Wednesday, September 2, 2015


We did have some time to get out the oil paint sticks and rub a few of friend Kathryn's collection of old metal caps used to wax designs onto the cloth for batik. L-R Sue, Maria, Anne and Kathryn enjoy getting messy with the oil paint sticks on our 'pat' quarters.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Klungkung, an ancient Balinese capital has a great market for fabrics. The cotton woven lengths are neatly folded and expertly cut with the yardstick.
Yes I did buy some!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rice protection

Rice paddies full of fluttering, shimmering golden fabric stopped us, on the road to Klungkung. The full rice heads were drooping under the weigh of the ready to harvest grain. This keeps the birds from eating their fill and adds a festive air.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Interesting sign passed on a morning walk in Jasri, Bali. My imagination wonders at the opportunities!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


I was stopped in my tracks when I saw these leaves growing on this vine in Bali. To me they were just perfect- the shape, colour, graduation, contrast on the stone- Mother Nature thank you!
They adorn the base of the shrine.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Midnight Garden

Above detail is from my quilt Midnight Garden which is in the exhibition Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt August 29- September 8 at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea NSW. The exhibition was initiated by the Quilters Guild of NSW and was juried.
I can't make it to the opening but if you are there and photos are allowed please email me some gallery shots, thanks.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Jasri is a small area on the east coast of Bali, to the north of the better known tourist area of Candi Dasa. We stayed at the Aashaya Jasri Resort, a very relaxing spot. I'm standing in front of one of the accommodation houses in the well manicured grounds.
An oasis of shade awaits on the verandah.

The pool was cool and inviting and we didn't have far to move for an onsite dinner.