Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday morning walk

Beautiful morning, so decided to have a walk at Yanchep. This is a walkway that has been constructed through the sand dunes at Yanchep. The locals are divided on the issue that the metal structure is not in keeping with the environment and there is a petition to have it taken down.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Polymer - Bangles and beads

I had a great day today with my friend and student Merryl. We made a few basic canes and then covered some cuffs with polymer and the canes.
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Here are a couple more examples of what to do with basic canes.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Two Rocks Sea Rescue Training

On Wednesday at the TRVSRG we used both Sea Guardian 2 and Little Guardian boats for towing exercises. Many rescues involve towing boats back to safety. These are some of the photos from that day.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

A visit from Penong, SA

I had a visit from a fellow artist Cindy Durant, who came to spend a little time with me.
Cindy uses kiln forming and lampworking to create her work. Lamp working is done over a propane/oxygen torch; glass rods are heated and sculpted into beads, etc. These are incorporated into jewellery or other elements.  Like myself, Cindy also makes jewellery using Precious Metal Clay. It was great to catch up and share ideas.IMG_0044          IMG_0046
Cindy on the beach at Two Rocks                  Cindy at the Sea Serpent statue
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Some of Cindy’s work

Thursday, May 19, 2011


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I found this caterpillar on a grape leaf in the garden. I think it’s a moth, does anyone  know?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two Rocks Sea Rescue Training Day

It was beautiful morning to be out on the ocean. I went to the TRVRSG training day and we went down to Mindarie Keys for a refuelling exercise. These are some of the photos from the morning.
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   Leaving Two Rocks Marina                           Passing treacherous reef on the way
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            Alkimos Wreck                                               Small secluded beach
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         New development at Jindalee                  Approaching Mindarie
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Sea Guardian 2 tied up at the jetty       Helping out a fisherman with a badly cut finger
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Leaving Mindarie                                            Trainee crew member

Monday, May 16, 2011

Silver Metal Clay Workshop

I had another workshop yesterday with a lovely lady, Amanda from Rockhampton, Queensland and her friend, Jodi from Perth. We had a great day and the girls produced some very nice jewellery items.
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Jodi’s work before firing
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Jodi’s work after firing
Amanda’s pieces

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Eucalyptus Caesia - Silver Princess

This magnificent tree is growing in a friend’s garden, I brought a few branches home with me after a visit. I just had to take some photos.
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The flowers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bush Fire Smoke

The smoke from a bushfire was blown over Two Rocks today. It made an unusual sunset. These photos  were taken from my bedroom balcony. With the change of the season the sun does not set opposite the balcony.
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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother’s Day

I had a lovely day with my daughter Ruth. We went to Fremantle and had a look at the Arts Centre, the markets and had lunch at Little Creatures Brewery.
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Later I went to Mandurah to visit my friend Mary. She made traditional Cornish pasties.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Spirit of Giving–Bush Fire Appeal

On Saturday a group of artists advertised to family and friends, a day of display and sales at Jennie Abbott’s garden and home in Gnangara, Perth. We were fund raising for Charlene O’Brien, a fellow textile artist who lost her home in the recent bush fires at Roleystone.
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We baked scones and provided morning teas for a gold coin donation. Jennie’s friend played the harp in the patio. it was a lovely day.
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I had a few sales, one of which was my James Price Point necklace.