Embroidery Over My Hand Painting
Here is an example of some of my new work, which is stitching itself to become a new body of work for me. I'm combining all the ideas I've been experimenting with over the past 12 months. Hand embroidering colourful stitches, over some of my hand painted linen, adding another dimensional layer. I like the direction these works are going and my embroidery is getting more interesting.
Winter is a good time to stitch as it's nice to be indoors, it really is bitterly cold in Sydney. I've been listening to loads of podcasts and Netflix.
Hand Painting A Dress
On my web browsing I came across Spanish fashion label Armuseli who work with artists to create beautiful clothing. I'm in love with this dress.
Art made into fashion with the artist´s signature and a history to tell.
For the third time in three years we find ourselves moving.
Again we spent a month or more packing everything we own into boxes, culling as we went, so many boxes were filled up.
Cleaning both ends as we go. It's exhausting and so frustrating.
My studio is a work in progress. Moving takes me away from being creative and I have little time to think let alone daydream as I have to make micro decisions every minute.
The removalists knocked down the huge tree in our front yard, covering my car with it's once alive and flourishing branches.
The new place has a great feel. I can see the moon and last night it was particularly beautiful—tiny like a baby's broken finger nail.
The new house stood up to the storm yes it has no leaks and yes we did wake up all night due to the heavy drilling rain in the worst storms Sydney has seen.
So onwards to getting organised and finding the time to paint.
My Perth Journey
I am in Perth. Wow. What a journey. I will be back next week and write about it a bit more. I've never spent time in this city and it's a pleasure getting to know you. Some ladies I have met have driven for 700km to be at the Quilt and Craft Show.
Lucky me I sold this painting to a Perth local. Thanks Bec for buying it.
Collage—Visiting Perth WA
Screen Printed Inspirations
Collages My Personal Visual Stories
Thinking about my life at the moment I've happily created these collages which visually illustrate the stories in my mind. Using the beautiful Joan Collins and depicting the movie stars of the 50ies.
Dissatisfaction. One about ageing. The older me sees the younger me and doesn't want to age, the younger me is excited to think in the future she will have a child the other the older her will travel. The paradox is that of dissatisfaction.
Boy. The beautiful boy child soundly sleeping, the delicate luxury of sleeping of placing his head whenever it feels too heavy to hold.
Reckless Abandon. Contemplating the wonderful day that we got married, fun, dancing, being at the beginning of our lives and not knowing how luxurious that is. The bliss of being together, whirling around with reckless abandon.