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
I am making a concerted effort to up my exercise regime, so a walk in the bush is always good. We live in the hills so there is always down hill then back up the other side. Having shed some extra middle age kilos over the last year, with some simple dietary changes that are a bit “Paleo” ( though I am not completely grain free ) so now it’s time to work on my cardio. I have come across a book written by Dr Cris Beer “Healthy Habits 52 ways to better health” that is a week by week plan to better all round health mental and physical. A walk in the bush always gives me a chance of collecting some interesting windfall, thus a bouquet of eucalyptus is a bonus for my effort.
We have rented a house for a week away by the sea….. with two new books in hand and a box of goodies to play with, no dye pot on this trip.
this is the view out the window and the migrating whales give us a show every day…..
the boys have flown, we’ve walked, snorkelled and combed the shore for treasure.
Over the Easter break Jasper and I found a few more railway spikes at the old unused track, and a nest in the sculptural eagle, and the beautiful Red flowering Eucalyptus alas gave very little colour.
As a family we went south to Manilla a country town central NSW the males of our tribe fly paragliders…. I get a little room to take a small pot, silk thread and paper.
The weekend also beckons me to visit Nundle where the last of the Australian Wool Mills still produces yarn from scratch with all the old machines.
now I have time to tap at my key board …… we have had some nice stormy weather ( much needed as we rely on the rain for our water to drink and wash etc. ) We always gravitate out to the deck after a storm to survey the sky and surrounds the light is at its best. To our delight there was a mother and large baby koala in the tree, such a treat to view.
I am afraid I cant even remember my last post …… most of my time has been gobbled up by work, end of year school events, family and other types of media. I have become a bit of an instagram girl, one photo and some wording quick and easy or lazy might be another term. Christmas is around the corner and we are camping at the beach for a week keeping us well away from the yule tide craziness that sweeps this nation. Our camp sadly is not some secluded beach hide away but a caravan park at a lovely little beach @ Elliott Heads near Bundaberg. I do have a pot and some scarves with me and I will roll some bundles this afternoon and boil a brew on gas. But in the mean time the water beckons.
How time fly’s i have been busy but not totally with my arts practice !
That is about to change as I am about to teach for two days at The Mudbrick Herb Cottage @ Mudgreeaba
As a Family we had a weeks holiday at Rainbow Beach, the house we rented was only a walk to town and across the road from the beach. This didn’t really give me the opportunity to boil up big brews but i was able to sneak in a small pot and dye some thread. The little township has grown and has some funky little cafes, gelato parlor and art gallery’s. Jilartys cafe had workshops available and i spent an afternoon making moss balls for plants. And next time i am in town i will run some sort of workshop for them.
@ the Botanqiue Bazaar on Sunday there was heaps of lovely goodies i purchase a lovely ceramic brooch for my favorite hat the maker is Nancy Brown
and a nice surprise was a win in the raffle drawn on the day while we were there, and I met the talented artist Cath Macauley