Wednesday, July 06, 2016

wow another post

actually Im procrastinating, I need to start 6 drawings for next sub yep six...
heres a few of my latest works, oils and mixed media, dont have any decent drawings yet Im happy with so really have to get cracking,these are not finished yet either




Spinning and knitting I have managed so far over last three months

Ok back to study,4 submission to go







Tuesday, July 05, 2016

July 16

Just another year slipping by, i gave up writing it has been too hard not jusst to find the time but to write anything worth writing about and physically unable to with enjoyment, is anyone nterested ? I suspect not
inshort
coming up to 8 month physio with three to go with a new physio,
work is just as crap, nasty people even with records abound, dobbing and nit picking,
no idea what my job is anymore
have 4 more assisgnments to go
expect to take LSL leave in October, 6 weeks off but no holidays im afraid
hope to make a mum trip in above
i miss my boys dreadfully and even more so when hubby siad they dont like coming out here anymore because of me
I can knit again slowly and in short bits of time
art work is same, how the hell Ive manged to get this far in uni beats me
I dont mean to be a sad sister, but no close friends in town work study work study no life makes a boring persn with no point to life seeming to loom.
The loom is sitting idle with a gorgeous black Wolmiese shawl in it, only a few inches to do but when I had a play three months ago it took that long to get over it, Have a nice couple nice 4ply skeins sitting there ready to do next project, maybe after jext assignment ill try a little bit
knitting a beanie st by st for ine sn who complained henever hot a hat just for him,well he did but apparently it wasnt what he wanted, i sure hope this one will be ok, ribbing is aweful , plain knitting doesnt seem to hurt as much
work I ng on this one too, frogged Duck l'orange
so soft bunny merino from the lovely Charly, currently very carefully spinning gold carot top in soft pink and chaqrcoal , yes a littel spinning, as long at i dont go too fast or hunch I can do that. 
I never realised how much my artist self needed this stuff, without it the poor mind goes south, I did start to thk what a waste of time, knitting things etc even when I m playing in the journal,the sheer joy of color and design seemed a waste of effort, now I can do little thngs again I feel better. Just need to find purpose in life 
sorry for typoes couldbt bother3d gong back over it
thes lil birdies re currently in QUeensland in the compact prints exhibit i hope they are liked, hand colored etchings



Saturday, January 16, 2016

A bit more fun

Currently waiting for my spinach pie to cook so thought Id put something in here, Im not going to pressure myself in writing only when i feel like it
I got shock and surprised a HS for first assignment for the year, lets hope I can keep it up,a few otehr students have been invited back for the Honour course,doubt I wold do it but itd be lovely to be good enough to have that arrive in the mail
Anyhow here is something Ive been working on
Spinifix grass AKA porcipine, paper, first attempt, the next lot will be betetr now I know how to do it,I made my own deckel to strain the matter, made from two canvass at Bunnings $7 odd , Id like to make a bigger one this one is around A5 to4 but will also need a bigger container for the pulp



All set to use in current project
Today I left sitting at computer as it eventually buggers my shoulder and dragged the Gelli plate out again







So much fun.... I had a pack of cards so played with printing them as almost one offs, I like this one as is but I might add more media to the others ,the sheets are also journal material...
and as these little pansies just keep going
perfect spot right next t the bird bath the bloody birds wont use,only a willy wagtail dared to dip his toes the otehr day,pransing around the edge,the bees and visiting cricket did enjoy a sip








Saturday, January 09, 2016

Sunflowers...

This is framed via the tablet to see how it looks,Im happy with it,its a style Im trying to work at moment,the fourth in a blue series,I hope to have ten for a small exhibit to help local art centre later in year,with that will be my final works for the Bach in Art I will complete in November.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

more paints and printing

This arrived yesterday I bought a ball earlier last year and started another elm tree shawl,the lovely lady kept this lot til I decided if i could use,Im ashamed I took so long to get it, theres enough for a reasonably sized shawl i think and the beauty of this pattern you can pick the size. 

 The sunflower painting is moving along but not really happy with it, I put mica flakes into the paint for the vase,interesting effect but not as noticeable as I hoped
 My messy table lol,with the latest roses and grevilleas

 The lovely very easy to grow pigface, I bought these for the school, and a piece fell of so I stuck in the pot without giving it much thought and its taken off,if i could get it to flower as profusley as other people got it to Id be much happier,more branches have been struck and since moved to the garden Im slowly reclaiming from Hubbys mess
And my latest testing for current project,a rough collograph using spinefix and gum leaves, the plate is semi sealed and the little branch is painted in gouache then carefully place before laying wet paper over it, next step is to make spinefix paper and use as backing



Monday, January 04, 2016

Sunflowers

Im trying to paint some,based on this photo

But have got this one done, bit of colour fun...much better in real life however.
Will post my efforts as soon as i get somewhere.


Friday, January 01, 2016

2016

Well heres of a the start of a new year
...not sure what to say , had a very quiet day only us with two youngest at home,I feel bad for them though the youngest is prob the only one who would have liked to go out,myself at that age and even up to now have never really had the opportunity to go out and kick the heels up, next year I intend not being here but on the beach ,maybe at Bremmer Bay,I love  beach combing so that would be a good thing,next year Ill be done with uni,something else to celebrate and Ill know if Im gong further too.
Currently,the boys are on the coast,coming home tomorrow,one doesnt even have a clutch at the moment but being taught by Hubby he driving without one...I want the old cruiser back so I can go bush for research for current sub
a bit of my latest from the room
this is going into my pile of resources I think I have an idea for it,  water colours over sealed porcupine grass and no gaps with highlights of gold

the third in a series of fun bits Im doing ,the Blue Series,Ill aim for 10,frame and then put out at local gallery,,Im hoping people will like the enough to buy
garden news,still one more sunflower to come with rest going to seed but Ive finally got the bird bath,bargain at $20 and the arch Ive been coveting for ages knocked down to 479,didnt want to spend money but besides a few more natives for back yard ,that it,just clean up and keep tidy


a yellow grevillea will be put into that spot behind shovel with a Robin Gordon in a line next to the grey niveas to the right,and Im also putting another on other side on fence to left,that ll bring the birds in,by the time the fruit trees mature the rest will be quite big too.the arch will be near that green hose,I hope to find flat rocks or old pavers to fill that area back into corner,a path of stone etc through arch,a couple years will see a magic transformation
now back to study
Wishing anyone and everyone reading this that your dreams coem true to some point this new year