Friday, April 27, 2012
Not quite sure how I landed in this project. Visiting my friends who make up a group of textiles artists called "Broadstrokes" - for lunch & to say Farewell to Kate who was going OS - then Tricia Smout arrived to talk about her Artist in Residence stint at the Mt Coot-tha Bontanical Gardens http://www.triciasmout.blogspot.com.au/ Next thing I know, this group of six 'friends' have roped in their 3 guests & we are taking part in this collaborative work with Tricia. We each make 3 bundles - one to hang in the Gardens, one in our own garden & one to be buried.
Mine has tea-tree bark, onion skins, newspaper, a couple of different fabrics, lace & crepe paper wrapped up with beetroot-dyed calico.
I have tied mine into a bundle - others have loosely tied theirs together. Not sure if mine is too tight to allow any disintergration - time will tell .
Hanging in our garden - next to the Cycad that has seven new fronds - it looks magnificient.
Still working on my FloodArt - this piece is the back of a damaged photograph - I am always amazed at the designs, colours, shapes & this one inspired a garden. Some machine stitching finished off the piece.
Another finished block for my Antique Aussie Quilt. Think I will have to lay them out to see how many more I'll do or if the number I have will make an interesting quilt.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Still battling along with Mail Art 365 - this is No: 164 - almost half way there. This is made from an old calendar & a bit of collage.
From Jill in USA - lovely piece - bright & sunny all in yellows.
From Sue in South Africa - lovely silk stamped with a grid.
Saw some great sights - this sign, on the side of the fairway, tickled our fancy - we didn't attempt to retrieve any golf balls in this area.
Golf courses are really pretty places - this is a pod of some sort. It was leaves that appeared to have been glued together & it was hollow - obviously whoever lived there had departed. Perhaps someone might know what creature used this as its home. It guess it was in the tree before it was on the ground.
Golf was finished off with a beer, martini & food in Cairns at the Crown Hotel & watching the rain come down. It was a restful couple of days.