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,…

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…

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…

A muddling day.

I began the day with good intention, plans were changed for a meeting at the last minute and it sort of threw me a bit. OK, suck it up sunshine, I wanted to achieve a lot today, but I got sidetracked and washed the bathroom mats and did some cooking. (not my favourite thing) I…

Working in my Studio.

After months on the road and preparing for tours again in 10 days time, it’s time for a revision on the food one puts into the body. So a list has been written and I’ll send the hubby to the supermarket. I begin the revision well, but sometimes it just lasts a few days… maybe…

Traveling to the Cape of Good Hope.

Notes from Yesterday. It’s early morning here in Cape town and the day is going to be busy. The mountain is grey still and when I finish this, it will be in bright sunshine. We drive on a very narrow road where hills rise to huge heights on the left. The ground drops hundreds of…

Textile styles in the making.

It’s taken me a while to write this story. Most of you on my blog, are quilters or love the art of Textiles. We have a textile advantage that we take for granted so today I share a story of art and experimental reinvention. Dena Crain a quilter from Kenya, taught the local ladies a…

Influence of India – the quilt.

I’ve had a busy few days and I’ve finished two quilts this week. “Edna” the Elephant. The idea of the elephant was on a poster on a wall in India. I can’t find the picture, it was just in my mind somehow. I began with fabric from India, the green fabric and the orange is…

Make the most of every day.

Share your love, your joy, and the things you have learned on your journey
This will be somebody else’s courage.
Travel the world and feel every moment of the experience.
Love with passion, give freely, take with grace.
Speak honestly, walk with pride and learn constantly.
Once you have the tools, you can build the life you dream of.