Thursday, March 22, 2012

Crochet Totoro

Handmade by my sister all the way from Birmingham for Audrey for her 3rd Birthday. I'm contemplating keeping it for myself - he's so awesome!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

What to do with those projects that just don't work out

Oh I cringe looking at this first attempt at the Panda image - I was wondering and wondering what to do with it then voilĂ ! Solution presented itself.

Friday, March 16, 2012

What Inspired Me - 16th March 2012

(More city shadowscapes around the house)

I've decided to start a post about what inspired me during week as I often see amazing works and idea's through reading blogs and in other places but tend to forget about them. So here is a record for me to remember and also maybe you might find something inspiring to!

What inspired me this week:

  1. The incidental shadow cityscapes I keep finding around the house. The one above was made by a pile of LP's
  2.  Emily Green's wedding here
  3. Catherine Campbell's embroidery sampler here
  4. Dawn Tan's ArtPlay work shop here
  5. Discovering Misako Mimoko's blog here
  6. "Dead and Gone" by the black keys here - Audrey's favourite song at the moment!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Press: Mr X Stitch Blog

Big thanks to Jamie (aka Mr X Stitch) from the Mr X Stitch Contemporary Embroidery and Needlework Blog for his lovely post about my recent work under The Cutting and Stitching edge section. I love this blog so it was a huge honour to be included and I also recently bought Jamie's book Push Stitchery (Picked up in Cooma of all places) which I am hoping to include under my Art Book Inspiration section sometime soon!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hand Embroidered Bedding

Something I have been meaning to share for a while (2 years) is this hand embroidered pillowcase and sheet set my good friend Katherine designed and had made when she was travelling in India. She gave it to Andy and I as a wedding gift which was AMAZING!

I might just add that I never normally iron sheets and didn't change my ways for this photo shoot but you get the idea!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Annemieke Mein Exhibition

Made the trip down to Brighton with my folks, Andy and Audrey to check out the Annemieke Mein retrospective at the  Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre and it was so inspiring! Not that nature images are totally my thing but the level of skill, experimentation and boundaries she pushed with her textile work was amazing and the sculptural work is so realistic - definitely worth checking out.

I think the exhibition is running from the 3rd March to 22nd April. We weren't allowed to take photo's but here is one I found to give you an idea.

(Image Source: Ararat Regional Art Gallery / Photo: Terence Bogue
and here are a few more off my mum's iPhone - am finding the iPhone particularly addictive and it's probably a good thing I don't have one.