Thursday, 26 March 2009

Creative Sketchbooks

Part of my most recent work for this course was to draw several sketches from a plant source. This is my work. (pictures 1 and 2 show my sketches) and picture 3 is an image of the original eucalyptus leaves and nuts. This course is really interesting and challenging but doesn't make you feel that you cannot do it. I know my drawing has to improve but nonetheless I feel this was a reasonable attempt for a learner.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


My husband Alf is a keen vegetable grower and here is his latest lot of tomatoes, capsicums and zucchini - turned into a sauce and preserved for winter. Don't they look good - it makes you want winter to arrive quickly - which in Australia it is not far away.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Photo expedition with Doreen

Doreen has already written in her blog Creative Meanderings about the really lovely day we had at Bredbo taking photographs. You can see Doreen here along with my photos of fences. I had a fixation on them that day. They really are good means to provide perspective in a picture. I hope to do an embroidery with a fence in it. Bredbo is a small town about an hour's drive from Canberra an although so so dry as you can see from these pictures the ambience was beautiful. So quiet, just the sounds of birds and a lovely light breeze blowing and the warmth of autumn in the air. Doreen bought a delicious salad for lunch. It was a great day.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

New Papers

Part of the Creative Sketchbooks course I am doing is to create some papers made from brown paper and watercolour paint. This is what I managed to do. I was very happy with the outcome and it has given me some food for thought about how to take this technique further. I feel I am beginning to get back on track and have a number of ideas bubbling away in my head for further experimentation.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


Aren't these tassels just fantastic. So beautifully made and elegant in look and colour. I just love them. I wish I could have bought them all home with me. Oh well, it was lovely to look at them.