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