Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lure of the Sun Exhibition

Last week friends and I caught up in the city and visited the "Lure of the Sun "Charles Blackman Exhibition. 
It runs from 7th Nov2015 to 31st Jan 2016. It is a free exhibition and well worth a visit.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Relax and Reflect

I was fortunate to have a weekend with my family at the beach, to take myself out of the busyness of everyday and have some quiet time.
I have come to understand that stillness for me is a must, it enables me to stop, rest and reflect.
I am going to try to do it more often. Nature itself always provides such wonderful inspiration.
New artwork is on the horizon.
Early morning walks

Time to stop

I did share this brownie with my husband  I promise , it was amazing.
We found this wonderful tea/coffee house called the Silva Spoon at Cottontree on Cottontree Parade
we had a beautiful black and peppermint tea to go with it.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Monte Lupo Masterclass
On Friday 18th September 2015,  I was fortunate to attend a wonderful workshop and masterclass with the inspiring tutors from Monte Lupo. The masterclass was offered through the Swell Sculpture Festival held at Currumbin Beach. Check out the website for these fabulous artists from Monte Lupo and their work.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


It was a priviledge to be included in the lastest issue of Down Under Textiles magazine issue 20 by Practical Publishing Australia. If you haven't checked it out, do pick up a copy it is an inspiring magazine. I feel very grateful to have my work included.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Visual reminders

During the making of the Women Afoot project, I met many inspirational women. One of those being Emma who kindly shared her wonderful  message above. It certainly resonated with me and I keep a visual reminder next to my bed.

New Environment

It has been a very busy few months. I am sorry for the lack of blog posts. After 20 years we have moved from our family home, to our new apartment and new suburb. After much sorting, packing, more sorting and unpacking we are now settled and our new chapter has begun. At the end of June we had a short visit to Darwin and I made a new purchase for our new home.
This beautiful piece of artwork is the work of Artist Caroline Numina. From the Utopia region.  Titled " Medicine leaves." 
Caroline is the eldest of the family of seven children and was born in 1971. Her Father' Country is Utopia and she was brought up in both Utopia and Stirling station. Her father was the brother of famous artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. Both of these renowned artists are Caroline's Aunties and taught her to paint. Caroline and her husband Daniel Pula Turner and six children live most of the time in Darwin. They still travel to the desert to see family.
 I purchased the work from the Readback Aboriginal Art Gallery. 2 Star Village, 32 Smith Street Mall, Darwin NT. A truly wonderful display of inspiring work.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Trip to Tasmania

In April, I was fortunate to have a 4 day break in Tasmania. I travelled from Launceston to Hobart.
I am very much looking forward to going back. I visited many wonderful places and saw lots of incredible sculpture. My highlight of the trip was visiting Mona (Museum of Old and New Art Hobart.) which was just incredible.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Thankyou Atasda for a wonderful evening

Thankyou to all those ladies who attended the Atasda evening on Thursday 5th. It was an honour to be asked to speak.
Thankyou to Jolanta Szymczyk   for the wonderful pictures she captured of the evening.

Thankyou to all those who attended

A very concentrated look

Thursday, 15 January 2015

ATASDA Australian Textile Arts and Surface association Evening 5th February

On Thursday February 5th, the Australian Textile Arts and Surface Association  will be holding an evening which I will be attending as the guest speaker. It will be a wonderful night, please come along as I share my ideas, techniques and methods of practice.
It will be 6.30 for a 7pm start and $15 includes talk, demonstration and light refreshments.
Members and non members are welcome at Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists.
  Fibrecraft house 12 Payne street Auchenflower.
 Bookings are essential email
looking forward to seeing you there.

A New Year

                         2015 has arrived and I have started my year with an inspiration board

and making the commitment to making time to look after myself and make my health
and well being a priority.
Life in general can be so busy, I need a constant reminder to slow down
 and make relaxation a part of my daily routine.

                                 In 2014, I had the good fortune to meet Dr Rhonda Anderson                                                                                                             Fit and well
Rhonda has a wonderful blog with very informative e book and newsletter
and I attend a shared session twice a week. One of the best decisions I have ever made for myself.
It certainly has improved my health and I would highly recommend you check it out.
My squats are slowly improving and I have a lovely new Lorna Jane shirt to workout in thanks to a thoughtful Christmas present from my beautiful daughter.