The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Friday, April 29, 2011

More from the Exhibition

'Seeds of Life'
Thought you might like to see a few more of the pieces on display.

This the book I made in Sandy Webster's class.

All completely Natural

Lovely Earth Pigments

Scroll Book 

Red Spot

You really have to love it when one of these little babies turn up. So exciting to go and view an exhibition and find one of these. This is currently on at Open Drawer though I believe it finishes today. So tomorrow it will be packed up and off to it's new home. Just as well I am not sentimental.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saved by the Son

It would appear I blogged in haste.
My son has fixed the problem created by the evil malware person/s( may the fleas of a thousand camels infest their tiny genitalia) and all the files that were hidden have now been restored to their rightful places.
And yes I am currently backing up to the max.
Let this be a lesson to us all.
and this is few of my new paper mache bowls beautifully displayed in Open Drawer

All gone Kaput

Back up back up back up.
Don't forget to regularly back up your hard drive.
I did not follow this simple rule and now that some pain in the ass sent me some malware which while thankfully this has been removed at the moment it has also removed every single document I had saved on my entire hard drive. All my photos, all my word documents, all my spreadsheets, my business plan. Everything!!!!!!!! My Favourites OMG how will I find all my links again.
Fortunately I dont lose this or my email.
Small mercies. So I won't be doing a post on my trip to Melbourne or showing any photos, instead I will be wallowing in misery, or I may suck it up and move on. I do have some of my files backed up from about 6 months ago though so its a start.
Wish me luck

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Market Time

Concerina Book with Naturally Dyed Paper

Tomorrow I will be at the Makers Market inside at the Abbotsford Convent.

Had a nice workshop over at Open Drawer last thursday and they are currently taking names for a workshop in May.
And today I was at The Heathen Bazaar at Beautiful Silks, which had some lovely stalls, where I will again next month on the 14th of May. Hope to see some of you there.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I Want Your Emails

And I am prepared to pay for them. Or at least have a giveaway. So anyone who is on my mailing list by the end of April will go in the draw for the painting above. It is plaster bandage on masonite all natural earth pigments, milk paints, oil stick and ink, finished Encaustic Medium (Hot Beewswax).
It is 24 x 12cm or 91/2 x 53/4in.
So email me with your address and you go in the draw. The people I already have will continue to be in the draw. I will have this piece with me on display at the two markets coming up on the weekend which are displayed in the side bar.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stitching Fun

It ended up being just Jilli and I stitching in the Tin Shed on friday, but we had a lot of fun. I worked on the two little bags above. (India might just recognise the fabric!)

And I helped Jilli with the lovely frock above, though she may not have appreciated the amount of times I accidently stuck a pin in her!!!
We will most definitely be doing this again next month so if you are around we would love you to join us.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stitching Tin Shed Style

This friday, being the second friday of the month, is stitch and basket day in the Tin Shed. For a small fee of $5 to cover costs come along and join our circle.  Based on an idea by India Flint. We will there Tracy Willans and/or Jilli Spencer between 10am and 4pm. Look forward to seeing some of you who said you were interested!!!.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mailing List Winner

During the month of March I had a little giveaway happening for anyone who joined my mailing list and this consisted of the small piece of artwork you can see above. The winner was Katharine Burke who I will be posting this off to tomorrow morning. As for everyone else, don't despair all is not lost, I will shortly post another piece of art which will be the April prize and everyone (not just he newbies) stays in the draw.
So at this point (until I figure out how to add the widget) any of my followers who wish to be in the draw will  need to contact me and ask to go on my email list.