Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Moreton Island camping trip (or just another excuse to make art!)

I'm back today from a week's camping at Moreton Island, a beautiful sand island 1.5 hours barge ride from Brisbane.  The weather was perfect, the waters blue-green, and the campground deserted.  Can't ask for more than that!

And of course, what's a holiday that doesn't involve some art ??......

Craig and our 4WD on the Eastern Beach of Moreton Is.

View across Honeymoon Bay

Shadows on the sand

The North Point beach was showing wear and tear
from high tides and storm action.
Lots of plant debris and pumice.

The rangers had chopped down at lot of the old
Banksia trees in the North Point Campground,
for 'litigation' reasons.  What a shame, they
were beautiful shady trees.

We kayaked around the North-Eastern end of the island.
 It was fun exploring the little coves and beaches.
We can see you!  A cute but large stick insect
on a rusty pipe at the Lighthouse area.

Kangaroo grass on the Lighthouse headland,
swaying in the wind.  Great for printing with too!

My 'Studio' at our camp.

Prints fluttering in the breeze.

My favourite, Bracken Fern, prints beautifully.
Print in progress...
My permanent gelli plate with ghost image, ready to print.
I also took a homemade gelatin plate but that didn't
even last one print, it suffered badly in the heat and
with rough handling in the 4WD.
The resulting print (from photo above), and the plant -
its a weed I plucked out of the ground just a
few steps from my camp studio.


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