Sunday, July 29, 2012

On the loom - Going for Gold

With the Olympics under way and inspired by the beautifully choreographed opening ceremony and our Aussie team already doing as proud in a range of  events ... I have finally got myself organised and started on my Australian Flag cuff.

The Australian Flag is symbolic of our heritage and representation of our early settlers - the Union Jack represents the Cross of St George for England, The Cross of St Andrew for Scotland and The Cross of St Patrick for Ireland.  The Australian Blue Ensign is emblazoned with five stars that form the Southern Cross and a sixth to represent the Commonwealth of Australia.
This cuff has been on my  mind for a long time, with the planning and development of the pattern a few weeks ago, I'm really pleased to be in the finishing stages and to be able to share with you what is on my loom ....

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Place ... My Inspiration

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. ” ― John Ruskin

This weeks inspiration is my coats or should I say pashminas of many colours!  I have finally found the perfect bamboo ladder (which I made myself!) of which is both a visual pleasure and quick and easy to access!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My place ... my inspiration

I live in the lucky country and I am lucky to live in a beautiful part of the country.  I am constantly inspired by the beautiful flora and fauna that can be found here and in particular the visitors I get in my back yard.  I have some native plants called "ned kelly" (named after the famous bushranger from the 1800's).  These natives are from the Greviellea family and attracts many birds, bees and other wildlife!

I have a regular visitor - this little Rainbow Lorikeet never ceases to amuse and delight - the beautiful colours inspire my creative streak!  Now you know where I get my inspiration from!

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. ” ... Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons 

Can you see him  ...

Aaaa ... there he is!

Smile for the camera ....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Every year in August, the Ekka rolls into town (  This Agricultural show is currently going through a revival period however has a rich history dating back to the 1800's in Queensland.

This year I have decided to take the plunge and enter my first show ... today I submitted a loomed cuff entry  (Arts and Craft) which incorporates a mixed medium combination of seed beads and metal clay.

Here is Tzigane (French for Gypsy).  Thank you to Tayla who had naming rights!