Hornsby Shire Festival of the Arts – Free Artist Talks Series

November 22, 2011

Hornsby Council’s Free Artist Talks Series is a daily event – Wednesday 23 November through to Sunday 27 November 2011.

Situated at the Community Centre, Shepherds Lane, Cherrybrook – where parking couldnt be easier!  

You are invited to come along – be informed, entertained, edified and enlightened.

Come along for my talk 12.30 – 1.30pm on Friday 25 November – when together with my textile art colleague Diane Groenewegen we will be talking about Fabric Art Collage – Antique & Contemporary!

You can also view the Hornsby Art Prize Exhibition – while you are there.


Deconstrutured Screen Printing

November 6, 2011

Here is one more picture showing another angle.

Deconstructed Screen Printing

November 6, 2011

Earlier this month two of my extraTexture friends came over.

With our big screens we created pieces using the Deconstructed Screen Printing process.

During the first or second pull, it is difficult to tell how much “pulling” is required so we peeped.  And we were happy with the results.

Here is a sample of one screen we used, changing from using print paste without dye, then adding (blue) dye print paste to see what happened.

We were quite happy with how these images turned out.  Barbara & Cindy took their pieces home to batch – it will be a surprize to see the outcome, when we next meet.


Red dots!

November 4, 2011

What a thrill!

My three entries into the annual Berowa Rotary Art & Craft Exhibition all sold during the opening night!

Each of the framed pieces were similar in design except for the colour and texture.   I worked these on painted fusible web, applied to fabric & wire form, stitched heavily by machine to produce texture and shape.   The technique was one of the many that Sandra Meech taught our class in her wonderful workshop for ATASDA NSW in Sydney.  Sandra is one of the best teachers I know – very gifted as an artist and very good at teaching.

I believe the flautist who played at tonight’s opening, was the purchaser.    As a lover of flute music (I once auditioned to undertake lessons on a flute – but life got in the way), I am pleased as punch that my pieces are going to a deserving home.

Here is a photo of one of the pieces.