Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas!

A Very Happy Christmas to you all.
I had a good day with my daughter Ruth, fiancé Brendon and his parents.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Rocks Marine Rescue Women

The North Coast Times newspaper have written an editorial about some of the women members of the Two Rocks Volunteer Marine Rescue Group. It’s good publicity for the group and may encourage others to join.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Doodles on polymer

Rachel left a nice comment on a previous blog entry, so I thought I’d show some more of my doodling on polymer clay.
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These are some of the pendants and brooches that I have been selling recently.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Textiles/Mixed Media

tSome time ago I purchased some cotton velvet and canvasses, I had in my mind to do some new work with mixed media. Today I got out my fabric paints and played around with some spraying on fabric. I am using Dala sun colours and Pebeo seta colours in Ranger mist bottles. These give a really fine mist of colour until you come to the last few drops and then it splatters. most of it will blend in so it doesn’t matter.
I should be getting ready for Christmas but just had to have a little time in the studio ‘playing’.

Recent sunsets at Two Rocks

Continuing with my addiction to watching the amazing sunsets at Two rocks and taking photographs, here are some more photos I’ve taken recently.
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Thursday 1st December 2011
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Tuesday 13th December 2011
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Wednesday 14th December 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

All Women Crew on VMRG exercise

Today Two Rocks Volunteer Marine rescue group had an all women crew on Sea Guardian 2 for a RAAF helicopter exercise. This is the first time three women have crewed the boat for such an exercise.
Sharyn Powell was the skipper, Ned Shepherd -  crew and myself as radio operator.
The RAAF helicopter performed various exercises off he Two Rocks coast.
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Monday, December 05, 2011

Silver Metal Clay Workshop

This weekend I taught a couple, Heather and Piag from near Pinjarra south of Perth. They had not done anything with metal clay before. They enjoyed the experience and made some very nice pieces.
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Here are some of the photos showing the progress of these projects:
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Cocos Island Visitors

Members of the Volunteer Marine rescue group from the Cocos Islands are visiting various groups in WA. We had the pleasure of showing Siti, Azah and Elman around the base at the Two Rocks Marine Rescue Group and the visitors joined us on a RAAF helicopter exercise off the coast.
With the vast WA coastline stretching some 13,000 kilometres, VMRS groups are located across the state, from Esperance in the south, and Kununurra in the north,  Christmas and Cocos Islands.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Polymer Patterns

I had a good workshop today with some lovely ladies who came to play with polymer clay.
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jen Crossley Workshop

It was good to be a student for a change. My friend Merryl and I booked into a coupe of workshops at the Scraptivate Store in Perth with Jen Crossley. The first was making a brass bezel to which an image was added and then filled with resin. The second was etching brass sheets for book covers.
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These are examples that Jen showed us in the class.
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Stamping the book covers                                 Jen – submersing the brass in ferric chloride