Aurifil Artisans, Morocco Textile Piece.

In 12 hours I’m leaving Australia for Morocco. It’s a place I’ve been to before and this time I will be teaching Textile Art and Photography as Artist in Residence. I wanted a project for the guests to do as we travel so I decided to create an image of Marrakech as I see it,…

Aurifil Artisans showcase.

Thread painting over appliqué. I’m afraid I’ve been slow to put my projects up, however, I have a few and I will add them next month. In this project I used a variety of Aurifil threads. I began with a drawing on my iPad. I used a photo of the crow who visits us each…

Creating a design board.

This is a small drawing I created in Adobe Draw on the iPad Pro as we traveled in the bus yesterday. It’s Naive to say the least, but it’s what I saw in a pure sort of way. Components in the image could be used as stand alone patterns for fabric. The stripes, the trees…

From Alice Springs to Uluru.

7.00 am, and we left Alice. It was calm and quiet, and when we stepped out of the door of hotel the air smelled of dew on the grass. It was delicious. I’m aware that there’s been a lot of rain recently, but I don’t think that’s the only reason it’s so green, I remember…

Who knows what we will encounter at the next exciting turn.

“Don’t undervalue what you do.” Pam I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though I’m going backwards.Then I stopped and took stock. “Where has that week gone”? I spent all of last week working on a program, and when I begin something like that, I can’t stop in the middle and do…

Things I see when I visit the shack.

(The shack is a 1950’s holiday house, it was destroyed by vandal renters, but we are finally getting it back to its former glory) Back home preparing to pack for our outback trip. It’s just a couple of days away and the cameras are being cleaned and packed. We’ll only need summer clothes, the temperatures…

Good for the soul.

I’m sitting in the kitchen and reviewing my class for tomorrow. The shack has worked its magic once again, and the peace and ambience are a gift to the soul. I have a Bollywood movie playing in the background and the ending soon to come is dramatic and predictable. I didn’t bring the dogs up…

The time has come.

Goodness me, it’s so long since I’ve written my blog, but things are about to change, and I need a space to share, so it’s back to the blog, shall I venture to say, it’s with a degree of enthusiasm and a little dash of doubt that I can do it as regularly as I…

Aurifil Artisan.- July Project.

The weeks seem to be flying by.I usually travel ten months of the year to far-flung places, sharing my ideas on Textile Art, photography and travel.Sixteen months have gone by, and the world has changed due to the Covid Virus. I’m home working in the studio, and goodness knows how long it will be before…