asking myself does it represent evolving from the earth or is it representing returning to it?

Many thanks to hubby Bill Greenaway for continuing to capture me at work.

Miniature winged back chairs

I wanted to make a chair or two for a new miniature room box I am working on. This miniaturist (Bentley House minis) posts quite a few different videos on making things in 1/12 scale which is what I like to work with – it is not too tiny! (see below)

I am really happy with the end results which I know are not perfect but they are totally handmade and feature my unique photographs of Australian wildflowers which I design to print onto cotton.

I also sell this fabric, contact me if you would like to purchase.

MAINLY TAKEN IN SITU THESE FLORAS ARE NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA AND MANY ARE NATIVE PARTICULARLY TO CENTRAL VICTORIA
MAINLY TAKEN IN SITU THESE FLORAS ARE NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA AND MANY ARE NATIVE PARTICULARLY TO CENTRAL VICTORIA
MAINLY TAKEN IN SITU THESE FLORAS ARE NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA AND MANY ARE NATIVE PARTICULARLY TO CENTRAL VICTORIA

Eucy and Sheoak wall hanging

I finally completed this cotton wall hanging.

I decided to use a recycled timber hanging system which goes well with the natural theme.

I would love your feedback.

Miniature Real Floral art

Recently I was invited to write an article on how I make my miniature floral works. The article was to be published in the online magazine Dolls Houses Past and Present.

I enjoyed the experience and hope you get to make and enjoy your own miniature floral arrangements.

https://www.dollshousespastandpresent.co.uk/Magazine/Issue-34-December-2021/Page-13

Flora dried in silica crystals, ready for sorting and storing.