Mixed emotions, sadness and sheer joy. A textile journey.

We began the tour with a visit to the historic India gate. Whilst photographing the landmark itself, we noticed 50 or more women working in the gardens close by. They carried long hand-made brooms and their brightly colored clothing was obscured at times by a small cloud of dust as they swept the ground. Some ladies were crouched pulling weeds. The temperature and the humidity was in the 90’s, I just can’t imagine how hard that is.

My head is spinning with design, and I suppose I could say desire.

We had a superb day, but by then end the heat takes a toll on the body, these ladies lifted from the lives of suburbia were thrust onto the interesting and at times pure darn scary roads of Delhi. Yes, we also drove down the wrong side of the road amidst 5 pm traffic to get to our turn off quickly. We dodged thousands of motor bikes. We saw a family of 6 on one bike, and the variety of helmets makes your head spin.

You can just turn in front of anyone or cut off the car to the side of you as long as you use your horn. I love it and I’m in absolute awe of the drivers their driving skill is amazing.

Fabric to make you heart skip a beat – sharing how I’m going to use it.

Yesterday, with a roll of quilts under my arm and a package of teaching supplies I was waiting for my driver in the lobby. Suddenly the quilts were whisked out of my arms and onto the counter of the porter…. In alarm I kept an eye on them as they began to wrap my quilts very neatly in Newspaper!!!!!! Ohhhh. They then presented the parcel with a small handle tie and and expression of complete happiness. “Please don’t rub the newsprint off on my precious quilts “I thought, and the end of the story was that they were just fine. I gave a small class to some friends here in Delhi and we had a wonderful day talking, eating, listening and sharing ideas on quilting as they completed a small project.

The way I see things – translating your images to textile art.

I see things. Well, not bad things, I see things that make my heart stir. It’s not like a scary movie. I call it Capture and Create. I’m doing a lunch time lecture in Houston called “You must plant seeds today for a harvest later”  These are the things I will be sharing, plant the…

AMQF – quilt showcase. – You need to go.

I had the opportunity to attend the AMQF (Australian Machine Quilt Festival) cocktail party last evening and after the event we were able to spend some time looking at some of the wonderful quilts on show. I’m going to share a few but the images are only for your enjoyment, certainly not to use for any…

Capturing the textures and colors.

These images are copyright to Pam Holland, please contact me if you wish to take advantage of any of them. I took a friend to Cleland Wildlife Park the other day and these are some of the images I took of our native animals. I tried to capture the beautiful intricacies of the feathers, fur…

Capture and create.

All I can do is keep working, keep auditioning, keep talking to people – and whatever it takes to show other colors. Jim Parsons

Inspiration for images. – photography.

Photos for inspiration The images in this blog are owned by Pam Holland if you wish to use any of the images please email me at   pamholland3@mac.com These images were taken in the lotus Garden in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.  The pool into huge blooms in December and its always a race to get…