The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Where Have I been?

Oh dear, has it really been that long since my last post. A whole Month!!!!
I spent some time in Melbourne and went along to the Fred Williams Exhibition which was Fabulous.
Then I went to Qld to Dorothy Caldwell's workshop again Fabulous
above is my ink painting using a brush on a long stick
It has now been chopped up and is being made into a book
Which I will offer on etsy sometime.
But on day two of the workshop I got sick
Some very nasty virus came to stay
Because of this when I flew home my wonderful husband
drove for 5 hours to pick me up from the airport
we stayed the night at his brothers and then drove home again
the next day.
Boy did I feel loved.
Anyway it took me over a week to recover from that.
And I have also been prepping for my upcoming workshop
at Beautiful Silks Natural Dye Symposium
coming up in July.
Below is a little something I wrote for that.

I am currently in my kitchen making samples for my workshop at The Natural Dye Symposium.

These are my samples playing with cutch and soy milk and as you can see i have 4 different colours happening just from making small additions. Next I will do the same experiments with skim milk and with egg. Before moving onto the next natural dye. So there should be many colour ideas for you to look at. This of course will be for the second day of the workshop.

Day 1 will be all about what to put colour onto. I don’t just mean what type of paper, cloth or board, though these are considerations, but what to apply on top for natural texture and what choices do we have to attach to our surface. So we will look at glues and gessoes, threads and paper, starch pastes and plaster.

My workshop will be very much process not outcome based. I will be providing you with recipes, which of course should only be thought of as guidelines just as they are in cooking. Where you choose to take them is entirely up to you.

I look forward to journeying with you.

Hopefully I will have more exciting things to relate soon.
x te


ronnie said...

ooo your workshop sounds WONDERBAH! (wish I could get there...... sob)

I'll just have to console myself with the thought that we will get to exchange booky things as part of BAO eh..... take care and rest up - viruses are nasty little bug(gers)

Connie Rose said...

The workshop sounds wonderful, so wish I could be there. Sorry you were sick, but you seem to have gotten refueled for more art! I also love that paper you did.

Pam de Groot said...

Love those marks

Velma Bolyard said...

looks so yummy, can't wait!

Lynda Howells said...

Wish l lived near you, l would be there like a shot!xgood luck and hope you feel better soonxxlynda

Lynda Howells said...

forgot to say...hurry up and finish that book...and boy have you been missed!xxlynda