Saturday, February 28, 2009

March in Four Visual Weeks

Week 4
Sculpture class, finished works of my man and other - Driftwood Bike and Toy Chair look great.

Week 3

Still completeing my sculpture piece, visiting galleries, drawing and having fun.

Week 2

Busy creating work for my sculpture and studio assignments & drawing class.

Week 1
It was all about looking at art, visiting galleries, reading about art and artists. Visited the NCV in Melbourne and saw the Rosalie Gascoigne exhibition which was sensasional. The indigenous artworks were also exciting. I love their colour, texture and pattern use.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

A Birthday gift from my sister Tam, wow what a great read. I have just finished it and will re-read it. I highly recommend it everyone.

CAE Bookbinding Class

This weekend we moved into a new room, had a small class who produced some great books. Here is the new binding I am using in future classes I teach. Notes will be ready soon for those students.

Monday, February 9, 2009

February in Four Visual Weeks

The last week has been very busy. Four workshops in bookbinding, starting art school at Monash and lots of travel time. The forests behind the house are still stark but we have green around the house.

Week 3

I have been playing with Photoshop and used myself to experiment on. Here are the results.

Week 2

Busy with travel to Melbourne, workshops, Valentines Day and making papers.

The first week of February says it all.

Death, loss, fear, what remains and who has to deal with the pain, anger and suffering.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Isn't she beautiful? My mums first handmade doll. More to come.


Boolarra made the headlines as one of the first small communities to be threatened by fire. By the slimmest of margins it was saved on the whole, although 29 neighbours lost their homes. We got out early whilst under ember attack but returned to find our house still standing along with much of the core town. Here are some images of the blaze and the aftermath.
The first image is taken from the town centre looking towards the hills behind our house a week after the blaze.

As the blaze got closer.....

The after shot taken from the same spot showing the hills behind burnt out.
Our back garden trees with smoke billowing behind