Thursday, 31 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Thank you for the lovely pop tab butterfly Monique!
It landed in Adelaide today (care of Nancy)
on my Dad's photo of Boaz the lizard in their wildlife-friendly garden
You can find Monique's clever recycled pop tab creations on her blog and on Etsy
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Ellen Katsumoto Fithian sent me two of her origami cranes to photograph as part of her 366 Cranes project. Each of her cranes comes with a quote attached. See the cranes in photos all around the world and read the inspiring quotes
Crane No 144: Perhaps inagination is only intelligence having fun.
-- George Scialabba
Photographed on the sundial on the forecourt of the Adelaide Festival Centre
Crane No 143: Trust that little voice in your head that says, "wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it.
-- Duane Michaels
Photographed at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in the citty centre,
on the main gate and on a hakea bush.
There were also beautiful sacred ibis foraging in the Botanic Gardens that day.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Thank you to Gabi, Monique, Marieke, Ellen & Chris, Rebecca B, Cassy, Yvonne, David, Branka, Rebecca J., Heather and Jonathan for their enthusiasm and support, jumping in, creating and sharing sun-inspired projects.
Thank you to Branka for organising opportunities for shared inspirations via Facebook each week.
(at time of posting this list Jonathan's post is still on delayed release setting)
Gabi made her sun-inspired project back in February and Monique made hers back in April
* If I've missed anyone please let me know via the Comments box and I'll add them.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
That little pot of gold gouache had dried up
so I went and bought a little pot of bronze gouache
but then discoverd
you can revitalise dried up old gouache
by adding a bit of demineralised water
It's raining gently tonight, it was nice waiting at the bus stop, watching the slow-falling tiny drops shining in the glow from the street lights.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
My clunky attempt at a paper cutout.
Mawarini does beautiful delicate paper cutouts and sometimes
performs with them in collaboration with other artists.
I went to a Stirring the Possum community forum this evening, there were interesting guest speakers
Monday, 21 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
A simple pendant made of a hand-made silver-lined glass bead on a leather thread.
Supplies from "Voilà ! Beads in the City" at 298 Rundle Street in Adelaide city centre,
one of those shops you go in for a quick look and half an hour later...
(They don't appear to have a website.)
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
The broomstick crochet experiment finished off today
as a wrap-around-three-times skinny cowl
A bit less than 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden Lite colour 2040 (8ply/DK)
5.5mm (American size I) crochet hook
Those very helpful tutorials for learning Broomstick Lace Crochet
Friday, 11 May 2012
Gift for Sonia and Ryan for chilly Melbourne autumn and winter days without enough sun.
It's their Adelaide engagement party tomorrow (she's from here, he's from there).
Melbourne where they live is known for its changable weather.
Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Luxury wool knit on 4mm circular needle.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Branka Vidovic-Butler is a talented professionally trained artist who
is experimenting with various arts and crafts for her 365 project
She's learning crochet and found this design with sun-like potential for us to try
I modified the pattern a little using 3 chains at the beginning of each round insead of 2.
The pattern is written using American crochet terms not English crochet terms.
I used 3ply cotton and 2.5mm hook
Thank you Branka!
Sunday, 6 May 2012
This project takes inspiration from Kenneth's Provine's entertaining 365 Creative Creatures
My creature's existance began on a sun-drenched mandarin tree somewhere.
He needs some whiskers but I couldn't find anything to use.