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Botanic artist

Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: the flora of Menindee

It’s a while since I wrote anything about the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project that I am involved with. Very briefly…..I am part of a group of botanic artists who, since 2010 have gone annually to Menindee, a small town in … Continue reading

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Wishing you joy

I suspect that there are many of you who, like me, are rather glad to see the back of 2017. It was a year of trouble and strife, and sometimes the only way to stay sane was to turn off … Continue reading

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Playing, with purpose

I have been playing with fabrics this year, playing and stitching and fraying, to create abstracted tree tops. I have been thinking of them as samplers, because then I didn’t have to worry about them being something real, something finished. … Continue reading

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Sacred things

Originally posted on Natural Newstead:
This is sacred habitat. Aulluvial-terraces Herb-rich Woodland in the Mia Mia, 9th December 2017 This is a sacred tree. The nest site in a River Red-gum This is a sacred hollow. The hollow showing evidence…

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One More Step Back Into Darkness …

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
You know how I sometimes say that a headline made me jaw drop?  This headline sent a very cold chill down my spine, and not in a good sort of way: CDC gets list…

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At last, Marriage Equality

Last week the Australian Parliament voted in a bill to say that marriage was between two people, not just a man and a woman. It sounds so simple, but the right-wing in the Parliament put up every possible barrier to … Continue reading

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Pesky possums*

* Warning: alliteration ahead! Pesky possums have been a part of life in Melbourne for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house next to a park, so we always had possums playing. They loved to … Continue reading

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Another adventure in the pipeline

Much of my time lately has been taken up with painting our hallway. Our house is an older Victorian terrace, with a loooong hall — over 11 metres — and ceilings of about 3 metres. It has been waiting to … Continue reading

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Naoshima, the Japanese Art Island

Lately I have swapped my little watercolour brushes for a big one, to paint our hallway. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t finished telling you about my adventures in Japan. I have also been doing a workshop to help … Continue reading

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Fabric and fashion in Japan

Before leaving I researched fabric shops in Osaka and Kyoto. My intention was to buy small off-cuts and fabric to use as background for my embroidered trees. How lucky I wasn’t intending to buy dress material – I could have … Continue reading

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