Saturday, March 2, 2013

Outdoor Studio in the rain

rain, rain, rain.

We've had lots of it, but even so Craig and I still went beach camping last week at Inskip Point near Rainbow Beach, Queensland. 

And of course, I took half my art studio with me (well Craig seemed to think so!).

Between dodging showers of rain on the beach, I enjoyed the inspiration of being close to nature and did some printing sessions with my gelli-plate.

One of the main advantages of the gelli-plate is its go-anywhere flexibility.  It would be impossible to make and store a gelatin plate when camping with limited resources.

And the joys of camping under casuarinas and cotton trees...... there's plenty of leaves to print with, there's almost too much choice!

A studio with a view... not that I was looking
when I was enjoying my printing so much

How did I manage to keep my art to half the camping table and one box....???

Craig's art installation on the beach using found materials

Playing with mangrove flowers,
a small installation in the sand

Scrub turkeys patrolled the camp, watching for any
opportunities to grab the rubbish bag!
I gave them all names, I think I missed my chickens....

Dappled light on the Cotton Tree leaves,
it was like looking up at a 'starry' sky

The Cotton Tree leaves were well eaten, beautiful!

Some prints, for another book

Another print, using a negative-space technique

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