Category Archives: silk painting

camouflage

The tawny frogmouths who freeze silently on the branches of the wonder garden were visible yesterday. Some days we can’t find them. As the preschoolers arrived, I noticed a theme- many of them wear camoflage. When I mentioned it, the … Continue reading

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The third teacher

The environment is the third teacher, all the keys to learning are contained within it. I am resident artist at a preschool where the learning is modelled on the Reggio philosophy. . We are exploring cloth, ” wrap” “rapt” in the … Continue reading

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Flying Arts tour to St George

I visited St George, a small town on the Balonne river to run a Flying Arts workshop in textile printing.  I flew into Roma, and then drove 200 km, amazed by the green countryside, arriving in the small historic town … Continue reading

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Woodford unmasked

Another Woodford Folk Festival, and 2015 began with fire ceremony, music and the arts. Woodford’ visiting artist this year was Wang Wen Chih from Taiwan who with a team of 30 people created the nest like bamboo entranceways to the … Continue reading

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Pop

http://nancybrownstudio.bigcartel.com/ Just a few weeks ago, two busy and dynamic people had an idea about a weekend shop for Brisbane designers, and set about making it real, as well as designing and making items for the collection themselves. Here are some … Continue reading

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Popping up

All the porcelain jewellery in my collection begin as images in my journal, which I print, shape, glaze and fire to make into jewellery. After much making, my work is now in these shops: Kickarts Gallery Cairns–  gallery of contemporary … Continue reading

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indigo

I brewed up an indigo pot for my class at BIA last week, It’s always quite tricky and there is no point in rushing, Indigo transforms at it’s own pace, and if it isn’t ready all that happens is blue … Continue reading

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blues

Working in blues, the colour of memory, sky, sorrow and childhood. My mother was a potter. She instilled in me a love of ceramics and fine china. I think about her often. She gave me a dinner set for my … Continue reading

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an indigo pot

It takes time to mix the brew and create that magical blue that glows and deepens in air. My BIA class have been fastening, stitching and printing material to dunk into the bubbling indigo brews. The chemistry is curious and curiouser. … Continue reading

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Flying Arts Maryborough

A Flying Arts trip to Maryborough to facilitate a Shibori and resist dye workshop. Maryborough is a delightful historic town and once was a major port. It has a thriving arts community, and we worked in Gatakers Art Space that … Continue reading

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