Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Precious Pieces Exhibition

I've entered this work in an exhibition title 'Precious Pieces' which is being held at the recycling centre where I hold my workshops. I have called it 'Bejewelled'. It's made from a car gasket, staples, washers, bag ties and a spring.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sunset over Gingin

I had to stop and take a photo of this sunset on my way to the coast. It's looking towards the small town of Gingin. The sun looked huge as it went down. The sky was amazing.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Art to Wear, necklace

I've been working on my garment and necklace for my Art to Wear entry. Just about finished apart from the A3 story board. Here is the neck piece to go with the garment. It' polymer clay and south sea pearls. These are cultured pearls slightly odd shapes in that they're not completely round. Their oddness does have a certain appleal.
The polymer clay twisted shapes were difficult to get identical in twist as the more I manipulated the clay, the softer it became and stretch out of shape.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My birthday present

I had a lovely surprise in the mail today. My sister, Sue had sent me a polymer clay necklace & earring set from the UK. The design is from a 'butterfly cane' that she made with a well known clay artist Melanie Dilday, while on holiday here in January. The colours are so vibrant and the beads are sanded so smooth. I shall treasure this gift.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Printing on Silk Chiffon

Spent the day printing on silk chiffon for my Art to Wear garment. It is very difficult to get the image to show up. The silk fibres are so thin that the image gets lost. I put a small amount of puff paint in with the coloured fabric paint and that has improved it. The garment has to be in the mail to Sydney by the end of May and I've still got loads to do on it.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Here Comes the Carrot Lady!

This is a different 'hat' I wear on Thursdays. I deliver carrots to horse owners and stockfeeders.
"Here comes the carrot lady" is the phrase I often hear on a Thursday. This is a photo of me in my truck, I'm just about to set off.