The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Natural Dye Workshop

I have a natural dye workshop scheduled for November 6th
This will be the only one for this year
and I won't be rescheduling it till after the fire season is over
next year.
Which means sometime in March 2014
as I use an outdoor fire for my dyeing

I will only be having 6 participants so if you are interested contact me asap
More details here

x te

We Have a Winner

I wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper

I placed them all in my hand and then tossed them into the air
which is impossible to photograph on your own

Until only one was left

So the winner of the tea bag giveaway
is Heike Gerbig from 

So if you can email me
and let me know your snail mail address
I will get it in the mail
when I go into to town next week

Thanks to everyone who participated
x te

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tea Moon Cards

New Cards now available
here in the 
Soewn Earth Studio

Rows 1, 3 and 4
are all stained tea bags
with egg moons stenciled
and row 2
I stenciled the moons
and then laid the wet
stained tea bags on top

They are even prettier in person

I pretty sure one or two
similar to this will be in the giveaway
Which will be drawn
Wednesday October 30
Ozzie Time

x te

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Giveaway Pictures

As well as the tea bag book
I have been working on a series of tea bag samples to add to the giveaway
I am sure there will be a few more bits and pieces as well.
You can leave a comment on this post
 or here on a previous post
A week to go before I draw
a winner

x te

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Workshop Wednesdays

Beginning in November Wednesday will be workshop day in the studio. 
I have created a page see above where details of what is happening when is listed.
Please be aware that numbers are limited at 6 per workshop.
So if you are in the area and want to see how I play
now is your chance.
x te

Natural Dyeing 

Starch paste


Plaster Book

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I love Swaps and a Giveaway

I do love a package arriving in the mail
Especially one as eagerly anticipated as this one

And inside a veritable cornucopia
of delights
So glad I mentioned to Jack Oudyn
when we were conversing
about the Xanthorrhoea resin
he had purchased from my Etsy shop
that I am always open to idea of an exchange

I could not be happier with my end of the bargain

and here they are in their new location on my inspiration wall

And now above there is a tantalising (I hope)
glimpse of a collaboration
I am entering into with Jack
Two little plaster books
about to go in the mail
for him to have a play with

It has also come to my attention
that I have passed 300 posts
and that I am fast approaching 60 000
page views here on the blog
and I know a few people visit
in fact one of my blog friends
popped into the studio yesterday

But anywho
to celebrate I think
a giveaway
is most defintiely in order
Not sure exactly what will be in it
But I do know that
the little book of teabags
seen in this blogpost
will be included
Leave a comment if you wish to be in the draw
which will happen hmmm
lets give you a bit of time
October 30th
P.S. the giveaway is growing looks like it will all be teabag related
I am making lots of tea bag samples
which will be included

x te

Friday, October 4, 2013


This is why I have my own chickens. At least the boys get a happy life for a few months before the quickly get dispatched for the table. And the hens well as long as you have a breed bred for egg laying through their whole life and not just for the 1 season , they can stay until they die of old age.

A link to the horror of the whole article,