The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Glimpse and a Piece of Sky

Silk wrap just out of the pot
Like sky lying on my
artificial grass

Another silk wrap
cold dyeing with
what I believe to be Sea Almonds

They are now ripening and 
the trees are full of Red Tailed Black Cockatoos
eating them
Fortunately they drop a few
ripe ones for me to collect

and some new little paintings 
with shellac based inks
here in plain water

here in black tea

this is found rusty shapes
in black tea

all have been sealed with wax
and are 
10 x 10cm

This is a detail
of my entry to
the Cardwell Art Prize

and on an entirely different subject
this is my thumb
it is now on the mend

This is what happens when you are allergic to band aids
and are forced to use one
For days it was really swollen
and so painful
But now it just looks ugly.

x te


Jo Murray said...

Lovely works. Good luck with the Cardwell. Re the bandaid...ouch. There are now bandaids for sensitive skin...I use them all the time.

Trace Willans said...

I usually have the sensitive bandaids Jo but with the move I only had a couple, but I have now stocked up.

Kite said...

Nice! Glad to find a home natural dyer in the tropics. I live in Darwin, and have heard sea almond fruits can be used. So can the bark.

Trace Willans said...

Hi Kite, Nice to see you here. The sea almonds will dye but I can't seem to keep the lovely purple pink colour. If heated it goes to a brownie gold colour also if washed or put into the indigo. I haven't tried the bark.