Flora and Fauna fabric brooches…2020

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.

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.

Foray into embroidery recognised a little

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

Exhibition during Castlemaine state festival

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.

suburbia

Red Hibiscus. Before designing my fabric comes the sourcing and capturing of the flora that speaks to me in some way, be it colour, form or fragrance. I have two main themes , Indigenous Flora of the Bendigo region and Suburban Flora of the Bendigo region. Today I spent several hours in the studio photographingContinue reading “suburbia”