Sneak peak at how the mini art gallery is progressing

I am working a lot on this gallery as it needs to be ready for a group exhibition in September. Here is a sneak peak of one of the galleries.

Drying delicate native flower buds

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”

Bendigo wax flower opens early with gorgeous sundews

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.

Busy few months

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”

Write unto art trail, Bendigo to Heathcote

I was at the launch of this trail, second year in the making. Tremendous amount of work from all involved, lead by artist Mari Li Donni. I have a WearableArt piece at the Heathcote Winery(yes it is for sale and can be taken on the day) as well as poem with Elaine van Dyk atContinue reading “Write unto art trail, Bendigo to Heathcote”

Winter eucalyptus

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”

Hand embroidered flora

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.