The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Monday, March 10, 2014

There and Back to See How Far it Was

Velma at the Art Gallery

I returned from Melbourne and the Grampians just over a week ago
Had a market the day after I returned
and taught a workshop in my studio 
a couple of days after that
and finally I get to this bit

My best friend Naomi

I was lucky enough to spend
a few days in Melbourne
with Velma and Naomi 
before heading off to the Grampians

A Bee on the sidewalk 
outside Federation Square

I taught a 2 day Natural Dye Class
where explored many things including 
dyeing teabags

and some people did some

and embossing

And a very nice display table we ended up with

Lovely leaf prints on a tea bag

Then I taught a 4 day
Natural Mixed Media class
No time for Photos
so these are all from the display table

we had fun with paint, ink and wax

A some more dyeing but paper this time

and we made books
It was a wonderful few days
and all my students were marvelous

Since getting back home I have spent
some time in the studio
These are small 10 x10cm pieces
Some of which will be off to Ballarat
with me

where I will be lucky enough this time
to be a student
with the lovely 
Elizabeth Bunsen

works on paper

experimenting with wax

x te


Velma Bolyard said...

still loving the time we spent together: happy hours looking at art, talking about life the universe and everything, you being so reasonable and me freaking out about the huntsman. off you go so soon!

Trace Willans said...

Ah Velma, it was a lot of fun. Hoping I can get it together to come and play at your place just need a workshop to teach and I am there. Just hope your huntsman don't carry guns!!! x te

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Jo Murray said...

Your 'experiments' would be my 'art' Trace. Lovely stuff.

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely to see your photos after reading about your trip on Velma's blog.

Lynda Howells said...

I was in melbourne in December ...on my way to Sydney ... to see my son and his wife. I LOVED Melbourne and it's street art. this work looks amazingxx

A mermaid in the attic said...

Just beautiful, Trace. I especially love the leaf prints on the tea bags, so lovely and so delicate. Sounds like you've been having fun!