Sunday, 3 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Somehow it seems I'm still living in the dark ages, on dial up internet access (!) which is such a frustrating time waster that I seldom bother.
Posted by The Restless Knitter at 8:20 pm
Monday, 1 December 2008
Another thing that has kept me rather busy is the annual exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, The Christmas Shop. It's a very unique exhibition in which all works are for sale and once sold are removed immediately and replaced with something new.
I entered six pieces this year and was accepted. I entered two art quilts and four Obi Belts (I'm hoping that by making them something practical they will be more likely to sell)
They are all hand printed, dyed, stitched, quilted etc.
Friday, 15 August 2008
How much do I wish I'd entered this one now! However the time wasn't right for me.
View the exhibition online here.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Is an artists life so self indulgent that it should come with it's own serving of guilt on the side? Or is guilt just a woman thing?
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
1. silk quilt, 2. girl with umbrella embroidery, 3. hand knit bolero, 4. journal cover, 5. snowflake, 6. hapa zome leaf print, 7. stitched and bound catalogue, 8. arm warmers, 9. handspun merino, 10. little mittens, 11. diagonal knit throw, 12. chunky handspun merino, 13. handspun merino neck warmer, 14. diagonal knit scarf, 15. tree challenge painting
Posted by The Restless Knitter at 1:49 pm
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
So, I decided to take part in the sassy apron swap after reading about it over at a little bird told me so.
I actually bought totally different fabrics to use and right at the last minute I changed my mind. I hope the new owner approves of my 50s tastes!
And hopefully something yummy is on its way to me...this one, along with a matching oven mit should already be in the hands of its new owner.
Monday, 26 May 2008
"Through the hole, around the needle, back through the hole and off!"
And she said to me that it wasn't really craft, it was more like preliminary sketches, the same as she would do for a painting in her journal.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Honestly, I never expected that I would be selected to exhibit in Stitched and Bound. This was my first quilted piece and a huge learning curve and now that it's finished I look at it and think ugh, I could have done this or that so much better.
So when I received a letter saying congratulations, I'm in, I nearly flipped. Excitement was closely followed by self doubt: If I was questioning the integrity of my work then how would it stand up to being exhibited publicly?
Doubts aside, I am going through with this. We all have to start somewhere and I learned from Paulo Coelho to recognise self-sabotage. I decided a while ago that it's better to be making crap work and nurturing your inner artist than to not make work at all. It's so easy to give in to fear and equally important not to!
When I spoke to the organiser of the exhibition I was astounded to learn that the judges thought of my work as "exciting" and "sensitive to my theme"
Well...I'm not going to argue with that!