Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mango Frooty on Redbubble

Well I was put on the home page of Redbubble last night.

That was marvellous - so my art is having activity while I sleep.

It's here.

Have a great weekend all

Thursday, August 19, 2010

bags bags bags

I've been mulling over fabric bags ever since I got back from Bangkok with a suitcase full of cotton sarongs in printed tropical Thai colours and Indornesian batiks.  I also bought some fabric stiffener and not knowing how to use it, it's taken a couple of months to make these up.

The pink ikat fabric is actually from Uzbekistan - via ebay.  It has batik fabric handles with plastic tubing inside to make it more comfortable to hold.  Other handles are of thick cotton cord for a total beach look.  All bags have a patch pocket inside to hold your keys and wallet - the large ones are perfect for the beach.  the smaller ones surpirsed me with just how roomy they are - big and strong enough to carry a bottle of wine and a large sized plastic lunch container.

Oh, and did I tell you?  They go in the washing machine.

Friday, August 13, 2010

more camelias

It's camelia season in Sydney.  Pale pinks, whites, rose and deep reds are all on offer.

Of course I'm picking any overhanging numbers I come across and squirrelling them back to the kitchen table.

They don't last long - fading and dropping within a day or so.

Happy weekend all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tassel pendants

I have been working up new pendant ideas since I came back from Thailand with a bag full of stones.

These are loosely based on the good luck chinese bead charms with lucky knots and tassels you see often hanging in car windows.

I've teamed up Indian cut beads with my forged silver circles (such a strong feminine symbol), and jewel bright colours to put a sparkle in your outfit.

These will be around $45AU each.  Please get in touch if you are interested.

Friday, August 6, 2010

more still lifes

These ones are the big size: 39cm x 57cm.

The japonicas came from a garden in Marrickville, Sydney - I asked the homeowner if I could take some.  She seemed quite puzzled but agreed when she realised I wasn't going to rob her or ask for money.

Have a lovely weekend all.

Monday, August 2, 2010

mud crab in blackbean sauce

I like to eat what I paint.  Him indoors took me to the boathouse restaurant on Saturday night and mud crab was a special on the menu.  We got the last one.

I had not come across these things before I got to Australia.  Once you manage to crack into the extremely hard shell of the claws, you have the sweetest crab meat imaginable.  This one was smothered in blackbean and chilli sauce.

And no, you can't eat whole crab daintily.  Ever.  Uhuh.