Fugitive media & more

This is a chalky pastel drawing on fabric made permanent by a layer of clear printing ink over the top which is the heat set when dry. Below: sample pieces of the same process. The flower was thermofax printed then coloured with the pastels. 2 new thermofax screen designs, printed in my sketchbook below. Below […]

Sculpture by the Sea 2013

Its finished now, but here are some photos I took at Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe beach. Its always worth going to see and this year was a bit cooler than usual so it was lovely to have a walk around the sculptures. If you want information on the exhibiting artists, go to the website […]

2 new print blocks

The blocks were made from purchased children’s erasers which were glued onto wooden blocks using double sided carpet tape. The above print was done in white textile paint over another print. the 2 blocks and some test prints   I like the detail I’ve got in the top right sample. click on the pic to see. […]

Journal cover

  I’ve been experimenting with techniques from Sherrill Kahn’s book ‘Creative Mixed Media’. The round embellishment on the right side of the embroidery is made from a painted cotton makeup pad. The yarns are glued on with matte medium. Front cover   Inside cover   Hair gel resist printed     brushed, cotton under-layer left, silk […]

Bits & Pieces

My niece is having her kitchen tea tomorrow – I printed a card for her (not finished yet) and thought I would print some matching wrapping paper – above. I made the lino blocks years ago so it was nice to get them out to use again. While in print mode, I added some colour […]

New thermofax prints

This design was done with a chisel point marker pen which I found worked well to make a thermofax screen. I like the design – can see it will be useful. I think I’ll make another one at a different scale to use with it. The artwork for the flower screen below was drawn with […]

Not much art happening here

I like to do some craft projects over summer – decided to make this piece into a cushion after finding a cushion insert while sorting out my store room. The wall quilt below came about because I wanted to use the embroidery unit on my machine. It hadn’t been used for more than a year. I bought it […]

Procion MX Dyeing

When it’s been cool enough to work in my studio, I’ve been doing some dyeing. I enrolled in Jane Dunnewold’s Craftsy course (and some other classes) when they were $9.99 over the Christmas period. I would recommend her course – it’s very comprehensive and although I was familiar with most of the information, I was […]

Happy New Year

Its been so hot since Christmas – we had more than a week of temperatures over 38C (100F) but finally had a couple of cooler days so I was able to work in my studio. Yesterday I was painting  and printing with thickened Procion dyes. Those pieces are still batching but these pics are from the […]