a place for sharing my artistic journey through this life.....

Thursday, 17 January 2008


Here is a full pic of her. I really enjoyed the textile techniques I used with her body - always good when an idea works out!!
I love how she has a textural feel as well as look.


Well here is a quick pic of my latest doll made for a workshop I will be teaching later in the year. The focus on this pic is the Kingfisher bird which I have needle felted - both by hand and in combination with my needle felting embellisher machine. What fun it was to be able to combine the 2 methods - so much faster, easier and it allowed me to add machine stitch as well. I will posta pic of the rest of the doll shortly. I need to get some good light to photograph her.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Well 2008 is here and another year is rolling into full gear.
The sun is shining, the kids are at the beach and I have some quiet time here at home in my studio - life is great!
I started playing around with some collage papers last night after seeing an article in the last Cloth Paper Scissors mag by Kelly Rae Roberts. I loved the look of her work so I followed her lead and have done one of my own. I loved the easy way I was able to colour the canvas and can see that I will be doing some more of these....maybe with fabric as well as paper and who knows .....maybe even some stitch and embellishment. Anyway, here she is...what do you think?
Now I must away and make the intended use of my freedom....a new doll for a retreat in Fraser Island (AUST) that i have been asked to teach at later this year...I am soooo lucky!