Sandra from Teneriffe in southern Queensland has added her gorgeous image of three eggplants / aubergines to the sketchbook and has just sent it south to return to Victoria and to me. So excited.
True to Sandra’s blog Please Pass the Recipe she has also passed on a recipe for ratatouille with some spicy ingredients – yum! It’s such a good warm suggestion for us down here as the nights get colder. For more of the same you can read a little bit here
Sandra lives in a beautiful part of Brisbane, although I’ve sadly never been to this area. Teneriffe (not to be confused with Tenerife in the Canary islands) was home to part of Queensland’s wool boom…
More of my midnight alcohol paintings. Painting of a bottle of kubota senju sake on a cold winter’s day
Japan holds an important place in my heart and sake reminds me of that. This is the first time I’m sharing this, my parents had their honeymoon in Japan, a place of joy for them, but my mum passed away on a wintery afternoon in the mountains of Japan, a time of immense grief for me but I chose to believe it was her time to join my father in their happy place.
I finished the Sky Pixel series about two weeks ago. I just got the photos back from the photographer and have been busy creating pages for each painting. Sky Pixel is about the tug-of-war between Nature and technology. It’s ironic how our computers and social media often seem to isolate us, yet in this time of quarantine, they bring us together.
The Sky Pixel Series is a meditation on the relationship between a cold mechanized world and the sensual world of Nature. No matter how much we build, no matter how much technology we rely upon, no matter how many satellites we send into the earth’s atmosphere, no matter how much we try to control, the sky is wild and is all around us. It touches us, we…
I prepared a new tutorial for you, to keep you inspired and eager to create and to put your focus on what you can still do, which is to create, to meditate and to think about the things which are really important for you.
This project is great for scrap clay. You can use scrap clay mixed in one solid color for the frame of the bead and use this same color or a combination of your favorite colors for the front of the bead (provided they go well with the color of the base).
This is a variation of the Hidden Magic technique and it’s up to you if you decide to remove all the textured clay or go for a more distressed look (like I did) by removing only parts of the textured clay. You…
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A virtual sketchwalk around The Frida Kahlo Museum
Un paseo virtual por La Casa Azul.
As some sketcher has recently told me: „You‘re never to late for a virtual sketchwalk“
Nunca se llega tarde a un paseo virtual
2018 was the year I first took Heidi Parke’s class Layered Quilt. What is a layered quilt you might ask?
A layered quilt has four layers
a bottom layer of muslin
batting for the second layer
miscellaneous fabrics for the third layer and
a top layer of a transparent material such as silk organza.
The two most important layers are
layer three because that’s where your design resides and
layer four because it’s degree of transparency determines how visible your design layer will be.
Once the four layers have been assembled it is time to begin stitching.
I can’t tell you how much fun I had making my first layered quilt. After sandwiching my muslin and batting I pulled out my bags of fabric scraps and discarded threads. From the bags of scraps I pulled handfuls of fabric and began dumping them on top of the batting. No…
Fresh on maternity leave before bub#2 arrives earthside, in possession of a recently-received pattern order from Marfy (from their Evergreen #2 catalogue), AND with the urge to epically introvert and sew – I figured I’d use some of this time to pull together a whole bunch of muslins, ready for fitting on the other side when the time permits – that and I was just so keen to do some sewing!
This is probably all aided by the fact that I’ve now got a sewing room – and have finally unpacked and sorted my sewing supplies which have been sitting in boxes for some 4 years now. Having everything to hand, being able to properly catalogue my fabric and pattern stash, and not having to unpack and pack up each time I feel like sewing, is hopefully going to mean I can do some sewing throughout the next year.