Monthly Archives: August 2014

encaustic and silver

I’ve been exploring some new things: encaustic painting and silver etching, inviting both mediums to push the boundaries of the printmaking process and its curious alchemy. Tutors: Encaustic painting: Colleen Woods Jewellery: Clare Poppi

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talking about the shift

I made three plant themed shifts. for the EKKA: they were hand printed linen with handcrafted and printed porcelain buttons and jewellery. The prickly shift: a layer of self protection to live with enthusiasm and inspiration. Sharp spines guard the sensitive being … Continue reading

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pictures for an exhibition

A project at Mayfield School with the years 1-3 It is part of the G20 cultural celebrations. We discuss the school environment there. The classroom is visited by birds from time to time, they just walk right in! We draw, … Continue reading

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Julia Creek

As a child I listened to Dad’s tales of cattle trucks, dust, and the mines at Mt Isa. He flew there with my sister once and then they both talked about this marvellous place in outback Queensland. Well my turn to visit … Continue reading

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sensational art teachers

Art teachers in schools do an amazing job that goes well beyond the paid hours, infusing schools with lateral thinking, enthusiasm and creativity. This Saturday was an opportunity to give something back to them. School Art Supplies  organised a … Continue reading

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Another lantern making workshop, this time with a talented and energetic high school group at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. It amazes me how quickly a group can assemble these convincing sculptural and teepee like structures from such light weight materials, … Continue reading

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