Thursday, September 14, 2023


 I have just revisited my Sustainable Studio Practice.  This is a realistic studio practice that I can undertake.


I will work in the Studio three hours a day for five days a week and I will keep a Studio Log to monitor.

I plan to work in the Studio normally in the Morning.

I will complete one artwork (minimum) per month and several small pieces.

I will set my Studio goals monthly and be accountable weekly and monthly.

I will create a ritual for the Studio - doing YOGA before I begin work.

As a reward (monthly) for working in the Studio I will go on an external Artist Date.

I need to think about the boundaries in my Studio(e.g. will I answer my phone? Take interruptions.

I like silence in my Studio!

Friday, September 1, 2023

Inspiration Leaves

 I have been looking through photographs I have taken as primary source inspiration. I love some of my leaf photos and am thinking about ways to incorporate sketches based on these photographs into my abstract and art quilts.  Some of my photographs from Bogor Indonesia. 

Friday, June 30, 2023

Inspiration Casuarina Beach, Darwin Northern Territory

I have had frequent trips to Darwin and am inspired by the beautiful scenery in this city and region. I am particularly drawn to the beaches, sea and coastal areas. 

Below are a series of six fabric postcards I made recently inspired by Casuarina Beach near Darwin.

The work below is 10 inches square and is also inspired by Casuarina Beach and shells.


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Fabric Postcards

 My latest set of fabric postcards was inspired by photographs I took of the New England Tablelands between Guyra and Tenterfield. I hand painted the background and used hand stitch for texture.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Exhibition at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre 2022

 I have not blogged my Exhibition participation with three other artists Robyn Clout, Liz Clout and Sharon Anderson at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre in 2022. It was a wonderful experience and the large gallery space was amazing. My pieces are shown below.

Exhibition at Hutt Art Gallery Lower Hutt New Zealand

 It was magical to be able to visit and exhibit with my 3Squared art quilt group in Lower Hutt New Zealand at the Hutt Art Centre last week. Opening night last Friday was special.

Exhibition at Little Schoolhouse Gallery Cleveland Queensland

 I was so pleased to Exhibit with my art group Broadstrokes in Cleveland Queensland last month.