Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sell out at Pine Apples Exhibition

I had a GREAT time on friday night at the opening of the Brisbane Pine Apples Exhibition at the new Myrtle Street Studio.  Both of my prints sold, absolutely wonderful and exciting!  I hope that their new owner will spend many happy hours gazing into them and seeing all the wonderful marks and the serendipity which is emboded in each unique print.  I really enjoyed creating them, they've got great vibes and of course a bit of my quirky sense of humour! 

I can't wait to get back into the studio and get creating again after being on the road camping in NSW for the past 2 weeks.  Along the way, I collected some very interesting grasses and leaves to work with in my printmaking.  We camped mostly in National Parks, so there was plenty of inspiration and atmosphere to breathe in, I feel like a new woman (except for the dirt and sand, sunscreen and aeroguard which I accumulated along the way!).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Knotless Netting

This week at Basketcases we learnt a knotless netting technique. Its quite straightforward and can be used to make bags etc.

In the photo you can see I used part of a 'pool noodle' to support the weaving whilst I worked on it.

I also learnt how to make string from banana fibre.  There is something very satifsying about being able to produce your own thread.  And it will be great activity to pass the time whilst Craig and I are driving around New South Wales on our camping trip later this month!