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


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


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


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