Friday, November 30, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wind speeds of up to 100kph were recorded in the Perth metro area and beaches along the south-west coast were closed as surf conditions became too dangerous, ferry services to and from Rottnest Island were cancelled.
Huge waves were hitting the rocks today. I took these photos on Wednesday afternoon.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A Skinner Blend is a technique allowing the even gradient blending of two or more colours of clay, developed by Judith Skinner. Here are some photos of my students making the skinner blends.
We made several canes and then grouped them together.
We then reduced the cane and then formed into a triangle shape, cut it into three segments. Then put the three segments together , cut this in half and put them together to form a hexagon.
We made a couple of items before the end of class.
Shelley’s pendant and earrings Barbara’s Brooch Julie’s pendant that matches her dress
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The RAAF Pearce came today helicopter exercise. The Two Rocks Marine Rescue Group provides assistance with a boat a) to standby in case a RAAF member gets into trouble in the water and b) the helicopter pilot will hover over the boat and the a man is winched down onto the deck. Over two days we did four hours of exercises. On the first day I was a crew and on the second I was helmsman on the boat. This is part of my training to become a skipper. Here are some photos taken on the exercises.
Crew member Michelle Starmer Crew Pam Annesley Unusual vessel
Sunday, November 11, 2012
silver and polymer clay jewellery paintings & pastel drawings textiles
wood turning felting textiles
paintings with a view bags & cushions life style readings
felted jewellery paintings cards photo frames
Monday, November 05, 2012
A massive search was underway yesterday for an abalone fisherman missing and swept out to sea from Yanchep Lagoon on the first day of the abalone fishing season. The search involved three helicopters, specialist police divers, local police and marine rescue volunteers and continued all day yesterday.
This morning the search resumed and I was at the base at 6.30am ready to board Guardian 1. Under the direction of Fremantle Water Police we searched in a grid formation, firstly close to the shore and then in 100 metre increments off shore. The winds were strong and seas were two and half meters with swells up to three meters.
The Westpac helicopter searched above and the Yanchep Surf Life saving Group had jest ski’s along the shoreline. My arms were just about pulled out of their sockets just hanging on to a rail on the back of the boat during the search. After four hours we came back into Two Rocks Marina to refuel and then the search resumed until about 3pm. I am on duty again tomorrow if there is another search.