Thursday, January 29, 2015

reclaiming the studio

Throughout last year we achieved a couple of bigger renovations around our humble home, so love the new kitchen. Of course these adjustments require clearing and packing up rooms then storing the stuff somewhere. My little studio filled and filled with various bits n pieces. As the studio filled my creative energy waned coming to a momentary standstill.
But never fear a couple of weeks break over the festive season, some unpacking, sorting and De-cluttering and my need for studio time returns. Re-igniting the creativity with simple line sketching, browsing the many images in my digital libraries, a little bit of Photoshopping and plenty of home sewing.
Keeping It Simple and returning to one of my favorite art quotes by Henri Matisse
"Don't wait for inspiration, it comes while one is working"
starting somewhere and remembering to play:)

Monday, December 1, 2014

it's a new season

together we start of a new season
Winter in the North, Summer in the South
seasons that are filled with many celebrations & festivities

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

food for thought

packing tape & re-purposed magazine

find joy in the everyday

gather imagery that provides creative stimulus

card, paper & re-purposed magazine

combine parts or elements to form a whole

photos & re-purposed magazine

As the creative overlap of studio and kitchen increases so too does my collection of foodie magazines. With this comes new imagery along with new inspirations and new recipes to make, to eat, to share, to sketch, to photograph.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul

- Theodore Dreiser-

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pop Up Shop this weekend

Everything is ready for tomorrows opening!!
9am - 4pm Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November 2014
in The Auditorium at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens 
A Pop Up Shop full of hand crafted items made by members of the

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

sewing time - making potholders

The inspiration for this collection of potholders started with a flower, a Marimekko Flower. The flower was on a white background with a bit of careful cutting & stabilizing it now sits on a patched black n white background. With top finished I created a sandwich by layering the top with a layer of Insul-Bright, a layer of cotton wadding and then a piece of cotton fabric at the back. The layers are held together with several rows of stitch it was then cut into a circle shape by using a bread n butter plate for the shape. The edges are finished with a red & white striped bias. Using fabrics from the stash I sewed a few more, making a collection of useful / decorative potholders. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

almost time to shop, plan a menu and dust off decorations

Where has this year gone? It's hard to believe it's almost time to unpack those festive decorations
Redbubble have been expanding their range, so in addition to cards and prints they now also have throw pillows, phone cases, duvet covers, stickers, hoodies and tote bags
The background images from each months calendar plus a couple of other images are now available
through Redbubble including a 2015 Calendar
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