Category Archives: General fun pursuits

The glory of oranges

I love my orange tree.  It’s the pride of my garden, closely followed by my mandarin and banana trees.  I’m not a great gardener but this tree rewards me every year, and I’ve just harvested kilos and kilos of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Just a few rows each evening

I made a commitment some time ago to make a blanket for someone less fortunate than myself.  My friend, Rita, who is a superb knitter and crocheter, got me started.  I required multiple balls of left-over 8 ply yarn – … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (C)

Part 3: Collagraphs: The first thing I love about collagraphs is that there is so much you can do to create an image.  I’ve done several workshops and experimented with a variety of media to create texture and patterning, but … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (B)

Part 2: Gabriella certainly worked us hard and shared a ton of information and samples with us. Trapping Plant Material: This was interesting.  I had some very dry, flattened, plant material which was suitable to be trapped between gauze layers.  … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (A)

Part 1: This two-day workshop in the Blue Mountains was an opportunity for me to print in completely different ways to what I have experienced so far. Clay Printing: Starting with a block of potters clay each we rolled it … Continue reading

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Teaching: Felting for students

I had a HUGE day yesterday.  I was engaged to teach 41 year 9, 10 and 11 girls how to felt.  I’ve done it twice before and know how enthusiastic (and boisterous) the girls are.  I love doing it because … Continue reading

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A week of drawing

My involvement in Sturt Summer School last week provided me with the time and focus to try a variety of drawing media and learn some new techniques to apply ideas to paper. Drawing negative space. Charcoal: In this exercise I … Continue reading

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