Friday, December 30, 2011

Corrigated Iron

Yesterday we went to see the Henri Matisse Exhibition at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) - Queensland Art Gallery. ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ is a major exhibition of works on paper by Henri Matisse and includes more than 300 drawings, prints and illustrated books. Of course no photographs were allowed in the exhibit so you will have to visit QAG's website.

Although in other parts of the gallery camera's were allowed and I managed to get a couple of pictures in, that were oh so very inspiring for me. Here's a few, as it goes they are all made from corrigated iron. I must apologise I only got one of the artists names and title - 'note to self' for next time, remember to write them down!!!

Twisted and crushed corrigated iron - a detail of the sculpture below,

This scuplture is easy 6 metres high.

The next three images are from the Across Country: Five Years of Indigenous Australian Art from the collection Exhibition and currently on show until 21st October, 2012.

Last image;

'Narbong 2009'

Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Waradgerie people

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The red carpet

We're being served a real treat for Christmas with a rich red carpeted driveway from our Delonix regia Poinciana trees. We're normally a custom to having a lavender driveway from the Jacaranda petals in October, but this is our first real show we've experienced since living here, there in full bloom at the moment and are putting on a magnificant display.

## meanwhile and some hours later....

Two extra images purely for Stregata to get an idea of what the tree looks like. Ofcourse these aren't my Poincana trees I borrowed them off the web (mine are too hard to photograph due to other trees obstructing my view) they show what the actual tree does look like when given full potiental to grow, and are mighty fine specimens indeed!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Driving on my way home the other night I noticed so many Christmas lights that lit up the town. Glen and I decided to go back the next night and take a stroll to kick off the festive season, taking my camera along. Here's some photographs to share with you...

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

hubcap arrives safely!

My hubcap made its way to Pennsylvania safe and sound and is up on the Landfillart's website p.39 with all the other enteries which to date stands at 775 and counting. Only 226 to go until it reaches the desired number of 1,041 hubcaps.

My photograph of the hubcap before the final touches...

Titled "Threaded Notion"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Letter a Week 2011

A Letter a Week - the alphabet challenge - in short; 52 weeks in a year, 26 letters in an alphabet = two alphabets a year.

In wrapping up 2011 and almost finished my second alphabet, exploring the KISS Method (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) I chose to use recycled tea bags with what was at hand in my sewing room at the time of making each letter, to see all the juicy details on each letter visit ALaW

Wanting to display them individually I decided to showcase them within their own little box. I had some little wooden boxes made up and I've painted them white, now I'm just waiting on the glass to enclose them.

Snippet, of detailed photographs...

A - part of an ole' tape measure, K - denim scrap,

T - Lemon scented Gum leaf,

U - bread tag, V - an old embroidered patch,

X - recycled tea bag, and Y - cut from an image of star with rays.

The full alphabet together for a group detailed photo.

Now in it's second year running ALaW is about to launch into its third and is now open to newcomers for participation, if your interested click here to apply.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

additions to the art collection

Friendships are one to treasure and adorn! One of the bonus' of my profession as an artist I am surrounded by other multi-talented artist's and then they become part of your world and your friends.

More beautiful artwork added to my collection...

"God Help Us All" by Wendy van der Drift

"Only Years Ago" by Evangeline Cachinero