The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Floating Lovlies

3 nuno felted silk/wool scarves
I might put thses in my etsy shop if I can get some decent photos

I had to take this photo of them in a bundle as it is too darn windy here to do it any other way.
Yesterday we were down at the beach over heating and today it is cold rainy and very very windy.

Some of you mey remember the picture from this post when we first arrived home of the sorry state of the accomodation for some feathered friends.
But the chicken pen is finally ready, so tonight we are getting some girls.

As soon as they are installed and settled I shall post pictures of their new home.
x te

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tea Bags

Aren't they beautiful?

leaf prints


soft colours


I feel these to need to be kept.
Perhaps preserved in wax.

Things to do when you should be doing something else

x te

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

and then there were three

'Bone Songs III'
Hand stitch on Naturally Dyed Silk
Found Bones and stone

Another 1 in the Bone Songs series.
I must say I am thoroughly enjoying
making these.

x te

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In the studio

all natural mixed media 10 x 10cm

all natural mixed media 10 x 10cm

These are two of my latest pieces and they will be off to the market with me on sunday. They are all framed up and under glass so I won't be putting them in my etsy shop but I might be able to some unframed pieces in real soon.

A large wrap vest in process, all the stitching is done first

a close up

In the pot

Finally I am strating to settle down and get some work done in the studio. And about time too!!! Has been very unsettling being home and in a studio that has been only for holidays for the last 3 years. As a consequence I have been acting like I have been on holiday instead of getting work done. And my calendar for the year is looking far too full for that kind of carry on.
I will be participating in A Letter A Week over here
and in a moment of complete insanity I said I would do an edition for Book Art Object over here
Never mind I am supposed to be writing a series of articles for this magazine first one due out in the february issue probably about the same time my deadline is for the next one!!!!
Then I will also be popping east on 3 seperate occasions, to the Blue Mountains in April and to the Dorothy Caldwell workshop in QLD early May. (My husband is not best pleased that I will be away for a month)
In July I will teaching a two day workshop at Beatiful Silks Natural Dye Symposium and doing a side trip to Hobart to teach as well and possibly a day in Launcseton as well.
Then I will doing a little something in SA in October.
Never mind actually trying to get some of my own work done.
I fee exhausted just looking at it.
Maybe I will go have a nice sit on the deck a cold drink and a good book.
Dog it's good to be on holdays

Monday, January 9, 2012

Another Market

Last Saturday was Denmark Market number 2
It was a very cool windy and overcast day but still
there were lots of people
and what a lovely spot I had with the river behind me.
And at least the weather was way better than the day before
when we had strong winds and horizontal lashing rain.

This is my lovely husband Dan minding the stall.
Not his favourite job
as people keep asking questions
and he doesn't know the answers.

The next market will be on Sunday the 22nd of Jan
So anybody here in the deep south of WA
I would love to see you.
x te