Tuesday, December 29, 2009
At last we are having good 'drought breaking' rains. 'Rainy Maleny' is again true to form. I love the sound of the rain on the roof and the feeling of being snug and safe in my waterproof home. [I have lived in some leaky abodes in the past].
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I am fairly new to 'The Artist Book' genre. I attended a week long book making workshop last year with Adele Outteridge which has given me the basics. My friends Fiona Dempster and Susan Bowers make exquisite books. Susan had a studio exhibition last week and I was blown away. Maybe artist books is the way to 'file' some of my bits and pieces lying around the studio.
I have made a humble book for my sister for her birthday, documenting the building progress of their new home last year - visually, of course with lots of wabi sabi photos.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I belong to the Collaboration of Maleny Artists [COMA in name but not in spirit].
We are having a group exhibition opening this Saturday based on aspects of the local environment. After much deliberation and changing of my mind and nearly throwing in the towel [all typical when it comes to my painting], I decided to base my work on some beautiful gum tree shadows which fell across my canvas as it was sitting on the ground.
I am at last happy with a painting.
I am going to print out this detail as my 2009 Christmas card.
My traditional pojagi wrapping cloth, which I now wear as a skirt wrap.
One half made window panel [ 3 more to go].
Me wearing my pojagi dress.
Dangly cubes - what to do with them? They were fun to make.
....so I now finish up on where and why I started blogging - recording the progress of the wabi sabi Japanese screen commission which was really based on the Korean traditional patchwork technique of 'POJAGI'. Hmmm
and the elusive, hard to get right ,'kekki' seam which is a very strong fine seam with a triple row of stitching.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I have a couple of jewellery tasks to attend to this weekend. One of my neck pieces was in an exhibition tittled 'Water from the Moon' earlier this year in the Brisbane City Square Library. It was subsequently sold through 'Art on Cairncross', one of our fabulous Sunshine Coast Hinterland galleries. I need to adjust the neckband so that it sits comfortably on a very slim neck.
This is the piece in question. It is made from a beautiful piece of moss agate and silver plated tubes and beads. It represents the moon reflecting on the water over our spectacular Lake Baroon. The lake was a sacred aboriginal site and still retains the magic.
The other project is to make a pair of turquoise earrings to match a neckpiece sold to a friend earlier this year. The first step -selecting the feature beads from my stash of turquoise.
In the end, I made three pairs of suitable earrings - I like to have plenty of choice for my clients, and I always was a bit of an overachiever!