Thursday, October 01, 2015

Finshed bits

I framed them yay!
 Sort of happy, theres sooo much pastel on this ,boughta huge pad of pastel paper and want to do a larger one,got the image ready just need to start
And this is just what I was aiming for, one of an edition that two went east to be displayed in a small private gallery
While I was at it got this oil done too

A scary week coming up ,finally stuff is moving re my shoulder,lovely physio is doing a great job,just need the good Dr Booth to do his thing

Monday, September 28, 2015

Spring is here

hello world on this bright sunny day
these emu bushes have had a brilliant year,only ever saw a few flowers in previous years but look at this years efforts

 gorgeous billy buttons suspended on almost invisible stalks

 Climbing native lilly

local orchid,insect lipped orchid,apparently theres alot here,will be venturing out to see if i can find some more in next week or so

there go,a bit of colors for today

Saturday, September 26, 2015

a little update

 I framed the small print, love it, And below is the latest drawing nearly done.I put under a mat just to see how it looks,it cuts off the bottom a wee bit but I can see if its worth finishing. The next etching will be started this week if I can drag myself away from the new pastels i picked up on Thursday

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drypoint etching

look what I did,one at least is heading to NSW for show in a friends gallery

Love printing,next will be taken from a photo of a frog from Dunlop,I aim to send one to my Mum for Christmas,I wonder if I should source some green ink....
 just these,they warm my heart of sad days

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Spring finally

We have warmer weather at last, actually had shorts on yesterday and sandles ,so nice, the warmer weather is great for my shoulders too. The physio is helping and sometimes ,just sometimes i can almost forget.
On study break,no holiday rhough even after all my planning im stuck at home waiting for specialist next week, so bored, but have more of it as i suspect my right shoulder is in for a bit reline and polish, ill have to endure hubby plaiting my hair for a few weeks after but i should be back at work by Christmas
Onto something nicer,a continuation of my love affair with pastels
donkey orchid
And once again the earlier pastel,im aiming on a series as a fellow student has a small galery has asked me to contribute some works, prints mostly but I thought a small set of WA florals might be good too, i must get some more native prints like the one previosly i did of the Banksia as last Christmas print swap, the magpie one made it to the Milk Gallery in NSW, they are selling the extras to raise funds forvthe Animal  Foundation, so happy I was able to participate.

Swainsonia bailyiani
 Grass trees, my very first etching, I made a few mistakes,used all my hoshi paper up ,when I can Ill get some more of it as I like the Japanese papers.
And below my new art studio area,only small but I can work now without hindering others,if I can work its wonderful,just so much happening at moment,a bit stressful,very glad Im on study break, only four uñits to go yay, then I have a Bach of Art in hot little hands

More flowers both my garden and in the wilds of Kambalda

The blue of this little shrub if magic,they glow, a smudge in the distance but as you approach the blue just bursts

That Blue!!!!

 Havent seen these yellows ones before
 I really must ID these
I think a straw flower type

From my own garden at moment,I cant do much accept look and pat
so excited to get these burgandy red oesteospernums going,close call only plant of that color ive seen in Bunnings,i nursed it along repotted in end of last summer and bingo,here its mixed with the purple and white,ive a yellow and white still in nursery with a new one that yellow with a purple centre

 Excited about these too,havent grown them for years, Ive spent a lot in my garden over this last 6 months,potting mix and plants etc but cheaper and healthier than drugs and meds.

The nasties happening last Christmas had me taking cuttings and striking everything including these pigfaces,also had numerous seedlings ready to go,Ive potted up most  and so glad I did as theres not much left there now, next year if we re still here my garden will be a mirage of color,I have all the right plants to do it

 Love the way the light filters through this

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bush walks and flowers

To help free up my body re shoulders back Ive started walking for an hour every couple days,there s a great dirt road out the back of my home,,I can get a good pace up and hear cars and motor bikes with enough time to get into bush.I feel better on top of the new routine Phyiso has outlayed. On these walks Ive come across some wonderful thIngs , heres one, a variation of the Swainsonia, normally purple,this individual is more blue, gorgeous in real life, S beaselyani I believe.
When I got home I played with some soft pastels
Took a while and I dont think its finished but the act of creating soothes the mind. I think it will be destined as a gift when I m happy with it.
Something i did...
These wrens live around here too, Splendid Fairy Wren

I did another smaller one but not happy with crooked but u get the idea. I recieved another bundle of antique pages so I can do more of this style, maybe a willy wag tail next
The flowers.....