Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Christmas Eve

 Found objects from nature meet found objects from the home
 I rediscovered these objects yesterday - they inspired 
my installation, "The Haberdasher's Garden" in 2004
Points of inspiration on my studio mantle piece - my favourite is the blue & white embroidery 
which I bought in the Marche St Paul, Paris 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spring Cleaning

I spent all day saturday spring cleaning the studio - throwing out old paints and papers, sorting textiles and vacuuming. Such a great feeling to get rid of everything superfluous to my current practise. 

My work tables with "Weep" 2009 and "White Lotus" 2008 in the backgrounds

Friday, September 10, 2010

First weeks of Spring

Remembering Paris - Decorative Arts Museum

This exquisite display held hundreds of pieces of jewelry suspended
on black rods within black boxes, like creatures from the depths,
just floating there... I have been looking through my Paris photos again
and these objects I find truly inspirational. Must find time to print the Paris album!

Remnants of past life on a wall at the Abbotsford Convent
A very wintery photo taken on what is meant to be a Spring day!
This image also reminds me of France....

Skyline at the convent. Spring has not yet sprung.

While this is not a great photo (taken with my phone), I
love the painterly quality of the light on these, 'my' magestic
river red-gums - Yarra Billabong in East Kew

More magestic river red-gums - this is where
I come to walk my dog and meditate and
it's only 7km from the city.

More ephemeral pavement art - the rains have washed away
the cherry blossom and Chamelias

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Museum shadows, gum blossoms and pavement art

Princess gum blossoms with vintage doylie
                                         Shadows at the State Library

                                          Pavement art

Sunday, August 29, 2010


A small portion of my collection - domestic needlework awaiting reconstruction,
includes a silk Chinese dragon from Beijing and silk flowers from France - both over 100 years old.

This is one corner of my studio/sanctuary. I enter another world when I go there.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weeping Princess Gum Blossom Arrangement

These exquisite Weeping Princess Gum blossoms had dried on my studio windowsill, retaining their rich reds and today I arranged them within chinese 'lotus' bowls