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Weekend at Blarney’s

It is school holiday time and though I am super busy still with uni work I snuck in a quick weekend away at Port Fairy to visit Peta Lloyd and Nanette Balchin’s wonderful exhibition at Blarney Books and Art. What an amazing place! If you haven’t visited this quite amazing venue plan a trip. The exhibition is on until Sunday 29th September so if you are down that way on the weekend pop in.

Port Fairy also has a great artist studio trail. I was lucky enough to be able to chat to and view some fantastic pieces by Jill Edwards at the Whalebone Gallery.

There also happened to be a creative art journaling workshop happening on the Saturday so that was fun too. Tamsien West was very generous with her tips and materials for many different styles of journaling and showed some great examples of her own.

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September 26, 2019 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Getting ready for December GeeTAG

Our last meeting of our creative textiles group for 2018 is coming up in December. It was suggested we work on our own versions of 12 days of Christmas in a tin. The tin I had at home has a kombi at the beach so my version will be 12 days of beach, very appropriate as we move into summertime. I walk on the beach most days with our rough collie so have lots of inspiration to draw upon.

Kombi tin

I created a concertina book and tea stained one side. (the bits of paper are the corners I cut -hoping to get a negative).

Tea staining

And the book in the tin (not glued yet as more work is to done in the book). The opposite side shows some fun with paints, dyes and salt at the recent Geelong TAFTA textile forum.

Concertina book in a tin

Appropriate colours for the sea and beach I think. I often collect debris as I walk on the beach – I try to take at least ‘3 for the sea’ pieces of rubbish. Yesterday there were lots of seagull feathers as well as the normal lolly wrappers, lollipop sticks, cigarette butts, micro plastics and bits of rope and string. I will incorporate these into my book with stitch and print.

Beach debris



November 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm 1 comment


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