Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lake GraceArtful Journey workshop

 Last weekend I went to Lake Grace which is about 4 hours or so driving south of Perth. We went through here many many years ago on our way to Esperance - I turned off Albany highway and through Wagin - the home of Woolarama and the giant ram. I didn't take any photos on my way down - just thought it best to drive - I  took lots of cds and wound the sound up.

What a lovely weekend - 13 wonderful women all very creative and ooh - country hospitality. I put back on one of the kilos I had taken off. I also had a very hospitable host in Tania - thank you - flannelette sheets I have not had on a bed since we left NZ. I also took my pop up shop which was well received.

We played with all sorts of things - at the top is a Qantas serviette - yes I still have plenty to share.


 I haven't names for the owners of each piece but it is always amazing to see what people come up with and  the beauty of running a workshop is that I learn new things and come home with ideas to try out. Here is aome wonderful weaving (something dear to my creative heart) - I love the colours she has used.

 Some more weaving - we played with sari ribbon and flimsies

 and tissutex and papers and more weaving - stencils - sprays etc

 and we made silk paper and discovered new things we could do with it

 different things we could put on it

 lovely sari ribbon weaving

 prefelt weaving

making some little felt

 more weaving

 this was a very ethereal sheet of silk paper - quite lovely -

 and of course we played with paper napkins - why not?

 paper napkins and stencils and sprays

 silk paper with extras

 silk rods - wonderful effect

 paper napkins

 using the gelli plate

 paper napkins and silk paper

 I had never thought to weave through paper napkins - wonderful

 an eclectic collection

 weaving and image transferring

 playing with the gelli plate

 weaving and adding

 paper napkins plus

 weaving and starting on a Romeo grid

more Gelli plate fun

As you can see they were  pretty productive. I drove back on Sunday night in time for a glass of wine but not dinner - never mind I had eaten far more than I should have over the weekend. Thank you so much to the lovely Lake Grace and surrounding - ladies for a wonderful weekend.

This week we have been working on the e-mag - Issue 5 is getting closer - it has been raining a lot and quite cold - I watched the replay of the All Blacks versus England game and am looking forward to today's game. And i am putting my stuff away - gathering my stuff for my trip to Rockhampton next Friday where I am so lucky to have been asked to be a guest artist - I shall be playing away on an embellisher and with my flower stitcher. I have also purchased a new suitcase extra so I am bringing two suitcases - not sure what to take as yet!

I also want to thank Felicity from Norseman who sent me some fab Japanese papers for my upcoming project. You didn't give me your address so I could send you some threads!

okay - back to work.


Heather said...

It must have been a very rewarding weekend for you. All these lovely samples of work are so varied and inspiring. Time to play is so useful and seldom wasted.

Dorothy said...

I am looking forward to going to Lake Grace and Kulin next weekend so I have no doubt I will see some of the lovely work produced at your workshop. I have had some contact with some of the participants who had a wonderful time.

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