Sunday, July 06, 2014

Hello again!!!

Hello Im back,Im doing this post while I write up the criteria for my first sub of this unit
Now you can see I have yet another shawl off the needles,this one is a Morrison Merino  lime lemon lace weight i knit with two strands,it was a single ball given to me at the last Retreat in Toodyay,the lovely lass was probably not aware it had been moth eaten but i pressed on and simply joined the ends (after a visit to the microwave to kill the blighters), i did a smash up in a way of the 3S shawl,its very light so I put a row of blue black beads on the end in an effort for interest and weight,Im thinking wearing with black or white or grey.Also finally finished a pair of Alpaca mittens in a ball of alpaca I got about 4 years ago at the Southern Cross show ,the breeder was from Merridan,off the grid and abit snooty ( I think she thought I was competition as I had the spinning wheel demo job and they placed me in the middle of the blasted showground without shade) but the yarn made up from her herd was fab!!

 And I got the carder out too after washing a kilo of Finn merino

 Lastest drawings,yes they follow a criteria so no not a piece of work

 A morphed lotus seed pod,lol
 a sketch transformed into a morph of two objects a guitar tuner and pearl brooch
Warm and windy here today,after 0' nights it was pleasant change,work again tomorrow, yucky,but a least the bigg jobs done,shifting nearly 20 tonne of garden soil to new garden beds in prep for the 40th anniversary of High School in september. Hopefully back soon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The drawing of today

still a bit of work but happier than I thought Id be,now I have progressed a bit further but this is fairly close

Washing finn fleece so better go

Busy Busy Busy

Well so much for updating,this current unit is sooo heavy,I was a week late as it was having to fly to Sydney to acomapny Huby driving an unregistered un plated PC back to WA,permits of course but amazing ly only pulled up once on the 3500 k trip to show thes bits of paper,its amkes you wonder how many are on the road even with plates but NOT registered, a scary thought
Down the Bell Line on the way to Mudgee, where I found Mudgee Shiraz,(and lamb cutlets,OMG I love Lamb Cutlets )we stayed there the night as neither of us had had much sleep,flying over from Perth Sunday night and arriving in Sydney at the glorious time of 630am,hmm,maybe if on holidays yes? but not when you re turning around to drive straight back to WA,lol well hmm anyway when I can Im buying a couple bottles of that stuff,not being a wine drinker really I didnt mind this one and yes i went looking to see if I can get it sent over ,OMG $30 a bottle....

 Mudgee morning at 7.45
 Border WA
 Madura Pass
 had to get this one!!
 And Hubby had to finish the cairn

 While  I found fossils

While at home Ive been working steadily on Sub,still a week behind ,maybe something to do with this..
Introducing a new acquisition,Gelli printing, cant wait to work more on these,some will be put into my Visual mixed Diary

and of course more of this
The first two are a batt I was ent as part of a spinning swap a few years back,looked at it while moving bedroom around and though its about time it became something,Ill team it with something that speaks to me and maybe it will become a tam hat

 BFL and Bunny from the Fabulour Mz Charly of Ixchel Fibre Farm, "Face of BO" 200 grams,Im ecstatic with this one,did the plain section coming home over Nullabor, I think theres about 300 metres all up,used every bit ,only abou 6 inches left over,crocheted the end to neaten and use up yarn,I use it around shoulders while studying drawing etc.

 yes theres a bunny in the back ground,she didnt wake while photo was taken
 This one above was also part of a swap,second skein,both spun and Navajo plied the same way ,it was harsh to feel, stiff, even a good wash wouldnt do anything so i spent three days unspinning plying then respun and thinned out the big bulky sections that were flat to fit through orifice then plied again same way and thus now have two soft skeins,Hubby roused as he thought as being gifted I should left them but the fixer upper in me thought well it a great learning process and i now know I can do it,and thank you to the lovely lass who sent it,I do cherish,it will be a warm hat or cowl when I can find the first skein. Would love to do another spin swap!!
Below is Optim Im currently spinning in spare time,i want to do a nacy Bush Estonian lace shawl, where Ill find time is anyones guess.
oh and a bit of art exercises...

Currently working on two large drawings of the memorial gardens,in my dreams I hope to finish them well enough to put into the gallery here when it opens
Other news i ve been told to apply for another Government job,there a good chance Ill get it,

Good points

  • Quiet living,
  • Plenty of varied contact with public
  • Living on my own a fair bit so more quiet time to do study no messes to worry about
  • money is better 
  • Get a Government House
  • great scenery for photography,art
  • Quiet evenings will mean a lot of hand craft will be done
  • No more heavy work and vibrating machinery so my arms will recover
  • no more nasty work people ,well that always depends anyway of people and dealing with lying cheating arseholes who tell tales to get into favor with boss (last holidays the big boss sucked up to that certain person,no one give a shite how I faired,cant wait til Labour relations visit)
  • away from family extended time like weeks,Miss my boys
  • prob a bit late for propmotion
  • Go down from level 5 to 2
  • miss out on holidays for another 12 months,haven't had any this year
  • away from shops hmm maybe thats a good one
  • Wont find out more till its advertised
  • rostered work meaning night shift
  • all personal are on same level with a co ordinate who already sound efficient.

Huge decisions to be made
right!!!! back to work!!
Oh I forgot,this arrived,from Tait Gallery   Just love it

Friday, May 23, 2014


Yes Im still here just been busy and determined to get good marks for this assignment but heres some pics to show in meantime
 Japanese flower shawl is a bit further along than this but loving the process,never thought Id be able to crochet anything like this!
Pigma pen 0.1,ink bottles,the one on the left is actually a beautiful blue

2HB ,same bottles but with a red geranium
back soon!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Oh Dear I didnt blog for a wee while

Its all cool Im nearly done with another four day break though havent done as much uni work I expected to but Im enjoying the at home status.
I got two A1s done last weekend..
 And one in willow stick,layers upon layers sprayed  in between with  Workable Fixative which allows areas to be over layered with more medium and build up tone and color. I took over 9 hours to finish the first one to the point I was minutely satified but the second was done basicllay in an hour but spent time adjusting and looking at it.
Im off to art shop again in the near future to get the matching Derwent XL Graphite tin in the blue green colors

As I want to expand on the top one with a bit of color,after I submit it for assessment, these are exercises and not really works of any magnitudes but the luminosity of the pastel one is quite taking,a touch of blue I think will bring that out further. These tins are around $40 and being a little broke at moment Im waiting before I indulge in more
In the spinning sector im busy spinning some Shropshire,have half a bobbin so far but have given it a break due to headaches etc oh study too,Ive finished the blue Coopworth,I have three skeins but not sure if theres enough for sock,there is another skein here someplace i did before but with black alpaca and glitter through it,maybe ill use it for the soles
Knitting,Ill still working on a few projects,the vomit green yellow shawl,Ill be on the down hill run with it shortly,couldnt find the black beads so going with the the opaly blue ones,the optim cowl is sitting there waiting,and ive pulled the Citrin shawl out again,so slow now Im onto second ball of lace weight taken pics as its been dark and stormy,the col hasnt set i yet though Ive needed a jumper in the mornings. The wool jumpers I bought from Woolovers has been best investment,the heavier fishermen knit could have been a small but the lambs wool one is getting softer every day.
Ok I better scoot and do some mark making... and hatching eggs