After many years of faithful service our Canon printer died earlier this year and we replaced it with a HP. When I went to change an ink cartridge on the HP I discovered we still had the unopened boxes for 4 Canon Pixma 8 printer inks. If you live in Australia and have need of these inks, I am selling them at a discounted price of $50 for the 4. This includes packing and registered postage. They normally retail at $27 each.
No, not a jam pizza, although I've had a dessert pizza in Melbourne. Ali makes an awesome pizza. Of course the temperature of the wood burning pizza oven is crucial to the success, so we thank Chris for that.
How beautiful is this pizza oven?
And this is the wonderful pizza, fresh from the oven. Thanks Ali And on the way home through Araula we stopped to buy some of Trevor, ex-Army cook, and Dot's jam and preserves. They are on Elizabeth Street opposite the Fruit Barn, if you are looking for them. There is an honesty box for the money, with the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Today is the last studio we'll visit in Oceania. Sue Domeney lives in Tasmania and shares her working space with us. I have enjoyed seeing the studios of our members; the big studios, the small studios, the views, design walls, storage areas and everything in between. We love making our art and no matter what the size of "our" space, we love spending time in it.
My black top required some imprinting with my trusty foam roller, Seta colour shimmer paints and 2 metal trivets I couldn't live without, bought a few years ago from a garden centre. I didn't realise when I got Bob to take the photo, but the oval trivet, in this position, looks like a head.
A few beads sewn to the V neckline and voila!
Yes, Jan I've already worn the cream top and will bring to the 2QAQ meeting. Annette, Dye-na-flow is a product I really enjoy working with- instant gratification.
With the cold weather upon us, yes even in Queensland! I bought a couple of long sleeve cotton tops with a view to adding surface design and making them unique.
This is a conversion using Dye-na-flow, a large gesso brush and 2 favourite colours, orange and blue. Dye-na-flow is by Jacquard and is called a fabric paint, but it acts as a great dye with no washing out of the colour or messy rinsing after applying the colours. Heat set and wear! Dye-na-flow also can be used for sun printing.
Today we will visit the studio of Pam Holland. Pam is a well known internatioal teacher, author and wears many hats in her professional life.
Welcome to my new blog followers and of course I'm very happy to have all followers who have been with me over the years- thank you for your support.
Today you are able to visit the studio of Ali George, one of our co-reps for Oceania. Ali lives in the countryside, not far from Toowoomba or Brisbane. I have been enjoying my trip around our country to these creative studios.
The creative textile group Broadstrokes have included me in their latest project, a collaboration with Tricia Smout, artist-in-residence at the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. We have each wrapped up a bundle of 'stuff'- cloth, paper rusty stuff! One bundle has been buried in my garden and already dug up by the dog and reburied.
And 2 bundles are going to hang in trees for a month. This one is in my home garden and Tricia will hang the other at the Gardens.
The ambiance in this Melbourne cafe, Madame Sous Sous in Brunswick was very Parisian. No complaints about the yummy food.
Around a corner or 2 and we are greeted with this.
Don't forget to visit Sally Westcott in her studio today. Did you go to Canberra on Sunday to visit Beth Miller? Her studio is being hosted on Brenda Gael Smith blog so go to the Sunday May 13 post please.
On the road to Cleveland Point you pass the Old Schoolhouse Gallery which features paintings, jewellery, photography and textile work by local artists. Outside are old pier posts which have ceramic barnacles and shells on them.
The old weathered wood is a little piece of history.
Travel is an exciting & large part of my life, combined with creating fabric, stitching art quilts & enjoying textile traditions around the world.
I work in the quilting industry; exhibit, judge, curate, tutor & write.
These are some of the threads of my life.