camping at gumridge

 

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  

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getting ready for my first solo exhibition

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  ecowott@gmail.com

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barnacle 1, 2, 3 and 4 ready for their frames

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eco palette

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   boonah.arts.society@gmail.com

opening my mind

I spent a week in January at Summer School in Ballarat with Roxanne Lasky, it was mindful and fulfilling experience.

explore

open mind

think about thinking

value silence

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.

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the hands of a master #beingthere #indiaflint

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Mothers Day around the corner

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

tis the season ……

Greeting of the season …..  a snap shot of my year

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Beach finds

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natures love letters

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and here’s to a productive, creative and fun filled 2017 xx

a wonderful mothers day was had

The trek out to the Lost World Valley early in the morning on our way to Arts in the Olives Festival is always special and yesterday was a full of joy with the misty valleys, hot air balloons and gifts for me  :)

Ula at 13 is a doer and all my gifts from her were hand made.

she also beavered away at this with the help of her Dad

P1070802We all had a stunning day and it was great to connect with so many lovely people.

smitten by the blues

I have been itching to get “blue”…… indigo blue and at last a simple and affordable introduction to the how to’s. Located in Brisbane at a great workspace aptly named Work-Shop, they have outlets in Melbourne and Sydney too.

“Creative Classes for Curious Minds”

So I got my hands blue and loads of other stuff..thanks to teacher Claudia Husband.

jar magic

I have been stuffing jars with silk thread and tissue silk in the Stuff Steep and Store method albeit with less store than some. I leave them on the balcony rail in the sun where they get visited by one of our cats.

This afternoon seemed like the right time to open two jars, one was Coreopsis flower with copper pictured third from the left {above}  and the other Montbretia flowers second from the left which are a weed here. Pictured on my new apron that has been made from an opshop (suspect) silk nightshirt, it has two pockets one especially for my trusty secateurs.