The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Friday, March 25, 2011


Oh me oh my, you just have to go over here to Lynne Hoppe's blog. This is how you take one of my beautiful (and yes I do love them) books and make it truly fabulous. Of course the praise doesn't hurt none. Thank you Lynne for a truly warm and wonderful post. I feel like I have won some kind of award. I would like to thank the ...............

And having some of Lynne's lovely work which is up on my inspiration board in the studio is so well inspiring. I so wish I could do that.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jiggety jig

Home again, again!!!! I arrived home from Melbourne last week did my washing and was back out the door to the Basketry Conference held at Port Sorrell.
I had a great time and now am back and hopefully this means after wading through the mounds of washing and sortiung and shopping I will be able to get back into the studio full of enthusiasm and inspiration and get some work done.
Oh and of course preparing for next months trip to Melbourne where I will be teaching here and marketing here and here. Last month at my market I collected addresses for my mailing list and as a prize there is a small piece of my art which will be drawn ans sent at the end of the month, I will be doing the same thing at my April appearances, though it will be a new peice of art. So for a chance to see it and maybe win come along and visit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Post Market or Let the Chillax Begin

Had a nice market over here yesterday. Met lots of new a very complimentary people and sold a few bits and bobs. Enough that I believe I can justify popping back next month. This a shot of my stall in the front room, where my friend Naomi and I got to greet all as they came in through the front door.

Here are a couple of the items up on display.
And a basket of books. There were more on friday but they have gone to incube8r in Fitzroy where I have a shelf which allows for interaction and all that touchy feely stuff which tactile people really need.
And in fact while I can kinda relax now in reality it never happens, or is that just me? Today I have a few more books to finish stitching in preparation for a bigger display at incube8r and I will be taking a couple out to Open Drawer tomorrow. And of course there is the magic of making all the stuff go back into the suitcase ready for the return trip over the water to the Island state that dangles below.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In Melbourne Tonight

Grafitti seen after the John Davis Exhibition

Tonight I will be at Beautiful Silks where hopefully I will be doing a demo on working with Natural Paints, then tomorrow I will be trading there and again for the 'Heathen Bazaar' being held on Saturday. Would love to see lots of visitors.
Also on Friday afternoon I will popping into Incube8r to stock my new shelf with a whole range of new books.
And I now have a flickr account where I will be uploading photos. First album set is a series of paintings featuring Eucalyptus/Xanthorrhoea Resin.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Button Love

There is some very clever people out there making lovely things with buttons that are very familiar.
Go here for lots of good stuff.