A “Maureen” scarf.

March 20, 2017

Blue & mauve link so beautifully together on pure silk with it’s sheen.

Looking at the various meanings of the name Maureen, using my best handwriting,  this scarf showcases the personality and personal characteristics that I feel are connectd to the name, Maureen.

Using wax and cold water dyes with both my tjap and tjanting this piece of handmade work creates visual happiness.

 

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Eucalyptus, summer, & silk

March 5, 2017

Embracing the opportunity of summer’s super heat to do some botanical dyeing on silk, and then introducing some extra hues of the rainbow, brought delightful results.

These colours are permanent because I avoid plants that produce fugitive dyes, and the effect brings colours that are so so soft, yet retain the colour of Australia’s bush.


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Dungog Dales – 2017

January 5, 2017

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Made to celebrate embracing the year 2017 and living at the beautiful country town of Dungog..                                    My studio looks onto the Cooreei hills which inspired this piece, produced on silk and now framed ready for display.


Approaching the botanical

December 14, 2016

The idea of combining natural colours grown from the botanical world with my purchased dyes applied to show a botanical theme is displayed here.  Three scarves with three different approaches have created a harmony of colour and imagery using pigments of the land and the shop!


Distracted by abstraction!

December 13, 2016

img_1666img_1667img_1670Needing some downtown time to beat Dungog’s heat, a bundle of hand painted cards emerged from my hands.  These three are a sample of the 20 cards I made today.  Landscape abstraction is something I feel to be special as it comes from within me, as a result of the natural landscape surrounds where I live.  I welcome your thoughts – how do these images affect you?


Natures colours

December 11, 2016

IMG_1658.JPGBotanical printing, I find, has a tendency to produce unpredictable imagery which sometimes needs something extra.  In this instance I added colour, carefully placing it to enhance  the natural earthy botanical tones with colours of the sky recently seen during our summer storms.  This scarf is a beauty.


Morning hues

November 29, 2016

Spring time colours has brought subdued colours to our landscape, the early mornings in particular. 

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Springing into Shibori dyeing once thonk my technique is improving.  The movement in this silk piece is gracious.

Attending a whirlwind mini workshop at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery I came home with this tiny paper pod.  Whilst small in size, I gained enough inspiration and knowledge to make larger pieces at home.  They are still drying… will show these to you soon.