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|