Month: January 2009

Working too hard.

I've been working on the computer for 14 hours straight today…. it's 9.15pm, and I'm pooped… "Now there was a princess who lived in a little village. She didn't know she was a princess because princesses usually live in a castle. But princess Tilly lived in a little house. It was the smallest house in the village It had a blue door." As well as fabric this could be a book. Carolyn I think that's a super idea, thanks Carolyn….. Off to Phoenix tomorrow….. "Quilting in the Desert"

G for Garden.

This is a little village taken from the "G" for Garden letter in the Alphabet I'm designing. I think I would like fabric in this pattern, what do you think? I haven't used colored pencils for a while…. It's soft I think…..I like it…..

I’m excited.

I just heard that  the paper I wrote on "Chintz" for my University course has been published….. wooow and I got paid. What a surprise, that one came out of left field. Takes quilting to another level really. Also one of our dear friends…. has just received an AM "Australian Medal" Garry Leslie Coombes -  for Service to St Johns and TAFE 3 other acquaintances received medals as well…. It was Australia Day yesterday at home…..and I missed it all.!!!!!


Despite not teaching for a few days, the work never ends… If you enjoy it, is it still called work? But to present a good class and lecture, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes…. A whole day has passed and I still don't have the presentation finished….I guess those of you who have been to my lecture/presentations will understand that they are a media presentation, with music and images and dialogue….. It's wonderful to be able to present something that people will remember…  Images remain in your mind for a long time…. dialogue, sometimes disappears with the desert I've not mentioned too much about my Son Jamie, who is currently on the Sea Shepherd in the Antarctic. The ship had to come up to Australia for fuel and is currently returning to stop the Japanese whalers. He was able to talk with his brothers and sisters and Keith…. He sent me these photos…..     Photos courtesy of Adam Lau. Can you imagine that…….!!!!! Jamie, Jamie, Jamie….. but gee I would do …

Interesting in one way, sad in another…..

I had an interesting day today. I attended a gallery called Artspace on Sixth. It is a wonderful gallery with a lot of mixed media. The work of two artists really took my eye, I gathered their artist statements, however, they don't have a web page. I find that a little disappointing. I also found 4 quilt artists exhibiting their work and I thought you may be interested in seeing some of it. It's refreshing to see quilts exhibited with other contemporary art pieces. Click on the home page, and then on fiber and then on Contemporary Quilts. Two other artists were featured, but I can't find any information on them on the web either. The three photos below captured my imagination in a different way. The foliage is deeply colored, yet gently delicate against the  colored pots,