Friday, November 29, 2013

The Weeping Bottlebrush

I have been inspired by the weeping bottlebrush growing outside my kitchen window. The little brown honeyeater loved the flowers and I had the perfect spot to spy on them - and the blue faced honeyeaters as well, which were completely unaware of my presence.
The buds have long gone and flowers are finished and I am watching the seed pods mature. I have reflected all three phases in my latest screen print design. Not much planning went into this one. I sketched - it looked right. Then I completed the drawing, cut the stencil, did a trial print (yesterday)and then a series today - just love the result. Serendipity is a wonderful thing.



Friday, November 8, 2013

Time for the Botanique Christmas Bazaar

Lovely works are sure to be available at this bazaar, held only twice a year at the Brisbane Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens. This time the event is coupled with a selection of workshops.
 
 
I am going to be selling a few new items at the Bazaar this time.
 
100% Cotton hankies - these are quite a challenge to print because the cotton is very fine but I think I have worked it out - at least the "error rate" is diminishing!
 

I redid the native violet stencil and am much happier with it, now so plan to use for tea towels and placemats next year.
There will also be a couple of full length aprons like this one

And the sweet loop bag