Sunday, March 31, 2013

delicious and locally made hot cross buns

When a couple of the retail chains released the first Hot Cross Buns and Easter Eggs on Boxing Day. I was determined not to purchase any of these yummy delights until at least the same month that Easter falls in.
Our local bakerys' speciality is fruit and cinnamon hot cross buns and the bakery a few kilometres down the road makes chocolate with chocolate chip and strawberry with chocolate chip buns.
Rather than just choosing one, we decided to indulged in a selection from both bakerys
all delicious and sooooo worth the wait
Safe and Happy Easter

Monday, March 25, 2013

everywhere, everyday

 enjoyed an omelet for breakfast and popped the plate on the side table
wondered off to top up the coffee pot, when I returned back to the room
 the early morning sun streaming through the window onto the plate caught my eye
inspiration everywhere, everyday

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Art Show

Today was artwork delivery day for us the artists to drop off our works to the Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show. The art show is this weekend Saturday 23rd 10am-5pm & Sunday 24th 10am-4pm March 2013  there will be approx 600 artworks to enjoy and / or purchase. The school is located just at the top of the range at 24 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, QLD.
Visit the art show website for further details

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Written Word by Parastou Forouhar
I went along to the APT7 (Asia Pacific Triennial) exhibition this morning and was blown away by the scale of a few of the works. Installations filling entire rooms, utilising all surfaces, walls, floor and / or ceiling. Enjoyable and fascinating to move around the room and absorb the works from various aspects. 
Paramodel by Yasuhiko Hayashi & Yusuke Nakano
I was on a bit of a time restriction this morning and could have easily spent more time exploring the various installations including the above collaborative piece by Japanesse artists Yasuhiko Hayashi & Yusuke Nakano.  An entire room filled with intricate architectural drawings and raws materials. 
the reflections of an installation by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi
I also found the shadows & reflections from a few of the installations just as intriguing. A very inspiring exhibition. The exhibition is on until the 14th April 2013 at the Gallery of Modern Art at South Brisbane. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

new fabrics inspired by crushed paper

 Drawing inspiration from the everyday and a couple of pieces of crushed paper
I had a ton of fun taking many shots of the crushed paper from various angels then wedging & weaving two pieces of crushed paper together and taking more shots
had a pause from the camera to do a few blind contour sketches of the folds and wrinkles of the crushed paper. Once the contour lines were down I've filled in a few areas to add depth. The sketches and the images were all loaded onto the computer and I've used Photoshop Elements to alter and overlap the images further.
A couple of these altered images have then been printed onto fabric through Spoonflower.
for the piece on the left (Crushed) I've started with the image on the left and altered it a couple of times
For the piece on the right (Blue Crushed Porcelain) two images have been used. One of the crushed paper and one of a cup and dipping sauce plate. The images have been altered, overlapped and then further altered.
Both fabrics are available through my Spoonflower Shop

Thursday, March 7, 2013

a couple of exhibitions to enjoy this weekend

An exhibition by textile and mixed media artist Sharyn Hall
on at Gallery 54, 54 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD
and an exhibition by artist Dorothy Haig
on at Gallery 159, 159 Payne Road, The Gap QLD

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