During the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program this year, I had many lovely people from all walks of life visit. I am just now (yes a full month later) starting to feel grounded again. These lovely people where so giving and loaded me with many new ideas and ventures that I now have a list to follow up on which is as 'long as my arm'. Fortunately I have average sized arms so it should be achieveable. Annette O'Brien is one of these people. She is a superb photographer and a great chick who wanted to spend the day photographing my work area...and why not?
After Open Studios some of my pieces have made their way down the coast, to a beautiful place called http://www.studioflinders.com/
Last week, I have been a very busy bee......delivering sold work, working with a photographer on a studio photoshoot (more to follow) and seeing two new clients about commission work.
I can't wait to get back into the dye kitchen this week with all my treasures, gathered from the bush near Daylesford and create a special piece for a very special lady.
I didn't post last night because who wants to do that after a 2 hour Reiki session?
Thanks Meg, I really enjoyed and needed that. This may become a regular thing again, methinks, I floated home and fell into the most blissful sleep
Then today, I called back with Meg to deliver a piece she has purchased. It's part of the Oh Couture! series and sits well in her ensuite next to the beautiful wooden counter tops....and you can still see it when you sit on the loo!
Just what is it with my work and toilets?
Thankyou to my boys, Oskar and Kaspar. They love folding paper, making planes, launching them off the top decking and willing them to reach the creek far below; oh! the elation when one nearly did!
So I thought, with my off cuts of dyed silk and my 'waste not, want not' ethic, that I would turn these pieces into silk planes. Planes that would be beyond beauty, planes that would glide gracefully in mid air, planes that would be durable and loved by adults and children alike.
But planes have a reverse side and thats were the fabric stiffner is, which isn't beyond beauty, doesn't look to graceful gliding in mid air and isn't loved by adults and children alike.
......so I made cranes instead....and I am happy. x