It only happens every so often….once in a blue moon….. our son was born on one nearly 19 years ago, so they are pretty special to us.
I spent a day in November at an indigo/shibori workshop which was a real treat, great fun and very informative.
and while away camping I have started to build a stitched blue moon…..
A body of work is born with a couple of days away camping in the Scenic Rim
The “Gumridge Collection ” will be available for purchase through my instagram account soon so if you wish to see them ……. follow me ecowott
pot on the boil
barb wire nest
a seek peek……these are some of the works for my exhibition opening this weekend.
Saturday 12th August at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery on High st Boonah QLD.
The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday and the exhibition runs till the 24th September.
I will be hosting an afternoon tea and artist talk about my journey so far on Sunday the 27th August 3 pm till 4 pm cost $5.00 email me if you wish to come along firstname.lastname@example.org
I am very excited that my first ever solo exhibition is coming very soon
“Eco Palette “@ The Boonah Regional Art Gallery
I would love for you to come and see what I am up to.
With my work focused on” re fashion “ #waronwaste and
my embroidery works with an environmental slant
The official opening is 4 to 6 pm on Saturday the 12th August
Please RSVP ecowott@gmail by August 8th
The exhibition runs till 24th September —– Wednesday till Sunday
On High Street Boonah 4310
Phone 07 5463 2999 or email the gallery email@example.com
I spent a week in January at Summer School in Ballarat with Roxanne Lasky, it was mindful and fulfilling experience.
think about thinking
finding my pathways ….. in landscape and cross roads …. mapping my thoughts with stitch
And just a a couple of weeks ago I spent 3 days with India Flint on Mount Tamborine “being (t)here” workshop.
Another sublime experience …… more words ….. they now sing in my head
I have never been a wordy soul…. oral yes, and now around me I see and feel words.
I was almost too afraid to attend a “being (t) here” workshop as the idea of poetry , albeit lack of it in my life was going to put me in a scary space.
India has an amazing talent and is an engaging teacher, I have come away from my three days of freedom to explore with a new spin on my ability to see and hear through new eyes and ears.
I have been busy making….. sewing and hand stitching garments then a dip in the bundle pot, in readiness for the annual Arts in the Olives Festival, along with Open Studios and the opening of our new little CO-OP venture in Canungra aptly named Scenic Rim Artisans
eucalyptus on wool jersey
love those marks
The little shop / co op venture is at 8 Kidston st Canungra QLD 4275
Scenic Rim Artisans
on the clothes rack
we have a very supportive local- ish cafe that hangs artist work for six weeks or so … these three pieces are on their way to Poppis Cafe at Boonah
in the pocket
rhythm of the stitch
Greeting of the season ….. a snap shot of my year
and here’s to a productive, creative and fun filled 2017 xx
excitedly I booked for a week with Elizabeth Bunsen at Summer School in Ballarat, sadly Elizabeth had to cancel but I am sure we will see her again some time soon.
So now I am going to spend a week with Roxanne Laskey immersing myself in threads of meaning. Just think a whole week no cooking/washing or cleaning….. just stitching !
I have been working on a couple of pieces for the exhibition The Challenge
re-purposed linen table runner……. dipped in the ocean….. bundled with leaves ….then filled with white stitches
The other is Black and White very out of my comfort zone I have built a collage using a technique taught by Cas Holmes
it is an ode to my Grandfather Aubrey and still in need of more stitching to finish this piece off