Resisting Colour

October 24, 2016

Stepping aside from intense colour to try my hand at softer muted tones, has been my practice this October.  Using various “Resisrs” has helped to reduce another layer of intensity.  And here are some results on silk.

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Sitting on the fence

October 17, 2016

Recent changes to my dry studio had all my “tools of my trade” all boxed up, & it has been time out for me from creativity.  A little like sitting on the fence watching and willing progress to speed up.  All finished now!   Hooray.

Socking news!

October 6, 2016

Six years ago I was so mesmerised by the beautiful sock wool for sale at Sydney’s annual quilt show.

Of course I bought enough wool to knit 5 pairs, didn’t I?  Thought they would be easy….another big mistake!

Not one to be deterred, over time, I got out the knitting needles and pattern book and grimaced my way with each stitch.  In fact I became very proficient, at undoing my knitting.  Also very proficient at watching you-tube knitting tips, which indeed saved what was left of my sanity.

I am so pleased to announce that tonight I finished my FOURTH pair.  Hooray.    (A friend knitted the 5th pair).  Here’s a photo of three pairs (the other pair us in the wash).

Who wants my sock knitting needles?


Curious colour

October 3, 2016


Creating lovely silk scarves continues to be a passion of mine.  Here I have worked intuitively allowing my hands to direct the paintbrush. Curiously, I always enjoy the outcomes that result from a freewheeling approach.  I feel that the warmth of black (my colour mix) provides a moody contrast to the application of strong warm & cool colours.  And the shapes seem to injection spontaneity.