Saturday, April 17, 2010

Coochie - the simple life!

The week long art retreat at Coochiemudlo Island is over!  And what a FABULOUS time we had.....
Heavenly days of kayaking amongst the mangroves followed by hours and hours of printing and book making at Cathy's family shack.
Cathy worked on her wonderful artists book based on turtle bones and beachcombing - creating interesting pages using drawing, monoprints, rubbings, scratching etc.  And I created more than 70 monotypes on my press 'Thumper', 32 of these monotypes are to form the basis of 2 artists books reflecting my Coochie experience.
The mangroves, curlews, white-bellied sea eagles, and found objects were a major influence on our artwork.
We've vowed to do the Coochie Art Project again and are now confident about working on a collaborative project together at a residency somewhere in Australia next year.

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