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

ring around the moon #fullmoon #textileart #handstitch #ecowott

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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

my take on topography #pathway #topography #meander

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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.

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

Boonah Gallery

Just a snap shot of the opening of our exhibition “The Challenge ”

 

 

Exhibition times. Always rewarding. #ATASDA #BoonahGallery #ScenicRimevents.

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Some works of art from 'The Challenge Exhibition' ATASDA Scenic Rim, Women of the Cloth.

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apparently it’s five years with wordpress

I needed to refresh my name as I have come out of my “wendi of the treasure” shell, it has been five years today with wordpress and this is the day I sat down to make changes to my site … how fortuitous !

My artistic / textile journey still unfolds ………. but life balance seems harder and harder to achieve. I will endeavour to keep up with this blog as I do know how important it is as a sharing format.

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playing with hexies

 

my new jacket

A dear friend gifted this probably almost vintage Trent Nathan wool jacket, and boy what a challenge ! I had this gem in my  wardrobe for some time and alas I will need it as I am off to Melbourne and then out to Traralgon for a 3 day workshop with Cas Holmes ( I’m very excited ) The bundle was hard work but worth the arm / hand strain

 

 

a wow leaf

I have discovered this tree at my kids school ( very embarrassing to them )  I have been trying to identify it …. it is an ironbark with petiolate leaf attachment and the leaf is lanceolate in shape. I have not spotted any buds or seed pods so that does make it a little harder. The leaf seems to have a dark spot or speckle to it ( which shows up in the print). The colour is divine almost blood red on some wool and lovely on silk too. Any Ideas my friends … not even sure it is endemic to our region, south east queensland.