The Bendigo wax flower is a tiny one, with many flowers on each branch. They are starting their winter flowering season.
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 ofContinue reading “Drying delicate native flower buds”
Our first sighting of the Bendigo Wax in the wild. Flowering earlier than normal, it was a delight to see. As were the sundews glistening in the sun.
This stunning depiction of Central Victorian landscapes is available as a giclee print from me directly, please do not reproduce without my permission.
I have not posted here for some time and thought it best to keep my records up to date. Last month was a busy time balancing fighting off a dose of the flu or cold or whatever that, like many people. knocked me out a bit, with the preparation of work for the annual BendigoContinue reading “Busy few months”
I was a bit saddened as well as joyful yesterday when I said goodbye to this beauty when it sold at the Australian native plant society annual show. I trust its new owner will get a lot of pleasure from wearing it. This mixed fabric scarf was a challenge as I was combining the 100%Continue reading “Winter eucalyptus”
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.
My foray into embroidery to enhance my native floral wearable art range has been recognised (just a little bit) in the new edition of Inspirations news #188. https://mailchi.mp/inspirationsmagazine/embroidery-news-issue-461281?e=1fd025ae44
I am pleased to at long last be involved in an exhibition during the Castlemaine State Festival. I hope you can make it to the festival and my work at this centrally located gallery.
I hope the photo montage is self-explanatory, feel free to message me if you like more information. Sharon