Hand-made creativity with paper & paint!

October 27, 2014

Dungog by Design, a group of local artisans that I belong to, met today.  Our goal was to create Xmas cards using a gelli-plate and acrylic paint, amongst a range of other techniques.    This showcase is only the beginning of a roll of Xmas cards that will emerge from our day’s activity.   I am posting these here, as these are some of the ones I produced.   Hope you like them.

Time to deconstruct.

September 14, 2014


The concreter’s are coming!  It’s time to deconstruct the gravelly area adjacent to my wet room.

But not before I returned to the process of deconstruction screen printing & syringe work using Procion MX dyes.

I am hoping these pieces will become arty aprons.


One on the right was like the one on the left, until my syringe was put to work.



Essence of Dungog

September 12, 2014

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Using watercolour paper and acrylic paints the base for this piece of art was formed.

Embellished further with hand-stitch, yarn, and painted lace inserted to the foreground depicting plant life.

This was created for entry into Dungog’s annual art exhibition -this concludes this coming Sunday.

I am pleased to announce that my piece was purchased at this exhibition, so it will be going to a wall in another person’s home …. at Dungog of course, given the title of my piece!

Little felts

August 29, 2014

These wooden buttons are made from real trees – a purchase from a specialist who slices twigs into shapes so useful for buttons.

Type of woods remains a mystery until I relocate the tags, they are in hiding somewhere in my stash.

Anyway the point I want to make,  is that these buttons caused my fingers to create felted pieces, which together with yarns and fabrics, have become lovely little brooches.  Perfect for winter!


Crochet for the kitchen!

August 16, 2014

Fell in love with this yarn made from pineapples!    Made this a little bag to hang garlic in the kitchen.

  vvMini bag

Wall art – my landscape

August 10, 2014

Creating another piece of felt which is then embellished with stitch & beads, this is another creation showcasing landscape theme.

My husband made the wooden frame – wood and fibre seem to be a good marriage!

I am enjoying this technique – it comes to easily to my fingers.   So much so, that it has become a MUST DO!

Feeling that I want to spend time experimenting with this technique and moving from small too larger pieces.


Reflections of landscapes around Dungog

August 8, 2014


Using silk & wool rovings I created a felt background which was enhanced by hand stitch and beading.  Some self-dyed threads and yarns were used.

Within this piece is the Mountmellick Stitch which recently was taught by Deirdre from Daughters of Dowling textile artist group.   I did not connect them to each other as is traditionally done, but preferred to include some individual stitches.  Can you spot them?



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