Not very creative

March 24, 2008 at 12:08 am 3 comments

I am a bit embarrassed at not having blogged in xxxx days, however it is now Easter and term holidays and I have just finished, tonight, a 1500 word report for my Master of Education studies so I feel justified in taking some time for creative stuff. My report was based on an arts related field trip of our choice so I took daughter number 2 to our local, yearly Arts in the Park event. It was a fun (but very hot) day and she enjoyed being immersed in such a variety of artwork. Her favourite was the art dolls displayed by the Trolley dolly cloth dolls group and she has requested we make a fairy doll just like the one there. I found out it was a Patti Culea Medaris pattern so I have borrowed her books from the library. It will be a good project for us over the holidays. The textile and fibre art displays were wonderful and D2 enjoyed greatly the children’s art marquee activities organised by an Aboriginal cultural group.


The unit I am doing at the moment is called Researching Arts Education and is very interesting, both the content and the interaction with my fellow students. This group encompasses people from a variety of fields and countries, including a music teacher from Taiwan and another from Portugal, performing arts educators, voice teachers, music specialists, community theatre, visual artists, a sound artist and an early childhood arts educator. This makes for very interesting discussion, but the best thing about the class is that we participate in various strategies and activities. My research project is going to relate to drama and literacy. Part of our assessment is to keep a journal so I’m looking forward to making that visual as well as content based.
I read and blog for a fun site called I op therefore I am. When I was doing the Personal Library of Stitches I instigated a discussion about op shops (thrift shops) and the wonderful treasures to be found therein. On a recent visit to find items for my daughter’s cheerleader costume for a party I found these cute, handy little books:embr-books-1.jpg

Inside they have clear diagrams illustrating many interesting stitches:


I’m not sure of their age. Any ideas???

Hopefully over the next few days I will have something creative to show


Entry filed under: op shopping.

Textile Group School Holiday Fun

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sharon young  |  March 24, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Hi Jo-Anne
    Good to see you back, serendipity or what, I just looked at your listing on my blog lines this AM an wondered what you were up to and then I found your comment in my emails. Thank you.
    I’m so impressed that you find the time to blog/create at all with all the other things you do. Your Masters’ unit sound very interesting and diverse, and what an interesting event to use for your study, sounds lovely.
    I would think these lovely little books might be around mid 40’s to early 50’s at a guess. I can remember seeing the like in habby shops years ago.

  • 2. Susan Shepard  |  March 24, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I’ve made a few art dolls. You will have a lot of fun making yours, I’m sure. Patti Culea Medaris is an amazing doll artist.

  • 3. Susan Shepard  |  March 24, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Let me know how you like the salad!


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