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.
November 29, 2016
Spring time colours has brought subdued colours to our landscape, the early mornings in particular.
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.
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.