Sunday, December 20, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Some times at the end of the week I do a minor assessment, of what I have achieved. This is always done slightly half hearted, but sometimes I do wonder what I have been doing with my time. . . . time in relation to obvious creative output, is some times very thin on the page.
Bri's 18th Birthday, masquerade party
However, It is times like these, (when my baby is celebrating her 18th year with friends and family,) that I can see where an obvious amount of 'quality time' has been invested.
Watching her react with her peers and listening to their speeches/talks, I was/am thrilled and extremely proud, to have been actively involved in such a wonderful creation.
Now that my children are all grown up, I know that from now on I will have more time to paint and create artistic works . . . . . but,
I do so knowing that the time I have spent with my FAMILY, has been some of the best times.
To belong within such a loving nucleus is a blessing.
What a joy . . . . . thank you xxx
Monday, December 07, 2009
“Like the delicious static on a vinyl record, any dust specks, light leaks, torn edges or quirks are an integral and honest part of the process and character of this body of work and have been deliberately left in rather than airbrushed out.”
She uses objects around her – marbles, feathers, fern fronds, moss and buttons – to create ethereal, light filled photographs. The results are incredibly beautiful…
One of my absolute favourite processes is making mono prints, where I bring in things from the Rusty Roo landscape, compose a vignette and play with layering.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
By afternoon, there was a distinct darkening of the sky, winds, jump out of your seat thunder and a spectacular light show of lightning.
This wasn't enough for Mother nature, she had to out do herself with some hail stones and another bout of wind that all but took the roof of the house. It is amazing how small this all makes you feel.
Monday, November 23, 2009
found via the beautiful periwinkle bloom who found it via sam’s notebook who found it via lisa tilse’s red thread – there is a world of inspiration in these three blogs alone. go take a look!
Eva, from Tinctory, makes the most exquisite pieces of jewellery.
She re purposes vintage silk and uses natural dyes to create intricate smocked pendants, brooches, bracelets and necklaces – her inspiration being feathers, sand patterns, shells, and fallen leaves. I am completely enamoured by her style and techniques, and the end results are breathtaking…
Saturday, November 07, 2009
What a treat to watch those big clouds rolling in over the hills.
To those who have visited the Rusty Roo in the past 7 years or so, you would be extremely surprised by the way it is looking at present.
Green is definitely my new fav colour. Pink looks great with Green.
Why is it that to progress we usually have to make changes. Sometimes these changes are not to our liking . . . we procrastinate, dither and make umpteen excuses not to start. Then when the time is upon us we have to reluctantly admit . . . . . it is the right choice !
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
The one I have been looking through regularly all year is, http://piajanebijerk.com
Posted in etsy favourites, handmade by piablog etsy.
I’ve mentioned etsy store Japanese Treasures before – I love to browse the collection as I always find a number of pieces that I instantly adore. And the above fabric is no exception. I can see this fabric working for all sorts of projects, can you?
PS I love the vintage fabric collection of Lily Devine .
Thankyou all for your responses to my question regarding copy right. Yes, I have read through . . .and will continue to read, the information on the sites you have suggested.
Also interesting is your examples of what you think is acceptable . . . . 'borrowing' from other sources . . . . ?
Monday, October 19, 2009
Best wishes, for a joyous Christmas and a truely happy and Creative NEW YEAR
Rusty Roo artist retreat
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I love sharing a glass of wine and having a reminisce/post mortem about the days events and achievements. I love the sunset, the glow of candles, the sound of kookaburras laughing, frogs singing, insects buzzing, stars glowing brightly and the feeling of accomplishment when the day has progressed well